Holden Village

Welcoming All to the Wilderness

Located in the North Cascade Mountains, Holden Village welcomes all people to form and renew their relationships with God, the earth, and each other.

Plan Your Visit

Holden Village is the perfect setting to seek rest and renewal. The rustic buildings surrounded by forest and mountains allow you to unplug  from your daily to-dos and connect with yourself and others.

Join Our Team

If you’re seeking meaningful work while surrounded by beautiful scenery and a caring community, Holden Village is the place for you.

Support Holden

Be a part of the Holden Village legacy. Throughout our history, we have depended on hard work and generous financial support from people like you. Learn how you can make a difference.


Experience Community

Holden Village is a remote wilderness community, rooted in the Lutheran tradition, that welcomes all people into the North Cascade Mountains, above Lake Chelan, Washington.

Since 1962, Holden Village has transformed from a copper mining town into a vibrant community of education, programming, and worship.

Village Happenings

There’s always something happening at Holden Village. Check out our events calendar for on site (or off site) events, learn what you can do when you’re here, and also how to get here and what to expect once you arrive. We look forward to seeing you soon.

Event Calendar

Check out upcoming events, classes and activities. There’s always something going on at Holden Village.

Things to Do at Holden Village

Take a class, join a group activity, go for a hike, or spend some time relaxing and resting. The choice is yours at Holden!

Getting to Holden

Come visit our iconic retreat center, accessible only by a multi-stage journey.

What to Expect

An experience like none other. Plan your visit to our beautiful, remote wilderness retreat center.

What's New at Holden

Support Holden Village

Holden Village’s vision is to cultivate a more just, sustainable, and compassionate world.
In a world that is deeply divided and frantically paced, Holden Village welcomes dialogue and questions. Drawing from wisdom shared by teaching faculty and the community, Holden holds space to discern faithful and just responses to the critical issues of our time.

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Visit Holden Village This Summer!

It’s not too late to join us for the summer! Make a reservation today to enjoy summer beauty in the Village.

Join us to discuss many of the most salient issues of our time. Engage your body and spirit as you learn the basics of watercolor, practice creative writing, make music, and discover somatic practices.

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What People Have to Say


Join Our Staff

If you have a few weeks, months, or years to experience something new, we have a place for you as a volunteer or employee.


Lodging on Your Way to Holden

Need a place to stay on your way to or from Holden Village? Check out the Holden Bed & Breakfast! Although not located in the Village, the Holden B&B is a great place to start or end your trip to Holden Village. A six-bedroom house on Lake Chelan, the B&B offers travelers simple and comfortable lodging amidst national forests, apple orchards, and Washington’s premier wine country. Whether you are on your way to the Village or just passing through, the Bed & Breakfast is the perfect place to experience Holden hospitality downlake.


Holden Village is a community where your questions are valued and encouraged. Most programs led by visiting teaching faculty occur during the summer months. However, Holden also invites faculty to teach sessions for special events and retreats throughout the rest of the year.
Check out a list of the 2024 Summer Faculty.