Bring your spirit of adventure, pack your sense of humor, and prepare for snow in all its glorious variations! Enjoy the peace, simplicity, and intentional presence of the Holden winter community. Enjoy snowshoeing or cross country skiing on pristine trails, or cozy up with good book and
Registration for a visit during the early winter season through January 2, 2024 (including the Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s holidays), is now open.
Save the Dates
- November 27, 2023: Registration opens for bookings between January 3 to June 8, 2024
- January 2, 2024: Registration opens for bookings between June 9 to August 31, 2024
Holden Village transport will only run on Sundays, Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays through January 2, 2024, then only on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from January 3, 2024 through May 1, 2024. Please plan on arriving and departing according to those transport days. Learn more about Getting to Holden Village.
What to Expect with a Winter/Spring Visit:
Snow! Have you ever wanted to experience a winter wonderland? With snowfall beginning as soon as November, the Village is blanketed in snow for roughly half of the year. The average annual snowfall is 270 inches! At 3220 feet of elevation in the heart of the northern Cascade Mountains, spring in the Village can take a while to bloom. Snowfall can continue through April, and it is often not until mid-May or June that the Village is snow free. Learn more about year-round conditions at Holden Village.
Emergence of Spring: With warming temperatures and the melting of many feet of snow, the much-celebrated arrival of spring brings a muddy season to the Village in April and early May. Visit in late May to experience the awe and wonder of hummingbird migrations, wildflower blooms, and the splendor of life in all forms returning to the Railroad Creek Valley.
Coziness! A section of the Dining Hall turns into a communal living room during the winter and spring, bringing an opportunity for playing board games, working on puzzles together, and conversations with fellow Villagers. Enjoy an abundance of fresh-baked bread from the Kitchen and tea from the Tea Wall. Unplug from your daily to-dos and enjoy connecting in person. Pause to gather in community for spiritual reflection at daily Sacred Space.
Create Your Own Adventure: Village activities are less structured during the winter and spring. You will have ample free time to enjoy winter recreation like snowshoeing and cross-country skiing, or to rest and restore indoors with reading, journaling, and relaxation. Maybe you will explore a new craft like knitting, weaving, pottery, and more in the Art Studios. You can always find things to do on your visit to Holden!
Learn more about bringing a group, congregation, or retreat to Holden Village.
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