Visit Holden

REST & RENEWAL

Welcoming All to the Wilderness

Nestled in the mountains of the beautiful Glacier Peak Wilderness, Holden Village welcomes all people into the wilderness to form and renew their relationships with God, the earth, and each other. We hope to see you in the Village! 

Plan Your Stay

Fall 2022

Due to staffing shortages, Holden Village will be open to guests only on the following select weekends in September, with limited space available:

  • Friday, Sept 9 – Monday, Sept 12 (FULL)
  • Friday, Sept 30 – Monday, Oct 3 (FULL)

We offer a 10% discount on our rates during September. We will serve a Continental breakfast and a hot meal for dinner each day. The kitchen will also provide the fixings for you to make your own lunch. All guests will stay in Chalet 2 with access to a kitchen.

There is also an opportunity to volunteer for our Fall Work Weeks in October, or choose a ½ Work/ ½ Pay Option:

  • Monday, Oct 3 – Sunday, Oct 9 (Work Week #1)
  • Monday, Oct 10 – Sunday, Oct 16 (Work Week #2)

November and December Holidays 2022

Registration is now open for select November and December weekends and holidays:

  • November 2-7
  • November 11-14
  • November 18-28
  • November 30 – December 5
  • December 18 – January 2

(September 5, 2022 – January 1, 2023)

Length of Stay   |   Adult (18+)   |   Children (Ages 4-17)
3 nights   |   $99/night   |   $76/night
7 nights   |   $85/night   |   $65/night
Children 3 and under are FREE

Accommodations & Amenities

Most guests are housed in lodge rooms that comfortably accommodate 2-4 people. Bathrooms are down the hall. Families may be housed together with shared living and sleeping rooms. Bed linens and towels are provided.

The Holden Kitchen provides breakfast, lunch and dinner. Holden’s diet utilizes mainly local & organic produce, whole grains, legumes, and occasional fish & meat options. The Holden Kitchen can accommodate many special dietary needs. Some snacks are available in the Dining Hall around the clock.

Holden’s facilities include a sauna, children’s playground, Holden store, post office, ice cream snack bar, historical museum, library, hiking and skiing equipment, pool hall, art & pottery studios, and a bowling alley. Access to some of these facilities depends on the time of year.

As a historic mountain Village, Holden’s location poses notable challenges for those with limited mobility. During the summer months, housing with wheelchair accessibility is available and motor scooters can be borrowed upon request. In good weather, guests are also welcome to travel on a portion of 10 Mile Trail which is maintained as a wheelchair-accessible trail. In the winter, however, please keep in mind that due to snow accumulation and ice, visits may be difficult.

Have you ever wanted your family, church, or community organization to experience a change of pace? Throughout the year, Holden welcomes visitor groups of all ages to experience new rhythms of living. Learn more about bringing a party of 15-40 to the Village by viewing our Group Application Form. Please email registrar@www.holdenvillage.org to confirm dates prior to completing the application.

Health & Safety

Caring for the health and safety of all Villagers is a responsibility joyfully shared by all members of the community!

Holden Village has a First Aid Station equipped to handle basic needs. The Village is not well equipped to handle medical emergencies on site. Emergency evacuations are possible in most weather conditions. However, due to our isolated location, evacuation can take many hours or even days in winter. Helicopter evacuation, if available, is very expensive. If you use medication, be sure to bring more than enough for your stay including possible delays leaving the village. If you have any questions about coming to Holden in regards to your health, please contact your doctor and/or the Village Medic before finalizing your visit.

If you have an emergency, please call the emergency satellite phone number: 509-699-2404. If your issue is not an emergency, please contact us via email. 

Be prepared for a wide range of temperatures and conditions depending on the season in which you visit.

Summer daytime temperatures are usually in 70F – 80F although it can often be hotter. Temperatures still dip into the 40s at night. Winter temperatures generally hover between 20F – 30F but it can get colder.  The average annual snowfall at Holden Village is 270 inches. 


Seasonal Conditions

Packing List

  • Linens and towels
  • Free laundry facilities and detergent (summer only)
  • Some hiking, camping, and fishing equipment available for check-out
  • Masks/face coverings
  • Toiletries
  • Sunscreen
  • Flashlight/headlamp
  • Cell phone as a camera/alarm clock (Enjoy time in the Village to unplug and connect in person! There is no cell service or Wi-Fi for guest devices at Holden. A laptop in the Library provides community internet access if needed, limited to 20 minutes per use.)
  • Diapers (cloth diaper service not available summer 2022. Please bring your own disposable diapers or cloth diapers to wash in guest laundry.)
  • Summer Packing
    • Warm jacket (summer temperatures still dip into the 40s at night)
    • Lightweight casual clothing (summer day temperatures hover in the 70-80s, but can often be hotter)
    • Comfortable walking/hiking shoes
    • Light rain gear
    • Bathrobe – bathrooms are located at the end of each guest lodge hallway
    • Bug Repellent
  • Winter Packing
    • Have readily at hand (not tucked away in your luggage) cold-weather clothing for the 40-minute bus ride between Lucerne (where you’ll leave the boat) and Holden Village
    • Bring extra medications and other essential personal items that you would need if weather conditions prolong your stay in the Village
    • Warm clothing layers and waterproof outerwear (temperatures generally hover in the 20s and 30s but it can get colder)
    • Snow boots 
    • Snow/Ice traction devices (some are available to borrow and more available to purchase in the store)
  • Hair dryers and curling irons (These items strain our hydroelectric plant.)
  • Pets (However, service animals are permitted in the Village.)
  • Firearms (Holden does not allow firearms, including hunting rifles, in the Village or on our transportation. For hunters, please note that Holden also does not transport or store game.)
  • Illegal drugs (Because the Village is located on federal land, marijuana is also illegal, and its use will not be tolerated.)
  • Candles and/or incense
  • Glass (Not recyclable.)

Thru-Hikers

Holden welcomes all backpackers and climbers who would like to make Holden a part of their route. We are so excited to open up some services for thru-hikers this summer! If you would like to reserve transportation or meals, please read the information below and fill out our Hiker Form HERE.

Vaccination Requirement

All hikers in age groups eligible to receive vaccination are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 in order to access Holden’s services. You will be asked to provide proof of vaccination when you check-in upon arrival in the Village.

Negative Test Requirement

Additionally, all hikers are required to test negative for COVID-19 in the 3 days prior to arriving at the Village. Three days before your arrival, you will receive an email and must complete an acknowledgement form that every member of your party (age 5 and older) is fully vaccinated and has received a negative result on a COVID-19 test. Please find the Negative COVID Test Acknowledgement Form HERE. Results from either rapid antigen or molecular/PCR tests are accepted. Please complete this form no later than 8am on the day of your arrival.

If a hiker has been out on the trail for four or more days making it impossible to show a negative COVID test, they must still be able to show proof of vaccination status, must mask at all times within the Village, and take meals outside in order to eat and drink without a mask.

Mask Policy

All hikers must follow the masking protocol in place at the time. Currently, masks are required in all public indoor spaces in the Village and on transport.

Read more about our COVID-19 protocols.

Summer (June 10 – September 5, 2022)

Hikers will be directed to check in at the Hike Haus, located at the western-most end of the Village, along the main road. Staff will check your proof of vaccination and negative test status, and then give you a stamp which allows you to enter buildings. Hike Haus staff will tell you about services available, and will check if you have paid for meals and registered for transportation, if needed.

Hike Haus Hours (Go here first)

Tues: 8am-12pm
Weds: 1pm-5pm
Thurs: 8am-12pm

If the Hike Haus is closed you will be directed to check in at the outside window of Registration.

Registration Hours

Monday through Saturday 9am – 4pm

If you arrive outside of those hours when the Hike Haus or Registration is staffed, we cannot provide services to you until the next day unless it is a life-threatening emergency.

OFF SEASON (September 5 – 30, 2022)

Hikers will be directed to check in at the outside window of Registration. Everything else about the check-in process will be the same as above.

  • Transportation will be available with prior reservation only, made online in advance or in-person at least one day in advance.
  • There is limited space available. If you are not pre-registered online, we cannot guarantee space on our transport.
  • Transport is free, with the option to make a donation. This can be via our online donation link, or in-person at the Hiker Cashbox by Registration or via the Registration office. A suggested donation of $10 per person each direction.
  • Masking on our vehicles will follow the Village procedure in place at that time.
  • All hikers who pre-register online will be required to test negative for COVID-19 in the 3 days prior to traveling on the boat up to the Village (including children ages 5 and older). Three days before your arrival, you will receive an email and must complete an acknowledgement form that every member of your party (age 5 and older) is fully vaccinated and has received a negative result on a COVID-19 test. Results from either rapid antigen or molecular/PCR tests are accepted. Please complete this form no later than 8am on the day of your arrival.

We will offer hiker transport May 27 – September 30, 2022. Hiker transport will be on the days when our regular transport is running:

May 27- June 10: Mon, Wed, Fri, Sun
June 11- Sept 4: Thurs, Fri, Sat
Sept 5- Sept 30: Mon, Wed, Fri, Sun

Hiker Transport Registration Form

At this time, we are not taking registrations for thru-hikers to stay in Holden lodging.

Meals in the Dining Hall will be available to hikers who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and have checked-in at Holden’s Hike Haus or Registration. Meals can be paid for ahead of time via the online payment link, and ordered through the transport registration form or by emailing registrar@www.holdenvillage.org. Meals can also be purchased upon arrival via cash or check at the Hiker Cashbox outside of Registration, or via card at the Registration window.

Meal Prices:

Breakfast: $10
Lunch: $12
Brunch: $15
Dinner: $15

Meal Times:

Monday – Saturday

Breakfast: 7:30am-8:30am
Lunch: 11:45am-1:15pm
Dinner: 4:45pm-6:15pm

Sunday

Brunch: 10:30am-11:15am
Dinner: 4pm-4:45pm

(Available to hikers who have provided proof of vaccination and have checked-in at the Hike Haus or Registration.)

The Snack Bar (ice cream!), Beanies Coffee Cart, public bathrooms in our buildings, laundry services, and the Holden Store will be accessible (open hours TBD). Unfortunately we are unable to offer showers at this time.

Marijuana is not permitted at Holden Village

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.

Call (509) 687-9695 or email bandb@www.holdenvillage.org

(Tax Included)

2022 Peak Season Rates (June 1 – October 31, 2022)

Adult (18+) – $72/night
Youth (Ages 4-17) – $36/night
Child (Ages 0-3) – FREE
Entire B&B Rental (up to 13 people) – $450/night

2022 Offseason Rates (November 1 – December 31, 2022)

Adult (18+) – $40/night
Youth (Ages 4-17) – $20/night
Child (Ages 0-3) – FREE
Entire B&B Rental (up to 13 people) – $350/night

Holden Village Bed and Breakfast
21081 South Lakeshore Road
Chelan, WA 98816

The Holden B&B is three miles from Fields Point Landing, where many guests board the Lady of the Lake passenger boat for the trip uplake toward Lucerne, Holden Village, and Stehekin. The B&B is not accessible by public transportation and cannot provide shuttle service to or from Fields Point.

The B&B offers private bedrooms with shared common spaces and bathrooms. In order to keep our prices lower, we ask that guests make their own beds when they arrive and strip their beds before departing. Full breakfast is served during peak season months (June – October). Continental breakfast is provided each morning during the off season (November – May). No smoking or pets.