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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. The Village welcomes all who seek rest and renewal to take part in daily rhythms of work, recreation, worship, and shared meals with good company. 

Whether joining for the excitement of summer programming or prefer a more quiet winter retreat, Holden Village invites you to join us in the beauty of the North Cascades any time of year. We hope to see you in the Village soon! 

Registration is now live for Spring and Summer 2023! Registration for Autumn 2023 goes live on April 3, 2023.

Plan Your Visit

Two Ways to Stay This Summer

Are you ready to visit Holden Village this summer? New this summer, there are now 2 ways to visit the Village!

Whether staying for a week of programmed fun with our Cohort Model or a casual, unstructured Weekend Getaway, we look forward to inviting you into the wilderness this summer for rest, rejuvenation, and connection.

Cohort Model

If you have three, five, or seven nights to spend at Holden Village and want to participate in the lively schedule of classes and program offerings from our 2023 teaching faculty, the Cohort Model is for you!

Enjoy Holden’s wide variety of program offerings during your Cohort Visit, including: art classes, children’s activities, learning about a wide variety of topics with our summer teaching faculty, daily Sacred Space gatherings, and more. The cohort model creates a special opportunity to engage in community and grow connections with your fellow Villagers! By arriving on the same day as fellow guests, you’ll watch strangers become familiar faces and maybe even treasured friends! 

Arrive on Sundays and depart on Wednesday (three-night stay), Friday (five-night stay) or the following Sunday (seven-night stay).

Summer Cohort Rates

JUNE 11 – SEPTEMBER 4, 2023:

Length of Stay   |   Adult (18+)   |   Children (4-17)

      3 nights               $134/night            $95/night

      5 nights               $137/night            $96/night

      7+ nights             $127/night            $89/night

Children 3 and under stay for free!

We look forward to seeing you this summer! When making a reservation, please note the following dates are at capacity and unavailable for bookings:

  • July: 2-8th
Weekend Model: New Offering!

Looking for a quieter-paced and shorter stay in the Village? Do you have two to three nights to spend at Holden? If you’ve never been to Holden Village before and want to try it out for a shorter amount of time, or you just want a quick weekend getaway to the wilderness, the Weekend Model is for you!

NEW this summer, the Weekend Model offers guests the opportunity to customize your visit with ample free time for hiking and outdoor recreation, reading, journaling, relaxation, and rest. There are no scheduled classes or activities other than meals and the general Village experience.

All Weekend Guests arrive in the Village on Fridays and depart on Sunday (two-night stay) or Monday (three-night stay).

Summer Weekend Rates

Weekends June 16 – September 4, 2023

Length of Stay   |   Adult (18+)   |   Children (4-17)

       2 nights              $120/night                 $90/night

       3 nights              $112/night                 $83/night

Children 3 and under stay for free!

Visit in the Spring, Autumn, or Winter

Escape into the wilderness and enjoy the peace, simplicity, and intentional presence of the Holden community in the slower seasons. 

Bring your spirit of adventure, pack your sense of humor, and prepare for snow in all its glorious variations! Engage in the seasonal rhythms and routines of an intentional Village community, while witnessing the splendor of the North Cascade wilderness. Witness the vibrant yellows throughout Railroad Creek Valley in autumn, stir your sense of adventure with cross country skiing and snow sports in winter, and revel in the beauty and renewal of spring. 

Engage in special seasonal and holiday programming, while enjoying ample free time for winter recreation like snowshoeing and cross-country skiing, or rest and restore indoors with reading, journaling, and relaxation. 

As of December 1, 2022 at 8am Pacific Time, registration for stays January 2, 2023 to June 4, 2023 is now open. 

When making a reservation, please note the following dates are unavailable for bookings:

  • April: 10-13, 23-30
  • May: 1-9, 25-30
  • June: 5-10

Registration for Fall 2023 opens on Monday April 3rd, 2023. 

The following dates are unavailable for bookings:

  • September: 4-7
  • October: 24
  • November: 6-9, 16
  • December: 12

Off Season Rates 

JANUARY – JUNE 10, 2023

Length of Stay   |   Adult (18+)   |   Children (4-17)

      1 night               $111/night            $85/night

      3 nights             $102/night            $72/night

      7+ nights           $88/night             $68/night

Children 3 and under stay for 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 Fall, Winter, and Spring Group Application Form here. For summer group applications click here. Please email registrar@holdenvillage.org to confirm dates prior to completing the application. Groups pay the cohort price during the summer, and a different group rate the other times of year. 

We are happy to refund your deposit up to 30 days prior to your reserved arrival date. If you have any questions, need to make any changes, or need to cancel your reservation, please email registrar@holdenvillage.org.

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.)


Holden is a great base camp for adventures in Washington’s North Cascade Mountains. Holden welcomes all backpackers and climbers who would like to make Holden a part of their route. All thru-hikers must check in at the Hike Haus or Registration upon arrival.

  • Confirmed thru-hikers may access public bathrooms, Guest Laundry, public library computers, the Holden Store, Beanies Coffee, the Snack Bar and attend evening sacred space. Thru-hikers may not attend programming or access showers. Only hikers pre-registered as paying guests may use showers and access programming.
  • Unconfirmed thru-hikers can refill water vessels at the potable water spigot to the west of the Hike Haus.
  • Confirmed thru-hikers pay for meals online through the Transportation form or at the Registration desk in Village upon arrival.

Transportation for thru-Hikers between Holden Village and Lucerne Landing can be requested for select days May 29th through September 29th, 2023. Subject to space available.

Thru-hikers are only guaranteed access to transportation if they submit a request online in advance and receive confirmation. Fill out the transportation request form. Holden Registration will confirm your transport by reply email. Transport is available Monday, Wednesday, and Friday only

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@holdenvillage.org  

B&B Holden Guest Rates

With a confirmed Village reservation:

2023 Offseason Rates (November 1 –  May 31, 2023)

Adult (18+) – $50/night

Youth (Ages 4-17) – $25/night

Child (Ages 0-3) – FREE

Entire B&B Rental (up to 13 people) – $350/night

2023 Peak Season Rates (June 1 – October 31, 2023)

Adult (18+) – $80/night

Youth (Ages 4-17) – $40/night

Child (Ages 0-3) – FREE

Entire B&B Rental (up to 13 people) – $450/night


B&B Non-Village Guests

Without confirmed Village reservation:

2023 Offseason Rates (November 1 – April 30, 2023)

Adult (18+) – $50/night

Youth (Ages 4-17) – $25/night

Child (Ages 0-3) – FREE

Entire B&B Rental (up to 13 people) – $350/night

2023 Midseason Rates (May 1 – May 31, September 5 – October 31, 2023)

Adult (18+) – $80/night

Youth (Ages 4-17) – $40/night

Child (Ages 0-3) – FREE

Entire B&B Rental (up to 13 people) – $450/night

2023 Peak Season Rates (June 1 – September 4, 2023)

Adult (18+) – $110/night

Youth (Ages 4-17) – $55/night

Child (Ages 0-3) – FREE

Entire B&B Rental (up to 13 people) – $550/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.