Natural Features and Testimonials

Monthly dance at dusk in meadowOur land offers a diversity of ecosystems and places to gather for groups, large and small — including an oak savanna meadow, year-round stream and riparian area, pond, forested campus, and regenerating ‘back 40’ forest.   Overnight guests can enjoy camping, bonfires, an outdoor kitchen, and more.

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In several locations there are vegetable and perennial herb gardens, beehives, fruit and nut trees, and berry bushes.  In addition, we have a vast network of hiking trails, swimming hole, solar shower in the meadow, wood-fired sauna, and hot tub.

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Justin presenting in gardenLost Valley is surrounded by small farms, ranches, and country homes  in the rural community of Dexter, OR. Located halfway between the coast and the crest of the Cascades, groups can access old growth hiking trails and wilderness recreation in the Willamette National Forest or visit the Oregon Coast, with its amazing vistas, camping, whale watching, and dune play.  We are also 30 minutes from Eugene, sometimes considered the greenest city in America.

For more information about renting our outdoor spaces, please contact events@lostvalley.org.

 

Recent Event Testimonials

True Colors (a WINGS Seminar), June 2015:

Lost Valley is lovely, informal, well-priced, and enjoyable. Being in the forest in the heat is surreal.
LV folks were welcoming and friendly.
Team appreciated cleanliness.
Animals nearby was grounding. Fun to get to know chickens.

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Basic Rights Oregon, June 2016:

Great trails.  Love eco-friendly living.  Community was very friendly.

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Association for the Study of Literature & the Environment, April 2016:

Meals very good (esp. lunches), good showers (hot + good water pressure), beautiful, peaceful setting, animals nice to have around.
It was a good price, meant we could have all our needs met in one package (vs. having to book meeting room, lodging, and food separately).

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University of Oregon, American English Institute, July 2015:

I think it would be a great retreat location for many other departments at the UO: environmental science; public planning, policy, and management; landscape architecture; etc. It’s a great way to spread your knowledge to young professionals.
Although our students can’t fully express their ideas (in English at least), I know they will be thinking about this experience for a while.

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University of Oregon, International Student & Scholar Services, May 2016:

Rating of all 10s on a scale of 1 to 10.

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