Visit Lost Valley

Lost Valley is an intentional community focused on sustainable living, located about thirty minutes east of Eugene, Oregon at the base of the Cascade Mountains. Our vision is to inspire others to live low-impact lifestyles, to understand and experience the value of community connections, and allow healing into our hearts in whatever form that may take.

Do you feel isolated in your current living situation? Do you want to know more about engaging in a more sustainable lifestyle? Are you interested in learning about permaculture, non-violent communication practices, and the sociocracy governance system? Do you crave connection to the Earth, to others, and above all, to yourself?

Come visit us. Perhaps you’ll find what you’re looking for.

We offer a simple, sustainable lodging situation, furthering our vision of a low-impact lifestyle. We have options including tent camping sites, hostel beds, and private rooms available for your stay. Most importantly, you will get to experience community living; we have community meetings throughout the week, hiking trails, a sacred yurt for meditation, and other varied opportunities hosted by current residents.

Weekdays are the best days to stay if you want community involvement, as most of our garden hours and governance meetings are on these days. We also offer vegetarian buffet lunches and dinners from Monday-Friday. Weekends are quieter but a great time to visit local destinations. To get a fuller experience, we encourage a minimum 2-night stay.

Every 1st Saturday of the month we have an ecstatic dance, which includes a potluck meal, sauna, hot tub, a ceremony, full access to the grounds and hiking trails, various workshops, and hours of dancing! For those looking to stay the night after the evening’s festivities, single dorm beds or private rooms are available at a discounted price.

As we are an aspiring ecovillage, we want to create as little waste and strain on our environment as possible. Therefore we ask all our visitors to bring their own linens.

If you do not want to have an extended overnight experience, we also offer day tours for a small fee. No drop-ins, please. All visits should be arranged with the visitor coordinator. 

There is a bus from Eugene three times a day, Monday – Friday. We can arrange to pick you up from Dexter if this is your only transportation option.

Please contact Ashley at to set up your visit today.


To start a conversation about and/or apply for residency (to live) at Lost Valley, please contact Jess, the site manager, at to arrange a tour and/or overnight.
To start a conversation about our education and/or event programs. Please email our Education & Events director, Colin, at

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