Mckenzie River Mountain Resort

About This Center

Our Story: The McKenzie River Mountain Resort is a retired Forest Service Ranger Station which was decommissioned in 2005 when we acquired it and transformed it into a resort and retreat center.  We are a small family run business that is focused on being environmentally friendly and environmentally conscious. We have multiple lodging options including cabins, RV spaces, lodge rooms, and shared bunk rooms.  Conference rooms and kitchen are also available. We are located steps away from the Willamette National Forest situated along the Blue River and the McKenzie River.  We are a short drive away from multiple natural hot springs as well.  We are the perfect spot to host your yoga and meditation retreats, wellness events, workshops, and other activities.  

Venue Highlights

We are conveniently located between Eugene and Bend, Oregon in the Cascade mountains. One of our conference rooms can accommodate approximately 100 people, and our lodging can accommodate up to 115 people. We also have a commercial kitchen available to our groups as well. We are elbowed between the McKenzie River and Blue River which are perfect for floating, kayaking, and rafting, or sitting by the riverside. We are a short drive away from the McKenzie River National Trail, which was voted America's #1 Mountain Biking trail, two natural hot springs, as well as a very short distance to the world famous Tamolitch Blue Pool.


We have 5 cabins which range from 2 to 3 bedrooms each. In addition, we have 5 lodge rooms and 4 bunk rooms. Free wi-fi is provided to all of our guests.

Our 3 bedroom cabins come complete with a full kitchen, full bathroom, dining room, living room, dishwasher, washer and dryer, air conditioning and forced air heating, and private covered parking. The first bedroom has a king or queen bed, the second bedroom has a queen bed, and the third bedroom has two bunk beds,with 3 twin beds and a full bed.

Our 2 bedroom cabins come complete with a full kitchen, full bathroom, dining room, living room, air conditioning and forced air heating, and private covered parking. One of the two bedroom cabins has its own wood fireplace inside. Each of these cabins has a king bed and 3 twin beds.

Our lodge rooms are comparable to hotel rooms and come complete with a private bathroom and kitchenette. The beds range from double to king sized beds.

Our bunk rooms are great for groups who want to use our most cost effective option and want to share space with others during their stay. Our largest bunk room can sleep up to 22 people and our smallest bunk room can sleep 4 people. Our bunk house has two bathrooms and two shower rooms and a kitchenette.


  • A/C in Rooms
  • Free Wifi
  • Towels
  • Free Parking
  • Kitchen
  • Tour Assistance
  • Coffee/Tea
  • Yoga Studio
  • House Keeping
  • Bicycles

Menu Types

  • Vegetarian
  • Pescetarian
  • Meat
  • Organic
  • Gluten Free
  • Dairy Free
  • Nut Free


Our professional catering staff can cater to most diets. Our minimum group size for catering is 15 people. People with extreme food allergies or very special diets are encouraged to bring their own food.


We are located approximately one hour from the airport in Eugene, Oregon at 51668 Blue River Drive in Vida, Oregon.

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Why Retreat?

We asked people why they go on retreat, here's what they said:

Reconnecting with myself after a very crazy few months with a new baby! Just having that feeling of being grounded again. But also having an opportunity to connect with new amazing people. Getting exposed and Inspired by new (to me) yoga instructors (and community). Being in the presence of real, authentic and raw emotion (the whole spectrum).. So many reasons! Alyson

Retreat Guru's Vision

We believe human beings are innately wise, strong and kind. This wisdom, although not always experienced, is always present. Going on retreat is a beautiful way to reconnect to our basic sanity and health. Our aspiration at Retreat Guru is to inspire people to experience authentic retreats and reconnect with their innate wisdom, strength and kindness.