A hundred miles southwest of Portland, deep in the Willamette National Forest, there’s a picturesque little bed & breakfast that would love to host your next event or weekend getaway!
Rushing River Retreat is ideally set up for an intimate, rustic wedding. It features light-filled indoor/outdoor event spaces, chairs, tables, catering, and other equipment, as well as a private queen room for overnight stays (free with an event booking). By this coming spring, the space will be able to host 14 additional overnight guests on tented outdoor platforms, and if a bigger party needs a place to stay in the area, the nearby Detroit Lake Lodge can accommodate many more.
Of course, it’s not just a wedding venue — it’s also a fantastic place for an outdoor party, an artists’ weekend, or a yoga retreat!
The Retreat is located on the beautiful Santiam river, which of course means the opportunity for water sports. The owners also own the Experience Store in Detroit Lake, where guests of the B&B can rent kayaks and paddleboards and also get special discounts on swimming gear. There’s also great hiking in the Willamette Forest and, in October, mushroom hunting season!
The B&B hosts a wide variety of guests. “One group created a game on the property — ghost hunt and buried treasure!” says owner Teresa. Guests can find quiet spots to swing on a hammock by the riverside, or if music and dancing is more in order, there’s the playfully-named Chicken Coop Night Club — a simple dance space with a great sound system.
If you’re hosting a party and you’ll need an easy way to feed a lot of guests, the B&B also has a New York hot dog cart available to rent. There are indoor and outdoor projectors for showing movies, and of course firepits for roasting marshmallows and telling stories around a roaring campfire. It’s the perfect place to kick back, take it slow, and enjoy life — one s’more at a time.Inquire now!