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Alton L Collins Retreat Center

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The Alton L. Collins Retreat Center is dedicated to offering a safe, quality environment for growth and reflection for service in the world.  The center is nestled in a Pacific northwestern forest surrounded by majestic, moss-covered cedar, spruce, fir, hemlock and bigleaf maple.  The natural environment supports ferns, trillium, and salmonberry bushes covering the forest floor. This setting, combined with the comfort and convenience of a commercial facility in a metropolitan area, creates the perfect environment for individual and personal growth, study, and reflection. We encourage you to contact us to talk directly about available dates, our current rates, and how we can best accommodate your group.

Characteristics that enhance the quality of service include:

  • easy access year-round
  • proximity to the Portland metropolitan area
  • a secluded space removed from the noise and distractions of everyday life
  • a professional staff sensitive to the needs of your event
  • a full-service kitchen providing delicious meals served family-style
  • a concern for the success of each event and the growth of every guest
  • a strong commitment to gracious hospitality

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Overnight accommodations include 23 motel-style rooms.  Each room has two beds, private bath and private balcony.  Beds are made up and ready when you move in, with all linens and towels provided.

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The Center facility has two specifically handicap-accessible overnight rooms.  We have level and gradually sloping walkways and an elevator making all three floors accessible.  A paved hiking trail offers improved accessibility to outdoor spaces.

Food Service
Our organic garden, numerous blueberry bushes, and home-made breads are all part of our overall philosophy for serving wholesome, delicious meals.  We honor special dietary needs that are within our capacity including most vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, and allergy-restricted diets. Our spacious dining room comfortably seats up to 150 guests.

Meeting Space
Flexible seating in our conference rooms provides a comfortable environment conducive to meeting the goals of your event.  Our conference and retreat packages include meeting space, meals, in-house audio-visual equipment, overnight rooms, facility use, and administrative support.  Day rate packages and overnight packages are priced separately for your convenience. 

The Center facility is equipped with wireless technology.  A public access computer is located in the library.  Our business center offers copy and fax capabilities for a minimal charge.  There is a telephone available in the lobby.  While we offer these business services, we do value and maintain a retreat environment.  There are no televisions or telephones in overnight rooms.

Over two miles of hiking trails wind their way through the magnificent forested property around the Center. We also offer recreation opportunities such as volleyball, horseshoes, ping-pong, jigsaw puzzles, and table games. Area attractions include Mt. Hood, the Clackamas River, the Columbia River Gorge, and downtown Portland; all are within an hour's drive of the Center.

  You can e-mail us at: alcrc (at) rconnects.com

a ministry of Camp and Retreat Ministries
of the Oregon-Idaho Conference of the United Methodist Church


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updated 1/19/15