FAQ

Can you recommend any items that would be helpful to have?

The weather in the Pacific Northwest is very damp. We strongly recommend that you bring comfortable clothes that you can layer, warm socks, waterproof foot gear and rain gear. We suggest you bring slippers as street shoes are not allowed in any of the residential houses or the meeting rooms. We also suggest that you bring comfortable walking shoes and a flashlight. Also don't forget to bring a calling card if you plan on making anything other than local calls.

What should I not bring – fragrance free facility?

In consideration of all participants, do not wear scented personal care products to Still Meadow (including "natural" products). Please Be Fragrance Free In an effort to be inclusive, practice mindfulness, and compassion, we at Still Meadow ask that all participants please refrain from wearing scented products. An increasing number of people have allergies, asthma or other chemical sensitivity to a variety of common chemicals and fragrances.  Many have difficulty breathing, suffer from headaches and migraines, or experience flu-like symptoms. These individuals often find themselves faced with the choice to stay in a fragrance rich environment and get sick or leave and be excluded. We are working to create environments where the most-impacted individuals can still benefit from the events and your participation in being fragrance free can help. How to be fragrance-free
  • Avoid cologne, aftershave and perfume;
  • Avoid strong-smelling hair products;
  • Wear clothes laundered in fragrance-free laundry detergent;
  • Avoid laundry softeners;
  • Use fragrance-free soap, lotion, shampoo and conditioner;
  • Avoid use of essential oils

Is your facility wheelchair accessible?

Please contact our Event Staff know and we will discuss your needs.

How many guest rooms do you have?

We have 24 guest rooms.

How many beds do you have?

We have 43 beds.

Do you provide bed linens and towels?

Yes.

Do you have wireless phone coverage?

Due to our somewhat remote location, AT&T, Sprint, and Verizon are the best available carriers that receive coverage throughout our property. Other carriers are spotty and not reliable.

Do you have wireless internet service?

There is a guest computer in the lobby of the office that has internet and is available for use 24 hours a day. Due to our rural location we have satellite internet that is unreliable because of weather conditions. It is strongly advised if you need daily access to the internet to bring your own aircard, mi-fi, or hotspot access from your wireless phone. In addition to this, because of our monthly set bandwidth allowance, we only allow email. We do not allow Skype, Facebook, YouTube, or any large uploads or downloads. There is a detailed list of nearby locations that offer free WiFi located in the office.

What is your shoe policy?

We have a strict no shoe policy in the residential houses and the meeting rooms. You can wear your street shoes in the main lobby as well as the dining hall. It is strongly advised that you bring a pair of slippers or some sort of indoor shoe.

What type of AV equipment is available for use?

We have a T.V. with VHS and DVD player as well. In our AV room, located in the main meeting room, we have a CD player and a connector for iPods.

Are there telephones in every room?

There are telephones available for use in Garden house, which is the main building, Retreat house and in the lobby of the office. However, neither has long distance so you will need to use a calling card.

Is there a cost for using the phones?

There is no cost for local calls. For long distance and international calls we ask that you use a calling card.

Do you have a copy machine and fax machine? What are the costs?

Yes we have both. The cost for copies is $.10 each. The cost for faxes is $1 per outgoing page and $.50 per incoming page.

Do you have a map of Still Meadow available for guests?

Yes there are maps of the entire Still Meadow property, including hiking trails, in each room.

Is there ample parking?

Yes we have enough parking to accommodate up to 53 cars.

What are the check-in and check-out times?

This varies with events. The facilitator or coordinator of your event will have this information. Please also feel free to contact the office to discuss check-in and check-out times if you are planning on holding an event here.

Is there a number where I can be reached in case of an emergency?

You can be reached at (503)658-8793 in case of an emergency during a retreat. Please note that this is to be used only in the case of an emergency. During retreats, callers may need to leave a voicemail message, which the retreat managers will get to the retreatant as soon as possible.

Are pets allowed?

No. Due to the wildlife that abounds at Still Meadow we do not allow pets. We also do not allow pets in rooms. There is a wonderful nearby Dog camp & Spa called Green Acres. They provide free shuttle service for your pet to their 18 acre property. They offer daycare as well as overnight boarding. Please visit their website www.greenacresK9resort.com (current vaccinations required.)

Are candles or incense allowed in our rooms?

No.

Are there coffee makers in each house?

There are coffee makers available for participant use in Osprey, Gaia and Retreat houses.

Do we get keys for our rooms?

In general we do not lock doors however there are keys available if you get locked out of your room.

Do you accept credit cards?

Yes we do for an additional 2% fee.

Can I take a tour of Still Meadow?

Yes! We'd love to show you around, just call, 503.658.8793 or email us to schedule an appointment.

Do you have hair dryers

No we do not. You will need to supply your own.

Can I have a packaged sent to me while I am on retreat?

Yes, though we do discourage this for short retreats. Make sure to add on the delivery request that no signature is required. We are not always in the office to accept a package.  Sending UPS  or FedEx is better versus USPS. You can have the package sent to the following address: Your name, c/o Still Meadow Retreat Center, 16561 SE Marna Road, Damascus, OR 97089. Make sure to clearly mark the name of the retreat on the package to ensure it gets to you. The office staff will advise the facilitator and they will contact you.when the package arrives, and you can pick it up in the office.

May I come to Still Meadow for a self-retreat?

No. Still Meadow does not offer self-retreats at this time.

Is it possible to stay extra nights before or after my retreat?

Still Meadow does not have accommodations available either before or after a retreat. Here is a listing of accommodations nearby and close to the airport: Clackamas River House 17850 S Clackamas River Dr. Damascus, OR 97089; Sheraton Portland Airport; Courtyard Portland Airport; Aloft Portland Airport; Often you may receive better rates by going through a hotel booking site such as kayak, expedia, etc.  

Where can I smoke?

Smoking (or vaping) at Still Meadow is discouraged but not banned. You may smoke outside by the gazebo (near the main building) or in your car.

May I use marijuana on site?

Although legal in the privacy of your own home in Oregon, marijuana is not allowed on the premises (in all forms).

Is alcohol allowed?

Yes alcohol is allowed at Still Meadow however please check with the event that you are planning on attending to make sure it is ok with them and then advise the office staff.