A Unique Oregon Wedding and Event Setting
A Unique Opportunity to Come Back to Camp

An Adventurous Business Opportunity or Personal Retreat                         A Wonderful Home for a Service Organization


This is a seventy-five acre event facility of incomparable beauty. A mere 45 minutes drive from most any address in Portland, Oregon, our camp is nestled in the foothills of the Cascade Mountains. The woods and creeks create an ambiance of stimulating serenity. Its forest has ripened and deepened since its beginnings as a children's camp in the 1920's.

This northwest rain forest is heavily timbered and the topography is varied. The grounds include two creeks, a pond, a lodge, retreat cottages, bridal dressing quarters and an historic chapel. There are several miles of hiking trails which cover interesting and beautiful terrain. At an elevation of 850 feet, our climate is moderate year round.

Visitors enjoy hiking and exploring, fishing in the creeks or in our trout ponds, bird watching, photography, playing horseshoes, and evening campfires.

Access to the facility is easy and convenient, entering directly off of a state highway, yet from the moment you pass through the entrance gate, the outside world seems distant. Whether for a personal estate or a retreat and event facility, you will find the setting in our forest enchanting.

Currently operated as a premier wedding and retreat venue, the overnight accomodations are furnished for 43, while two additional cottages of 940 and 1100 sq ft are rented out and/or used by on-site staff; an additional cottage has not yet been renovated for additional overnight guests; the historic craftsman era chaple seats 250, the lodge fits 200 nicely for banquet and dancing, the outdoor reception area adjacent to the lodge is creekside and comfortable for up to 300 for dinner and dancing, the covered bar deck at the side of the lodge boasts a nice antique copper-topped bar with double beer taps, the kitchen provides equipment and space for caterers to serve from and a commercial dish sanitation set up; the owners home is 3600 sq ft with four bedrooms and two baths, and includes the camp office; a fashionable bride's dressing cottage includes a relaxing deck next to the creek and could be used for overnights instead; there is a two RV site, with hookups; the parking lots can allow for 250 guests; the vehicle bridges are rated for fire and rescue vehicles; the waterfall near where the two creeks join is breathtaking; the pond is stocked with rainbow trout, while the creeks provide German browns, cutthroat, and crawdads, the lower 20 or so acres is stocked with 100 year old douglas firs, western red cedars, yews, hemlock, big leaf maples, vine maples, dogwood, and wild cherry; half of developed area has the power moved to underground.

Within the various buildings there are a total of sixteen bathrooms, and twenty-two separate bedrooms. Seven of the buildings are equipped with full service kitchens. There is a separate small utility building for handling laundry and supplies. There are fourteen buildings currently in use, not counting the RV park's structure, for a total of 22,277 square feet under roof. Additional structures include banquet furniture storage shed, wood shed, and year-round campfire shelter (gazebo).

The facility is served by public water; a dynamic sewer system handles output from 13 separate septic tanks, keeping all efluent far from the creeks. The property comes with a non-conforming use permit granted by our county, which currently allows 75 overnighters on this TBR-80 resource land.

This property is FOR SALE for $2,750,000, contents subject to negotiation. With an appropriate down payment, the owners can carry a contract for qualified buyers.Those interested may contact to be emailed color photos and make an appointment for a viewing. The owners are adamant that their privacy and that of their clients not be violated, and are committed to avoid engaging in a potential transaction with anyone who goes onto the grounds without an appointment. Return to Camp Colton Retreat web site