Gathering Light ... a retreat, offering cabins
& more near Crater Lake National Park in Oregon

tree houses, treehouses, the cottage, cabins at gathering light, a retreat offering cabins near crater lake national park and klamath basin birding trails in southern oregon. cabins, tree houses, rv camping and vacation rentals in the forest on the river near crater lake national park and klamath basin birding trails.

The barn at the retreat on a summer's day.
Like myself and many others who like old buildings and barns
you will appreciate the character of this one located behind cabin 2.

Frequently Answered Questions:


  • The cottage and cabins 2 through 6:

    The cottage and cabins include full kitchen w/microwave & restroom with full amenities fixtures & shower; queen bed & fireplace. Cabins average 150 feet apart. Privacy is not an issue at the retreat, generally, because everything is well-spaced. For the genteel or romantically inclined, I recommend either the cottage or Cabin 5. Ideal for the extended honeymoon or romantic hideaway. For those with pets: 6. Both have river views. It's best to look at all the cabins as pictured on the website, for everyone has their preference.

    The website contains many pictures of facilities available & the grounds, as well as, valuable information as to what to bring, etc., ... you will find it well worth your while for it also contains photographs & maps of nice places to stop along the way and near the retreat.

    I advise printing any of this information that might be of interest to you and bringing it along for reference -- especially how to get here and any other useful information. The website is very comprehensive, informative, interesting & pleasant to browse ... after all anticipation is usually half the fun.


  • Location:

    2 miles off of hwy. 97 east of Chiloquin on the Sprague River with paved & plowed access year around. Address: 38038 Chiloquin Ridge Road, Chiloquin, OR 97624. Directions: Once having arrived in Chiloquin: cross the railroad tracks, turn left at the first cross street, travel east about
    1.5 miles until you see the power station on the right; turn right on Chiloquin Ridge Rd., then drive a little over a mile until you see the sign on the right. See directions in web; they vary according to where
    you're coming from.

  • Crater Lake:

    The distance to Crater Lake National Park is approximately 25 miles to the boundary; 35 miles to the rim.

Things to do:

  • Lots! See Travel ~ Tour Map Directory at Travel Byways and Getaways.

  • Security ... never been an issue.

  • Cabins 2 through 6 and cottage include:

    Year round availability. Queen bed, fireplace, range/oven, microwave, refrigerator, kitchen wash basin, private restroom w/ shower. No TV or telephone. Basic cleaning supplies may be available.

    The cottage sleeps two, cabins two, lodge generally 4, but up to 6, possibly more depending on the nature and duration of the group.

  • Treehouses, TP, Trailer and Log Cabin:

    Available May through about mid-October. No utilities or bedding provided.

  • RVs: Sites available year round.

  • Quiet? Private?

    Sites available year round.

  • Campfires are illegal during fire season.

    Fire season starts around mid-June. When legal, fires are allowed only in designated areas by permission. Grilling: Outdoor grilling facilities (ash-less fires) and picnic tables, etc., are available.

  • Recreational Opportunities:

    Hiking, biking, boating, fishing and swimming opportunities and rentals. See website for rates.

  • Food:

    Presently no food is sold or served at the retreat, but can be obtained nearby.

  • Water:

    Drinking water at the retreat is very good. It's also tested quarterly, monitored by the state.

  • Natural Dangers:

    No poison plants or animals. Bears and Cougars rarely sighted.

  • Nudity:

    We're not a nudist retreat, although sun bathing, "skinny" dipping & the like are fine with appropriate discretion, but not permitted when other guest's children are present. Since there are areas offering seclusion this isn't a problem.

  • Pets can be allowed:

    Intimidating or shedding pets not allowed.

  • Fish:

    Rainbow trout & chubs in the local rivers. The Williamson River is 2 miles away.

  • Best Times to come:

    Late spring, summer & fall.

  • Check In:

    Usually no earlier than 6:00 pm in the summer months, dusk for the winter months. All others: 4:00 pm. Okay to arrive on the grounds at 10:00 am. Check out normally by noon.

  • Why are our rates so low for what is provided ?

    Because we gain greater satisfaction from being affordable to everyone for long enough stays to make a real improvement in their well-being ...Only charging enough for the retreat to remain sustainable and to live modestly ourselves. Therefore it you've often felt depleted monetarily and otherwise after leaving, having stayed here like so many others you'll depart feeling refreshed with a renewed sense of wonder.

  • Payment Options:

    To keep our rates & your costs low, we accept either checks paid well in advance of the reservation or electronic transfer of funds using PayPal via the Internet.

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Gathering Light ... a retreat

Cabins in the forest on the river near Crater Lake National Park in Oregon.
Retreat for Nature Lovers' cabins are non-smoking.