Estancia Serenova community events

April 2019

Three weekends to co-create Oregon's most community-engaged retreat. Join us.

  • April 26-28, 2019¬†-- Projects: Building out the garden; cleaning up the garden beds; planting the garden that will feed our community throughout this year.
  • May 17-19, 2019¬†-- Projects: Mending fences; painting a seed shed
  • May 31-June 2, 2019¬†-- Projects: Painting the Owltree (preps, trim)

Do you need a weekend away in a beautiful, pristine location just 45 minutes from Portland? Need a weekend to feel recharged, renewed and inspired? This year, we've created "Serenova Community Weekends" extending our invitations to the community to this amazing land, to spend a weekend while helping us co-create this place we are so fortunate to share.

What you get: A weekend of boutique accommodation (shared), your choice of a bedroom in the Owltree or one of three cottages that can accommodate up to four people comfortably. Enjoy the 20-acre woodland to saunter through, enjoy and relax.

How much does it cost: Absolutely nothing, nada, zip, zero.

What to bring: Yourself (and your friends!), appropriate shoes for outdoor activities, and your own food (meals are your responsibility). We have fully equipped kitchens and an outdoor barbeque grill (propane-powered) for you to use!

How to sign up: Space is limited, so when you email us and if you want to share a room with others, please indicate the space you are interested in (see below), along with the number of people you will be bringing with you. If you will be coming with a group of people, we will work to keep you together in one room.

Lodging options:

The number of beds represents the maximum capacity for a given accommodation.

  • Owltree Milton Creek room 110 (3 queen beds + 2 twin air mattresses)
  • Owltree Salmon Creek room 111 (2 queen beds + 1 twin bed)
  • Owltree Dart Creek room 112 (2 queen beds + 1 twin air mattress)
  • Nyberg cottage 001 (1 double bed + 1 twin bed + 1 queen air mattress)
  • Walrod cottage 003 (1 double bed + 1 twin bed + 1 twin air mattress)
  • Sleeth cottage 004 (1 double bed + 1 twin bed + 1 queen air mattress)

Note: The Owltree has 1.5 baths and a full kitchen. The cottages have no electricity or running water.


  • Friday:¬†Retreat center opens at noon for check-ins. Free time all afternoon and evening. Weather permitting, we will have an outdoor fire in the garden and/or movies after 8 p.m.
  • Saturday:¬†Work party!

    April 27, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.: Working in the garden laying out weed barrier, gravel, and raised boxes. Our goal is to fill the boxes with planting soil and to get our starts planted!
    May 18, 9 a.m.-noon and 2-5 p.m.: Repairing old fences in the Heritage Orchards that are in dire need of TLC.
    June 1, 9 a.m.-noon and 2-5 p.m.: Painting the Owltree house and preparing the trim and other areas that we will be painting. (Weather permitting)

  • Sunday:¬†Enjoy, relax and hang out!
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Estancia Serenova

32180 Pittsburg Road, Saint Helens, Oregon
United States