Guest Group Rentals

Creating spaces for friends to gather.

Tilikum Guest Services is again welcoming retreat and guest groups and the Lodge Staff is excited to serve you and your group with clean comfortable rooms and nutritious home-style meals.

Considering current COVID restrictions, Tilikum is ideally suited to host midweek and weekend guest groups from 15 to 50 people. The spacious 14,000 square foot Tilikum Lodge has 17 bedrooms with private restrooms either in the room or right next door. Meeting rooms and common areas are large enough to spread out for small gatherings.

Here’s what Tilikum is doing to help keep you safe:

  • Tilikum follows all State of Oregon and Yamhill County guidelines for hosting guest groups.
  • Every day Tilikum staff performs health screenings with temperature checks when they arrive for work.
  • Housekeeping employs excellent products to effectively sanitize every surface, and has increased cleaning routines to ensure every surface is properly sanitized between uses.
  • The Yamhill County Health Department conducted an inspection of the Dining Room and Kitchen in early September and was passed with a 100% rating.
  • Linens are included at no additional charge.

Groups who come to Tilikum

  • church retreats for women, men, youth, board meetings, missionary trainings and pastoral staff
  • family reunions
  • universities that include athletics, resident halls, graduation programs
  • private, alternative and public schools for overnight camp-outs or retreats, staff development, school board member retreat, leadership training, team-building for athletic groups, school field trips and outdoor school day activities
  • quilting associations
  • Chamber of Commerce leadership classes, board member retreats

What guests are saying about their time at Tilikum

  • “We had an amazing time! The food was delicious. The ropes course was challenging and bonding. The lake was gorgeous. Everyone on staff we encountered was so friendly and helpful. Thank you.”

    Guest Leader, Open Meadow Alternative School

  • “This was such as helpful weekend for me! The work that we’ve done here this weekend will stick with me for a long time.  The staff and facilities were great! You were all very good at serving in the background and meeting our needs and giving us this precious space in which we could do the work we came to do. Thank you!”

    Guest, George Fox University Men’s Retreat, Newberg, Oregon

  • “We love the facility and have come for quite a few years now as a 1st-3rd grade field trip. Staff was early to greet us and prepared to help!  It provides a great opportunity for group bonding at the beginning of the school year.”

    Teacher, Archer Glen Elementary School, Sherwood, Oregon

  • “Wonderful retreat! The staff were so helpful and courteous, clean facilities and I met the Lord and felt His peace at this beautiful place.  It was a blessed time.”

    Guest, Faith Baptist Church, Lincoln City, Oregon

  • "I ordered the vegan meals and it was AMAZING!"

    Faith Baptist women, November 2015

  • "Would love to come here every year for our retreat. The staff is so helpful and courteous."

    Faith Baptist women, November 2015

  • "Met the Lord and felt His presence at this beautiful place."

    Faith Baptist women, November 2015

  • "The food was amazing! And there was plenty."

    Faith Baptist women, November 2015

  • "It was over the top! I was so thankful for the flavorful meals."

    Faith Baptist women, November 2015

  • "This has been the best retreat facility I have been to."

    Faith Baptist women, November 2015

  • "I’ve come here since 1996. This year was wonderful. As always :)"

    Faith Baptist women, November 2015

  • “Couldn’t be better. I’m spoiled rotten.”

    NW Quilters, October 2015

  • “Everything [was] better than a 5* hotel.”

    NW Quilters, October 2015

  • “Very happy that with my special diet. I was able to eat almost everything that was served. The substitutions were fabulous.”

    Grace Baptist Women (St. Helens), October 2015

  • “Thank you so much for making our stay so special. Your hospitality, kindness, a gracious attitude were so welcoming.”

    Grace Baptist Women (St. Helens), October 2015

  • “It’s really is the best place I have been to for a retreat.”

    Grace Baptist Women (St. Helens), October 2015

  • “Everything was so fresh & appealing. Definitely something for every taste & need. Plates were so attractive-loved the touches from the herb garden! Service was above & beyond gracious!”

    Grace Baptist Women (St. Helens), October 2015

  • “So comfy. Love all the little spots to enjoy conversation. Rooms were great.”

    Grace Baptist Women, October 2015

  • “The staff is great, cooks are awesome.”

    Grace Baptist Women, October 2015


For rate information, to schedule a tour, or to book your next event at Tilikum, email Suzanne Maki/Guest Services Director.

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