At Anderson Lodge we are known for our cozy atmosphere and lush forest setting. A recent guest had this to say. “As we reflect back, words that come to mind are: beautiful, cozy, magical, lush, green, tranquil, lively, community, joyful, and love-filled.” What a wonderful way to describe Anderson Lodge.


Välkommen till Anderson Lodge!

Celebrating 39 years! We welcome our guests from Portland, Oregon and Vancouver, Washington and beyond! Anderson Lodge is a unique and extraordinary lodge in Southwest Washington that welcomes thousands of guests every year.  The natural setting and homey atmosphere enhance gatherings of all kinds.  It is truly something special to get away from the normal stresses of daily life and relax with friends and family or celebrate a special occasion.  We strive to maintain the natural beauty of the environment and provide a location for families and friends to reconnect.

We are primarily a group rental facility.  That means that all our guest rooms or cabins are a part of a large group rental only.  They are not rented separately. You will not have anyone else on-site; just you and your attendees alone!  It’s like renting a whole resort, just for your event.  Anderson Lodge is a location for private, invitation-only events.



We would LOVE to host your wedding! Anderson Lodge is such a unique facility offering a lodging and wedding/reception site all in one! Our wedding packages are very affordable and make a truly memorable event.  ALL our packages include lodging for family and friends as well as incredible ceremony and reception sites. Being a family-run business allows us to give special attention to all our couples. We are delighted to welcome all couples who wish to marry!

Family Reunions

Anderson Lodge wants your family reunion guests to feel right at home! Relax in our comfortable and homey Lodge surrounded by lush forest. There are plenty of opportunities for FUN with the wide array of recreational opportunities right on site. Our one-of-a-kind Campfire Amphitheater will be the hub for all your group activities. What reunion is complete without S’MORES? We are THE BEST family reunion site EVER!


There are many reasons for a celebration but only one place like Anderson Lodge! There is no better place to commemorate a 50th birthday, an anniversary or other family milestone. How about a retirement party or graduation? There is plenty of parking and you can’t beat the beautiful forest setting. Our spacious conference rooms, quality lodging, and natural setting will make it a truly memorable event.


We offer an amazingly unique retreat site in a natural forest setting. Organizations love our uniquely homey atmosphere, on site recreation, flexible meeting areas, personal service and our one-group-at-a-time policy. Of course, the natural beauty surrounding the lodge is the number one attraction. We have many, many retreats at our facility all year. Let Anderson Lodge be a part of your next retreat!

Business Retreats

The natural beauty surrounding the lodge is an amazing setting for business retreats. What makes us special is our comfortable and relaxed atmosphere that is so conducive for a successful retreat. Getting your employees out of the office and away from the pressures of work can bring about a lot of benefits.  Retreats can be a chance just to hang out as a group, laugh, and talk to each other outside of the work setting. Get away from it all at Anderson Lodge! Let our preferred caterer spoil you with some scrumptious meals or do you own meal preparation. We aim to please!

School & Youth Retreats

As retired teachers we wanted to create a facility that would be a great place for a retreat for kids and adults. We offer quality lodging, many recreational opportunities and the large meeting areas. Skits & s’mores around the campfire, steal the flag in the forest, hidden talent show in the pavilion and game night in the conference room are a few of the possibilities at Anderson Lodge. Let’s have some fun!

Need a wedding planner, flowers, music, or photos at your event?

If you are in need of suggestions for a florist, musician, photographer or other vendor, check out our LINKS for recommendations.  These vendors have rave reviews from our clients.  Please consider utilizing their talents!

“Celebrations of Life”

The Hilltop House is often chosen for Celebrations of Life and memorial services. We have day-use options that include the use of our conference room, kitchen, bathrooms and lovely grounds. There is something about being surrounded by nature that soothes the soul. The conference room seats up to 150 people and is conducive to a slide show or presentation. There is a kitchen available with commercial appliances for your use. We have tables and chairs, china and flatware, and many meal service supplies for you. You may choose to provide your own meal or utilize our preferred caterer. Restroom facilities are available for your guests. Gather together as a family to commemorate that special person for a day-use event. Or choose to reserve the entire site and have access to our guest rooms and cabins. The homey atmosphere of our beautiful facilities and the lush natural setting surrounding the Hilltop House enhance remembrance gatherings.

Retreats at Anderson Lodge

Anderson Lodge is a wonderful choice for group gatherings of all kinds.  We are so well suited for church retreats, business retreats,  and reunions that many groups return annually.  Who chooses Anderson Lodge?   Youth symphonies, OSU choir, high school bands, quilters, scrapbookers, school district staff, foreign exchange programs, leadership conferences, concerts, family reunions, volunteerism workshops, yoga and meditation groups, a celebration of life memorial, church gatherings of all kinds, birthday and anniversary celebrations, etc.  There are many more to list but I am sure you get the idea that the opportunities are endless.

Note from a 2019 retreat:
Arvid & Vicki
We just want to thank you again for sharing your fabulous Lodge with us. We’re always in awe of the beauty that surrounds us and the comfort we enjoy within. It is always such a great treat and retreat experience for our group. We hope to see you again next year!

Weddings at Anderson Lodge

Anderson Lodge Weddings are truly unique and extraordinary. ALL our WEDDING PACKAGES include lodging for family and friends as well as incredible ceremony and reception sites.  Couples choose either our Main Lodge or our Hilltop House for their celebration.   The Main Lodge has a lush forest setting and the Hilltop House has a spectacular view of mountains and valleys. Both facilities are equal in the amenities that they offer and are VERY popular for indoor and outdoor weddings.  Taking a tour of the Main Lodge and Hilltop House is the only way to assess which facility YOU like the best. Check out our PHOTO GALLERY to see many of our past weddings at Anderson Lodge

Being a family-run business allows us to give special attention to all our couples. We are delighted to welcome all couples wishing to marry. Anderson Lodge Weddings are not just a ceremony. Anderson Lodge weddings are an experience of a lifetime!

This venue was amazing!! All of our guests were blown away by the beauty of the venue and the different areas to enjoy, from the ceremony site views, wooded areas for photographs, orchard and field for camping, hiking trails, and indoor spaces – and campfire amphitheater for late night drum circles! Everyone was amazing to work with, and the preferred caterer was equally amazing. Definitely recommend.

Anderson Lodge has two separate facilities for your next event:  the Main Lodge and the Hilltop House.  You choose which facility best fits your needs.  The Main Lodge and Hilltop House are self-contained and are a mile apart.  This means 2 events can take place simultaneously without infringing upon the other.   Both our facilities are absolutely amazing, so be ready for a difficult decision!

We welcome a variety of groups such as:

Our Offerings
  • Lodging for family and friends
  • Spacious kitchens for your use
  • Exclusive use of site
  • Small group meeting rooms
  • 2 large group conference rooms
  • Game rooms
  • Pianos at each facility
  • Scandinavian design
  • Spectacular natural setting
  • Stunning outdoor wedding sites
  • Outdoor Beverage Bars
  • Outdoor Recreation
  • Covered Campfire Amphitheater
  • Tennis Courts
  • Cozy cabins
  • Outdoor dining in the trees
  • Ample parking for guests
  • Wireless Internet
What makes us special is our homey atmosphere, personal service and our one-group-at-a-time policy. You will notice hints of Scandinavia everywhere you look. The Swedish influence is apparent with the use of hardwood, the Carl Larsson prints on the walls, the fine attention to detail and the distinctive color of the buildings.   Our mission is to make your event a success in every way.  Therefore, we provide exclusive use of our facility for all our groups. Get away from it all at Anderson Lodge in Scandinavian style.

Nestled in the forest, we are one hour from Portland, Oregon located in the state of Washington. We are 23 miles east of I-5, in the beautiful Yale Valley near Mt. St. Helens.  Anderson Lodge is truly a gem of the Pacific Northwest.  Many of our guests return year after year to experience this extraordinary facility.

I do not think you will find another facility like Anderson Lodge. We are unique. Explore our website and learn all about what makes us such an incredible destination.

Anderson Lodge:  Where natural beauty is the icing on the cake!