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2013-2014 Rental Information (Scroll Down for Rental Rates and Pictures of Rooms)

The WEI Eco-Retreat Program is committed to creating a space for the health, well-being, creativity and relaxation of WEI members. The Eco-Retreat Center has four rooms available for temporary rentals, either at individual room rates or as part of an entire facility rental. Day rentals are also available for group meetings with the group space ideally comfortable for up to 20 people. WEI can provide a modest continental breakfast with coffee for group meetings and a B&B style organically-certified breakfast for individual guests. Overnight accomodations are comfortable for up to 8 people. WEI is committed to providing a quiet and serene space for activists, writers, teachers, students, scholars, artists, peace workers, families and friends. WEI expects that guests at the Eco-Retreat Center will be respectful of the mission and work of our organization. At least one person in your group must be a WEI member in order to make an individual or group reservation ($50 for single membership, $75 for double membership). 

WEI is located on an organically certified orchard overlooking the wooded hillside and prairie lands of Wild River State Park. This restful place is just over an hour's drive from the Twin Cities and located between North Branch and Taylors Falls in Amador Township (Chisago County).

Selected Guidelines. On the WEI campus and in the fields and orchard, smoking is prohibited. Family pets are not allowed on the land. All children must be accompanied by a caring adult. All noise at night must cease by 10:00 p.m. WEI has a caretaker on site while guests are in residence. Campers and RVs are not permitted on the farm campus. Bus routes to North Branch are available from the Twin Cities , and WEI can be called to pick you up at the North Branch bus station for a small donation.

For more information on WEI Eco-Retreat Rentals and Upcoming On-Site Classes and Workshops, call 651-583-0705.

A deposit of $75 is required to secure your reservation for overnight ($250 for two weekend nights).  Deposits are non-refundable. 

ROOM RATES - Click through to view rooms

AMADOR ROOM

 

One weeknight

$110.00 plus sales tax

One weekend night

$125.00 plus sales tax

Weekend Special (2 nights)

$250.00 plus sales tax

SUNRISE ROOM

 

One weeknight

$75.00 plus sales tax

One weekend night

$80.00 plus sales tax

Weekend Special (2 nights)

$150.00 plus sales tax

JENNY ROOM

 

One weeknight

$75.00 plus sales tax

One weekend night

$80.00 plus sales tax

Weekend Special (2 nights)

$150.00 plus sales tax

FIRESIDE ROOM

 

One weeknight

$80.00 plus sales tax

One weekend night

$100.00 plus sales tax

Weekend Special (2 nights)

$175.00 plus sales tax

 

 

MEETING/GROUP RENTALS (non WEi Member Groups)

 

Daily, small group meetings

$175.00 plus sales tax

Entire facility for two-night weekend

$500.00 plus sales tax

* inquire about rates for additional nights at wei [at] w-e-i.org

WEI Partner Organizaiton members are entitled to use the WEI Eco-Retreat Facility for one full day (8:00-4:00) for group related activities,
meetings or gatherings.  Additional overnight accomodations are available for members of the group at $50 per person. WEI
Partner Organization membership is $150/year.

Unique Features of a WEI Eco-Holiday Retreat (please note that these attractions are seasonally variable).

•Silence, tranquility, fresh air, and great moments in farming.
•Breakfast ingredients fresh from the farm
•Smoke free facility and farm campus
•Easy access to Wild River State Park for nature walks, skiing, snowshoeing or canoeing.
•Opportunities to learn about the WEI Organically Certified Farm and the Amador Hill Orchard.
•Free use of the WEI media collection including environmental education videos, nature documentaries and movies for all ages.
•Free use of wireless internet for your computer and access to the WEI reading library (includes children's section).
•Invited and guided participation in gardening, harvesting, planting, pruning and other seasonal farm activities.
•Wonderful local events and community activities can always be found in the St. Croix Valley and in area towns.

 

 

 

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“I am writing to send a sincere thank you to the WEI for hosting my group, the Seeds of Justice Youth Fellowship in later October.  We had an amazing experience and will definitely want to come back next year for our next fellowship class.” (Lauren Bastien, Seeds of Justice Youth Fellowship Group)

What can you expect to find at the WEI Eco-Retreat Center a place for WEI members and WEI organizational members. 

Spring Open House

Start Date: 
Saturday, May 10, 2014 - 1:00pm
End Date: 
Saturday, May 10, 2014 - 4:00pm
Location: Our farm: Amador Hill Farm & Orchard, 15715 River Road, North Branch, MN 55056
Description: Join us for our Spring Open House where you can learn about the Women's Environmental Institute, a non-profit organization in North Branch working for social and economic change through food, farm and environmental justice.  We'll have tours of our certified-organic vegetable farm, a photography exhibit, miniature pony rides, and more!
For more information: Call 651.583.0705 or email wei@w-e-i.org