Hope Springs is a Retreat Center in Ohio's Southern Appalachian foothills providing intentional space for mindful, creative and healthy private group retreats. Hope Springs also sponsors profoundly transformational workshops on topics which include women's issues, empowered leadership, and personal growth.


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Hope Springs Institute Fundraiser:
Harmony Hills' Picnic on the Pergola

Harmony HillsJoin us at 2pm on June 7, 2014 at Harmony Hills. Help support the maintenance and upkeep of Hope Spring Institute's buildings and land through Harmony Hills's Picnic on the Pergola. Read More



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Hope Springs is nationally and internationally known for its hospitality, community-style warmth, and memorably delicious meals with an emphasis on vegetarian or light meat fare. We are a full service retreat center providing accommodations for up to 30 people.

Hope Springs is ideal for educational workshops, writing and meditation retreats, commitment ceremonies, large family reunions, non-profit board retreats, and yoga or dance workshops.

Bring your group to Hope Springs. We still have openings for groups of 12 or more on several weekdays and on the following weekends: April 4-7, April 11-14, April 18-25, May 9-12, May 16-19, May 23-25, May 30-June 2.

Besides the beauty of its secluded forested setting, what makes Hope Springs special are its outstanding facilities. The Studio is an octagonal 1500 sq. ft. building with exquisitely finished maple hardwood floors, high skylights, and spacious ceilings - evoking a reverent and tranquil response from guests.

A second facility, Spirit House, is a round meditation space with a central sunken fire pit and a contemplative art installation.

Lodging is offered to guests in four locations.

Hope Springs has a warm, community feel and artistic ambience throughout its complex.

Though internationally recognized and located in a remote setting, Hope Springs is close to a large percentage of the Eastern U.S. population, being only a 1.5 - 2 hour drive from Cincinnati, Columbus, Lexington and Huntington.

Hope Springs Institute is a nonprofit 501 (c) 3. In order to keep our services affordable to the public, we rely in part upon donations to keep our doors open. We are grateful to all who make contributions to our cause and thereby widen our circle of service to the greater world. Become a part of the Hope Springs family.

What Our Guests Are Saying

“The beauty of the people who work here. The Spirit of the Land. The love all around is what makes Hope Springs very special. This was my first time here. I will return. I felt so loved and cared for in all ways.”

~ Retreat attendee

“This is a beautiful, magical place. Thank you for allowing me to come and be part of the history of all the wonderful, moving events that transpire here. I loved the colors, smells, sounds, and food. I loved the snacks being out. The staff were all extremely kind and all my needs were met while here. Thank you.”

~ Participant, Writing Retreat, July 2011

“The mostly organic, unprocessed food is the main reason I enjoyed my stay. That is hard to find most places. Also, the room was very comfortable and the atmosphere was relaxing and pleasant.”

~ Retreat Participant, Noble Circle, September 2011

“What an incredible place, a wonderful experience, and an outstanding feeling of peace! Spirit called our group to do ceremony at Serpent Mound and the angels led us to Hope Springs! I feel so nourished and cared for! Thank you for being our “Support System.” Can’t wait to return! Keep on doing what you do! The bed was so…just right! The food was AMAZING!  The “SPACE” was perfect! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!”

~ Kay Shinol, June, 2011

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Featured Retreats & Programs


Hope Springs Institute:
Mother's Day Weekend Family Retreat

Mother's Day Retreat

May 9-11, 2014
Hope Springs is pleased to offer a special weekend for families to simply spend time together. Enjoy healthful meals, sit on the porch and chat; walk the labyrinth; hike the land. Treat yourself to an opportunity to connect in a natural setting that instills peace. Sleep late, eat well and just be. Read More


Hope Springs Institute:
Creating Sacred Space: A One-Day Retreat

Women Loving Women

May 31, 2014
Your immediate environments can provide Sanctuary every day for you, your family, friends, pets and other life forms around you. We will explore elements that combine harmoniously and help determine your personal vision of Sacred Space so you can create Sanctuary and enjoy some of that “Hope Springs Magic” at home!
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Hope Springs Institute - Enter the Quiet: A Silent Retreat for Men & Women

Enter the Quiet

October 3-5, 2014
In our busy lives, we rarely experience an extended period of quiet… of simply Being. For this weekend retreat, we create a space of Quietness for ourselves in the midst of community. We commit to ourselves and to each other our support, respect and presence. As we let go of speaking, we experience our connections to ourselves, to nature, and to one another in a completely different way. Read More



What Our Guests Are Saying

"This experience has has brought me greater clarity and confidence about my life’s purpose – in many ways, on many levels."         

Jacksonville, Florida

"The Astrolab is one of the most useful experiences I have had in understanding the inner workings and complexity of my psychic makeup and that of others."

Wendy Weir
Las Cruces, New Mexico


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