Hope Springs is a 501c3 Not for Profit 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 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 501c3 Not for Profit 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. 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

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

~ CKM - 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


Register your retreat at Hope Springs Monday through Wednesday at the rate of $85 per person per night, a $40 discount off of our weekend rate! Not valid with any other offer.

Call 937-587-2602 or e-mail Cynthia@hopespringsinstitute.org
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Featured Retreats & Programs


HopeSprings Institute:
Patterns of Fate, Revisioned


March 3 - 8, 2015
Arifa Boehler and Alexandra Merrill are returning to Hope Springs for another Astrology Workshop. It will have the elements of the original Patterns of Fate and more. They have integrated what they have been learning as they develop and teach new programs. Experience what it is like to learn astrology experientially with the charts of individuals in the group as the basic textbook. Read More

Oily Retreat of Bliss Retreat

Oily Retreat of Bliss Retreat

March 27 - March 29, 2015
Joing Nancy Illman and "Our Healing Circle of Love and Abundnce" for a weekend of intentional apothecary and self-care, employing the most pure and potent, sustainably sources Essential Oils from our wonderful friends at dōTerra.  Attend the Oily Retreat of Bliss and shine your light more brightly!  Guests for the weekend will be introduced to oil enhanced meals, yoga practice, meditation, dreaming, and chanting, as well as some rituals created just for us. Read More

Feminine Wisdom


April 10 - April 12, 2015
For the past six years we have been gathering as women do to share our hopes, dreams, wishes, fears, and sorrows. We have learned how to step into more of who we really are as women and have built strong connections with each other. Read More

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Women's Weekend of Recovery: Taking Back Ourselves

Women's Weekend of Recovery

April 24 - April 26, 2015
To any woman who has put everyone else first her entire life, these kinds of events may seem self indulgent. Often women will forego their own self-care and focus on helping their partners, their children, their families and friends. Investing in yourself can be a challenge. But we believe that much in the way a pebble dropped in a pond spreads out and affects even the furthest shore of a lake, women who have experienced a Weekend of Recovery will take that healing back into all of their relationships and their communities. You will be giving others a chance to participate in giving to an important cause. Read More


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