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.

Hope Springs Institute


Guest Spotlight

Cori YeagerCori Yeager, Phd

Hope Springs is pleased to have Cori Yeager, PhD, returning to lead our Women Loving Women workshop and our newly added program, Couples Connection. Both of these workshops are designed for couples who are looking for a fun, non-threatening experience, to strengthen their relationship. The programs are designed to focus on strengths in the partnership, getting back to what attracted you to each other, and especially communicating gratitude and communicating what we want and need. There will be a combination of group work, couples only work, and limited didactic teaching. Couples can also arrange to speak with Cori privately during this weekend.   Read More.

Renewal of the Celtic Great Mother's Circle

Celtic DrumThe Celtic Great Mother Circle is much more than the physical prayer staffs that stand in each of the directions. Inside the Circle is a central, circular stone representing the Serpent Mother, the universal, unifying life force surrounded by a circle of stones that hold the energy of the Serpent Mother. Surrounding the outside of the physical prayer staffs is a Circle of Cedars, a sacred tree of the Celts. This creates three concentric circles of a Celtic Mandala representing the Celtic Wheel of Life. Read More.

About Hope Springs

The Hope Springs Institute - nestled in the Appalachian foothills, just a 1-2 hour drive from Cincinnati, Columbus, Dayton, Huntington and Charleston - is the ideal location to reflect, relax and renew.  Hope Springs abuts 100+ acres owned by the Arc of Appalachia, allowing visitors to enjoy 130-acres of pristine wilderness.

A 510c3 non-profit retreat center, Hope Springs offers functional space and accommodations for private group retreats, meetings and corporate events.  Hope Springs also sponsors transformational programming on topics including empowered leadership and personal growth.

Living Space

Our Property

Catering Facility

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

~CKM, Jacksonville, Florida

Support Hope Springs

Please Help Support Hope Springs Instituate with your generous donation.

HSI Donation



Email Newsletter icon, E-mail Newsletter icon, Email List icon, E-mail List iconSIGN-UP for our e-Newsleter & Program Updates


Follow Us on the Web:




Featured Retreats & Programs


Hope Springs Institute: Women Loving Women Couples Retreat

Women Loving Women Couples Retreat

February 26 - February 28, 2016
Explore Hope Springs is delighted to offer a retreat for Lesbian Couples. Those who attend this special weekend can expect a safe and protected space to deepen their commitment to each other and gently loosen the constraints that daily life, stress and responsibilities impose upon intimacy.     Read More

Hope Springs Institute: Enter the Quiet For Women

Enter the Quiet

March 18 - 20, 2016, now in our 16th year!
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 ourseles 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

Calling Back the Labyrinth:  Learning from the Land and Working with the Land



April 22 - 24, 2016

Near the 16th anniversary of the laying down of the original Hope Springs Labyrinth, we invite you to join us in this workshop and help re-build her. The Hope Springs Labyrinth experienced major destruction due to falling trees and equipment used to remove them. We have let the land rest for nine months as we did ritual to send love and healing energy to this sacred site.  Now we will call her back. Read More

Writing in Depth: An Academic Writing Retreat

Academic Writing

May 26 - May 29, 2016
This retreat takes place in a setting tthat is especially supportive of people working at different levels of academic writinnng - dissertation, pre-tenure, post-tenure - and with interdisciplinary projects.  Read More

Back to Top