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"From this place springs hope for inner and global peace."

Who We Are

Hope Springs Institute is a 501c3 non-profit retreat center in Appalachian Ohio, cultivating peace through empowered leadership, innovative learning, and personal healing. Our vision is a more peaceful, equitable, and inclusive world. 

Our Mission

To hold sacred space and transformative programming for growth, leadership, and healing while honoring mind, body, spirit, and the earth.

What We Do

We offer our land, sacred spaces, and accommodations for organizations, collectives, and groups. In addition, we offer our own specialized programs that encourage learning, growth, and right relationship with self, others, and land. We can comfortably host up to 35 people.

Our Core Philosophy

We believe in the inherent worth of every individual.


We value healing for ourselves, humankind, and the planet.

We practice theory-based and experiential learning that fosters right relationship.

We believe in respect for ourselves, each other, and the land.


We value the land as a sacred teacher.

We practice an intersectional approach to our work that honors life's natural diversity and the dignity of every being. 

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Core Philosophy

Upcoming Community Programs

  • Recharge and Renew Retreat
    Fri, Jun 02
    Hope Springs Institute
    Jun 02, 5:00 PM – Jun 04, 1:00 PM
    Hope Springs Institute, 4988 Mineral Springs Rd, Peebles, OH 45660, USA
    Are you longing for change? Searching for purpose? Ready to be part of something bigger? Transitioning to a new-stage of life? The Recharge and Renewal Retreat at Hope Springs is a great way to get started.
  • Enter the Quiet - Gender Inclusive Summer Silent Retreat
    Jul 21, 6:00 PM – Jul 23, 2:00 PM
    Hope Springs Institute, 4988 Mineral Springs Rd, Peebles, OH 45660, USA
    For this weekend retreat, we create a space of Quietness for ourselves in the midst of community.
  • Weekend of Recovery All Alumni Retreat
    Thu, Aug 10
    Hope Springs Institute
    Aug 10, 5:00 PM – Aug 13, 2:00 PM
    Hope Springs Institute, 4988 Mineral Springs Rd, Peebles, OH 45660, USA
    This retreat is for any individual who has experienced a Weekend of Recovery retreat with the organization "Taking Back Ourselves".
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The Gift of Giving

The challenges of recent years gave us a renewed vision, and a clearer strategy of how to Build Hope for the Future

This is where you come in!


A one-time donation helps operations, while a recurring monthly donation helps us plan for the future and gain financial stability.


Your contribution sends ripples of positive change into a world that needs more people doing the work to restore our inner and outer worlds.

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Words from our Community


"A magical healing place in nature, my oasis in the chaos. I always feel at peace, pampered, and cared for while on this land."


"The place is sacred and special and I appreciate the staff holding and cultivating

beauty and love here for those who come."


"The place is lovely, energizing and welcoming. Coming from India I

felt most comfortable.

Thank you so much."


"This sacred earth space was perfect, just perfect. Time slows (here) as you need in order to do your work."

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