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SPECIAL -10% Discount for retreats 4 nights or more and midweek!

The Firs Retreat Center is a 7-acre campus among mature fir and cedar trees, just 2 blocks from Lake Whatcom and our private beach, in Bellingham, Washington.  The central location is convenient whether coming from Vancouver, B.C. or from the Seattle area. {Get Directions}

Whether you have a group of 25 or 220, the Retreat Center will accommodate you comfortably. We offer a range of housing options, including private cabins and individual lodge rooms, all with attractive views of the surrounding fir and cedar trees. Our various accommodations are designed to suit every budget. All lodging is centrally located - a short walk through the trees takes you wherever you need to be. This makes it an ideal spot to hold your next retreat.

To enhance your meetings, the main meeting room is set with special amenities. Start off with a song time at the piano. Warm yourself at the fireplace. Plan your presentation, discussion or performance without worrying about logistics. Our staff will meet your media needs according to your advance specifications.

Great dining is essential to a successful retreat, and our executive chef turns meal time into a dining experience where family-style, pleasing menus are served in the casual, friendly atmosphere. Want an extra coffee break, snack time or banquet? Just let us know in advance, and we will arrange everything. Our chef is here to assist you in every detail, from planning the menu to special requests.

Need to unwind? Wander down to our beach area on Lake Whatcom. Waterfront activities during the summer months include swimming, water skiing, paddle boats, and sea kayaks. If you prefer to be on land, start up a game of volleyball, baseball, soccer or basketball. Our staff is committed to providing your group with exceptional comfort and service!

The Retreat Center is available to non-profit religious or educational organizations, public schools, and church groups. For additional information or to schedule a tour, please contact Jan Morell at (800) 765-3477 or (360)733-6840,  ext. 221 or email Our entire staff is committed to making your retreat as worry-free as possible.

To enquire about any items that you may have left behind during your retreat, please fill out our online Lost & Found enquiry form.

For further Lost & Found questions, please contact Barb at (800)765-3477 or (360)733-6840, ext. 213 or


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Rental Facilities:
Firwood Camp
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Camp Firwood
On Lake Whatcom in Bellingham, WA • 118 acres and 4,500 ft beautiful waterfront • Available to groups 40 to 250
Mt Baker Chalet
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Mt Baker Chalet
Spectacular location at foot of Mt. Baker and Mt. Shuksan • Secluded four story A-frame Chalet • Available to groups 40 to 95
Retreat Center
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Retreat Center
Conveniently situated in Bellingham, WA • A 7-acre campus setting among mature fir and cedar trees, just 2 blocks from Lake Whatcom and our private beach • Available to groups 25 to 220
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The Firs, 4605 Cable Street, Bellingham, WA 98229 • 800.765.3477 or 360.733.6840
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