Important Info about Your Retreat at Menucha

Thank you for registering for the Classical Guitar Immersion Retreat to be held at Menucha Retreat and Conference Center.  We look forward to having you join us.  As you prepare for your visit with us, here are a few things to keep in mind.

DATES: We welcome your arrival on Friday, 6/15/2018 with an expected departure on Friday, 6/22/2018.

WHERE: to Menucha Retreat and Conference Center in Corbett, Oregon.   Map and Directions to Menucha  Note: GPS systems have been known to lead our guests astray.  The map link above has specific driving directions to Menucha.

ACCOMMODATIONS: Your group will be staying in Creevey Complex. Please visit the “Group Buildings” tab below for photos. Wifi is available in all Menucha buildings except the Barn.

WHAT TO BRING: Check out our Check List.

WHEN YOU GET HERE:

  • PARK in our main gravel parking lot.
  • CHECK IN at Creevey Commons.
  • ORIENTATION will be given by one of our Menucha staff members prior to your first meal. Please make every effort to be in attendance that we might help make your stay more enjoyable.

MEALS:  If you require meals different from the rest of your group, please fill out the Alternate Diet Request form found on the “Alternate Diet Request” tab below.  Menucha is glad to provide alternate diets at a small additional cost. We need advance notice in order to provide this service. Your group’s alternate dietary requests must be received by Menucha on or before 5/25/2018. You may call our Food Service Manager, at 503-695-2243 if you have concerns about our ability to meet your dietary needs.

QUESTIONS: If you have specific questions about this event, please contact your group leader, Scott Kritzer at scott@scottkritzer.com or 503-719-5249.

 

Welcome Sign at Entrance
Welcome Sign at Entrance

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Menucha is located on the south side of the Columbia River Gorge, in Corbett, Oregon inside the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area.  Menucha is 30-40 minutes from Portland and Vancouver’s air, bus, and train terminals. Freeways I-84 and I-205 provide easy access by car from all directions.  Specific driving instructions complimenting the map above are found below.


ADDRESS: 38711 Historic Columbia River Highway, Corbett, OR 97019

GLOBAL POSITION: Our office is 45 degrees 32 minutes 13 seconds north; 122 degrees fifteen minutes 58 seconds west. Please note that GPS systems have been known to lead guests astray! When you see our brown entrance sign, turn in even if your GPS is instructing you to go farther.

FROM THE NORTH: Take I-205 southbound to I-84 East.  Drive eastward and take exit 22, Corbett Hill Road.  At the top of the hill turn LEFT onto Historic Columbia River Highway. Follow signs toward Vista House/Crown Point and proceed 1.25 miles. You will pass the Corbett Country Market and a fire station along the way. (If you pass the Corbett schools, you are headed the wrong direction. Turn around.) Keep left at the fork where Grange Hall Road splits off from the highway. Menucha’s entrance will be on the left side of the road.

FROM THE SOUTH: Take I-205 northbound to I-84 east.  Drive eastward and take exit 22, Corbett Hill Road.  At the top of the hill turn LEFT onto Historic Columbia River Highway. Follow signs toward Vista House/Crown Point and proceed 1.25 miles. You will pass the Corbett Country Market and a fire station along the way. (If you pass the Corbett schools, you are headed the wrong direction. Turn around.) Keep left at the fork where Grange Hall Road splits off from the highway. Menucha’s entrance will be on the left side of the road.

FROM THE EAST: Take I-84 westbound. Take exit 22, Corbett Hill Road.  At the top of the hill turn LEFT onto Historic Columbia River Highway. Follow signs toward Vista House/Crown Point and proceed 1.25 miles. You will pass the Corbett Country Market and a fire station along the way. (If you pass the Corbett schools, you are headed the wrong direction. Turn around.) Keep left at the fork where Grange Hall Road splits off from the highway. Menucha’s entrance will be on the left side of the road.

FROM THE WEST, take whichever highway you need (SR 26 or SR 30) to get to I-84 eastbound out of Portland.  Take exit 22, Corbett Hill Road.  At the top of the hill turn LEFT onto Historic Columbia River Highway. Follow signs toward Vista House/Crown Point and proceed 1.25 miles. You will pass the Corbett Country Market and a fire station along the way. (If you pass the Corbett schools, you are headed the wrong direction. Turn around.) Keep left at the fork where Grange Hall Road splits off from the highway. Menucha’s entrance will be on the left side of the road.

YOU’VE GONE TOO FAR if you reach Women’s Forum Park (1/4 mile past us) or Vista House at Crown Point (2 miles past us). You’ve gone way too far if you reach Multnomah Falls.

NEED A TAXI? For local TAXI and SHUTTLE SERVICE companies click here.

QUESTIONS? LOST? Call us at 503-695-2243.

  • Comfortable clothes (layers) – the weather can change quickly in the gorge. It can get breezy!  Don’t forget comfortable walking shoes and a jacket.
  • Personal toiletries including shampoo, (bar soap is provided) toothbrushes, toothpaste, comb, any medications you may be taking, and hair dryer. (Menucha has 4 loaner hair dryers you can request in the office.) 
  • Flashlight
  • Camera. We have amazing views!
  • Snacks and beverages…every meeting room has a refrigerator, microwave and 24 hour self-service coffee/tea/hot chocolate service available
  • Bedding and towels are provided for you at no charge if you are staying in Creevey, Boyd, Beam, Lindsay or the Hideaway. If you are staying in Wright Hall, Ballard, Habitat, or the Barn, please check with your group leader to determine if you should bring your own or place an order with your group leader (at an additional charge).
  • Alarm clock
  • Journal or notebook, pen/pencil, and favorite reading material
  • Bathing suit and towel for outside pool (open June, July, August only)
  • Lawn chair or blanket for outside use when weather permits
  • There is a small gift shop and an espresso bar at our site. Cash, Visa, Mastercard and checks are welcome in the gift shop, but the espresso bar (Just Wright Java, located in the basement of Wright Hall) accepts either credit cards or coffee cards purchased ahead of time.  You may purchase a coffee card from the gift shop or office.
  • Board games, movies, puzzles (There is no TV reception available on site.)
  • Personal sports equipment
  • Umbrella
  • Sunscreen and/or bug repellent
  • Ear plugs (just in case!)
  • For those groups for which this is appropriate: Laptop (WiFi is available in most buildings)
  • For summer months: a personal fan for your room

Please do not bring pets, fireworks, candles, illegal drugs, guns, or weapons of any kind. Menucha is a marijuana-free environment.


We take great pride in serving nutritious and delicious meals. Bread (made fresh in our own kitchen) and jam (also made in our kitchen from locally grown berries) are just a part of making you feel at home when you visit us.

Listed below is a sample menu.  As we try to take full advantage of what is available seasonally, your meals will vary from what is listed.  If you require an alternate diet or have dietary concerns, please complete our Alternate Dietary Request form (small additional cost applies) or contact our Office (503-695-2243).

007-bacon-and-eggsBreakfast

  • Hot and cold cereal – always served
  • Yogurt
  • Fruit

On table:

  • Scrambled eggs with hash browns and toast OR
  • French toast with sausage OR
  • Mushroom crust quiche with Country muffins

Lunch

  • Served with fresh fruit and a homemade cookie
  • 3 bean and lentil soup with a salad bar and cornbread OR
  • Spinach lasagna, Italian salad and garlic bread OR
  • Taco salad with protein options, chips and salsa OR
  • Chef salad with homemade mulligatawny soup and rolls

Dinner

  • Served with fresh salad and homemade bread
  • Roast Turkey with mashed potatoes, herbed gravy and green beans OR
  • Baked Salmon with roasted red pepper sauce, rice pilaf and steamed carrots OR
  • Honey Dijon Chicken with roasted potatoes, broccoli and cauliflower OR
  • Roast Pork with Cracklin’ cranberry sauce, sweet potatoes, vegetable medley

Dessert with dinner… all homemade

  • Crazy Chocolate Cake OR
  • Cream Puffs OR
  • Carrot Cake OR
  • Apple Rhubarb Crisp OR
  • Peach and blueberry Cobbler OR
  • Lemon Cream Cheese Pound Cake OR
  • Pumpkin Cake