Beautiful view of our meadow and vegetable garden, this room is has the feel of a meditation space. The bathroom and kitchen is a short walk outside, and is partially covered.
Just 20 minutes from Belfair, Washington, Sahale is an easy drive from Seattle, Tacoma, Portland, and the Olympic Peninsula. Sahale’s 68 acres hold many gifts:
a large and quiet forest, an old orchard of many fruit varieties, and the most magical, a sacred grove of ancient cedars. The cathedral-like stillness within this 200 year old ring of cedars harmonizes with the rush of the Tahuya River, just yards away. The ever-changing river refreshes us, two bubbling springs quench our thirst, and a quiet pond stills us. Held close by hills and forest on one side, from the hot tub we enjoy the long, open vista over our valley toward the forested hills beyond the river. Thus it is that what we once dreamed has become a reality, a place we love to share.
12,000 sq. feet of experimental permaculture gardens
Orchards including apple, pear, walnuts, hazelnut, plum
Beautiful lawns, ornamental gardens with benches, vistas and
Hiking and walking trails
Beautiful river access
Indoor and outdoor meditation spaces
You will have access to your private room, a shared bathroom and a large kitchen with ample refrigeration for cooking your food. Please explore our land- trails will lead you to the Tahuya River and the cedar grove. There are multiple outdoor fire rings and wood available. You are also welcome to enjoy the cedar hot tubs, in which clothing is optional.
Interaction with guests
There are several permanent residents and a medley of ecovillage interns who may be present. We encourage you to engage with anyone in the common spaces. Sahale provides space for privacy as well as opportunities for social interactions.
We often have small community events and work parties- so please inquire if you'd like to know what else is happening during your stay.
Other things to note
We ask our guests to respect the privacy of our residents and the land at Sahale. We have camping grounds, homes and other shared spaces that are used by our 6-12 residents who come and go through the week.
Sahale draws many who enjoy participating in community activities. If there are community projects happening while you are here and you would like to participate, please inquire!
Smoking is permitted outside only and the covered fire pit outside our communal kitchen, Potlatch, is a favorite spot.
No candles or open flame inside any room.
Food shall be kept in Potlatch.
Guests will remake their bed with sheets provided on their last day.
The lower entrance of the log building where machinery and equipment is stored is out of bounds unless you are with a resident. The storage spaces on the top floor are also out of bounds unless you are with a resident.
Quiet time in the evening is between 11:30 p.m. and 8:00 a.m. Please respect others’ needs for quiet and rest. Keep music down, talk quietly in the early morning. Potlatch, our dining room, is a good place for late night conversation.
Clothing is optional in the hot tub.