Escape to the tranquility and natural majesty of Pepperwood!

Set on a hillside in the Mayacamas Mountains with sweeping views of nature all the way out to the coast, the recently refreshed historical Bechtel House and adjoining cabin make the most of these expansive views with floor-to-ceiling windows and an inviting outdoor wrap-around covered deck.

Imagine waking on a clear morning and gazing over endless meadows, mountains, and uninterrupted nature.  Enjoy spectacular sunrises, breath-taking sunsets, and skies full of stars far away from city lights. 

The main house boasts an oversized living room and dining area complete with a wood-burning stove, a full kitchen, and a comfortably-sized bedroom and bathroom. The adjacent guest house is outfitted with bunk beds and its own bathroom. The house can accommodate up to eight overnight guests. There is also space for private camping on the surrounding grounds. This is the perfect community atmosphere to focus on team-building! 

Both the main house and cabin are included in the rental. Guests bring their own twin bedding (or sleeping bags), pillow and towels.  Alternatively, Pepperwood will supply linens for an additional fee.

In addition to the one-of-kind, picturesque location, expert staff at Pepperwood can create a personalized retreat for your group. Our Learning Landscapes private hikes led by highly seasoned environmental educators.  These hikes are inspiring, informative, and tailored to meet the needs of your group.

Bechtel House photo gallery

Photos by Dana Hargitay

Break out of the mundane for a once-in-a-lifetime unique and truly memorable escape!

Enjoy the following amenities and services for an additional fee

  • Private naturalist-led hikes
  • Private yoga session
  • Sustainable land-management service activity
  • Catering & hospitality coordination
  • Audio/visual support
  • Bedding & towels
  • Dwight Center for Conservation Science tour including Gallery visit

Bechtel House rental pricing

  • $200 Day Usage up to 16 people
  • $325 Overnight Usage for groups up to 8 people*
  • $50 Individual overnight use

*Please inquire for overnight usage for groups over 8, and larger event rentals

Learning Landscapes

Immerse your group in an educational expedition on our 3,200 preserve led by an expert naturalist. Additional fee applies. Click the button below to learn more.

Learning Landscapes

How to request a reservation

The Bechtel House is available on a limited basis for both day usage and overnight stays for organizations that share Pepperwood's commitment to science, education and the environment. Eligibility is determined on a case by case basis.

For additional information or rental requests, please fill out a rental request form and send to Community Associate Sloane Shinn at sshinn@pepperwoodpreserve.org.