The wild and scenic Rogue River is located just 10 miles from the retreat house.

The town of Rogue River is located right between Ashland, Medford and Grants Pass Oregon, in the heart of Southern Oregon’s recreational and cultural opportunities. Just off Interstate 5, it is nestled along the banks of the famous Rogue River. From there, Pleasant Creek is a beautiful, meandering seven-mile drive into the countryside. All told, it’s about a four-hour drive south of Portland, and a six-hour drive north of San Francisco. Rarely will you find such dual qualities of wilderness seclusion at modernity’s doorstep. Pleasant Creek is just a few miles off of Hwy 5, about a four-hour drive south of Portland, and six-hour drive north of San Francisco.  With it’s dual qualities of wilderness seclusion at modernity’s doorstep, Pleasant Creek is a rare retreat that offers seclusion and quiet, without having to travel 2 days away to find it.


Travel by Air

Medford’s airport is serviced by commercial flights from the cities of San Francisco, Salt Lake City, Denver, Portland and Seattle.  From the airport it’s a 30 minute drive to Pleasant Creek’s gate.

Hellgate_Jetboats_2013Hellgate Jetboat Tours

Visitors from all over the world make up the 70,000 people who make Hellgate Jetboats their destination for summer fun every season. For over 59 years our company has run trips up and down the Wild & Scenic Rogue River. This allows many who would not otherwise be able to experience the beauty of the Rogue and learn its history. Our fully narrated trips are safe for the whole family. Making it an easy choice for reunions, business retreats and just plain old family fun.

Hellgate Jetboat Tours

Rogue Wilderness

Rogue Wilderness Adventures is your gateway to this beautiful and pristine wilderness area. For over 34 years Rogue Wilderness Adventures has been the leader in adventure travel on Oregon’s Rogue River.

Rogue Valley Zipline

Rogue Valley ZipLine Adventure is nestled in the hills of beautiful Southern Oregon. Our Company provides Guided Zip Line Tours on our progressive 5 zip line Course. With a glimpse at locally famous Braden Gold Mine and many other spectacular views including but definitely not limited to, Crater Lake Rim, Mt. Mcloughlin and Table Rocks. Home of the longest zip line in the Pacific Northwest and the Zip, Dip, & Sip Tour.

Rogue Valley Zipline


In 1968 the federal government created the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act to protect the finest recreational rivers in the Country. The Rogue River is one of these spectacular natural beauties and it is legendary for its rich wildlife, clear waters and excellent fishing. Spend a day rafting and soaking up the sun, as bald eagles, great blue heron, and osprey glide through the air above. If you’re feeling adventurous, book a rafting trip down the Wild and Scenic section of the river – it’s world class whitewater at its best.

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Additional Whitewater info

Fly Fishing

Take a short hike to spectacular Rainie Falls and watch steelhead and salmon make gravity-defying leaps up the steep falls as they have for thousands of years. Every year anglers and adventurers arrive from all over the world to fish the salmon runs made world famous by the likes of Zane Grey and Clark Gable. Find your own favorite fishing hole, or hire a drift boat guide and spend an entire day discovering the secret haunts of Steelhead and Chinook.

Wildlife Images

Wildlife Images Rehabilitation and Education Center was founded as a non-profit corporation in 1981 to provide for the care and treatment of sick, injured and orphaned wildlife, and offer educational programs on wildlife, conservation and the environment to schools, organizations and the general public. Approximately 80 percent of the mammals, birds, reptiles and amphibians surviving their initial injuries are returned to the wild. Animals with permanently disabling injuries that make them unable to live in the wild, if possible, are integrated into one of Wildlife Images educational programs. Wildlife Images Rehabilitation and Education center is open for public tours, free of charge, throughout the year, and has a very active educational outreach component.

Wildlife Images


With both Mt. Ashland and Mt. Shasta just a short drive from the ranch; you can enjoy skiing and snowboarding while taking in breath taking views along your way. If cross country skiing is your type of adventure; Crater Lake has the terrain you’re looking for.

Ski Mt. Ashland
Ski Mt. Shasta

Crater Lake

Crater Lake

It’s only a 75 mile drive to visit one of America’s crown jewels, Crater Lake National Park. No matter what season it is, this natural beauty offers hiking, snowshoeing, biking and cross country skiing opportunities.

Visit Crater Lake

Entertainment & Art

Less than an hour away, the town of Ashland will enchant you. Ashland’s claim to fame is the Tony Award-winning Oregon Shakespeare Festival (OSF) – one of the nation’s oldest and largest repertoire theatres.

Britt Festivals: Nearby Jacksonville is home to the Britt Festivals, which presents summer concerts in their open-air amphitheater. Bring your picnic and enjoy performances by top R&B, Rock ‘n’ Roll, and Country performers. The Britt also hosts a dedicated Britt Classical season, featuring world renowned guest performers. Over 42 concerts are offered every season which extends from June to September.

The Craterian Ginger Rogers Theater: Just a few miles south in Medford the Craterian Ginger Rogers Theater offers entertainment from around the world. From the Moscow Ballet to our own Rogue Valley Symphony.

Entertainment in Grants Pass: Grants Pass offers a uniquely diverse selection of performing arts theatres, concerts, and festivals. In the summer months the town is filled with activities, with First Friday Art Walks, Concerts in the Park every Tuesday night, July-September, and the Art Along the Rogue Festival held every October. The Grants Pass Performing Arts Center houses two theaters and three performance classrooms. The main theater has the largest stage in southern Oregon, and offers an exceptional array of music and theatrical performances throughout the year.

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