Shadowcliff Opens for the Season on Memorial Day. Now Taking Reservations!
  • by kathy
  • · January 2, 2020
In preparation for our 2020 season, you might be wondering…

So What Does It Take To Run Shadowcliff Mountain Lodge?

You may have been a part of the Shadowcliff community for decades, or you may have had your first visit just last summer… either way, we want to provide an inside glance into what it takes to make Shadowcliff available for hundreds of guests each season. This is our first installment… more fun facts coming your way soon!
People, Place, Prosperity.  On a continuous basis, Shadowcliff’s Board of Directors and staff work hard to balance our “triple bottom line” — taking into account the three aspects of people, place and prosperity when making decisions and prioritizing.
We want you to know more. There are tons of ways for you to get involved, and we want you to be part of this meaningful work. Check out what Shadowcliff is all about!
Did you know?
Each year 60-75 volunteers work during the month of May to ensure Shadowcliff is ready for guests to visit from June through September?
Did you know?
Our annual facilities maintenance budget averages approximately $15,000 — not including major repairs or upgrades. Additionally, we spend a full 10-15% of our annual budget for bare bones insurance coverage, with expected 15-25% annual increases.

Questions and Answers

Question. Did I hear that right? Was Shadowcliff built by volunteers?
Answer. That’s correct!  Shadowcliff was built over the course of almost 30 years by over 600 volunteers.

Did You Know?

Those volunteers came from 42 different countries!

Did You Know?

An average of 20 groups hold retreats at Shadowcliff each season.
2020 Shadowcliff Programs
Question. How many people does Shadowcliff employ?
Answer. Shadowcliff’s Executive Director and General Manager, both part-time positions, are the only year-round staff. Each summer Shadowcliff employs approximately 10-12 seasonal staff who live and work on site.

Looking forward to a great 2020 Season!