Directions to St. Benedict Lodge
Arriving via Interstate 5:
Take exit # 194A (Springfield). This will place you on Highway 105/126 east. Follow this highway a few miles until it ends, turning left (east) onto Highway 126. Drive approx. one hour along the McKenzie highway to milepost 50 and the village of McKenzie Bridge. Immediately before the small McKenzie Bridge store, make a gentle left onto North Bank Rd. Drive 1/2 mile up North Bank to St. Benedict Lodge on the right.
Arriving via Sisters:
Take highway 126 driving west out of Sisters (in the summer highway 242 is open and is a scenic but very curvy option). A few miles after crossing the Santiam Pass, be sure to take the left turn marked "Eugene" (not going onto Salem) and then 4 miles later take the left turn again marked "Eugene" (not going onto Albany) The first village and sign of habitation will be McKenzie Bridge. Immediately after passing the small McKenzie Bridge store, make a very sharp right turn onto North Bank Rd. 1/2 mile up North Bank is St. Benedict's on the right.
Although St. Benedict is at the edge of the Willamette National Forest our elevation is only 1400' and snow seldom isolates us or presents any serious inconvenience during the winter months. Access to the Retreat Center from Interstate Highway 5 is always open and an easy one hour drive.