Experience the biological anomalies and scenic wonders of the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument from your cabin doorstep-- and spend Friday nights in the eclectic downtown of Ashland.




Lincoln is the name of the small saw mill town built in the late 1920’s. The grounds held a company store, a cookhouse, five family homes, five cabins for workers, and a bunkhouse which accommodated additional mill workers. Since coming to Lincoln in 1975, we’ve converted these buildings to house students and support our academic programming.

Lincoln 1949
Lincoln 1949
Lincoln 2016
Lincoln 2016
Campus Mill Pond
Campus Mill Pond

This is still the wild West, a land of ranchers, farmers, foresters, gold miners, Indian tribes, and bohemians who have made a home on the frontier.  On the north edge of our campus we can still see ruts from the wagon wheels of pioneers who came to the West over the historic Applegate Trail. Mount Shasta is visible from a high meadow that is just a ten minute hike behind our cabins.

  • The cookhouse is a recreational building for ping pong, pool, music, group meals, and community meetings.

  • The former “company store” houses the library, classroom, faculty offices,   and laundry facilities.

  • The mail shed is a weekend wi-fi hot spot for students, functions as a community news board, and is a perfect chicken-yard lookout.

  • A cedar-sided forest chapel hosts weekly vespers services and is a space open for individual contemplation, meditation or worship.

Book discussion in professor's home

The cookhouse is for community gatherings

Paddleboarding on the mill pond

Students meet for lecture every morning in the library--once the town general store.

Highway 66 wends its way from Ashland to Lincoln

The Cookhouse under snow

The chapel is a place for meditation or worship.

Greensprings Music Festival

Late summer

Hungry chickens


Sleeping out

Meditation garden

Library under snow

Apple tart cook-off

Book discussion in professor's home

Trout pond boardwalk

Mainstreet Lincoln

Slow down

The barkburner

The old lumber mill

  • Lincoln is situated in the heart of the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument. Students can mountain bike, jog, cross-country ski, and hike the network of mountain trails and logging roads.

  • Our students use a nearby playing field for games of soccer, football, softball, and ultimate frisbee.

  • The Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail, stretching from Canada to Mexico, crosses our neighborhood just a few miles down the road.

  • Ashland, a charming little college town and home of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, nestles in the valley about twenty miles away.  That's where we go for weekend trips: groceries, dinners out, movies, concerts, book stores, and coffee houses. A play or two at the Shakespeare Festival is included in each fall’s academic program.

Mountain bike in Monument
Mountain bike in Monument
X-C skiing at Lincoln
X-C skiing at Lincoln
Downtown Ashland
Downtown Ashland
Shakespeare Festival
Shakespeare Festival



We work to increase environmental sustainability in our campus lifestyle. Students join in recycling, feeding food scraps to the chickens, and reducing our energy usage. Students also help maintain the property. On Friday afternoons, we gather for a few hours of work – collecting and chopping firewood, performing grounds keeping duties, and cleaning the library and cookhouse.

Friday chores include hauling logs

Chopping wood for keeping warm in late Fall.

Sometimes chores include pressing cider from locally foraged apples.

Ready for wildfires

Collecting firewood

Preparing the soil

Old is gold.