McCheek Manor

About Us

About Us

McCheek Manor

McCheek Manor empowers leaders to stay off epic fail news stories and on greatest hits reels.  By offering guests time and opportunity to (re)build dreams, restore personal and/or workplace vision, recapture enthusiasm, and refresh the soul, guests are invited to stay as long as they like. The Manor offers a safe place* to relax away from day-to-day pressures where ample provision for reflection and personal renewal is the norm.

*A safe space, not just physically but spiritually and emotionally as well.

Guest Experiences Often Include: clarity of thought, stress reduction, increased efficiency, self-preservation, safety and confidentiality, respite from daily to-do activities…essentially a place where leaders don’t have to be leaders.

Dr. Marilyn McGraw and Robert Cheek


More About McCheek Manor

The ‘McCheek’ name comes from the combining of the owners’ names when we bought our first retreat property in 2013 in South Lake Tahoe, CA. Since then, we have upgraded from .40 acres in Tahoe to 5 acres in Washougal, WA. We have experienced many wonderful memories since transitioning to the Pacific North West (PNW) and we sincerely hope you will as well during your visit.

As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit sanctuary for established and emerging leaders McCheek Manor is committed to helping current and high potential leaders develop the strategy, motivation, and accountability required to succeed in their personal and business lives. By offering organizational development and leadership principles to collaborate with clients, we seek to provide ‘sanctuary’ experiences designed to refresh and avoid derailment.

But it wasn’t always this way. Marilyn and Robert met when they both worked in California’s Silicon Valley. One marriage later followed by the purchase of a second house, they quickly bonded over providing sanctuary experiences for guests of their South Lake Tahoe home. One by one, the kids moved up to the Pacific North West so in 2018, Marilyn and Robert did too. Nine months later, Marilyn’s mother and brother moved up as well. McCheek Manor as it is known now, was purchased in 2022 and began serving guests in 2023. We are excited and honored to steward over this amazing property and offer it to our guests as they find their own bliss during their stay.

*Services include:

  • Lodging
  • 1:1 coaching & consulting
  • Meeting facilitation
  • Group events
  • Porch haircuts
  • In room spa treatments
  • On site cooking lessons
*Based upon availability

Robert Cheek, Founder-Executive VP

Great care has been taken to create a safe place* where spirit and emotions thrive. In an effort to protect the privacy of current and future guests, our physical address (within the foothills of Washougal, WA) is provided during the booking process. We are capable of canceling an in process booking should our location not work for our potential guests(s).