Welcome to The Otis Foundation

Gift a stay

Breast cancer touches everyone in some way. You may have been touched by it yourself or through the experience of a relative, colleague, friend or neighbour! We invite you or your business to ‘GIFT a STAY’ to someone living with breast cancer in order for them to take time out from cancer to relax, reconnect and heal with family and friends. A $100 donation will give the gift of time and space for one night at one of our retreats; $300 for a three night weekend stay and $500 will give a five day week-long stay. Click on an icon to gift an Otis stay…

$100 for one night
$300 for 3 nights
$500 for five nights

About Otis

The Otis Foundation provides retreats for women and men living with breast cancer at no accommodation charge. We aim to provide immediate relief to people who need a short-term break away.

The not-for-profit organisation was proudly born in the Central Victorian township of Bendigo and has undergone a rapid and exciting expansion over the past ten years.

The hundreds of guests who take advantage of The Otis Foundation's retreat accommodation each year consider the organisation a hidden gem.

Word of "The Otis Experience" is spreading rapidly, but there is still much work to be done to ensure that those in need of a helping hand are empowered to reach out.

The Foundation currently has properties in Victoria, New South Wales and South Australia and is strongly committed to ongoing growth, with plans to evolve into a national network.

Otis retreats offer time out to relax, reconnect and regroup for those dealing with the challenges that come alongside serious illness.

Each retreat has been donated for its location, in a beautiful environment which allows guests to draw on nature for strength and comfort.

Partners, family members and friends are welcome to stay but often those who call on The Otis Foundation are looking for solitude or quality time with only those closest to them.

Otis Retreats

Our Vision: To reduce the psychological impact on those living with breast cancer, their families and communities through the provision of a national network of quality retreats provided at no accommodation cost. Our Mission: To provide sanctuaries to nurture those facing the challenges of living with breast cancer.


Kez's Hideaway - click to visit

Kez’s Hideaway is to be a beautiful new home, to honour the life of Kerri Gray.

Due to be completed in 2015, the home will be constructed by Paul Gray Builders on land donated by the Campbell family in Redesdale with Jimmy Possum donated furniture throughout. Once complete, the house will become the 18th retreat for The Otis Foundation. 

This healing spell and time just for me has brought so many gifts, including renewed resolve and fortitude that there is hope and that the world is still a beautiful place.
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