WEATHER UPDATE: 3/13/2017: due to widespread road closures and slides along Highway 1 and damage to our driveway, all related to the extreme storms we’ve been having this winter, we are having to close the Hermitage to all guests and visitors at least until the end of March. We will re-evaluate opening back up after March, depending on the condition of the highway and our driveway. We encourage you to check back here periodically, and once we open we would love to have you come visit the fresh green spring and wildflowers that these rains will certainly bring!
The Hermitage offers a variety of accommodations throughout our monastery grounds. The map at right indicates the locations of each, for your general reference. You will note that each of the private rooms in the retreat house are named; click this link: short biography/reference to see the story behind each.
For guests requiring wheelchair accessibility, please note that Guest House A is the closest to our Chapel, with ramps and ease of access to the Chapel and bookstore. Scholastica is our other ADA-approved accommodation, newly renovated with wheelchair access entry, kitchenette and bathroom. Please note: there is no internet or cell phone service here. There is a landline phone available during business hours to make quick calls in case of urgency or to let your loved ones know you have arrived safely.
The main retreat house features nine private rooms , each with a half-bath and personal garden overlooking the ocean. In the retreat house, there is also a room with two private showers and a common kitchen where meals are picked up.
In addition to the retreat house, there are five private hermitages located along the hillside below the retreat house. These spaces offer greater solitude and privacy. They include a full bathroom, small refrigerator, small counter-top gas burner for cooking and a sun deck. The main meal is picked up at the retreat house kitchen. The private hermitages called “Logos”, “Sophia” and “Doxa” each have a separate bedroom with a double bed, and decks with beautiful ocean views.
Just added in 2011 are private retreat accommodations within the monastic enclosure. This completely private cell includes bath, prayer room, and sleeping area. These accommodations are only available to male retreatants since they are located within the monastic cloister. They are not available on-line, please call the bookstore (831)667-2456 x 100 or send an email to email@example.com
We are pleased to now offer six choices in accommodations that are double occupancy:
Scholastica is a spacious, free-standing open concept hermitage. The one large room includes two twin beds, a fold-out couch and a full kitchen with living & dining area. A full bathroom with shower is located just off the large central living area.
Rates for accommodations, cancellation policy and check-in
To reserve 3 or more rooms, contact Katee in Guest Ministry at (831) 667-2456 x 143 for group policy information. Reservations can be made up to 12 months in advance.
The Hermitage has a 2 night minimum stay and a 14 night maximum stay requirement. We ask that you plan to stay at least 2 nights (in the same room) to fully experience the serene, rejuvenating monastic atmosphere here, and to reduce the noise and activity associated with single night stay-overs. Our guests have found that one simply cannot receive the full benefit of disconnecting from the busy world with a single night stay.
The cost for retreat accommodations are as follows (please note that any amount paid above these rates is tax deductible, and we will use that amount to fund our scholarship program – for those guests who need financial assistance):
Single occupancy retreat house rooms 1 thru 9 are $135 per night.
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Private Hermitages Logos, Doxa or Sophia: single occupancy: $191 per night; double occupancy: $291 per night.
Photos of Sophia Private Hermitage
Photos of Doxa Private Hermitage
Photos of Logos Private Hermitage
Single occupancy Monastic cottages are $145 per night. They are not available for online booking. Please call to book.
GuestHouse A is $129 for single occupancy and $229 for double occupancy.
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GuestHouse B is $135 for single occupancy and $235 for double occupancy.
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Scholastica: $176 for single occupancy and $276 for double occupancy.
Scholastica Virtual Tour!
All rates for accommodations include meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner), which are mostly vegetarian. Please see our “FAQ” section for more details.
Please note that if you must cancel your reservation, we must charge you a $15.00 cancellation fee to help recover bank charges we incur for each reservation. Your deposit (minus the cancellation fee) may be returned (if requested), provided you cancel at least 14 days prior to your check-in day of arrival. Reservation deposits made inside of 7 days of arrival date are non-refundable.
Check-in is 4:00 pm, check-out is 1:15 pm.
When arriving, please proceed to the Bookstore and Gift Shop to check in. If you are arriving after hours (the store closes at 5:00pm), there will be a map with your name on it in a “late arrivals” stand near the front door of the store, which will direct you to your room or private hermitage. Please take the map and register the following morning at the bookstore. In your room you will find a binder with information on meals, trails and other pertinent instructions that will help make your stay comfortable.