WEATHER UPDATE: February 14, 2017:  The highway that we are on (Highway 1) is currently closed to tourists and locals from Ragged Point through the Nepenthe Restaurant area, due to mudslides and weather-related damage.  There is no access to the Hermitage currently either from the north or south; the highway is completely blocked. In addition, the alternate route Nacimiento-Fergusson Rd, which has been used in the past to get here when the main roads are closed, is also closed indefinitely until repair assessments can be made.  Our retreat rooms will thus be closed down until March 17, at which time we will re-evaluate the situation and open rooms if roadways are clear.

If you have reservations but cannot come due to road conditions, we will refund or re-book your reservation.  Please call or email Katee to arrange. Her email is  Our phones are also currently down due to weather, but when working her number is 831.667.2456 x143.

Please check the CalTrans website for road conditions before coming to visit. Enter 1 for the highway:

Or you can call our reservations person Katee at 831.667.2456 x143 or, if calling on Fri-Sat-Sun, our bookstore at 831.667.2456 x124. Either will be able to give you a more current snapshot of highway conditions.


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.  Lucia Lodge, which is just down the road from us, sells internet access by the day.

Before making an online reservation, please read the pages regarding Retreats and Accommodations and Rates. We are a working monastery with accommodations and an environment geared toward spiritual retreats. If you are expecting flash, posh surroundings and luxury, you won’t find it here.  What you will find are clean, simple rooms that won’t distract you from your serenity and solitude, and breath-taking natural beauty.

We require a 2 night minimum stay in the same room; the maximum stay allowed is 14 nights.

If you feel that the monastic environment at New Camaldoli Hermitage is appropriate for you, then check our availability for your desired dates by clicking below.


If you have any comments about this new reservation service, please provide feedback at

For group reservations or to speak with someone call (831) 667-2456 x100. Thank you.

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