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.
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Good News For Those Considering a Visit to the Hermitage!
Almost all of the damage from last year’s winter storms have been repaired, and access to the Hermitage is once again restored from the south via Nacimiento-Fergusson Road. Access from the north (via Monterey and points beyond) is now easily available via Highway 1 because the Pfeiffer Canyon Bridge, which was damaged during the storms, has been rebuilt and is open. If you make a reservation and you are coming from the south, please see driving directions at this link: Download driving directions from Nacimiento-Fergusson Rd (PDF format)
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. Also note that the entire balance due will be charged to your credit card 7 days prior to your arrival – you will not need to pay once you’ve arrived.
Note: Sorry, no children under 16 years of age allowed, due to silent nature of retreat. No non-service animals allowed.
For group reservations or to speak with someone call (831) 667-2456 x100. Thank you.
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.
A 5% cancellation fee will be charged to your credit card on file, based on the entire cost of your reservation.
No changes or cancellations to a reservation are allowed within 7 days of arrival date (or after the guest has arrived). If you have to change your reservation within 7 days of arrival, you will be charged for any nights that you remove from or add to your reservation. If the room is re-booked for the days you had reserved, we will waive charges for the dates re-booked except for the 5% cancellation fee. You may cancel by emailing katee @ contemplation.com.
Reservation Change Policy:
We will make changes to an existing reservation the first time as a courtesy; any changes to the reservation after that will require a $15.00 change fee. Any changes must be made no less than 7 days prior to arrival.
Because of our remote location and the difficulty in re-booking rooms on short notice, we ask for your understanding as we uphold these policies. Any nights that you pay for but do not use are tax-deductible as a donation to a 501(c)(3) charity.