WEATHER UPDATE: January 20, 2017: a new weather system has arrived that promises to bring at least 6 inches of much needed rain to our coast. The problem is that the ground is saturated, and this could cause more mud and rock slides that could potentially block our highway.  The highway that we are on (Highway 1) is currently closed at Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park due to a large slide. You can travel south from Carmel to Julia Pfeiffer Burns, but no further. So you cannot get to the Hermitage from the north.  The highway is blocked due to rock slides just south of our driveway entrance, all the way to Ragged Point.  This means that you cannot get to the Hermitage from the south, either. 

If you have reservations but cannot come due to road closure, we will refund or re-book your reservation.  Please call Katee at 831.667.2456 x143 to arrange.

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

Or you can call their toll-free number: 800.427.7623 and choose “1” for the highway number.


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.

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.


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

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