Average Cost: $$ - $$$
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La Casa de Maria is an enchanting sanctuary of tranquility in Santa Barbara, California, 90 miles north of Los Angeles. The grounds abound in a magical setting of natural beauty amid a native oak grove nestled at the foot of the Santa Ynez Mountains overlooking the Pacific Ocean.The campus enclave is sheltered in a Chumash oak woodland enhanced by the tumbling waters of the San Ysidro Creek running through its 26 acres. The center offers a variety of overnight accommodations for up to 150 people. There is a large chapel pictured here, as well as a small meditation chapel with a thousand points of light mandala. There are several different and charming buildings that offer conference and meeting rooms that can accommodate groups of 10 to 140 persons. There is a full, modern kitchen and dining room serving excellent and healthful meals. Guests can also enjoy dining al fresco on the outdoor dining terrace set amidst lovely fountains and gardens. The 26 acres, located adjacent to reknowned hiking trails also features meandering walking paths, a large swimming pool and a tennis court. The Sadako Peace garden, the stone labyrinth, organic orchard and organic vegetable gardens add to the beauty of its unique natural setting.
Average Cost: $$ - $$$
Environment: Mountain, Ocean / Beach, River / Stream, Woods
Gay Friendly: Yes!
Special Needs: Wheelchair Access
Certified organic orchard. Solar designed for the sleeping accommodations and some of the meeting rooms.
Language: English, Spanish
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Dates Closed to Groups: Open all year. Closed for Christmas.
Groups Served: 12 Step / Addiction / Recovery, Arts / Crafts, Business, Church / Faith / Religious, Dance / Theater, Educational, Families, Health / Healing, Meditation Groups, Mens Groups, Music, Nature / Adventure, Non-profit, Peace / Justice, Personal Development Groups, Silent, Weddings, Womens Groups, Writing, Yoga Groups, Youth Groups
Amenities: AV Service, Carpet, Chapel / Temple, Fireplaces, Gardens / Outdoor Space, Hardwood / Tile (non-carpet), Labyrinth, Laundry Services, Massage Services, Meditation Hall, On-line / Internet Access, Stations of the Cross, Swimming Pool / Lake, Tennis Court, Walking/ Hiking Trails, Yoga Classes
Special Features: Sunny, magical, enchanting, organic gardens, beautiful outdoor setting, holistic, peaceful and serene!
Technology and AV: All necessary audio visual needs provided.
Room Types: Dorm, Hotel
Some or all housing is single sex only.
Food: Organic / Locally Grown, Restricted Diet Options, Vegetarian Options
Meal Availability: Available On Site, Provided - All Meals
Retreat Contact: Shawne Mitchell
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La Casa de Maria Retreat & Conference Center
800 El Bosque RoadSanta Barbara, CA 93108United States
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