Average Cost: $$ - $$$
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La Casa de Maria is a retreat center serving non-profit organizations, such as schools and universities; community organizations; health and well-being based; various non-profit groups; and spiritual and faith-based communities.It is an enchanting sanctuary of tranquility in Santa Barbara, California, 90 miles north of Los Angeles. The grounds abound in natural beauty amid a native oak grove nestled at the foot of the Santa Ynez Mountains overlooking the Pacific Ocean.La Casa de Maria offers a variety of overnight accommodations for up to 150 people. Guest rooms with en-suite baths were beautifully renovated in 2013. There are several different buildings that offer meeting rooms that can accommodate groups of 10 to 140 persons. There is a dining room serving excellent and healthful meals. Guests can also enjoy dining al fresco on the outdoor dining terrace. The 26 acres, located adjacent to hiking trails also features walking paths and a large swimming pool. The Sadako Peace garden, the stone labyrinth, organic orchard and vegetable gardens add beauty to our natural setting. We are an Inter-spiritual retreat center - open to all. Our grounds include several spiritual theme gardens, such as our Jewish Shalom Garden; our East - West Quan Yin Garden; our Islamic Garden and our soon-to-be-installed Native American Chumash Garden.There is a large chapel, as well as a small meditation chapel.In addition, the Center for Spiritual Renewal provides private retreats.
Average Cost: $$ - $$$
Environment: Mountain, Ocean / Beach, River / Stream, Woods
Gay Friendly: Yes!
Special Needs: Wheelchair Access
Certified organic vegetable garden and 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, Church / Faith / Religious, Dance / Theater, Educational, Health / Healing, Lesbian / Gay, Meditation Groups, Mens Groups, Music, Nature / Adventure, Non-profit, Peace / Justice, Personal Development Groups, Silent, Womens Groups, Writing, Yoga 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, 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. On-line, Wi-Fi and Internet access is NOT provided in the sleeping rooms. However, Wi-Fi is available in certain meeting rooms and on the dining area outdoor patio.
Room Types: Cottage / Cabin, Dorm, Hotel
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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 Center
800 El Bosque RoadSanta Barbara, CA 93108United States
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