Stay at the off-grid straw-bale hermitage at our retreat center five miles from Warner Springs. You will be secluded from, yet close to the convenience of our retreat center, surrounded by 180,000 acres of wild-land, in the chaparral forest of back-country northeast San Diego county. You have a panoramic view of Mount Palomar and the valley between us. Walk the stone labyrin
Stay at the off-grid straw-bale hermitage at our retreat center five miles from Warner Springs. You will be secluded from, yet close to the convenience of our retreat center, surrounded by 180,000 acres of wild-land, in the chaparral forest of back-country northeast San Diego county. You have a panoramic view of Mount Palomar and the valley between us. Walk the stone labyrinth, enjoy hiking trails. Ideal for a personal or writing retreat. The hermitage sleeps two. Has 12 volt solar system for lighting. You have use of showers, bathroom, and kitchen at the main retreat house.
Kitchen has refrigerator, stove etc. We do not provide food.
The land here has been used for deep transformational work for the past quarter-century. People tell us that the atmosphere is infused with an otherworldly sense of stillness and meditative calm. People often use the hermitage for personal spiritual retreats; writers and artists also come here for writing or creative retreats, or to spend time in personal reflection. PLEASE NOTE: Vegan, plant-based food only. .No meat, fish, eggs or dairy, alcohol or non-prescription drugs. No exceptions.
NOTE: FOR OUR CONVENIENCE AND YOUR COMFORT PLEASE PLAN TO ARRIVE BEFORE SUNSET
- Check in: After 2PM
- Check out: Before 12PM
- Cancellation policy: Flexible
- On arrival: Meet and greet
- Minimum nights: 1 night
- Accepts bookings: 3 months out
- Response time: Within 6 hours
- Response rate: 100%
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The perfect place for a personal retreat. Access to communal kitchen and bathrooms, but with the privacy of your own little house on the hill. Immersed in nature, but more comfortable than camping. Energy feels right for transformational work, but also brings peace and calm. Wish I had more time to spend there.
So much love was made here.
Upon arrival, Caitriona greeted us with so much magic and wonder! Which appropriately set the tone for our entire trip there. The hut on the hill was everything that I could imagine as we disconnected and came one with nature. The howling of the coyotes and overall breathe of the desert was everything that one could ask for. My highlight was dancing among the labyrinth and sealing our stay with sharing a meal with Michele and Caitriona. This stay was really something and I have officially made it my go to retreat when needing an escape from the beach. I am so grateful to come across this listing and know that everyone else who is fortunate enough to have a stay here will feel the same. With so much love…Devin, Leemond and Nicki xo
Had an absolutely wonderful time staying on Catriona and Michele’s land. They are so kind and generous and truly care about the land they have and the people they share their space with. Everything is so clean and I couldn’t have asked for a better weekend where my dog could run to his hearts content. I packed food, but it was nice to see a kitchen full of everything you’d needed to cook there. I was glad I packed a headlamp so we could enjoy the sunset from the labyrinth and still explore a little before walking back to the hermitage after it got dark. The hermitage was comfy at night and tucked in a secluded spot. Can’t wait to stay again. It is truly a gem!
Just what I needed! All the basics are covered. Huge full kitchen, bathroom and shower, sweet covered patio to lounge at A few cozy blankets, the books and the instruments some food and I was set for a weekend of complete relaxation.
Beautiful views from the valley. The little adobe shack stayed pretty cozy. Felt safe and peaceful.
Gorgeous with room for improvement
Absolutely beautiful location and friendly host. The solitude was magical and most of what I needed was provided for. A few ways to improve: my room did not have a heater and it got very cold at night. The wifi in the main house was incredibly slow, and I could hear rodents scurrying back and forth in the walls and attic! Cleanliness was a major issue, and the men's bathroom especially was in very bad condition. And overall I believe that the cost was too high for what I was offered.