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Retreat Without "Roughing It"

St. Dorothy’s Rest is a wonderful facility for church, school, and non-profit retreats and conferences. Though easily accessible from the Bay Area, entering this peaceful place is like returning to a simpler, more gentle time. Perched amidst redwood, fir, and madrone trees on a hillside overlooking a valley, we are close to both the Russian River and the Pacific Ocean. During the day, explore the endless hiking trails that surround St. Dorothy's, enjoy a hot cup of tea and your favorite book by the fire, or visit the quaint town of Occidental, with its shops, restaurants, and historic buildings just a mile or so away. At night, be dazzled by the sky and its stars, unencumbered by light pollution, as century-old redwoods gently sway and soothe around you.

Several charming buildings can house groups ranging from 8 to 65 people in semi-private rooms. There are also dormitory rooms available at a reduced cost. A group of 50 people may reserve the entire facility. Bathrooms are “down the hall”, and each retreat building has a meeting room with a fireplace or wood stove. There are also secluded outdoor meeting areas, and a lovely old redwood chapel.

2023 Rates: $96/person, per night; $20/person, per meal

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Facilities & Accommodations


Main House ("St. Dorothy's House")


Sleeps 28

  • The main dining facilities are located in this building, which is also known as "St. Dorothy’s House".

  • There are three dining porches that can be open or divided for privacy. The meeting room here, our largest, measures 40′X25′, is carpeted and has a stone fireplace at one end.

  • Seven bedrooms accommodate 14 guests; and an enclosed sleeping porch holds 14 more.

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