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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 (A minimum group size of 12 is needed to include meals. Kitchen rental may be an option for smaller groups.)

Mid-week (Monday-Thursday) retreats by non-profit, church, and school groups of 20+ people, may be eligible for discounted lodging rates. Please email the Office Manager, with details to find out more.

To request a booking, click here or contact our office at for availability. 

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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Every time you book a retreat at St. Dorothy's Rest, you are directly supporting our endeavor to send more children experiencing economic and medical hardships to summer camp. Revenue generated throughout the retreat season goes into our Campership fund which is distributed among Hospital Camp participants and economically disadvantaged youth requesting assistance.

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