Host Your Group on the Mountain

Support and Inspiration

Mount Madonna Center offers a beautiful, warm natural setting for group workshops and retreats. The 355 acres of redwood groves, hiking trails, and meadows are infused with a sense of peace, spaciousness, and heartfelt service. This setting also includes a Vedic temple offering ceremonies of light each morning and evening. 

The community staff and the serene landscape provide a nourishing backdrop to support and inspire your group as you delve into your retreat or program offerings. With a range of bright, modern retreat spaces and housing options, the Center can accommodate groups of 15 to 500 people.

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Retreat Facilities

Conference Center

Conference Center

Centered around a large courtyard and koi pond, our largest facility overlooks Monterey Bay. The bright, open meeting hall (52' x 52') accommodates groups up to 500, including two breakout spaces (Maple Room 18' x 31' and Willow Room 16' x 28'), and guest rooms for up to 72 people. Full sound equipment, lighting options, an optional small stage, and a stocked tea and fruit bar are standard.

Seminar House

Seminar House

This facility comfortably accommodates groups from 21 to 60, with a bright central meeting space and 5 bedrooms. The main meeting space is 32' x 28', and the bedrooms can accommodate up to 22 people, with additional guest spaces nearby. All rooms are carpeted and have large windows facing Monterey Bay, with sliding glass doors onto a large deck.

Assembly Room

Assembly Room

A 45' x 45' meeting room with a hardwood floor (with or without carpet), high ceiling, lots of windows, and full lighting and sound facilities, this space is located just up the hill from the main Conference Center, near the cabins, and is available during the summer months and most weekends.

Orchard House

Orchard House

A clean and simple 28' x 23' meeting space accommodating 15 to 30 people. This space offers a high ceiling, plenty of windows for natural light, and a large deck with an orchard view.

Make the Mountain Home

Guest Rooms: Single, Double, or Dorm

Guest Rooms: Single, Double, or Dorm

Hotel-style rooms (without phones or TVs) with 1, 2, or more twin beds. Some include a private bathroom with shower. Others have access to shared (private while in use) bathrooms and showers down the hall.

Cabins

Cabins

Situated in an oak grove, the Oaks Cabins each house 2 people and have electricity and heat, but no plumbing. A separate bathhouse with private flush toilets and shower rooms is nearby. Cabins are a 10-minute walk up the hill from the main Conference Center.

Camping

Camping

Guests can bring their own tents for use on our 64 developed campsites year-round. From May 1 - October 31, guests can request 2-person Center tents with foam mattresses, with guests bringing their own bedding. All campsites have access to enclosed showers and outhouses. Note that we often receive significant rain November - April.

Own Vehicle

Own Vehicle

Spaces are available for your van, camper or other vehicle. Some have access to electricity, but no other hookups. Showers and restrooms are available in campgrounds and nearby Center buildings.

Rates & Fees

Fees include:

  • Housing accommodations
  • Meeting rooms

  • Support items (chairs, tables, floorjacks, cushions, LCD projector, marker board, etc.)

  • Two delicious vegetarian meals and a snack per day for weekend rentals -- for stays longer than a weekend, add $13 to each of the rates for 3 meals per day. Non-gluten and non-dairy options are available at every meal.

  • General facilities use (hot tub, hiking trails, ball courts, small lake for swimming, etc.)

  • Taxes and insurance

Rental costs are based on the following fees, per person per day:

Housing TypeCost
Commuting$45/person/day
Own Tent or Vehicle$56/person/day
Center Tent$64/person/day
Economy
$76/person/day
Dormitory (4-7 to a room)$86/person/day
Triple (3 to a room)$96/person/day
Double (2 to a room or cabin)$116/person/day
Double with bath$123/person/day
Single (1 to a room or cabin)$142/person/day
Single with bath$171/person/day


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Details to Note

All meals are strictly vegetarian. Our kitchen uses fresh, high quality ingredients, incorporating organic and local products whenever possible, in lovingly prepared menus. We can accommodate most special dietary needs and requests.

We serve Indian chai (caffeinated black tea with milk and spices) at each breakfast. Instant coffee is available in our tea selection. Fresh brewed coffee can be made available for your group at additional cost. A wide range of individual gourmet coffee drinks are also available for purchase at our cafe. 

We are unable to provide laundry facilities or towels, due to limited water resources and a commitment to stewardship of the land that sustains us. An outside company provides laundry service, including pickup and delivery, once a week.

Our resident staff are students of yoga who offer friendly, efficient service. If you would like to learn more about what the Center has to offer, we encourage you to make an appointment for a visit, so that you can experience for yourself the quality of the facilities, food, setting, and staff.

Book your Group

To arrange a visit, raise additional questions, or to inquire about hosting your retreat or program at the Center, please contact Vishwamitra, our Program Director.

E-mail: vm@mountmadonna.org
Office Hours: Monday-Friday 9am-5pm, Saturday 10am-5pm
Closed Sunday