"If you do not turn inward, you will never know reality."
- Ajahn Chah

Offsite Accommodations
This listing of off-site accommodations is offered as a convenience. We cannot offer any further information or review on the listings in this section.

San Geronimo Valley (within walking distance/1-5 minute drive)

Woodacre $75/night
Private suite attached to main house:  Queen bedroom, bathroom , kitchenette (no stove), and private entrance beside a sunny patio.  Quiet and peaceful; light and bright. 5 min. drive, or 30 min. walk to Spirit Rock.   phone: 415.306-4667

San Geronimo $60 night/$70 single night 
Welcome yogis! - Lovely quiet room located in a small house in San Geronimo is currently available to Spirit Rock commuters only. The room is in a country garden setting with a private entrance. Coffee and tea are available in your room. Towels and linens provided. The bathroom and kitchen are shared. You may also enjoy the use of our loaner bike. Contact  - Laurel 415-488-4070.

Woodacre $79/night (weekly rate available)
Spacious and bright room with separate entrance and private bath.  Shared kitchen and living areas.  Enjoy beautiful views of the trees and garden from your room and private deck.  Email us at or call (415) 302-7795.  Photos available upon request.

Woodacre $80/night
I have been a practitioner, dedicated volunteer and employee at Spirit Rock over the course of the past 15 years. I have recently moved to Woodacre and have a large bedroom, with desk, in a quiet setting for those of you looking for accommodations during your Residential Retreat as a commuter. The large kitchen and bathroom are shared, however I would plan around your comings and goings from the house so that you have as much quiet and privacy as possible. There is street parking right in front of the house which is on a large, flat property. The grounds boast many roses, wisteria and lavender as well as outside sitting areas. It is about a 3-5 minute drive to Spirit Rock and probably a 20 minute walk from the house.  Contact Kim if interested at with "Spirit Rock" in the subject line. 

Woodacre - $65/night, $75/single night (weekly rates available)
Comfortable guest bedroom and private bathroom, shared kitchen, living room and deck. The house has a serene and welcoming environment. I am a long-time Vipassana practitioner and student of the Dharma, lucky enough to live walking distance to Spirit Rock. Photos and Guest Reviews are available on request. Contact Lori @ 415-987-6925 or

Woodacre, $70/night single
Peaceful guest room with private entrance. Quiet garden setting: enjoy deck and hammock. Room includes kitchenette with refrigerator/toaster oven/microwave, bathroom with shower, queen-size bed, free WiFi. Photos available upon request. Email Adi Girroir or (415)-488-4826. Rate for doubles is $75; both rates include County tax.

Sage Retreat - $80/night (2 night min)
Light-filled, peaceful San Geronimo studio guest cottage available for Spirit Rock participants (5 min drive).   Your home away from home, this beautifully furnished studio has everything you need while you are on retreat.   For more information and photographs or to make a reservation, please visit  We would love to welcome you to our home!  

Chrysalis $75/night, w/ 3 night minimum
We welcome you to join us in an idyllic forested setting - along a creek - here in San Geronimo, Marin. Your spacious, open-beam redwood room includes: queen bed plus couch/daybed, reading lamp, large closet, desk w/ printer and high-speed internet, skylight, ceiling fan, towels, robe, and tea service. Please also enjoy shared use of our gorgeous 4acre property, including: bathroom with shower and jetted soaker tub;  outdoor kitchen; waterfall; koi pond; infrared sauna; extensive meditation zones and hiking/biking trails from right outside your front door. 2min drive (or 15min walk) to Spirit Rock Meditation Center. 10min to Fairfax. 25min to Pacific Ocean. 40min to SF. Must love cats and children. No smoking/pets. If interested, call: Marlo (415) 419-4193.

Woodacre  Retreat Guest Cottage  $75/night single $90/double
Private, lovely, quiet,  with kitchenette –fridge, microwave, tea setup. Double bed / Rustic outdoor shower/Skylight/  Wifi 
20 minute walk from Sprit Rock on sunny flats of Woodacre. Photos available upon request--Contact Dahlia 415-488-1919

Woodacre - $70/night (weekly rates available)
Guest room with private bathroom and sunny deck, including hot tub in Woodacre home.
Laurie Chorna at (415) 488-1428 or

Woodacre - $60/night  Minimum 2 Nights
Lovely room with shared bath in Woodacre home. Share kitchen, yard, hot tub. Walking distance to Spirit Rock.
Contact Eileen Schatz (415) 488-0863 or

Garden Guest Rooms, Lagunitas: $80, single; $95, double (two night minimum)
Spirit Rock Meditation Guest Room with separate entrance, private bath/shower. Room features high ceilings, picture windows w/ beautiful views; slider opens to large deck. Sunny southern exposure, spacious, peaceful and quiet; bar sink, refrigerator, electric hot water kettle (organic teas & coffee provided); twin size bed(s).  Free wi-fi. Guests have access to separate meditation & yoga cottage w/ deck & amazing views; also access to half acre hillside garden, trails and sitting areas.  Pick a fresh bouquet of flowers for your room. This less expensive room suits Spirit Rock guests whose main focus is their retreat work. Deluxe Guest Rooms: 3 bedroom, 2 bath suite, sleeps six guests (2 queen beds and two twin beds).  Mini kitchen facility includes small refrigerator, microwave and sink.  Private entrance.  Access to garden areas and separate yoga/meditation cottage. Spirit Rock guests receive substantial reductions when booked directly with us. 
View accommodations at: Email Geraldine at or phone (415) 488-4467, (415) 601-0800 (cell)

Serene Garden Hideaway $150/night (private 2 bedroom flat)
Nestled in a park-like setting on 5 acres, this tranquil sanctuary on a quiet lane is a 5 min drive to Spirit Rock. Bright and airy with hardwood floors, and clean, eclectic furnishings, this is a private flat, attached to a larger home occupied by owner. There is a separate entry to 2 bedrooms, a spacious living room, kitchenette with mini-fridge, toaster oven, and coffee maker, bathroom with shower and tub, and small sunny deck to enjoy a cup of tea, the birds and stars! Walking distance to hiking trails, general store and Indian restaurant. Discounted rate available for longer stays.
For photos, go the Airbnb link or contact Jennie 415 601-8444

Buddha Heights  $140/night
San Geronimo,  5 minutes to Spirit Rock.
Come into the light. Join us at the top of the hill overlooking San Geronimo Valley.
Organic garden, private entrance, deck, mini kitchen, bathroom. Out the door hiking. Rate adjustment for longer stays. Contact  or at 415 686-9340.

Lagunitas - $265/night or $1,300/week
3 bedroom, 2 bath, newly renovated scenic home 2.4 miles from Spirit Rock with beautiful decks right on Lagunitas Creek.
Children and dogs welcome. Negotiable discounts for Spirit Rock off season.

Beautiful Country Retreat Cottage - $175 a night, weekly and monthly rates available
Quiet one-bedroom, one-bath, with office/second room tucked away in the woods. This serene retreat cottage is ideal for individuals or couples looking to find some peace and stillness. Located in Woodacre, just minutes away from Spirit Rock Meditation Center and within walking distance to miles of quiet hiking trails in protected land, this freshly renovated cottage can be your home away from home the next time you're looking to unwind. Close enough to commute to Spirit Rock for a meditation retreat or as a way to turn a daylong meditation training into a weekend getaway.Contact Mark: or view the listing here:

Forest Knolls - from $195/night +
Findhorn Buurd's Nest" is an eco-dweller's delight. Stay in your own beautiful self-contained private organic guest eco-NEST. Sustainable, Organic Mattress, Organic Linen, Organic Towels, Bamboo Floor, Tiled Shower and Bathroom, Private, Lots of Light, Private Balcony, Huge Deck, Quiet, Expansive Views, Sweet Sacred Space in the Forest only 5 minutes from Spirit Rock.  Please visit us online: or

Central Marin (10-25 minute drive)

Quiet Meditator's Cottage $100/night, 2 night minimum and weekly rate discounts.
Enjoy this artists private cottage with 360 degree windows and skylights facing the forests and stars, woodburning fireplace, full kitchen, lush garden setting and complete privacy. Located in the charming village of Fairfax, less than 15 minutes to Spirit Rock and 5 minute walk to town.  5 minute walk to the beautiful Cascade Falls hike.  Call Judith 415-609-7115 or or see

Fairfax from $65 a night
Peaceful home in a family neighborhood with two private rooms available.  Morning coffee or tea and self-service breakfast available.  Share a bathroom if other guests staying in the house.  Walking distance to downtown Fairfax. Mention "Spirit Rock" for the best rate.
Two rooms listed on or  

Fairfax - $85/night or $600/week (monthly negotiable)

Peaceful and private garden studio... lovely garden and deck for your enjoyment. Share kitchen and full bathroom with main house. Walking distance to downtown Fairfax. Easy parking/safe yet convenient to all amenities of Fairfax Wireless internet.
Transportation to and from via Marin Airporter available.
Daily transportation to and from Spirit Rock available.  Contact:

Fairfax, $85/night    
Nature lovers delight… an artist’s/meditator’s retreat.  A few minutes walk to Fairfax Bohemia and ten minutes drive to Spirit Rock in a private, quiet compound. Two room studio with kitchenette available by the weekend or longer, with private bath, wi-fi, laundry facilities, and separate entrance. Many stairs and a bridge to this hidden Shangri-La.
Contact  Elaine at (415) 454-7473 or

Fairfax Inn $130 - $170/night
16 Broadway, Fairfax, CA 94930
tel (415) 455-8702
Continental breakfast, pool

San Anselmo Inn $89 - $149/night
339 San Anselmo Ave.
San Anselmo, CA 94960
tel (415) 455-5366 / (800) 598-9771

San Anselmo - bed and breakfast in private home; Barbara Rousseau, Rousseau's Garden,

266 Saunders Avenue,
San Anselmo, CA 94960
tel (415) 456-5824,
Listed at

San Rafael (20-30 minute drive) 

San Rafael - Zen Garden  $110- $125/night - Come enjoy a peaceful, tranquil stay in my lovely home! I offers two options for guests to stay and can accommodate up to 2 guests.. Private Guest room with own bathroom - $110 per night. Clean, spacious lovely room with queen sized bed and private bathroom, wi-fi, easy parking. Studio apartment is $125 per night.  Large studio apartment, separate entrance with separate bathroom, kitchenette, beautiful views, wi-fi, easy parking. My home is located walking distance to the San Rafael Farmers market and China Camp State Park and about a 20+ minute drive (8.1 miles) to Spirit Rock and  (20 minutes to Berkeley, 20 minutes to SF and very centrally located). Kindly contact me:  call/text: (415) 269-0104 or
See listing at:

Panama Hotel $75 - $160/night
4 Bayview St. San Rafael, CA 94901
tel (415) 457-3993 / (800)899-3993

Embassy Suites $129 - $200/night
101 McInnis Parkway
San Rafael, CA 94903
tel (415) 499-9222/800-EMBASSY
Restaurant, pool, exercise room
Friendship Villa Inn $69 - $90/night
1600 Lincoln Ave.
San Rafael, CA 94901
tel (415) 456-4975/888-845-5246
Restaurant, pool

Four Points Sheraton $125 - $209/night
1010 Northgate Dr.
San Rafael, CA 94903
tel (415) 479-8800 / (800) 325-3535
Restaurant, pool

San Rafael Inn $70 - $85/night
865 Francisco Blvd.
San Rafael, CA 94901
tel (415) 454-9470

Days Inn $69 - $79/night

737 E. Francisco Blvd.
San Rafael, CA 94901
tel (415) 453-3450

West Marin / Point Reyes (20-40 minute drive)

Pt. Reyes Hostel  $20 - $60/night
1390 Limantour Spit Road
Point Reyes, CA 94956
(415) 663-8811

Olema Cottages  $120 - $180/night
PO Box 25, Olema, CA 94950
9970 Sir Francis Drake (less than 20 mins away)
(415) 663-1288 or 1-800-410-8373,
Family friendly. Private baths, kitchens.
Golden Hinde $75 - $139/night

12938 Sir Francis Drake Blvd.
Inverness, CA 94937
tel (415) 669-1389
tel (800) 339-9398
Restaurant, pool, marina

Olema Inn $125 - $165/night
10000 Sir Francis Drake
Olema, CA 94950
tel (415) 663-9559

Bear Valley Inn  $115 - $165/night
PO Box 58, Olema, CA 94950
Corner of Highway 1 and Bear Valley Road
(415) 663-1777, Pet and family friendly. Breakfast included.

Point Reyes Seashore Lodge $135 - $23/night

10021 Coastal Highway 1
Olema, CA 94950
tel (415) 663-9000
tel (800) 404-5634

Stinson Beach Motel $60 - $200/night
Stinson Beach, CA
tel 415-868-1712

Roundstone Farm $120 - $145/night
9940 Sir Francis Drake Blvd.
Olema, CA 94950
tel (415) 663-1020
B’fst included. Special diets respected.

Berry Patch Cottage $125 - $175/night (20 – 25 min drive from Spirit Rock)
P.O. Box 712
Point Reyes Station, CA 94956
tel (415) 663-1942
tel (888) 663-1942


Samuel P. Taylor State Park (10 minutes)
Lagunitas, CA

Referral Services

Bed & Breakfast Exchange Service of Marin
tel (415) 485-1971

Inns of Marin
tel (415) 663-2000
West Marin Network Lodging, tel (415) 663-9543

Point Reyes Lodging
tel (800) 539-1872

East Bay

North Berkeley - (45 minutes)
Terry Mandel, North Berkeley Hills Homestay
$95 -350/night (3-night minimum)
Peaceful suite in North Berkeley Hills home
Tel: (510) 528-9970
Light kitchen privileges; coffee, tea, and staples provided.


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