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

Off-Site 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 guest room available in a Craftsman style home approximately 1/2 mile from Spirit Rock, (walking distance).  We are located near open space and hiking trails. The guest room is open, sunny and quiet. We have a big  garden and chickens... and please enjoy the bounty.
70$/night. Our email for contact is:

Woodacre Studio - $100/night, 2 night min. Weekly rates.
Quiet, clean, light and lovely studio cottage. Private entrance and parking. Full kitchen, queen bed, bathroom. Private garden patio. Next to Marin Open Space for miles of hiking. 5 minutes from Spirit Rock. Photos upon request. Email: Phone: 415-488-0296.

Woodacre $75:
Woodacre - Private suite with Queen bedroom, bathroom , kitchenette,   and private entrance beside a sunny patio.
Quiet and peaceful; light and bright. 5 min. drive, or 30 min. walk to Spirit Rock.  $75-/night.     phone: 415.306-4667

Welcome yogis! - Lovely quiet room located  in a small house in San Geronimo (five minutes from Spirit Rock) is currently available to  SR commuters only. The room is in a country garden setting with a private entrance. Bathroom and kitchen are shared. Rent is $60.00 a night with a two night minimum. Pictures available on request.  -  Laurel 415-488-4070.

Woodacre - $80 per 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 - $60/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 are available on request. Contact Lori @ 415-987-6925 or

Adi Girroir $65/night
Woodacre, 5 min to Spirit Rock.
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 or (415)-488-4826.

Chrysalis welcomes 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. $75/night, w/ 3 night minimum. If interested, call: Marlo (415) 419-4193.

Beautiful, Quiet Room Overlooking Garden 5 min from Spirit Rock in Forest Knolls, 1.5 miles west of Spirit Rock, A lovely room in a home.
Shared bathroom and Kitchen. Quiet, recent empty nesters, spiritually oriented. Longtime practitioners aware of needs of retreatants. $80/night contact: Andy at: 415-488-0201 cell or

Tree House – $450 a week (Woodacre - 5 min to Spirit Rock) Treat yourself to a gorgeous room with a view of Woodacre valley and private bath - kitchen privileges included. It is an ideal space for a writer, artist, meditator or yogi. Minimum one week stay, three weeks stay maximum. Call Aja at 415-717-4789 or email to arrange your visit to paradise.

Cedar and Sage $70-50/night
Small bi-level apartment 5 min from Spirit Rock
Queen bedroom, kitchenette, full bath, private courtyard entrance.
$70-50/night depending on length of stay.  See website; or call Trudi (415) 902-9349

San Geronimo Cottage $90 per night, lower rates for weekly or longer
Comfortable 1 bedroom cottage, complete kitchen, private bathroom, quiet, suitable for a couple or a single person. Enjoy the deck, the garden and the birds.
(415) 488-0985 or
Judy & Stan Voets

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.
415 686-9340

Elizabeth Ford $240/night
Cabin on 20 acres.  Lagunitas, CA
(415) 488-4740

Garden Guest Rooms, Lagunitas Spirit Rock Meditation Guest Room; 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. Rates: $65, single; $75, double (2 night minimum).Deluxe Guest Rooms: Spirit Rock guests receive a 25% reduction off our higher end rooms when booked directly with us. View accommodations at: Email Geraldine at or phone (415) 488-4467, (415) 601-0800 (cell)

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.

Dahlia Kamesar  $75/night
Guestroom with private entrance & bath
In Woodacre home. Patio & hot tub.
(415) 488-1919 or

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 - $55/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

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 $95/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 Namaste, marcia @ the-eco-nest dot com

Sage Retreat - $75/night

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, please visit  We would love to welcome you to our home.  For reservations, please contact Shreya at or call 510-882-9024.

Central Marin (10-25 minute drive)

Quiet Meditator's Cottage $75/night, weekly rate discounts.
Enjoy this artists private cottage with 360 degree windows and skylights facing the forests and stars, woodburning fireplace, full kitchen, hot tub, lush garden setting and complete privacy. Located in the charming village of Fairfax, ess 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

Beautiful quiet retreat with unobstructed view $185/night
Fairfax, 10 min to Spirit Rock. This is a beautiful hillside property offering stunning views of the surrounding hills, in a friendly and slow paced neighborhood. 2 bedroom, sleep 4. Queen size bed, two Twin beds, can be made into one King size bed. Fully equipped kitchen, spacious living room, bathroom with tub and shower. The big deck is ideal for relaxation with small table and chairs and chaises long. Free WiFi.
For photos:
Email Thomas at or (415)-596.7979   

Fairfax temple apt.  $95/night...$600/wk...monthly rates available.
Cottage like apt. with temple ambiance.  9 minutes from Spirit Rock.  1 bedroom, full kitchen,small patio in back, wireless internet.
Private.... walking distance to downtown Fairfax & Good Earth Mkt.
Suitable for couple or single person.   4 night minimum.
Photo's available upon request.   415-302-5305   (best to email)

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 listes on or  

Fairfax-   Ana Bravo $110/night
Studio 400 s/f with private entrance, flat quiet garden and surroundings.  Hammock and private
hot-tub.  Everything you need!! Available upon request.
(415) 460-5430

Fairfax - $65/night negotiable, lower weekly rates
Sunny Room with private entrance and bath, shared kitchen, garden, yoga studio. Laurel Houghton,
tel (415) 454-0391 or

Fairfax - $75/night or $500/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.
Extras include:
Transportation to and from Marin Airporter available.
Daily transportation to and from Spirit Rock available.
Healthy, gourmet meals available at your request. Can accommodate specialised diets ( i.e. gluten free, vegan, raw, etc.)

Fairfax Inn $120 - $160/night
16 Broadway, Fairfax, CA 94930
tel (415) 455-8702
Continental breakfast, pool

Fairfax - $100/night (5 nights or more $90) lesser rates for 2 smaller rooms
Forrest Haven Room Rental-large spacious room with organic queen bed and small kitchenette, bath, large deck, EMF protection and private entrance. Designated parking spot, down many steps in a wooded nature setting overlooking a garden and a large meadow. Minimum stay 2 nights. Two smaller rooms available with shared bath. or call (415) 459-3860 (ask for Susan).

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

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

Susan Kershner $700 - $1750/night
2 rooms, private bath &
kitchenette in San Anselmo home.
tel (415) 482-0422

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

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

San Rafael (20-30 minute drive)

San Rafael - Zen Garden - Come enjoy a peaceful, tranquil stay in my lovely home! I offers two options for guests to stay and can accommodate up to 4 guests ($ 20. additional guests per night). Minimum stay is 2 nights. Private Guest room with own bathroom - $100 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


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

San Rafael garden retreat suite - $75/night
Suite in beautiful, peaceful Sun Valley home; private entrance through our "secret garden" complete with koi pond, fruit trees and trampoline; conscious couple seeking kindred spirits for temporary residence.
Contact Amorah Light at

Central / Southern Marin (30-45 minute drive)

Courtyard by Marriott $159 - $219/night
2500 Larkspur Landing
Larkspur, CA 94939
tel (415) 925-1800
tel (800) 321-2211
Restaurant, pool

Holiday Inn $99 - $150/night

160 Shoreline Hwy.
Mill Valley, CA 94941
tel (415) 332-5700
tel (800) 258-3894
Restaurant, pool

Enjoy your own private space with Mt. Tam views in beautiful Madrone Canyon. Sunny furnished room (500+sq feet) with private entrance and kitchenette. Refrigerator, microwave and hot plate included plus use of washing machine/dryer. TV and wireless connection is included. 20 minutes from Spirit Rock. 3 nights minimum. Weekend $145 per night; weekday $125 per night; weekly rate $750; monthly rate $1,000. Available August 15. Second person $20 a night.
Tel (415) 924-4620

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

An English Oak Inn $95 - $120/night
P.O. Box 33, Olema, CA 94950

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 $110 - $150/night
P.O. Box 712
Point Reyes Station, CA 94956
tel (415) 663-1942
tel (888) 663-1942

Bay View Cottage $150 - $180/night
P.O. Box 638
Pt. Reyes Station, CA 94956
tel (415) 663-8800
tel (888) 663-8800


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
$135/night (3-night minimum)
Peaceful suite in North Berkeley Hills home
Tel: (510) 528-9970
Light kitchen privileges; coffee, tea, and staples provided.


Mountain cabin-like home.
Gorgeous restful and quiet retreat.  See: Ellen's Guest House on FB.
First bedroom, Light Retreat: Room with queen bed, lots of light. $89/night:
Second room, Cozy Pine: Room with queen bed.
contact: or 510-255-7340

San Francisco

Pacific Heights - (55 minutes)
$120/night or $600/week
Comfortable, furnished 1bdrm apt, great light, great location.
Contact: Meg O'Shaughnessy
Tel: (415) 563-3502

Email for photos and availability.

San Francisco
Golden Gate Heights (50 minutes)
Furnished room in large duplex
Tel: 415.722.6588