• 2 Days

Inspiring Nature Retreat in Mendocino, California

  • Basecamp Retreat
  • Science & nature
  • 2 days; 1 nights
  • 1 to 4 travelers
  • Begins & ends in Willits

A cure for "Nature Deficit Disorder" Our mountaintop ranch retreat, designed by a Frank Lloyd Wright School architect, is a 180-acre slice of heaven; overlooking thousands of acres of wilderness (Redwood, Fir, Madrone, Manzanita, Oak trees, plus Chaparral and wildflower covered slopes) all the way to the Pacific Ocean. We encourage you to enjoy first-hand the awe-inspiring vistas, sunrises and long lingering sunsets, relaxation, and unpretentious hospitality of our secluded mountain home. Are you a devotee of Shinrin-yoku: The Japanese Art of "Forest Bathing"? Come immerse yourself luxuriously in the naturally saturated atmosphere of prescription grade nature, here on the mountain! Relaxation is effortless after a day of fun and adventure exploring the Giant Redwoods, the famous Mendocino Coast, the parks, rivers and events or the abundant Award Winning Wineries. If you wish to spend your stay relaxing or in retreat, we hold space for you to do that as well. We are happy to serve as your personal guides on private wilderness trails, direct you to easy walks, guide you to our special spots for sitting on a rock, contemplating the view of seemingly endless wilderness, while surrounded by singing birds, fresh air and ocean breezes. At night, we invite you to sit on the porch in the moonlight or under the canopy of stars which pop out brilliantly in this place of no streetlights or neighbors. Our lovingly landscaped gardens are open to you for strolling.

At a Glance

Creature comforts


Physical activity


Ground support



  • Mountains
  • Forest


  • For ages 12+
  • Fluent english spoken


  • Hiking
  • Meditation
  • Wildlife
  • Digital detox
  • Stars & astronomy
  • Rural homestay

Your Local Expert

Kitty Norris

From Confucius: "To have friends coming in from afar, how delightful! " We have lived here as stewards of this location since 1992, reverently appreciating that this property nourishes us on a deep spiritual level in so many ways. Most peak experiences are best when shared, living here is definitely one of them. We love sharing it with like minded people from all over. When we committed to this property, we immediately felt strongly that this place needs to be shared. As you spend time in our home, you will quickly notice that our hobbies include singing, dancing, adventure & culture-study travel; reading, photography, hiking, birding, community volunteering, art and music. Our studies include nature study, anthropology, mycology, herbal medicine, photography, physics, cosmology, astronomy, philosophy, psychology, energy medicine, shamanic spiritual traditions. Thank you for joining us here on the mountaintop, for whatever delights Mother Nature decides to dazzle us with.

The Journey

Private Departures

Private departures, for just you and your friends or family

Flexible dates

  • 1 travelers$209 per person
  • 2 travelers$209 per person
  • 3 travelers$253 per person
  • 4 travelers$297 per person
Pricing depends on group size and host availability

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