Prayer and Meeting Spaces

Monastic Chapel

monastic chapel

The original monastic Chapel accommodates 40-60 people and is used for worship and seasonal concerts.

Prayer Room

Prayer Room

An additional sacred gathering space provides for up to 60 people and is used for more informal Eucharist gatherings and meetings.

Conference Room

conference room

The conference room is a large partitionable area with a gas fireplace and can seat up to 100 guests.



The library draws guests who enjoy reading quietly. It has two large tables with chairs providing additional small meeting or dining space as needed.

Pillow Room

pillow room

Adjacent to the library is a large comfortable room with a wood-burning fireplace that can accommodate up to 40 people.

Rose Room

rose room

This small meeting room has a guest computer and printer and is often used as a breakaway space for small group of up to 12 or 14 persons.

Courtyard Garden

garden courtyard

The inner courtyard garden is a quiet space available to all groups and individuals for contemplative time.

Art & Meditation Space

art and meditation space

Art and meditation space provides guests a creative space to discover calligraphy, origami, collage makings and other art supplies to explore their own soul work through artistic expression.



The straw bale hermitage provides retreatants a unique space for solitary time. The hermitage is used for single, hour-long sittings during programs and for day use when no programs are scheduled.



Nearby and slightly above the south west gardens sits the yurt, an enclosed circular structure with a redwood deck, which accommodates small discussion and prayer groups as needed.


Additional facilities

book store and facilities

There is wireless technology throughout the building, and the capability to do live streaming is available in the conference room.

The first floor contains three staff offices and a large work room with copy machine and fax.


The parlor/bookstore, inside the main entrance, serves as a reception/registration area and has attractive offerings of poetry, contemporary spirituality, creation spirituality and Merton materials. In addition, an array of original artistic cards and small meditative items are available.

On your next visit to the center drop into the parlor/bookstore. There are new books and some old favorites to explore. Yvonne Rose has offered us new photographic creations as she brings her artist's eye to the nooks and crannies of Santa Sabina. Take home some honey from the Carmelites of the Redwoods to enjoy. Find a card for someone special.


Dining and Accommodations

Dining Room


The dining room seats up to 60. Our kitchen staff provides healthy, delicious and beautiful meals.

We serve such delights as sustainably raised salmon, free range chicken, steamed fresh vegetables, fresh mixed green salads, & often times homemade desserts. Local organic produce is used whenever possible. We also have great vegetarian fare by request.


prayer room

The second floor of the center consists of 38 bedrooms—19 single rooms and 19 with two beds, providing accommodations for 38 single rooms or when used with double occupancy up to 57 guests.

In addition to these rooms which are available to our guests, there is a first floor bedroom with handicapped accessibility.


Private stays

Private retreat nights are only available at specific times each month; and need to be reserved well in advance.

If our staffing schedules permit it, we can sometimes accommodate early arrivals or late stays either pre or post program offering dates.

Please check current rates for private retreat nights.