Commonweal Retreat Center

Commonweal is a nonprofit center that works in three core fields—health and healing, art and education, and environment and justice—located on a beautiful 60-acre site at the edge of the Pacific Ocean in the Point Reyes National Seashore. Our three guest houses are available, when not in use for Commonweal programs, to small groups and individuals for conferences, workshops, meditation and yoga retreats, family gatherings, as well as individual retreats and similar uses which are compatible with Commonweal’s nonprofit purpose. For more information and for booking, contact Retreat Center Director Jenepher Stowell, 415-868-0970 (voice mail extension 315).

Pacific House

Pacific House, beautiful and historic, sits on a bluff overlooking the Pacific. The house is comfortably furnished and electrically heated throughout.

  • Twelve bedrooms, eight double beds and four single beds
  • Five bathrooms
  • Fully equipped kitchen
  • Large dining room
  • Large living room with stone fireplace

Bothin House

Bothin House is situated in a secluded grove of Monterey pine and cypress trees.

  • Two bedrooms, each with two single beds
  • One full bathroom
  • Fully equipped kitchen
  • Wood burning stove and fireplace, as well as electrical heating
  • Washer and dryer

Kohler House

Kohler House sits in an open setting with partial views of the ocean.

  • Three bedrooms, each with two single beds
  • One full bathroom
  • Fully equipped kitchen
  • Wood burning stove and fireplace, as well as electrical heating

Guests at Commonweal should prepare for dramatic changes of weather at almost any time of year. The winter may bring frequent rain, and this coastal site is often windy. We suggest warm, layered clothing and good walking shoes so you can enjoy the extraordinary resources of the Point Reyes National Seashore.

This is a place for people who enjoy the isolation and accept the occasional inconveniences of a rural retreat center.

  • Commonweal is situated on 60 acres in the Point Reyes National Seashore
  • Beach access
  • Sauna is available for guests
  • Walking trails

The Retreat Center at Commonweal Requires a Two-Night Minimum Stay at Any of the Three Houses

  • Weekends consist of Friday and Saturday nights or Saturday and Sunday nights; a week consists of 6 nights.
  • A NON-REFUNDABLE deposit is required at the time the reservation is made, in the amount of the single-night rate for the number in your group, or $500 if you do not know the number in your group.
  • Your reservation is not confirmed until your deposit is received. If we do not receive your deposit check within 10 working days, we will not be able to hold your reservation.
  • Visa, Mastercard, business or personal checks are accepted.
  • Check-out time is 12:00 noon. Check-in time is 3:00 p.m., unless other arrangements are made.
  • If a late check-out is requested, it may be extended until not later than 5:00 p.m., if it does not conflict with the cleaning schedule.
  • All Commonweal guest houses are available for day-long retreats during the week.

For additional information and reservation schedules, please email or call Jenepher Stowell, Retreat Center Director, 415-868-0970 (voice mail extension 315).

2022 Rates

Pacific House: Two night minimum – up to 12 people

Two nights$3,450
Three nights$4,325
Four nights$5,050
Five nights$5,750
One week$6,525

Bothin House: Two night minimum – up to 4 people

Two nights$875
Three nights$1,150
Four nights$1,450
Five nights$1,725
One week$1,875

Kohler House: Two night minimum – up to 6 people

Two nights$1,150
Three nights$1,450
Four nights$1,725
Five nights$1,875
One week$2,025

We regret that, despite our love of animals, pets are not allowed at the Retreat Center.

Directions to Commonweal

Commonweal is located in Bolinas, California at
451 Mesa Road, Bolinas, CA 94924.
Find directions and more information about our site here.