The Retreat House

Unique among California retreat houses, Saint Columba occupies a four-floor summerhouse mansion built in 1930, in the small town of Inverness. Nestled in the forested hills overlooking Tomales Bay, this center for worship offers Individual Retreats and/or Group Retreats, accommodating as many as 32 guests. We present a full kitchen, dining and meeting areas, along with several private, semi-private and dorm rooms for overnight lodging—viewable in our Photo Galleries. Enclosed among our wooded hills is an outdoor Stations of the Cross and an outdoor Chapel having a stone cross—typical Irish and Scottish Celtic symbols. Complimenting the rustic country decor of the Retreat House are the redwood open-beam ceilings, floors and paneling of the Sanctuary and Chapel. The Retreat House is operated by the Saint Columba Parish Church.

Adjacent to the Point Reyes National Seashore, we are surrounded by the abundant beauty and glory of God's creation. "The heavens declare the glory of God; and the skies proclaim the work of His hands. Day after day pours forth speech, and night after night they display knowledge. There is no speech or language where their voice is not heard; yet their voice goes out through all the earth, and their words to the ends of the world." Psalm 19:1-4

Nearby on the peninsula, herds of wild elk are often seen grazing in the open fields—truly an unexpected wonder on the California coast. These California Tule elk once roamed in large herds over the grassy uplands of the Point Reyes peninsula before being hunted to near extinction. By 1873, there were only one pair left in California. Tule elk now number around 2,500 statewide. The present Point Reyes population of over 300 elk grew from a herd of only 10, introduced in 1978.

Elk Celtic Art Design

Private Individual Retreats

Are you in need of time alone with God in solitude and silence? Schedule a Private Individual Retreat by calling the St. Columba office at (415) 669-1039, or apply for your reservation through our Reservation Form. We have several sized rooms available, and can find the right lodging for you.

Cost:
Overnight: $55.00 per person
Two nights or weekend: $110.00 per person
Rates effective through July 31, 2014

Effective August 1, 2014, NEW PRICING STRUCTURE:
 Mid-Week (Sunday-Thursday) $60 per night, per person
 Weekends (Friday-Saturday) $70 per night, per person.

Individual Retreats are self-catered. You must bring your own food and you may use our kitchen facilities.

Check in time is 4:00 p.m.
Check out time is 12:00 noon.

Individual retreats of more than 4 days must be arranged in advance.

Once your retreat request has been received, the retreat coordinator will send a confirmation for the date(s) you have requested, or provide you with open dates that are available.  After your reservation has been confirmed, you will need to send in a deposit to secure the date of your retreat.  When mailing your deposit, be sure to indicate the Retreat for which you are registering—including the date and duration.

Day Retreats

We also offer Day Retreats for both Private Individual Retreats and Independent Group Retreats.

Cost:
Day: Private Individual Retreat: $20
Day: Independent Group Retreat: $20 per person

Day Retreats are self-catered. You must bring your own food and you may use our kitchen facilities.

 

Independent Group Retreats

To schedule a Group Retreat, please call the St. Columba office at (415) 669-1039, or apply for your reservation through our Reservation Form. We have several various sized rooms for lodging, along with a range of meeting rooms to accommodate your Retreat. Group Retreats have a 10 person minimum.

Cost:
One night with your own cooking: $55.00 per person
Two nights or weekend with your own cooking: $110.00 per person
Rates effective through July 31, 2014

Effective August 1, 2014, NEW PRICING STRUCTURE:
 Mid-Week (Sunday-Thursday) $60 per night, per person
 Weekends (Friday-Saturday) $70 per night, per person.

Independent Group Retreats are self-catered. You must bring your own food and you may use our kitchen facilities.

Friday Night Only—Please Note: Rates are based on 4:00 p.m. check in and 12:00 noon check out. If your group is staying Friday night only and wishes to stay past 12 noon on Saturday, please add an additional $15.00 per person. Departures must be by 4:00 p.m. Our housekeeper will arrive early in the day to clean rooms for Saturday night guests.

Check in time is 4:00 p.m.
Check out time is 12:00 noon.

Once your retreat request has been received, the retreat coordinator will send a confirmation for the date(s) you have requested, or provide you with open dates that are available.  After your reservation has been confirmed, you will need to send in a deposit to secure the date of your retreat. When mailing your deposit, be sure to indicate the Retreat for which you are registering—including the date and duration.

Reservation Deposit

To reserve a space for any Individual Retreat, Independent Group Retreat, or a St. Columba Hosted Retreat offered at St. Columba Retreat House, first, either phone the St. Columba office at (415) 669-1039, or apply for your reservation online. Once your retreat request has been received, the retreat coordinator will send a confirmation for the date(s) you have requested, or provide you with open dates that are available.  After your reservation has been confirmed, you will need to send in a deposit to secure the date of your retreat. Then send a $25.00 deposit payable to "St. Columba Church." Independent Group Retreats require a $400.00 deposit, and a minimum of 10 persons.

When mailing your deposit, be sure to indicate the Retreat for which you are registering—including the date and duration.

Mail check to:

Saint Columba Retreat House
Attention: Retreats
P.O. Box 430
Inverness, CA 94937

 

St. Columba Group Retreats

St. Columba Retreat House hosts three Retreats per year: a Spring Retreat; a June Retreat and a Fall Retreat. These are open to individuals and groups for attendance. For more information on these Retreats visit our St. Columba Retreats page. Schedule through the St. Columba office by calling (415) 669-1039, We have several sized rooms available, and can find the right lodging for you.

Fall Retreat: The Spirituality of Prayer

An experiential encounter with the many ways we pray

November 8 - 10, 2013 (Friday through Sunday)

For more information and to apply CLICK HERE

Cost:
See St. Columba Retreats page for precise information.

Check in time is 4:00 p.m.
Check out time is 12:00 noon.

When mailing your deposit, be sure to indicate the Retreat for which you are registering—including the date and duration.

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