Winter Independent Individual and Group Retreats (December 17-20)
Your Retreat at Your Pace at Big Bear Retreat Center
Sunday December 17th – Wednesday December 20th
*arrival dates are Dec 17th & 18th only
*2-night minimum stay
registration closes December 10th at 11:59pm Pacific Time
Join us during these dates for an option to retreat on your own or in a small group or team.
We are thrilled to re-introduce independent solo retreats. Book time for yourself or your small group at the retreat center with light programming.
This is a great option if you want to experience some time in nature and your version of retreat at the center. Take time for quiet alone time, to write, work on art, or be on retreat with loved ones or friends. This time is minimally structured, allowing for self-paced retreats at the center.
This is also a great time to gather as a team with your organization. For these retreats, we require that you arrive on December 17th-18th, with 2-night minumum stay. More details below.
*stay tuned as we begin to offer more independent options such as these!
*retreat fees include accommodations, meals, access to center public spaces, and light programming*
Single room with private bath $210/night
Single room with shared bath $190/night
Double room with shared bath $150/night (per person)*
Entire Cabin (3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms): $550/night for up to 3 guests ($150/person/night for each additional guest)
inquire for more information and to book
Are you looking to book an entire cabin for yourself or group? Please contact us for more details and availability.
8:00 – 8:45am Morning Meditation
10-11:30am Daily Hike
*1:00-4:00pm* Arrivals + Check-in (Dec 17-18 only)
3:00-4:00 Breath work or Guided Meditation
*4:30-5:15 Welcome Walk/Hike (Dec 17-18 only)
The Center consists of several single-story buildings and cabins for dining, meditation and sleeping. Our residence cabins are large furnished and comfortable with 3-4 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, living rooms, a full kitchen and decks outside in nature for shared use. Our residential cabins and rooms are simply furnished with a balance of comfort and simplicity. All beds are twin, and all bedding is provided by the center.
The Meditation Hall:
Our beautiful meditation hall is a large room that accommodates most meditation and movement retreats. We have supplies for most participants, but guests are always welcome to bring their own supplies (not required). Guests can typically expect to have access to a zabutan (large cushion), zafu (small cushion), yoga mat, blocks, a meditation chair, a blanket and a selection of other yoga and meditation props with limited supplies. If you’re unsure, please contact us or visit our welcome guide for more details.
The Center provides fresh, healthy meals made with seasonal and organic ingredients to support a nourishing time in retreat. Meals begin with dinner on arrival evening through to breakfast on departure morning. For this retreat, meals will be offered to support meditation retreat practice with a simple medium breakfast, hearty lunch, and light dinner (typically soup and salad). All meals will be vegetarian, and we accommodate most major dietary restrictions. Snacks will be available in the dining hall 24/7, including teas and coffees. The Center has refrigerators in the cabins and dining area for guests to store their own snacks – please bring any foods that might support your time here.
*Extra Meals on Departure day: The last meal included on your departure day is breakfast. Lunch and/or dinner may be added on Dec 19th. Lunch may be added on Dec 20th. Extra Meals must be reserved during the registration proccess or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Rideshare: For this retreat we have set up a self-organized rideshare page that you can visit at anytime before. We will send email reminders closer to the retreat. We encourage ridesharing when possible, add yourself to the list here.
Covid Policies: For this retreat we are requiring a rapid test on arrival day. Masking and vaccines are optional.
Guests are asked, when possible, to bring their own rapid tests or test before travel on arrival day. Tests will be available at center for those that did not bring.
For any questions please contact email@example.com or visit our website bigbearretreatcenter.org
Cancellation Policy: Please visit our website for more on the cancellation policy for this retreat- bigbearretreatcenter.org/cancellation-policy
- > 8 weeks $100
- 4-8 weeks $175
- 2-4 weeks $300
- <2 weeks No Refunds