Welcome to Wellstone Center in the Redwoods! We're a writers' retreat center surrounded by redwoods with an ocean view. Our week-long writer retreats provide an ideal escape for writers looking to develop their craft in a peaceful setting.
The Zen Suite at the Wellstone Center in the Redwoods is our most luxurious and sought after option, featuring a king-sized bed with stunning views on the Pacific Ocean below and the redwoods behind. There is also a fire place, walk-in closet and deluxe bathroom with shower, large tub and separate toilet.
The Zen Suite is like a large cocoon for a couple who wants to get away. It's ideal for a romantic retreat, but also roomy enough that we can add a second bed for groups of three or four. Many writers have stayed in it and managed to finish a substantial portion of their work due to the aura of silent contemplation it affords. We recommend our week-long writer's retreat to get the most of what we have to offer.
Three ways to enter and exit the house make it easy for you to go to your car below, step out on your own terrace for a fresh breath of air or go through the main house and get something to drink from the kitchen.
You can use our fully equipped kitchen and BBQing outside. We offer access to private trails through the redwoods and on our grounds you can entertain yourself with Bocce ball, practicing on the putting green or just lounge by the pool or sit in the hot tub. We will try to make you feel comfortable and give you an experience that you will not want to have missed.
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Guests are encouraged to use everything that our home has to offer, including:
-Swimming pool: Complete with several lounge chairs and comfortable seating, we encourage you to lounge by the pool while enjoying a good book (or borrow one from our library).
-Shared library: We have books from genres as varied as travel, literature, Buddhism, meditation, writing, and even some works by past writers who've stayed here and Steve (our resident writer and co-director).
-Fully equipped kitchen (shared): Complete with pots, pans, utensils, and almost any kitchen gadget and dishware you can imagine. There is also the possibility for BBQing outside. We recommend to all our guests that they - depending on their preferences - go to one of the great local restaurants close by or bring with them food that they can cook here (and yes, store in our fridge!).
-Private trails: From the back of the house you can take private trails through the redwoods.
-Bocce ball, small putting green: If you need a break from writing or just love to play bocce or golf we have both steps from your room.
-Pizza oven: Bake your own pizza! (This might require that you bring your own wood).
-Community courses, such as yoga and OpenMic Night, and weekend workshops on topics like nature photography or a "Find Your Voice" writing workshop with a best-selling author. For more information, visit our website at (URL HIDDEN)
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While we do offer solitude, we also enjoy interacting with our guests when they'd like to be sociable. Your level of interaction is up to you, but we do suggest that you share any creative talents you have at our Open Mic Night on Tuesday at 7pm.
Please follow the directions to the house that we give you and NOT your GPS. People get misled like this quite often!!
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We ask our guests to treat our premises, but especially flora and fauna, with gentleness and respect. We live close to the forest - on occasion a spider may get lost in your room. Please don't be afraid and forgiving... We put a lot of effort into cleaning your room!
To fully experience relaxation, we suggest guests refrain from using computers or cell phones outside. Please use your laptop only in the designated area in the living room (or your own room).
We hope you can understand our motivation for keeping a largely digital free environment - thank you!
We discourage those who want to have parties from coming to the Wellstone Center, but people who love to hike, to be out in the fresh air, eat wonderful, healthy food and live in a more balanced and aware life are very welcome!
Please take off your shoes inside the buildings. Ideally, bring your own slippers.
Last, but not least: Please clean, dry and put your dishes back into the cupboard or put them into our dishwasher. We really appreciate it!