A private balcony overlooks our gardens. The Zen Suite bathroom is outfitted with double sinks.
The Zen Suite in the Redwoods
Domaćin – Sarah
Sarah je domaćin.
3 gosta
1 spavaća soba
1 krevet
1 kupaonica
3 gosta
1 spavaća soba
1 krevet
1 kupaonica
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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.

Wir sprechen deutsch and hablamos espaňol.

Dostupno gostima

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)

Interakcija s gostima

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.

Ostale napomene

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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Zabranjeno pušenje
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Nije sigurno ili prikladno za djecu (0 – 12 god.)
Vrijeme dolaska je od 14:00 do 20:00.
Odlazak do 12:00

Please read: (thank you!)

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!

Dodatne napomene
U kući žive psi, mačke i ostali kućni ljubimci


127 recenzije

Profil korisnika Amy
Srpanj 2017.
Beautiful, serene, generative, magical.

Profil korisnika Duane
Srpanj 2017.
Exactly as described. Perfect place to chill after a long day.

Profil korisnika David
Srpanj 2017.
The setting and room are fantastic. Sarah and family seem to be the very good sorts. The reasons for a less than stellar review are all very fixable. Fresh sheets, towels, the removal of old painting prep materials, and a tour would get this experience a much better rating.

Profil korisnika Catriona
Lipanj 2017.
Sarah, her little ones and Sally were a dream! End your night every evening with a beautiful Santa Cruz sunset on your own private balcony (when it's warm enough). Visit the chickens or goats or chat literature with any of the writers on retreat. A lovely respite from the demands of the world!

Profil korisnika Thomas
Lipanj 2017.
This is one of the most peaceful and picturesque places one could ever stay. The host truly makes you feel right at home. The home is very clean and matches the description perfectly. It is a 15 minute drive to the beach or you can stay and enjoy the tranquility of the mountains. 100% recommend to anyone who wishes to escape work and have a peaceful night.

Profil korisnika Alisa
Svibanj 2017.
If you're looking for quiet inspiration in a beautiful and cozy space with a spectacular setting, the Zen Suite is for you. My partner and I stayed here to celebrate our anniversary, and although the main hosts were out of town for the weekend, Sarah was prompt and attentive with her communication, and we were greeted at the front of the wizardly house by a resident and felt very welcomed. The Zen Suite is spacious with its own entrance and a comfortable bed, a small balcony, a fireplace, and a large bathroom. We felt present and relaxed in this environment. The communal space and kitchen were wonderful as well. From the light fixtures to the wooden moulding, to the rocks set into the ground along the property, to the mini farm, the level of attention to detail and care put into this place is astounding.

Profil korisnika Lisa-Anne
Travanj 2017.
Loved our stay in the zen suite - clean, open, great space with lots of light. Their house is out at the end of a street up on a ridge so it has beautiful views, is really quiet, and a great place to read, journal, rest.

Soquel, Kalifornija, Sjedinjene DržaveČlan od Kolovoz 2011
Profil korisnika Sarah
We are the Wellstone Center in the Redwoods, a small community in the California redwoods seeking to promote an atmosphere of tranquility and calm, to bolster the talents and capabilities of people through workshops and author talks and writer residencies, including programs for …
Jezici: Deutsch, English, Español
Stopa odgovora: 90%
Vrijeme odgovora: unutar jednog dana


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