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Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes."

—Carl Jung
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Retreat Center Mission

About Us

Saratoga Springs Retreat Center is owned and operated by Saratoga Springs Community LLC.  We are a group of passionate and dedicated people who came together to steward the land and carry on the legacy of the retreat center.  Beginning in 2012, we have developed and are implenting a new plan to improve the property, facilities and services we provide.

Saratoga Springs' staff is dedicated to providing quiet and efficient service to the groups and individuals who are our guests. Our mission is to provide a safe place for one to follow their own path, and to nurture body, mind, and soul.

History

Saratoga Springs was established as a resort in 1871, featuring several cold mineral springs. These springs leave large mineral deposits which enhance the beauty of the valley. The 260-acre facility which once accommodated up to 250 people, included a stagecoach stop, post office, restaurant and dance hall. An on-site bottling plant made it possible to drink the healing waters, as well as bathe in them.

Long before it became Saratoga Springs, the Pomo Indians used this hidden valley for peacemaking and healing. Today the valley still resonates with this energy, which enhances the experiences of all who come to Saratoga Springs.

David Carrol, Proprietor of Saratoga Springs Retreat Center
Chas Nol, Managing Director

A Message from Managing Director, Chas Nol

For more than 20 years I have found profound transformation, inspiration and countless beautiful souls at Saratoga Springs.  There is a magical quality to this land where so many people, like me, have experienced remarkable personal growth.  It is our mission to ensure this place is available for this and future generations to rest, play, connect and awaken.

 

The valley ends in three box canyons, each with an abundance of native plant life. The valley floor is home to 45 acres of large oak and walnut trees and meadows. On trails leading to views of Clearlake, Blue Lakes and the surrounding valleys, you may encounter rabbits, raccoons, quail, deer and many other animals. There are plateaus on the hills and mountains that lend themselves to ceremonies, meditation or stargazing.