For the freedom you deserve .. for the world we long for
Renting Manzanita Village
For Your Group or Organization
For Your Workshop or Organizational Retreat
We sometimes make Manzanita Village available for outside programs.
We have room for about 30 people. Larger groups can be accommodated if people are willing to camp or use outside accommodation, local air B and B, etc.
Please contact us well in advance for available dates.
We can provide food, or you can bring your own cook to work with us. Prices will vary accordingly.
Please note that we are NOT a typical conference center. The facilities are comfortable but rustic. There are dorm rooms available and 3 private rooms for individuals or couples. There is also a separate hermitage available.
As there is no permanent staff here visiting groups are asked to help with meal setup and cleanup before and after meals, and with general cleanup prior to leaving the retreat.
Water comes from our own well. There are many trails for hiking.
Climate and Location
Our elevation is 3000 feet. Average Summer daytime temperatures are in the high nineties July through September. In the Spring and Autumn (April, May, October, November) the average daytime temperature is usually in the seventies or eighties. Winter (November through March) temperatures can be anywhere between the thirties and the eighties. Summer nights cool down. Winter nights can occasionally drop into the twenties.
In winter heating is provided by wood stoves.
We are approximately 2½ hours drive from Los Angeles and 1½ hours drive from San Diego. Nearest airports are Ontario, San Diego, John Wayne, and Los Angeles.
Accommodations are rustic but comfortable.
Indoor showers and toilets as well as outside outhouses.
Mostly shared rooms with options for single room accommodation in the Sati House (see below)
Downstairs rooms with bunk beds, upstairs room with futons:
- 1 room with 4 beds with bathroom with toilet and sink
- 2 rooms with 6 beds (common shared bathrooms)
- Upstairs room with 6 futons on floor (common shared bathroom)
Maximum 22 people
- Two double rooms
(one with double bed, one with 2 single beds)
- Two single rooms
Maximum 6 people
- Accommodates 2
Camping – up to 20 people
Grand Total 30 people indoors, 20 camping.
Outdoor Meeting Space
Twenty acres, surrounded by 200,000 acres of wild land and pasture.
Food is simple, nutritious and delicious plant-based/vegan.
We ask that you ask your participants to not bring any meat, alcohol, or non-prescription drugs.
If you are providing your own cook we request they prepare plant-based/vegan food
We accommodate special food needs e.g. gluten intolerance whenever possible. Please let us know at least two weeks in advance, of any special food needs, for individuals or for the group as a whole.
Rates for Renting Manzanita Village
Please call to discuss your needs and rates.
Manzanita Village and Ordinary Dharma is a non-profit corporation 501(c)3registered in the state of California. Part of your registration fee goes towards temporary membership of Ordinary Dharma, and is tax-deductible.
We request that you provide event insurance to cover your attendees.
(contact us for recommended insurance agencies)
Manzanita Village Retreat Center
PO Box 67, Warner Springs, CA 92086