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Dining 1 rest
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Pali Mountain Retreat & Conference Center
Running Springs, CA
Nestled in the tranquil mountains above Lake Arrowhead, our secluded 74-acre resort is surrounded by 2,000 acres of natural beauty. At Pali Mountain, guests experience the heart and soul of nature firsthand, from clear sunny blue skies by day, to gorgeous sunsets at dusk ending with spectacular star-filled evenings - the ultimate California retreat.

Pali Mountain is the perfect location for group retreats. We offer indoor conference rooms and outdoor meeting facilities to match all group needs and requirements, large or small. Our facility comfortably accommodates up to 200 guests in our Bear's Den, which is our largest indoor meeting room. A range of smaller meeting rooms are also available for groups of varied sizes. Guests enjoy the majesty of our mountain surroundings at any of our outdoor meeting areas, each with its own beautiful setting.

Accomodations: All cabins are heated, have indoor bathroom facilities, and have ample storage space. Pali Mountain can accommodate over 400 overnight guests in our authentic cabin environment.

Activities: Our facility also features a swimming pool, endless hiking and jogging trails, a sporting field, basketball courts, and a picturesque pond. We also offer numerous exciting activities for an additional fee, such as high and low ropes course events, paintball, a 700-foot quad zipline, campfires with s’mores, and much more.

Pali Mountain Retreat & Conference Center is the perfect setting for family reunions and for church gatherings. This one-of-a-kind location is sure to create unforgettable memories for family and friends alike.

Situated on more than 74 acres of natural mountain wilderness near scenic Lake Arrowhead.
Each cabins houses up to 12 guests and features solid wood built-in bunks, radiant floor heating, full bathroom and shower facilities and a limitless supply of pure Pali Mountain spring water.
The lodge at Pali Mountain offers delicious meals throughout the day, prepared fresh to satisfy every palate. Each meal includes a wide variety of exceptional cuisine as well as a fruit, salad, bread and beverage bar.
Activities Available: Ropes Course, Rock Wall Climbing, Basketball, Soccer, Volleyball, Horseshoes, Running, Hiking, Camp Fires, Archery, Target Shooting, Karaoke, Paintball Games and Zip Line.
Special Teambuilding Retreats - Pali Mountain also offers the ultimate teambuilding experience for large and small groups.

"This is by far the best
retreat facility we've used
over the past 4 years!"

Laguna Beach United Methodist

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Highland Springs Resort
Cherry Valley, CA
We’d like to invite you to visit Highland Springs Resort, the first registered historical landmark in Riverside County, which has welcomed guests since 1884.
Highland Springs Resort and Conference Center is comprised of an organic farm (Southern California’s largest certified organic lavender farm), a fine dining restaurant, and an 88-room resort. Formerly a stage coach stop, the resort was a popular destination for Hollywood stars in the 1930s and 1940s. Over the past century we’ve had more than a few historical figures visit the property, including Wyatt Earp, Albert Einstein and Ernest Hemingway.


  • Cottage: Organic cotton bedding, separate entrances, scenic rose garden, free wireless internet, hard wood floors, antique furniture
  • Deluxe Inn: Large rooms, views of lavender field, free wireless internet
  • Spanish Courtyard Suites: Large rooms, original building of the resort, free wireless internet,Hard wood floors, antique furniture, high vaulted ceilings

Today, visitors are welcomed year-round for retreats, weddings and numerous festivals.

  • C & D Meeting Room: 1900 sq ft
    140 guests, 120 guests maximum (with meal service)
  • Banquet Room: 1570 sq ft
    100 guests, 80 guests maximum (with meal service)
  • Hitching Post: 1900 sq ft
    140 guests, 120 guests maximum (with meal service)
  • Black Smith:
    Hayloft, 1200 sq ft, 70 guests
    Carriage Room, 650 sq ft, 35 guests
  • Poolhouse: 1500 sq ft, 75 guests
  • Banquet Tent: 400 sq ft, 300 guests, 280 guests maximum (with meal service)

Highland Springs Resort is a secluded property that spans 2400 acres, located 90 minutes east of Los Angeles, and 30 minutes west of Palm Springs.
Restaurant: The Grand Oak Steakhouse & Bar represents the intersection of the resort's hotel and dining services with 123 Farm's 100% organic crop production.It is 2650 sq ft, and can serve 172 guests maximum (with meal service)
Our resort amenities include a saline swimming pool, outdoor Jacuzzi, basketball & volleyball courts, hiking trails and farm animals. Come discover the best kept secret of the Inland Empire.
Activities: Farm tour, Tennis, High ropes course, Campfire, Archery, Massages, History Tour, Cooking Classes, Healthy Living Discussions, Beer & Wine Tasting

Deluxe Inn rooms overlooking the lavender field

Highland Springs Resort
10600 Highland Springs Ave
Cherry Valley, CA 92223

(951) 845-1151

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Guest Rooms 215
Largest Group 500
Largest Meeting Room 5824 sq ft
# of Meeting Rooms 7
Dining 2 restaurants
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Miramonte Resort and Spa
Indian Wells, CA 92210
Miramonte, a Contemporary Mediterranean Estate, lies at the foothills of the majestic Santa Rosa Mountains. Minutes from Palm Springs in the affluent city of Indian Wells, Miramonte Resort & Spa offers guests a true luxury spa resort experience found no where else.
Bright bougainvillea, fragrant olive groves and the Santa Rosa Mountains set the stage for the most unique resort experiences in the Palm Springs area. Evoking the sense of a grand estate, an expansive village of Tuscan tiled villas with grand archways and fine-crafted stonework are woven into 11 acres of lush citrus, rose and herb gardens.

Lavish bougainvillea-covered villas welcome you with grand archways to beautifully designed guestroom retreats. Each of our 215 guestrooms and suites can be described as luxurious, stylish and gracefully appointed. The magnificent views of the majestic Santa Rosa Mountains from your personal Venetian style terrace or patio serve as the backdrop to the resort grounds as lush herb and citrus gardens surround you. We offer a wide range of room types to accommodate any request.

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With 30,000 square feet of impressive meeting facilities and event space featuring stunning outdoor venues, this luxury Palm Springs resort effortlessly provides the perfect balance between work and relaxation. A variety of meeting facilities are available that can accommodate up to 500 guests, making Miramonte Resort & Spa the ideal choice for a host of events from conducting business to celebrating a wedding in Southern California.

Miramonte Resort & Spa features fresh seasonal California cuisine and showcases stunning views of the California desert. Dining at the resort and spa include:

  • The Grove Restaurant
  • The Vineyard Lounge
  • Poolside food & beverage service
  • 24-hour in-room dining

Each guestroom draws in the colors of the warm desert sun featuring:

  • Full marble baths and double vanities
  • Private terraces or balconies
  • Signature 'Desert Dream Beds", overstuffed comforters and pillows
  • 42 inch flat screen Televisions
  • MP3/Clock radios,
  • Stocked and refrigerated mini-bar
  • Three telephones (two with data ports),
  • Wireless Internet Access
  • Individual climate control.

Conference amenities and services:

  • 18,000 square feet of indoor function space, including 6,000 square foot Mediterranean ballroom
  • Extensive Pre-function space throughout
  • Executive Boardrooms
  • Flexible Breakout rooms
  • Scenic outdoor venues
  • High speed Wireless Internet access
  • Business Center And Services
  • Full-Service Catering and Event Departments


The centerpiece of Miramonte is the richly appointed luxury spa, The WELL. Featuring a unique array of treatments in an intimate setting romantic architecture, Italian fountains, and tranquil piazzas offer a place of renewal and inspiration for visitors of The Well.

Overlooking three championship golf courses, Miramonte Resort & Spa provides a multitude of thrilling golf opportunities.

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Guest Rooms 78
Largest Group 120
Largest Meeting Room 120
# of Meeting Rooms 6
Dining 1 rest
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San Damiano Retreat
Danville, CA
OUR MISSION is to provide a peaceful environment of natural beauty where spiritual renewal and growth may be sought by people of all faiths and backgrounds. In the spirit of St. Francis and guided by the Franciscan traditions of joy, hospitality, compassion, peace and simplicity, we offer contemporary and challenging retreats and programs in response to the changing needs of God's people.

The Fireside Lounge, our largest conference room, can accommodate 100-120 people. Openness to the adjacent courtyard and oak wooded hillsides creates a comfortable, outdoor ambiance within the room. Four additional meeting rooms are available for groups of ten to fifty. Private areas located throughout the gardens are ideal for smaller discussion groups. All meeting rooms are air-conditioned.

Our 78 recently remodeled bedrooms all have private baths. We have a limited number of double and queen size beds. In keeping with the retreat atmosphere no TV's, telephones or alarm clocks are provided in the bedroom area. Each room has a ceiling fan to help maintain a comfortable temperature.

60 Wooded Acres - The spaciousness of the surrounding hillsides with their meandering footpaths provides a setting of serenity and peace for those in search of a deeper awareness of God.
Dining Room - Quality meals are provided in our tastefully decorated dining room with its high wood-beamed ceiling. Large windows offer scenic views of the flowers and fountain in the courtyard on one side, and the classic oak trees on the other.
6 Conference/Meeting Rooms For Groups of 6-125.
San Damiano offers contemporary and personal retreats for spiritual renewal and growth.
Chapel - San Damiano offers people of all faiths and backgrounds various opportunities for quiet reflection and prayer.

"I used to be shy. You made me sing"


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Black Mountain Center
23125 Fort Ross Road
Cazadero, CA 95421

Guest Rooms - 100
Meeting Rooms - 4
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Largest Group - 250
Type - Spiritual Center
Venue - Coast - West
BLACK MOUNTAIN PRESERVE and RETREAT CENTER is located in the Russian River area of Sonoma County and offers reasonably-priced group retreat facilities for up to 250 participants. Our center hosts many diverse groups such as yoga/health practitioners, university choirs, leadership trainers, permaculture designers, spiritual teachers and retreats, family reunions and weddings. Tara House 9 bedrooms; Conference rooms 2; Meeting rooms 2; Manzanita Building 6 large rooms-- sleeps 87.
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La Casa de Maria Retreat Center
800 El Bosque Road
Santa Barbara, CA 93108

Guest Rooms - 42
Meeting Rooms - 0
Conference Space -
Largest Group - 100
Type - Spiritual Center
Venue - Coast - West
La Casa de Maria offers to non-profits, educational institutions, spiritual congregations, community service organizations, healing and self-enrichment groups, a variety of overnight accommodations, meeting rooms, delicious cuisine and a rich natural environment in which to hold a retreat, workshop, or conference. Our overnight accommodations are diverse, and we will work with you to find the residential arrangements that are most suited to your needs and budget. The Conference Coordination office will assist you in planning your meeting room needs, including layout and equipment, and setting up your meals and snack breaks.
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NatureBridge Conference and Retreat Center
Golden Gate Nat Rec Area
1033 Fort Cronkhite
Sausalito, CA 94965

Guest Rooms - 130
Meeting Rooms - 7
Conference Space -
Largest Group - 130
Type - Retreat
Venue - Coast - West
A Bay Area education & conference center, NatureBridge is a certified Green Conference Center located just 10 minutes from the Golden Gate Bridge and steps from Rodeo Beach. We offer 7 meeting rooms for groups of 20-130, dorm-style overnight accommodations, and meals prepared by professional chefs. Ocean views, miles of trails to explore, and easy access from anywhere in the Bay Area makes our center a naturally inspiring location for your next meeting or retreat.
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Alpine Camp and Conference Center BLUE JAY CA 909-337-6287   Camp  
Alpine Conference Center Blue Jay CA 800-350-6289   Conference Center 230   
AMA San Francisco Conference Center San Francisco CA 415-442-6770   Conference Center  
Amphitheatre of the Redwoods At Pema Osel Ling Watsonville CA 831-761-6270 Email
Spiritual Center 65  Woods
Anaheim Fairfield Inn by Marriott Anaheim CA 714-772-6777   Hotel  
Asilomar Conference Grounds Pacific Grove CA 831-642-4214   Spiritual Center  
Big Rock Creek Camp Valyermo CA 661-944-9005   Conference Center  
Black Mountain Center Cazadero CA 707-632-5629 Email
Spiritual Center 100  Coast - West
California Lutheran University Thousand Oaks CA 805-493-3195   University  
California Redwood Retreats at Pema Osel Ling Watsonville CA 831-761-6270   Retreat 65   
California State Polytechnic University, Pomona Pomona CA 909-869-3255   University  
California State University, Channel Islands Camarillo CA 805-437-3255   University  
California State University, Chico Chico CA 530-898-6325   University  
California State University, Dominguez Hills Carson CA 310-243-3559   University  
California State University, East Bay Hayward CA 510-885-7444   University  
California State University, Fresno Fresno CA 559-278-2345   University  
California State University, Northridge Northridge CA 818-677-6105   University  
California State University, San Bernardino San Bernardino CA 909-473-7800   University  
California State University, Stanislaus Turlock CA 209-667-3062   University  
Calvary Chapel Conference Center - Murrieta Hot Springs Murrieta CA 909-698-5031   Religious Center  
Calvary Chapel Conference Center Twin Peaks Twin Peaks CA   Conference Center 71   
Camp Arroyo Grande Arroyo Grande CA 805-489-4139   Camp  
Camp Cedar Glen Julian CA 760-765-0477   Camp  
Casa Sirena Hotel & Marina Oxnard CA 800-447-3529 Email
Hotel 272  15   
Chaminade Resort & Spa Santa Cruz CA 800.283.6569   Resort 156  12  Coast - West
Chapman University Orange CA 714-997-6811   University  
Claremont McKenna College Claremont CA 909-621-8500   University  
Clarion Hotel Modesto CA 209-521-1612   Hotel 185  Other
Colby Ranch Palmdale CA 626-792-2296   Ranch  
Conference Center at UCSF Mission Bay San Francisco CA 415-514-1608   Conference Center  
Crowne Plaza Cabana Hotel Palo Alto CA 650-857-0787   Hotel 194   
Crowne Plaza Los Angeles Harbor Hotel San Pedro CA 310-521-8048   Hotel 244  13  Urban
El Capitan Canyon Santa Barbara CA 805-879-0713   University  
Embassy Suites Arcadia-Pasadena Arcadia CA 626-445-8525   Hotel  
Green Gulch Farm Zen Center Muir Beach CA 415-354-0414   Conference Center 17   
Highland Springs Resort Beaumont CA 951-845-1151   Resort 92   
Highland Springs Resort CHERRY VALLEY CA 9518451151 Email
Retreat 88  Mountains
Hilton - San Diego Mission Valley San Diego CA 619-682-3947   Hotel  
Holiday Inn Select Convention Center Bakersfield CA 661-323-1900   Hotel 258   
Holy Names University Oakland CA 510-436-1508   University  
Hyatt Hotels & Resorts Irvine CA 949-225-6662   Hotel  
IONS Retreat Center Petaluma CA 707-779-8224 Email
Retreat 60  Coast - West
Kellogg West Conference Center & Lodge Pomona CA 909-869-2222   Conference Center  
La Casa de Maria Retreat Center Santa Barbara CA 805-969-5031 Email
Spiritual Center 42  Coast - West
Lazy W Ranch Camp San Juan Capistrano CA 949-728-0141   Ranch  
Loyola Marymount University Los Angeles CA 310-338-2975   University  
Marina International Hotel & Bungalows Marina del Rey CA 310-301-2000   Hotel  
McCloud River Mercantile McCloud CA 530-964-2330   Hotel 10  Mountains
Menlo College Atherton CA 650-543-3727   University  
Mercy Center Burlingame CA 650-340-7459   Religious Center 90  12   
Mount Madonna Center Watsonville CA 408-846-4009   Retreat 75   
Mount St. Mary's College Los Angeles CA 310-954-4330   University  
Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County Los Angeles CA 213-763-3221   University  
NatureBridge Conference and Retreat Center Sausalito CA 415-332-5771 Email
Retreat 130  Coast - West
North Tahoe Conference Center Kings Beach CA 530-546-7249   Conference Center  
Notre Dame de Namur University Belmont CA 650-508-3432   University  
Oak Glen Christian Conference Center Yucaipa CA 909-797-2570   Conference Center  
Occidental College Los Angeles CA 323-259-2795   University  
Pali Mountain Retreat & Conference Center Running Springs CA 909-867-5743 Email
Conference Center 450  10   
Palomar Christian Conference Center Palomar MT CA 760-742-3438   Religious Center  
Pepperdine University Malibu CA 310-506-4264   University  
Pickwick Gardens Conference Center Burbank CA 818-845-5300   Conference Center  
Pine Summit Christian Conference Center Big Bear Lake CA 909-866-5801   Conference Center  
Pitzer College Claremont CA 909-607-3896   University  
Pomona College Claremont CA 909-621-8373   University  
Red Lion Hanalei Hotel San Diego CA 619-293-7302   Hotel  
RED LION HANALEI HOTEL San Diego CA 619-297-1101   Hotel 416   
RED LION HOTEL BAKERSFIELD Bakersfield CA 661-327-0681   Hotel 165   
RED LION HOTEL EUREKA Eureka CA 707-441-4711   Hotel 175   
RED LION HOTEL MODESTO Modesto CA 209-521-1612   Hotel 186   
RED LION HOTEL REDDING Redding CA 530-221-8700   Hotel 192   
RED LION HOTEL SACRAMENTO Sacramento CA 916-922-8041   Hotel 376   
Redding Convention Center Redding CA 800-874-7562   Convention 12   
Ritz Carlton Half Moon Bay Half Moon Bay CA 650-712-7000 Email
Hotel 261  Coast - West
Ritz Carlton Laguna Niguel Dana Point CA 949-240-2000 Email
Hotel 393  18  Coast - West
San Damiano Retreat Center Danville CA 925-837-9141 Email
Religious Center 78   
San Diego Marriott Hotel & Marina San Diego CA 619-234-1500   Hotel 682   
San Diego State University Conference Center San Diego CA 619-594-4611   University  
San Francisco State University San Francisco CA 415-338-3972   University  
San Ramon Valley Conference Center San Ramon CA 925-866-7612   Conference Center  
Saratoga Springs Retreat and Conference Center Upper Lake CA 800-655-7153 Email
Retreat 45  10   
Scripps College Claremont CA 909-621-8187   University  
Shady Creek Conference Center Nevada City CA 925-838-7343   Conference Center 53   
Sheraton Anaheim Anaheim CA 714-234-2414   Hotel 16   
Sheraton San Jose Hotel Milpitas CA 408-473-8165   Resort 229  12   
Sonoma State University Rohnert Park CA 707-664-2138   University  
Stanford Sierra Conference Center South Lake Tahoe CA 530-541-1244   University  
Stanford University Stanford CA 650-723-3126   University  
The Bishop's Ranch Healdsburg CA 707-433-2440   Camp  
The Fairmont - San Jose San Jose CA 408-998-3961   Hotel  
The Napa River Inn Napa CA 877-251-8500   Inn 66   
The Pines Resort & Conference Center Bass Lake CA 559-692-8833 Email
Conference Center 105   
The YMCA at Camp Arroyo Livermore CA 925-455-7976 Email
Camp 12  Woods
UCLA Conference Center in Lake Arrowhead Lake Arrowhead CA 909-337-2478   University  
UCSF Programs & Services Laurel Heights Conference San Francisco CA 415-476-8050   University  
University of California, Berkeley Berkeley CA 510-642-4444   University  
University of California, Davis Davis CA 530-752-4552   University  
University of California, Los Angeles Los Angeles CA 888-825-5305   University  
University of California, Riverside Riverside CA 951-827-6350   University  
University of California, San Diego San Diego CA 858-534-4220   University  
University of California, Santa Barbara Santa Barbara CA 805-893-3072   University  
University of California, Santa Cruz Santa Cruz CA 831-459-5092   University  
University of Redlands Redlands CA 909-335-4033   University  
University of Redlands - Conference Center Redlands CA 909-335-4033   University 1000   
University of San Diego San Diego CA 619-260-4623   University  
University of San Diego Douglas F. Manchester Exec San Diego CA 619-260-5976   University  
University of San Diego Joan B. Kroc Institute for San Diego CA 619-260-7808   University  
University of Southern California Town & Gown Cate Los Angeles CA 213-740-1479   University  
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Walker Creek Ranch Petaluma CA 415-491-6603   Ranch  
Warner Center Marriott Woodland Hills CA 818-227-4800   Hotel  
Westminster Woods Camp & Conference Center Occidental CA 707-874-2426   Camp 250   
Westmont College Santa Barbara CA 805-565-6045   University  
Whittier College Whittier CA 562-907-4226   University  
Wrightwood Camp Wrightwood CA 760-249-3453   Camp  
YMCA Camp Loma Mar Loma Mar CA 650-879-0223   Camp Woods

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