Retreats & Stays
Hold Your Event on Our Beautiful Sierra Foothills Campus
We are located in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains in northern California, a 90-minute drive from Sacramento and a 15-minute drive from the historic towns of Grass Valley and Nevada City.
Our campus offers 240 acres of meadows, woods, streams and ponds for our guests to enjoy. Groups of up to 60 people can easily be accommodated overnight in a variety of spaces on our grounds. Check out our Sierra Friends-Trail Map! Camping is available for special events that reserve the entire campus on an exclusive basis. We also have areas available for day use.
We welcome retreats, workshops, conferences, classes, and gatherings for groups seeking meeting spaces indoors or outdoors, as well as a variety of group and private accommodations from premium to rustic. We offer additional amenities to our guests such as yoga classes, mediation sessions, and guided hikes, to give you a taste of what a special place Sierra Friends Center really is. Whether you are a non-profit organization or community group, a yoga studio or meditation center, a church or Quaker meeting, we would be happy to host you!
To start planning your event, please contact Shannon Boling, Retreats Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Are you interested in a personal retreat or a weekend getaway to the Sierra Foothills with your family? We offer both premium and rustic accommodations surrounded by nature, peace and quiet. Please visit Hipcamp to book your A-frame cabin stay, VRBO or Airbnb for the Stone House, and VRBO or Airbnb for the Arbor House.
Cabins & Camping
Dining Hall & Kitchen
Our Dining Hall can seat up to 75 people at family-style round wooden tables, and during the spring, summer, and fall, an additional 75 people can sit at picnic and folding tables on the deck and nearby lawn. The connected commercial kitchen can either be rented by groups who want to provide their own meals, or we can provide meals for your group. We partner with local caterers who source ingredients from local and sustainable farms, sometimes from Bluebird Farms (located on Woolman’s campus!)