Pali Retreat and Conference Center

About This Center

Nestled in the San Bernardino Mountains between Lake Arrowhead and Big Bear, our 74-acre mountain retreat is conveniently located only 90 minutes from Los Angeles, Orange, and San Diego Counties. Our conference center is perfect for groups of all types, from small group gatherings of a few dozen people to full corporate retreats. Our spacious new dining hall, meeting rooms and cabins can accommodate large groups of over 500 guests.

More than just a beautiful location, Pali Retreat is dedicated to creating a personalized retreat for your group. Our expert-led outdoor adventures are planned by qualified, attentive staff and tailored to meet your needs. We have over a decade of retreat planning experience and are ready to assist you in creating the perfect retreat.

Venue Highlights

For those of you looking to revel in the fresh air, we offer many experiences to nurture your adventurous spirit. Add any of these fun and enriching activities to your retreat, or choose a package that already includes your favorites.

We offer a wide variety of retreat activities for both adults and kids. Adding activities to your retreat is a great way to make the trip even more fun for everyone in your group. Keep in mind that some activities may be seasonal, have a minimum age requirement, involve an extra fee or require a minimum number of participants.

Campfire with S'mores
Kinetic Team Building
Zip Line
Ropes Courses
Dessert Classes
Arts and Crafts
Field Games
Gaga pit - A camp favorite, similar to dodgeball.
Giant Triple Swing
Rock Climbing Wall
Swimming Pool

Skiing, snowboarding, tubing, sledding, and more are located nearby at Snow Valley, Snow Drift and Rim Nordic. Shopping is just around the corner in the lovely atmosphere of Lake Arrowhead Village, only a short drive from our location in Running Springs. For your convenience, shuttle service to these local attractions can be added to your retreat package.


The majority of our guests stay in our mountain retreat cabins, surrounded by oak and pine trees. Each retreat cabin features solid wood built-in bunk beds, radiant floor heating, and one to three full bathroom and shower facilities.

Guests bring their own twin bedding or sleeping bags. Alternatively, we can supply your group with bedding in your retreat lodging for an additional fee. Break down barriers within your group as the bunk beds and traditional camp setting create a sense of fun and community.

Each retreat package includes private rooms for group leaders. One private room is allocated for every 50 confirmed guests attending the retreat. These private retreat rooms come furnished with bedding and have wifi access. They are located on the upper level of the retreat lodge, above a communal lounge area with couches and fireplaces, and many offer scenic views.


  • Free Wifi
  • Free Parking
  • Coffee/Tea
  • Cafe

Menu Types

  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian
  • Pescetarian
  • Meat
  • Organic
  • Gluten Free
  • Dairy Free
  • Nut Free


Our executive chef and his amazing staff consistently deliver the best in retreat dining. Hot, fresh-baked bread is just the first of many homemade delights that we offer. Our kitchen’s mission is to produce delicious food that is inspired by the natural beauty of our location, focusing on responsible sourcing and from-scratch nutrition.

The cuisine is matched by the atmosphere in our spacious new dining room, Huckleberry Hall. Be enchanted by fabulous California mountain vistas as you savor great food, conversation and relaxation.

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Why Retreat?

We asked people why they go on retreat, here's what they said:

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Retreat Guru's Vision

We believe human beings are innately wise, strong and kind. This wisdom, although not always experienced, is always present. Going on retreat is a beautiful way to reconnect to our basic sanity and health. Our aspiration at Retreat Guru is to inspire people to experience authentic retreats and reconnect with their innate wisdom, strength and kindness.

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