About This Center
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.
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.
Venue HighlightsOur amenities & facilities:
The Heart Lodge ~ A beautiful 2,400 sq ft multi-purpose room with radiant heated floors & stone fireplace.
Main Lodge ~ Historic 2 story lodge with dining room, large meeting area and conference room, and overnight lodging for up to 28 people.
Guest Cabins ~ 5 guest cabins and 8 smaller one room cabins (2 are not available in Winter) with bathrooms and both private & shared rooms. The Cabins can sleep between 50-80 guests.
Camping ~ generous grounds for camping allow for groups of over 100 people especially in warmer months.
Commercial kitchen & dining room
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Color Sketch of Valley & Buildings
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High speed wireless Internet access
Hot soaking pool ~ great relaxation.
Large swimming pool ~ clean, clear and refreshing!
Stone Labyrinth plus numerous hiking trails
Massage ~ a massage therapist is available by appointment
Acres of hiking trails with spectacular views
An antique 19th century round house mineral pool
Yoga and Exercise classes can be arranged in advance.
Fire and ceremonial circle
Large common grounds which are perfect for outdoor concerts or shows
Ancient native American natural power spot used often for weddings and group experiences
AccommodationsMain Lodge - Historic 2 story lodge with dining room, large meeting area and conference room, and overnight lodging for up to 28 people.
Guest Cabins - 5 guest cabins and 8 smaller one room cabins (2 are not available in Winter) with bathrooms and both private & shared rooms. The Cabins can sleep between 50-80 guests.
Camping - Generous grounds for camping allow for groups of over 100 people especially in warmer months
Menu/CuisineSaratoga Springs works with private chef Gary Alinder, a 25-year veteran chef who delivers creative, high quality cuisine. His initial training came in a small restaurant in Osaka, Japan followed by six years working in French and natural foods restaurants in Minneapolis and St. Paul.
In the Bay Area, Gary has been a private chef and caterer specializing in cookery for weddings, special events and groups on retreat.
The Seasonal Menus that Gary has designed for our retreat groups include California comfort cuisine and a wide variety of ethnic and vegetarian cuisines using seasonal, fresh ingredients cooked from scratch. Whenever possible locally grown fruits, vegetables and herbs are used in food preparations.
DirectionsDrive time from San Francisco is about 2 1/2 hours; from Sacramento, about 2 1/4 hours.
From San Francisco:
Take 101 north 5 miles past Ukiah, then follow Highway 20 east for about 17 miles. 1.1 miles past Scott Valley Road (watch for Saratoga Springs sign), turn left at Saratoga Springs Road and drive three-quarters of a mile to end.
Take Interstate 5 north to Williams. Take Route 20 west from Williams about 60 miles to Upper Lake. 4 miles past Upper Lake, and after Witter Springs Road (watch for Saratoga Springs sign) take first right onto Saratoga Springs road and drive three-quarters of a mile to the end.