Heartwood Mountain Sanctuary is a learning village, community hub, and eco retreat destination nurturing regenerative relationship with self, community, and earth.

Heartwood is an eco-retreat destination, learning village and community hub at the heart of the Emerald Triangle in Humboldt County, California.

Heartwood is an eco-retreat destination, learning village
and community hub at the heart of the Emerald Triangle
in Humboldt County, California.


The land where the Heartwood Mountain Sanctuary business operates is currently for sale. 


During the search for the new stewards of this historic property,

Heartwood Mountain Sanctuary continues to offer Overnight Rentals, Sauna & Pool Day Use, Artist Retreats, and Group Rentals.
Over the next few months, we'll be offering Special Discounts for Lodging.
Watch our Facebook page for updates on when these discounts will be happening.
You can book your Overnight Stay through our website by booking at least 48 hours in advance.
You can access our Lodging page directly at this link .

The newly renovated Hot Tub is now OPEN!

Sauna, Hot Tub, & Pool Day Use must be scheduled in advance use the facility use form to contact us. 

with a 48 hour notice and confirmation from our staff.


The Saline Pool is seasonal and open June through October.
Adult Day Use is $20 per person. Children under 15 are $10.


All Group Rentals are welcome.
Due to the property being for sale, we can honor Group Rentals three months out at this time.

If you are interested in holding your retreat, wedding, family reunion or other group gathering at our location,
please fill out the Group Inquiry Form on our Group Rentals page.
You can access this page directly by following this link

Artists Retreats are available per month.
Due to the property being for sale, we can honor Artist Retreats three months out at this time.

Many artists have sought short term stays to connect with the land and wildlife to find inspiration to further their artistic endeavors.
For more information on how to apply and for projected availability,
contact our Art Program Manager, George Lea, by emailing [email protected].

If you have any questions or if you would like to join our mailing list for updates, feel free to contact [email protected]



Heartwood offers a variety of lodging options. If you enjoy sleeping under the stars, there are multiple campsites around the 200-acre property that coexist with the natural surroundings. For indoor lodging, you can choose between small cabins set amongst the forest or rooms in our Manzanita, Madrone and Sunrise buildings. Our staff is committed to creating an environment for your relaxation. We will gladly welcome you to escape for a day trip, weekend getaway, or we can assist you in booking your large group retreats.




Currently the Heartwood kitchen is not staffed, so if you are wishing to host your retreat, you will need to provide your own catering service. The Heartwood Kitchen is a certified commercial kitchen, which is available for use by whatever catering service you choose for your event.





Education has been a central theme for 40 years at Heartwood, and we now offer many different learning experiences. We invite you to feed your body, mind, and spirit, by joining us for a weekend workshop. We also offer programs from a week, up to four-month residencies. Our calendar is updated regularly with a plethora of opportunities, including Permaculture Classes, Ceramics Classes, Healing Arts Workshops, and more. The remote landscape is an excellent container for focusing on improving your self and developing new skills, to bring back to your community.



During your stay, we invite you to feed your soul. If you enjoy hiking, you can now explore the many short trails around the property, or take a multiple hour walk on the newly opened perimeter trail. Throughout the year, we keep our hot tub and sauna warmed up for our guests. During the summer, you can cool off and relax at the saline pool. Stay with us while you discover the local offerings of Humboldt County, including the California Redwoods and the Lost Coast. At the end of the day, let your cares slip away, as you revel in the brilliant stars passing by in the night sky.



Formerly, Heartwood Institute was a world-class massage school for over 35 years. Even though we have changed our name to Heartwood Mountain Sanctuary, we still nurture space for the Healing Arts. Many people who have trained here, and founded their healing practices through Heartwood Institute, still return to this day. During your stay with us, we invite you to restore personal well-being by scheduling time for bodywork, signing up for one of our many workshops, or simply meditating in our hexagonal Strawbale Temple.

General Inquiries

220 Harmony Lane
Garberville, CA 95542

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(707) 923-5000

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Mon-Sat 12-5pm