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.
We are OPEN overnight for rooms and camping, family gatherings, small retreats and weddings for the 2022 season. Longer stays for contemplative solitude or artistic expression can also be negotiated.
The pool and sauna are open for daily use, with a 24 hour notice reservation. Pool groups can also inquire about having the place to themselves for an extra fee.
Neighborhood pool day will be Thursdays from this week until we close the pool in the fall. Neighbors who live in the Palo Verde and surrounding community pay half price for the pool and sauna.
We hope you will come visit us in your travels!
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.