Bell Valley is a purposeful place to renew, re-energize, and reconnect to yourself, the land, and your passion for meaningful work. We provide retreat space for groups working on social change and personal growth, as well as businesses deepening their strategies and team dynamics.
Bell Valley Retreat was designed with careful intention for your experience. Six miles of trails weave through the beauty and solitude of rolling oak hills and open meadows. Unique accommodations are thoughtfully integrated into the landscape. Restorative meeting spaces offer a welcome change from the usual constraints of work environments. Various outdoor spaces were sculpted for gathering and contemplation beneath the old growth trees.
Originally land settled by Native Pomo tribes, in the late 1800s it became a stop-over for stage-coach travelers riding from Ukiah to Boonville. It also operated as a well-known hops farm in the Valley where the unusual dialect called Boontling was “born”. Today, in keeping with this history of the land and its inhabitants, Bell Valley offers a space to gather, connect and revitalize.
What truly sets Bell Valley Retreat apart is the land. The retreat lies within a watershed that spans more than 600 acres, with extensive trails winding through its diverse ecosystem. Expansive views abound, with very few buildings in sight. Each element of Bell Valley Retreat reinforces harmony and integration with the land, designed to fit within the natural landscape, rather than apart from it.
At Bell Valley Retreat:
-We believe social, cultural, and ecological transformation are inextricably linked with individual transformation
-We cultivate and sustain mutually beneficial relationships with nature
-We steward the land inspired by the principles of permaculture and other sustainable practices
-We actively support equity, justice, and healing
-We value openness and authenticity
-We encourage learning, reflection, and contemplative practice
-We celebrate creativity, and view artists as essential social and cultural visionaries
-We honor all change-makers who devote their energy towards having a positive impact on the world
-We invite you to experience Bell Valley Retreat at the Toll House, and welcome you to join us for relaxation and restoration in this healing landscape.