Bell Valley Retreat

Bell Valley is a place to renew, re-energize, and reconnect to yourself, your team, 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 purposeful experiences. Six miles of hiking 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 sculpted for gathering and contemplation are nestled among old growth trees.

Originally land inhabited and cared for by Native American Pomo tribes, in the late 1800s Bell Valley became a stop-over for stage-coach travelers riding from Ukiah to Boonville. It also operated as a well-known hops farm 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 protected watershed on a private property that spans more than 650 acres, with extensive trails winding through its diverse ecosystem. Expansive views abound, with very few buildings and 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 equality, 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, and welcome you to join us for exploration, relaxation and restoration in this healing landscape.

Outdoor Spaces: Many outdoor gathering spaces across the property for groups to utilize, including an amphetheatre and swimming pond with floating dock.
Seated Capacity: 80
Facilities Overview: Historic 4-bedroom 4-bath Toll House, 4-bunks + 2 beds Bunkhouse, Yurt, 12 Glamping Tents, Bathhouse, Barn with 3-bedroom upstairs apartment and Event Center, Outdoor catering kitchen, Creekside Cottage
Standing Capacity: 80
Room Count: 23
Catering: Local catering contacts provided upon request
Bed Count: 49
AV Equipment: Retractable projector screen, indoor/outdoor speakers, wireless mic
Indoor Space: Our main meeting space is our indoor/outdoor barn meeting room. It can fit up to 80 seated guests. We also have a wooden yurt with expansive views that can fit 47
Location Overview: 50 acre retreat area with trails and/or dirt roads connecting the different accomodations thoughtfully integrated into the landscape
Locations Served:
Santa Cruz
Monterey
Half Moon Bay
Bay Area
San Francisco
Wine Country
Russian River
Sacramento
Lake Tahoe
Yosemite
Northern California
Oakland
Amenities:
Business Center
Pool
High Speed Internet
Fitness Center
Spa
Onsite Dining
Handicap Accessible
BBQ/Picnic Area
Ample Parking
Bar or Lounge
Minimum Group Size: 10
Maximum Group Size: 80