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Earth Sanctuary Retreat Center

Plan your spiritual getaway at the Earth Sanctuary Retreat Center. This retreat center is a place for 1-6 people to stay overnight for personal renewal, relaxation, retreat, meditation, and peaceful reflection. Located adjacent to the 72 acre Earth Sanctuary meditation parkland and nature reserve, your stay includes access to the trails, stone circles, labyrinth, stupa, medicine wheels, and dolmen.

To reserve the Retreat Center for an overnight retreat, please check the Availability calendar and then fill out and submit the Online Reservation Form (see below for detailed directions).

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For groups of up to 20 people, we offer day use of the Retreat Center at $20/hour (3 hour minimum) plus $7/person for workshops, seminars, group meditations, or a place to celebrate in nature and spend quality time together in a peaceful place. To set up a group reservation, please email Celia and she will help you with your reservation. To get an idea of the layout of the retreat Center, please look at the Retreat Center photo and video tour below.

For Questions:
Email Celia Sullivan at celia@earthsanctuary.org. Those people without access to email may phone at 360-321-5465

Directions

From I-5

From Seattle, take I-5 north. From the Eastside, take I-405 north to I-5 north.

Take Exit 189 from I-5 to the west and follow the signs to the Whidbey Island/Mukilteo ferry terminal. Get into the ferry line where the signs tell you to do so or whenever you see the "end of the line" of cars. Ferries leave every half hour on the hour and half-hour. The ferry ride from Mukilteo to Whidbey Island lasts about 20 minutes. Once on Whidbey Island, drive north on the main highway, Route 525, for approximately 7.5 miles. Turn right onto Newman Road. To park at the Retreat Center (2235 Newman Road, Langley, WA), drive for 0.25 mile and turn right on Emil Road. Go up the road about 25 feet and make an immediate left hand turn into the parking area for the Earth Sanctuary Retreat Center. To park at the 2059 Newman Road entrance, drive for 0.8 mile to 2059 Newman Road and turn right into the driveway. Go about 100 feet and turn right at the sign to get to the main parking area. To park at the Stupa entrance at 5536 Emil Road, go 0.25 mile and turn right onto Emil Road. Drive up the hill 0.2 mile and turn left into Earth Sanctuary on the gravel road.

From Port Townsend or Northern Whidbey Island:

Take 525 South. Just after Freeland, make a left on Double Bluff Road. Go a short ways to a "T" with Newman Road and make a right turn. To park at the Retreat Center (2235 Newman Road, Langley, WA), drive for 0.8 mile and turn left on Emil Road. Go up the road about 25 feet and make an immediate left hand turn into the parking area for the Earth Sanctuary Retreat Center. To park at the 2059 Newman Road entrance, go 0.2 mile to 2059 Newman Road and turn left into the driveway. Go about 100 feet and turn right at the sign to get to the main parking area. To park at the Stupa entrance at 5536 Emil Road, go 0.8 mile and turn left onto Emil Road. Drive up the hill 0.2 mile and turn left into Earth Sanctuary on the gravel road.

From SeaTac Airport:

The Whidbey SeaTac shuttle is the most convenient way to get there. The shuttle will take you directly to Whidbey Island from the airport. Have the shuttle take you to Bayview (a few miles away from Earth Sanctuary) where, by prior arrangement, Celia can pick you up and drive you to Earth Sanctuary, which is only 3 minutes away. The phone number for the Whidbey SeaTac Shuttle is 360-679-4003 local or 877-679-4003 Toll Free.