Pines Institute **
|Vegetarian Vacations by
Cuisine: * Vegetarian, ** Vegan, *** Raw Food
Uchee Pines Road, Seale, AL 36875-5702
non-profit, health educational and
of Life Center US
courtesy: Tree of Life Center
686 Harshaw Road, Patagonia, AZ 85624
866-394-2520 (Toll-free) | International: 520-394-2520
Cuisine: Vegan raw foods.
Eco-retreat including detoxification programs, live food chef certification, workshops and seminars, and a Masters program.
Hollow Retreat Center
c/o Joy Fox , 344 Combs Ave.,
Fayetteville, AR 72701
- Wattle Hollow also
offers a Retreat cabin, tent-space and
dormitory possibilities to families or
groups. Guests are welcome to use the
large kitchen facilities, art supplies,
the meditation hall, the peace path, and
the hot tub.
Box 85, Parthenon, AR 72666
Guest house/cottage with kitchenette for
Address: 2025 McKain Street,
Calabasas, CA 91302-2317
Description: Retreats dedicated to health, fitness and
Chopra Center *
Zen Mountain Center *
39171 Tassajara Road, Carmel Valley ,
Cuisine: Three vegetarian meals are served daily to overnight guests. Breakfast and dinner are family style. For lunch, guests may choose between eating in the dining room or making a “bag lunch” from a buffed.
Summer Guest Season
reservations: 415-865-1899. is a Soto Zen
Buddhist monastery. From May through
August, Tassajara opens its gates for
workshops, retreats, guest practice,
work-study programs, and the quiet,
peaceful solitude of our mountain
Ivy Hot Springs
photo courtesy: Glen Ivy Hot Springs)Address: 25000 Glen Ivy
Road, Corona, CA 92883
Phone: 888-453-6489 (Toll-free)
Cuisine: Some vegetarian & vegan options at their GOCO Cafe.
We Care Detox Spa and Spiritual Retreat
Address: 18000 Long Canyon Rd., Desert Hot Springs, CA
Phone: 760-251-2261 | Toll-free: 800-888-2523.
Cuisine: Their program is an "all-liquid juice
fasting & detoxification
process. We Care Spa prepares a nutritious green salad for you to take on the plane or to eat prior to departure.
Description: Family-owned spa
and spiritual retreat.
Park Monastery *
Melru Lane, Escondido, CA 92026
A 400-acre Buddhist
sanctuary providing a safe, secluded,
peaceful place to cultivate inner solidity
and clarity, under the guidance of their
teacher, Thich Nhat Hanh. " We welcome you
to come and practice with us, for a Day of
Mindfulness, for a few days a week or
Box 463077, Escondido, CA 92046-3077.
Cuisine: Mostly vegetarian, with vegan options.
Description: Luxury resort. Here in this peaceful northern pocket of San Diego County, founder Deborah Szekely in 1958 developed a unique philosophy of personal health and fitness inspired by the ancient Japanese Honjin inns – and the spa industry grew its first roots. Escape to our original flagship Golden Door spa near San Diego, California, offering treatments and ideals rich in tradition, yet executed with a modern interpretation. Join us for a weeklong customized stay in this atmosphere of rare privacy, and achieve a deep, meaningful rapport with nature, enjoy the camaraderie of 39 fellow guests, and discover a meaningful reconnection to your innermost self.
Day Spa Sanctuary
photo courtesy: Osmosis Enzyme Baths)
Address: 209 Bohemian
Highway, Freestone, CA 95472
Cuisine: Dine at nearby restuarants.
Ashram Yoga Farm
Lane, Grass Valley, CA. 95945
Phone: 530-272-9322 or toll-free 800-469-9642.
Description: Yoga retreats based on the teachings of Swami
Wellness retreats &
Massage certification on 200 acres. Diet:
" The kitchen staff consciously prepares
...our vegetarian meals. Much of the
fresh, seasonal produce is harvested daily
from vegetable gardens on Heartwood's
land. Fish served occasionally."
Health Institute of San
Central Ave., Lemon Grove, CA 91945-3346
Raw Food educational
Inn by the Sea **
Hot Springs Retreat
Large non-profit retreat
and workshop center, located north of San
Francisco, above the Napa Valley wine
region. Guests travel to soak in the
natural spring pools, receive massages,
sun on the clothing-optional decks, attend
workshops, hike the hills, or to simply
Guest Master, 3724 Summit Drive, Mt.
Shasta, CA 96067-9102.
Introductory & advanced Buddhist (Zen)
meditation retreats. Ovo-lacto vegetarian
Mountain Center *
Box 43, Mountain Center, CA 92561
Experience the life changing
practice of meditation and awareness.
Offer a regular daily schedule,
introductory weekends, silent meditation
retreats (sesshin) ranging from three days
to one month, and two intensive training.
Expanding Light Retreat *
Nevada City, CA
Personal retreats and many
workshops on over 700 acres of forests and
meadows. Followers of Paramahansa
Vipassana Center | Dhamma
Box 1167; North Fork, CA 93643
Dhamma Mahavana is situated
on a 109 acre forested property in the
Mountain Zen Center *
6367 Sonoma Mountain Road, Santa Rosa
Gulch Farm Zen Center *
In addition to the
temple program of meditation and study, it
includes an organic farm and garden, as
well as a guest and conference center.
Traditional Zen meditation retreats.
Hot Springs *
of Medicine Buddha *
Website by visitor.
Meditation Retreats are open
to all. Weave together Buddhist traditions
with the timeless themes of peace-making,
non-violence, social-justice, personal
integration and creativity. Days include
meditation, dharma talks, discussion &
Madonna Center *
Summit Rd., Watsonville, CA 95076
Conference and retreat center located on
355 acres of mountain-top redwood forest
and grassland overlooking the entire
Monterey Bay. Workshops & retreats
year-round. Personal retreat programs
Rock Meditation Center *
P.O. Box 169, Woodacre, CA 94973
Founded to create an enduring Dharma
retreat, practice, community and study
center rooted in the Buddhist tradition.
"A primary purpose of Spirit Rock
Meditation Center is to offer
opportunities for training and practice of
vipassana (insight) meditation, ...
through silent meditation retreats."
Rose Bed and Breakfast Inn */**
2151 Arapahoe Avenue, Boulder, CO
Phone: 303-442-3007 | Toll-free:
bed and breakfast in downtown Boulder
offers organic breakfast, fine teas, a
meditation room, and ecologically
conscious hospitality. Walk to the Pearl
Street Mall, Boulder Creek or to some of
the best hiking Colorado offers. The
B&B caters to the diets of its guest
whether they are vegan, gluten-free,
wheat-free. Please advise so shopping
Spa & Vapor
photo courtesy: Yampah Hot Springs)
The Yampah Spa
& Vapor Caves are natural underground
steam baths located in the historic hot
springs mountain retreat of Glenwood
Springs, Colorado. Hot mineral waters flow
through the cave floors at 125 degrees F.
to create our natural geothermal steam
baths. In addition to the Vapor Caves,
they now offer a full range of
contemporary health and beauty treatments:
massage, facials, herbal body treatments,
private hot mineral baths and salon
services. They are only one hour from Aspen
or Vail and 1-1/2 hours from Grand
Valley Lifestyle Center **
6263 North County Road 29, Loveland,
Vegan 550 acre health retreat in
the foothills of the Rocky Mountains.
NEWSTART® vegan health program.
Mandala Retreat Center
photo courtesy: Tara Mandalas)
500-acre Buddhist Retreat
Center in the Four Corners area of
Southwest Colorado. Features vast views of
the southern San Juan Mountains, with
ponds and springs, and cabins featuring a
single bed, small kitchen, pots, pans,
flatware, glasses, dishes and a gas burner
for cooking for individual retreat. Summer
camping retreats for groups featuring
Buddhist teachers and Tibetan Lamas.
Yoga Ashram *
1400 Shoshoni Camp Road, Rollinsville, CO 80474. (303) 642-0116.
House Natural Health Spa **
courtesy: Regency Health Spa)
101 N. Ocean Drive, Hollywood, FL 33019
Weight loss program,
aerobics, aquatics, juicing, health
lectures, beach walks.
Cove Ayurvedic Retreat *
4224 Solomon Rd., Ona, FL
Rasayana Cove Ayurvedic
Retreat is a 25 acre nature retreat in the
woods of central Florida (near Sarasota)
specializing in rejuvenation treatments
from the Panchakarma tradition of south
India. They offer Ayurvedic treatments in
a pristine natural setting ideal for a
wellness and meditation retreat. The goal
at Rasayana Cove is to facilitate natural
healing of the body and mind through
detoxification, massage, nourishment, and
deep relaxation. Solitary retreats and
Kaya Kalpa rejuvenation take place in the
"Forest Hermitage" cabin. Couples retreats
Health Institute & Oasis
Palm Beach, FL
The Hippocrates philosophy
is dedicated to the belief that a pure
enzyme-rich diet, complemented by positive
thinking and non-invasive therapies, are
essential elements on the path to optimum
Hostel in the Forest
courtesy: The Hostel in the Forest)
Hwy 82, P.O. Box 1496, Brunswick, GA
Very unusual hostel
set in a forest...!
House Inn & Yurts (vegan optional)
6463 Hwyy. 19 North, Dahlonega, GA
Eco-friendly bed and
breakfast inn located in the North Georgia
mountains that features unique yurts!
Vegetarian breakfast always available,
vegan with advance notice. See Map.
for Spiritual Awareness *- Lakemont, GA
center located 90 miles north of Atlanta,
on an 11 acre wooded site, featuring five
guest houses. Vegetarian meals are served
during scheduled meditation retreats,
offered several times a year. Programs are
offered on a voluntary donation basis.
Lifestyle Center &
Adventist non-profit, health educational
and treatment facility.
Oceanside Retreat Village
(center photo courtesy: Kalani Honua)
Wide variety of new age
retreats & workshops.
photo courtesy: Dragonfly Ranch)
675, Honaunau, HI 96726
(raw food optional)
photo courtesy: Yoga
Yoga and raw food retreats. "Customize
your retreat to fit your own personal
needs. Join us for...Lunch or Dinner,
Afternoon Yoga Class, Local Nature and
Adventure Tours, Thai Massage, Avocado
Salt Glow, Hawaiian Lomi - Lomi, Watsu -
Water Massage, etc."
Raj Ayurveda Health Spa *
1734 Jasmine Ave., Fairfield, IA 52556
800-248-9050, 641-472-9580 (in Iowa)
World-famous Ayurvedic health spa.
House Yoga Retreat
Davidge & Kent Bonham
Road, PO Box 254, Island Falls, ME 04747
'Bed and Breakfast Plus'
offers whole foods breakfast, natural
lakeside environment, and spa
Meditation Center *
4920 Rose Drive, Westminster, MD 21158
Ten-day meditation courses.
The daily schedule consists mostly of
meditation, with two Dhamma talks, in the
early morning and evening, when various
aspects of the meditation, and Theravada
Buddhism are explained.
Meditation Society *
1230 Pleasant St., Barre, MA 01005
Retreats for new and
experienced meditators. Silence is
maintained during most retreats, except
during question and interview times.
Accommodations are simple single and
double rooms. Men and women do not share
rooms. Camping is not available.
photo courtesy: Brook Farm
and Phil Halpern, Innkeepers
St., Lenox, MA 01240
Center for Yoga &
Berkshire retreat center offering
daily yoga, meditation, Kripalu
DansKinetics® classes; relaxing
Healing Arts Sessions, a large variety of
holistic programs, and professional
training. Experience Kripalu on your own
terms with 'Retreat & Renewal', their
most popular program.
Camp & Conference
Unitarian Universalist high school
summer camp and adult holistic education
Meditation Center | Dhamma
Colrain-Shelburne Rd., Shelburne, MA
108 acre meditation
center located two hours west of Boston in
a quiet, rural area among sugar maple
trees, apple orchards and dairy farms.
Shady Hollow Inn *
Main St., South Dennis, MA 02660
Vegetarian B&B on the
Cape! They say..."Each morning, we serve a
full breakfast from our vegetarian kitchen
which will satisfy all our hungry guests,
vegetarian and non-vegetarian alike."
Vineyard Spa Retreat *
209 Franklin St., Vineyard Haven, MA
Living foods, stress reduction
programs, & body detoxification.
Hill B&B Retreat **
Carol Duke and Sean Duke-Crocker
Box 454, Williamsburg, MA 01096
restored Cape with an attached flower
arranging studio and barn, surrounded by
rambling organic gardens, on a twenty-acre
hillside ( ten acres are in wildlife
conservation) six miles west of
Northampton, Massachusetts. All organic
vegetarian (vegan optional) complementary
breakfast is continental.
Health Institute ***
112 W. Union City Rd., Union City, MI
Teaching the late Dr.
Ann Wigmore's living food program of
detoxification, Nnutrition, and healing.
Meals consist of live foods such as young
organic greens, sprouted nuts, seeds and
grains, fruits and vegetables, lightly
fermented preparations, and dehydrated
crackers and snacks.
Inn Bed and Breakfast *
1308 Neahtawanta Road, Traverse
City, MI 49686
Phone: please call Toll-free 800-220-1415 for reservations.
Inn (pronounced nee-ah-ta-wan-ta) was
built around the turn of the century and
opened in 1906 as the Sunrise Inn. The Inn
is located on Old Mission Peninsula, just
north of Traverse City, with 325 feet of
beach on Bowers Harbor -- Grand Traverse
Bay. Vegetarian breakfasts are served, and
a wood-burning sauna is housed in the
building behind the Inn. The Neahtawanata
Center, a nonprofit organization, is also
housed at the Inn. A one hour Yoga session
is also available to guests staying at the
Neahtawanta Inn upon request for $10
class. No smoking inside the Inn.
of the Morning *
Sturgeon Valley Road, Vanderbilt, MI
retreat. year-round workshops &
programs. Individual retreats offered.
Feathered Pipe Foundation
P.O. Box 1682, Helena, MT 59601
Yoga & retreats.
Buddhist Center *
Heartwood Circle, Newmarket, NH
meditation center offering a full schedule
of classes, workshops, and residential
retreats for people at all experience
levels. Located in Newmarket NH, 70 miles
north of Boston MA, on 14 acres of
woodland along the Piscassic River.
Bed & Breakfast
Ocean City, NJ
vegan, heart-healthy, hi-protein,
gluten-free, and macrobiotic diets.
355, Las Vegas, NM 87701
Non-profit educational center offered week
long and weekend retreats (mid-May to
mid-October) in northern New Mexico, at an
elevation of 8,000 feet. Meals: mostly
photos courtesy: Lama
240, San Cristobal, NM 87564
community and educational center offering
Wigmore Foundation ***
PO Box 399, San Fidel, NM 87049-0399
Located in a radiant oasis,
high in the desert of enchanting New
Mexico. 'Learn-by Doing' living foods
photo courtesy: Gentle
South Albany Street, Ithaca, NY 14850
Juice fasting retreats in upper NY state.
A spiritual retreat and
educational center founded on the
universal principles of Yoga and Vedanta,
located on 85 acres, one hour N. of NYC.
Daily meditation programs and ongoing
classes in Hatha Yoga, Sanskrit language
and classical Indian dance, as well as
special workshops and retreats.
of the Message
The Abode of the Message is a
Sufi community, retreat and conference
center, cradled in the Taconic-Berkshire
Mountains of Upstate New York, on 400
acres. Vegan, vegetarian & organic
meals available. Programs include:
meditation, sufi dancing, concerts, and
Ginger Cat Bed &
Altay Road, Rock Stream, NY 14878
on 15 acres a few miles northwest of
Watkins Glen, NY, the Ginger Cat B&B
is the perfect place to stay during your
vacation in the Finger Lakes. Our
philosophy is simple: Treat our guests as
friends, provide clean and comfortable
accommodations and serve great VEGAN
Lake Dr., Rhinebeck, NY 12572-3212
Since 1977, through
workshops and retreats, Omega has been a
pioneer in exploring, teaching, and
embracing new ideas. Year-round pioneering
program of seminars, workshops, retreats,
and professional trainings designed to
enhance personal health and well-being.
Ginger Cat Bed & Breakfast **
Altay Road, Rock Stream, NY 14878
Nestled on 15 acres a few miles
northwest of Watkins Glen, NY, the Ginger Cat
B&B (open mid-April to October) is the perfect place to stay during your
vacation in the Finger Lakes. Our philosophy is
simple: Treat our guests as friends, provide clean
and comfortable accommodations and serve great
VEGAN food (the owner has been vegan since 1997). One of our bedrooms is now pet-friendly!
photo courtesy: Springwater
Mill St., Springwater, NY 14560
Watkins Glen, NY
Farm Sanctuary Bed &
Breakfast cabins are open from May 1 to
October 31 are just minutes from
breathtaking gorges and waterfalls, and
miles of hiking trails and lakes. Guests
are welcome to browse in the Visitor
Center to learn about farm animal issues
and what you can do to help stop "food
animal" abuses. The Sanctuary gift shop
offers unique country crafts, books on
vegan cooking and animals rights,
cruelty-free gifts, and vegan snacks.
Ashram Yoga Ranch Colony *
House Victorian Inn
photo courtesy: Beaufort
North Liberty St., Asheville, NC 28801
The chef is "well trained in
gourmet vegetarian, vegan, macrobiotic and
'low fat foods' lifestyles. Vegan &
macrobiotic baking is one of Jacqueline's
areas of expertise; creating the most
taste-tempting lavish desserts, without
refined sugars, dairy products or
Dharma Retreat Center **
Route 1, Box 34H, Hot Springs, NC
facility an hour northwest of Asheville,
welcoming a variety of spiritual paths,
whose purpose is to offer meditation
retreats. Facilities include a meditation
hall, dormitory, a private forest
hermitage and creekside campsites. Meals
are vegan. Milk/yogurt are available and
are served on the side.
House Bed and Breakfast *
photo courtesy: Rosemary
Pittsboro, NC 27312
Hot Springs Retreat & Conference
Large yoga retreat.
Hills Health & Education
A Seventh-Day Adventist
healing center offering 12-25 day
Bear Lodge *
Box 682, Hohenwald, TN 38462
- Gray Bear
Lodge is a rustic yoga & watsu retreat
center nestled in the rolling forest of
the beautiful West Tennessee.
vegetarian community. Residential courses
include: Midwifery, Natural Building,
Solar Installation Course, Permaculture
Fundamentals, and Ecovillage
Lane Guest House */**
Bed & Breakfast.
Hearth Sanctuary and Retreat
Waterway Lane, Burnet, TX 78611
888-756-7878 (toll free)
acres on Lake Buchanan, north of Austin.
Features delicious organic food, world
class body work and luxurious suites.
Accommodates all vegetarian
Health Institute of Austin ***
Rt. 1, Box 339-J Cedar Lane, Cedar
Creek, TX 78612
Raw Food educational live-in
County Road 155 A, Kaufman, TX 75142
Located in a quiet rural
setting on 20 acres of farm and
Harmony Yoga Retreat
courtesy of Inner Harmony)
Located in the whispering aspen
forests of Southern Utah, the yoga retreat
center is set at 9,300 feet. Top yoga
instructors including John Friend, Richard
Freeman, Shiva Rea and many others, Hatha
Yoga, Kundalini Yoga, and even yurts!
Moon Bed & Breakfast *
1659 North Grove Street, Rutland, VT
(See Featured Listing at
top of page).
Ashram: Yogaville *
photo courtesy: Yogaville)
Buckingham, VA 23921
Wellness Center **
Box 1, Rapidan, VA 22733
Seventh-Day Adventist center located on
760 acres in the foothills of the Blue
Ridge mountains. Specially designed 10-day
or 18-day programs that feature low-fat
meals, enjoyable exercise, steam baths,
health lectures, and individual massage
White Pig Bed &
photo courtesy: The White Pig B&B)
Creek Farm, 5120 Irish Road, Schuyler, VA
Mountain Retreat Center *
373 Agren Road, Castle Rock, WA 98611
5-acre rural retreat center located
approximately 2 1/2 hrs south of Seattle.
Primarily Vipassana (silent)retreats.
Retreatants are asked to assist with daily
chores such as chopping vegetables,
washing dishes, sweeping floors,
Vipassana Center *
345, Ethel, WA 98542-0345
Vipassana (Buddhist) meditation retreat
center, 'Dhamma Kunja', situated on 50
acres in rural western Washington.
Bay Village Resort &
Route 86, Olga, WA 98279
Hot tubs & sauna.
Inn & Retreat Center **
photo: courtesy Annapurna Inn)
Retreat center that provides
organic vegan cuisine, live food
lifestyle, yoga, steam bath, sauna, foot
reflexology, therapeutic massage,
cranio/sacral therapy, and the quiet
beautiful setting of a Victorian Seaport,
only two hours from Seattle.
Thyme Inn **- Route
92/28, P.O. Box 85, Green Bank, WV
Box 218-3, High View, WV 26808
Three- to five-day and
ten-day formal retreats, generally held in
complete silence, with meditation
instructions and teachings in Buddhist
doctrine and philosophy. They follow a
vegetarian diet and take only tea, juice
or soft drinks after noon (unless a
medical reason for eating dinner is
(photo courtesy: Inn Serendipity)
County P, Browntown WI 53522
B&B is located on a
five-acre organic farm a short drive from
Chicago, Milwaukee, Dubuque and Madison.
They say: "Enjoy a hearty vegetarian
breakfast with organic fruits and
vegetables from the Inn's gardens."
Christine Center *
Mann Road, Willard, WI 54493
715-267-7507, Toll Free: (866) 333-7507
Retreat center in the tradition of
mystical spirituality and
meditation/contemplation. Private retreats
for contemplation, artistic pursuits or
recreation are available for yourself
alone, or to share with a friend, your
spouse, or a small group of friends.
Traveler Ranch *
Box 98, 1100 Lane 38, Burlington, WY
80-acre llama ranch & vegetarian guest