Registration includes the program, six meals, and two nights’ lodging.
Price depends on the lodging you choose. Here are the options:
Program and meals only (no lodging): $250
Registration prices go up 10% on October 5.
Registration ends on October 19 (or when we reach 75 guests)
Laurel 200 wing. Each room has two or more beds (may include a bunk or two) and a shared bathroom. Basic furnishings and decor. (Feels like “camp.”) There is a short but slightly steep walkway between the Laurel rooms and our general meeting room.
Laurel 100 and 300 wings. Each room has two queen beds and one bathroom. Standard furnishings and decor. (Between “camp” and “hotel.”)
We have a very limited number of standard-level lodges for groups. Each lodge has a room with a queen bed, a room with a daybed with a single trundle, and two bunks. (After registration, let us know if you have a group and would like a lodge.)
Lakeside 600s. Each room has either two queen beds or one queen bed with one or two single beds, and one bathroom. Upgraded furnishings and decor, spacious rooms. (Similar to a hotel room.) The Lakeside building is very close to the general meeting room along a level sidewalk.
A few of the Lakeside rooms have adjoining doors. If you’d like to get a room with two queen beds that can open up into an adjacent room with two queen beds, let our Transportation Coordinator know after you register. (Subject to availability, so if this appeals to you, register and make this request ASAP.)
Register early to get the housing you want.
(If the option you want is sold out when you register,
you’ll need to pick a different option.)
Each room will have one set of sheets, a blanket, two pillows, and two sets of towels. Make your own bed upon arrival. Hand soap, plastic cups, toilet paper, and tissues provided—no other amenities. No kitchen, dining, or living areas.
If you choose multiple-occupancy lodging at registration, you will be asked if you have a roommate preference. (Please make sure both of you name each other.)
If you don’t know anyone to room with, we will prayerfully match you with a roommate. We’ll do our best to connect roommates based on age range and time zone.
All meals are served in the dining hall at the conference center. We will have a designated area of tables with signs bearing the name of the retreat.
Meals include a wide variety of well-prepared food with diverse choices, including gluten-free options, salad bar at every lunch and dinner, and Mount Hermon favorites.
Complimentary bottled water and snacks will be available for retreat guests in the general meeting room. Coffee, tea, and snacks will be available for purchase in the Mount Hermon Soda Fountain/Snack Shop. Additional snacks may be available in central areas for all Mount Hermon guest groups to enjoy.
WANT MORE TIME AT MOUNT HERMON?
A short weekend may not seem long enough to accomplish very much. But I have attended the Mount Hermon women’s reflective retreat on several occasions, and it has the same schedule as our writers retreat, Friday afternoon through Sunday afternoon. Every single year I’ve gone, I have been amazed at the depth of my connection with God in that short period of time. I always come away feeling like I have had more powerful and intense connections with God during that weekend than the rest of the year combined.
That said … if you want to extend your time at Mount Hermon, you can come early, stay later, or both by getting off-site lodging. (Transportation between your lodging site and the retreat center is your responsibility. Meals outside of Friday dinner through Sunday lunch are on your own.)
Click here for a list of local rental cabins: Private Mount Hermon Rental List.
Or consider staying in one of the local hotels:
- The Inn at Pasatiempo – 6 miles away
- Hilton Scotts Valley – 4.5 miles away
- Best Western Plus Inn, Scotts Valley – 6 miles away
- Four Points by Sheraton Scotts Valley – 5 miles away
There are also some AirBnBs in and around Mount Hermon.
There are also campgrounds very close to the Mount Hermon conference center:
Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park Campground
2591 Graham Hill Rd, Scotts Valley, CA
Large campsite surrounded by old redwood trees
Santa Cruz Redwoods RV Resort
4980 Hwy 9, Felton, CA
RV hookups and sites for camping in a wooded, riverfront setting with a rustic clubhouse
Santa Cruz Ranch RV Resort
917 Disc Dr, Scotts Valley, CA
Basic RV park with a pool, laundry facilities, and a recreation room with a ping pong and foosball table
Cotillion Gardens RV Park
300 Old Big Trees Rd, Felton, CA
Pretty campground with nice play area, pool, and rec room
Smithwoods RV Park
4770 Hwy 9, Felton, CA
Set in the dense redwoods, this campground provides RV sites with hookups, a heated pool, and laundry
If you expand on your retreat time, there’s lots to do in the area. For example: