San Damiano welcomes both new groups and old friends. Our mission is to provide a peaceful environment of natural beauty for retreats and workshops.
We recommend that you call as soon as you begin to plan an event, as we are often booked a year or more in advance. Weekends book quickly, and your needs may be more easily met if you can schedule your event on a weekday — Monday thru Friday.
To check avaliability, please provide:
Name of your group
Contact person & phone number
Number of people attending
Meeting room/bedroom needs
Once dates gave been chosen, a contract outlining the agreed upon details is sent to the contact person to review, sign and return with a 30% deposit. We also require a Certificate of Insurance naming San Damiano Retreat as the Certificate Holder and Named Insured for the period you are here.
Thank you for considering San Damiano Retreat.
For Reservations Contact:
Mary Paella – firstname.lastname@example.org
Lisa Briones – email@example.com
Parking: Available in two lower lots. Handicap parking near main entrance.
Conference Rooms: Groups advise setup preference in advance. Do not rearrange furniture without checking with us.
Handicap Access: Mot areas are wheel-chair accessible, with the exception of the Francis Room & upstairs bedrooms.
Messages: Unless urgent, messages will be placed on message board in Lobby.
Telephones: There are no phones in the bedrooms.
Soft Drinks: A vending machine is located in breezeway near dining room.
Coffee and Tea: Always available outside the Fireside Lounge and next to the Clare & Anthony Rooms.
Smoking: There is one designated smoking area in the courtyard. No smoking is allowed indoors or outside the assigned area.
Children: We are not set up to provide accommodations for children.
Ecology: Please assist us in our commitment to protect the environment by turning off lights and fans when not in use. Recycling bins are available for cans, plastic and glass bottles.
Rooms: We have 78 bedrooms all with private baths. The majority of the bedrooms have two twin beds. A limited number have double and queen sized beds are also available. There are no room keys; rooms can be locked from inside at night. Clocks are not provided. Please let us know at time of booking if you need first floor or Handicap room.
Departure: Bedrooms may need to be vacated by 10:00 am on the day of departure, Our Conference Coordinator will advise you. Please strip beds, put sheets and towels inside pillowcase; and place outside your bedroom door. Fresh linens are provided in each room and we ask you to remake the bed. Thank you for this act of kindness.
Quiet: This is a center of peace and prayer. To respect the needs of other guests we ask for quiet after 10:200 pm. Radios and CD players should be used with earphones only; use of cellphones NOT permitted inside the facility or inner courtyard. Make and receive phone calls by the statue of St.Francis at our entrance.
Walking Trails: Trails are marked and maps available. We ask guests to stay on the marked trails to avoid injury. Poison Oak is native to this area and provides another reason to sty on the trails.