Redwoods Abbey

Redwoods Monastery
18104 Briceland-Thorn Rd.
Whitehorn, CA 95589
Telephone: 707-986-7419
Visit Website: Redwoods Abbey

In 1962 four nuns left their Abbey of Nazareth in Belgium and established a small foundation in the redwood forests of northern California. The monastery is near the Pacific coast, 100 miles south of Cape Mendocino, the most westerly point in the state of California.

Guest House:

The guest house is open for private retreats at specific times during the year. A calendar of openings is available by mid February each year. We offer either long weekend retreats from Thursday until Sunday or full week retreats from Monday until Sunday. Guests are welcome to participate in our daily rhythm of silence, solitude, meditation, common prayer and Eucharist. Spiritual accompaniment is available upon request. The meals are vegetarian, wholesome and nurturing. The monastery is located in a very beautiful area of the Lost Coast of northern California. We are blessed with plenty of space to walk and be in nature...fields, creek, river and forested land.

We do have a garden where we grow some of our vegetables and fruits. Guests are welcome to work in the garden if they choose or to do other simple manual work. Each guest has a private room. A few of the rooms have an adjoining bath. Most rooms have a sink with a shower and toilet next door to the room.