A weekend to retreat. A weekend to rest. A weekend to PAUSE.

October 11-13 2024 | Check-in starts Friday at 4 pm



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REGISTRATION CLOSES October 8th, 2024.



What Is PAUSE?

A rustic weekend where you’ll experience renewal and restoration through peaceful activities under the canopy of towering Redwoods.

Crafted by our experienced staff, this retreat is designed to help you “pause” the noise of daily life through hiking, forest bathing, journaling, and other opportunities for rest, creativity, and fun. Optional activities drawing upon reflection, inspiration, and play will give you a chance to step away from the outside world and heal what psychologists are calling “nature deficit disorder.” There’s no schedule beyond meal times . . . you choose to do what brings you the most peace and happiness!

This is a new retreat concept that we believe will attract many people who are searching for hope and healing, peace and rest, away from their jobs, their cities, their commutes, and their concerns.



All Costs are for the 2 night duration of this event and include linens and meals.

Single Occupancy:

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Cottage: $750

Lodge Room: $525


Double Occupancy:

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Cottage: $600 per person

Lodge: $450 per person


3 or More Occupancy:

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Lodge: $375 per person

Cabin: $300 per person


How Do I Sign Up?

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Call (707) 874-5059 if you have any questions.

REGISTRATION CLOSES October 8th, 2024.

What’s Included?

  • Five delicious camp-inspired meals including Friday afternoon snacks and dinner; Saturday breakfast, lunch and dinner, and snacks; and Sunday breakfast. We can accommodate food allergies and restrictions!
  • A wonderful selection of experiences in nature that will heighten your spiritual awareness and appreciation for the wonders of the great outdoors. Every activity is optional, and every activity is meant to help you find a chance to take a break from everyday busyness.
  • Cozy, warm, and rustic accommodations that place you just a few short steps from the majesty of the Redwood forest.
  • A weekend that transforms you through our crazy world’s rarest resource: rest.

*To help mitigate the spread of Covid, we reserve the right to institute Covid protocols if necessary.*

What to Bring

Pack warm clothes for chilly spring weather; and close-toed shoes are important for hiking and other physical activities. In order to fully enjoy our beautiful redwood forest, you’ll want to be prepared to be outdoors, so check the weather forecast and pack accordingly. The temperature can fluctuate a great deal from morning to afternoon to evening, so layers are advisable! Water bottles are recommended to stay hydrated on hikes around our 116-acre property.

If there’s a good book you’ve been meaning to get around to? You should bring that too.

What are the Optional, Self-Guided Activities?

  • Self-guided hikes through the Redwood forest
  • Journaling in a quiet wooded setting
  • Walks along Wander and Ponder meditative forest trail
  • Wood burning for a custom souvenir
  • Watercolor painting in beautiful Redwood landscapes
  • Forest bathing

All of these self-directed activities options are designed to help you Pause from the busyness of the outside world. After dinner on Friday evening, there will be a brief introduction to the weekend, and then you’ll be let loose to “choose your own adventure.” You can spend the entire retreat hiking through the woods, you can find enrichment through creative and peaceful arts and crafts, or you can take full advantage of the weekend with some collection of everything. Bring a camera, a book, or your own hobbies and take advantage of our beautiful property to find rest in your own favorite ways. You’re also more than welcome to head out to the coast or to other astonishing and exciting locations in beautiful Sonoma County while you’re here! Ask a staff member for recommendations!

Cancellation Policy

  • No refunds are offered within 7 days of the retreat. If the retreat is 8 to 14 days away, you are eligible for a 50% refund. If the retreat is 15 or more days away, we charge a $36 cancellation fee. Your booking is transferable, so you can give it away or sell it if you choose. 
  • If Alliance Redwoods chooses to cancel or postpone PAUSE due to weather or another unforeseeable condition, we will reschedule you or give you a full refund, your choice.