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New Camaldoli Hermitage

62475 Coast HWY 1 at Lucia, Big Sur, CA 93920
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1 room, 2 adults, 0 children
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    Reviewed 21 August 2016

    My husband and I recently spent three nights (3 nights is a minimum stay to really appreciate being on retreat) at New Camaldoli Hermitage, a community of Roman Catholic Benedictine monks (12 monks) whose lives are dedicated to contemplation and prayer located in 900+ acres...More

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    Reviewed 28 June 2016

    I chose this destination as a solo retreat. After an incredibly challenging year wherein I felt there wasn't much of me left, I relished the idea that no conversation between guests was expected and that others also came for quiet contemplation and solo pursuits. I'm...More

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    Reviewed 15 June 2016

    This place is a great place to practice silence and to find solitude. My husband and I practiced silence the entire time and found ourselves better connected. The lodge we rented was newly renovated (see photos). Because it was out of the way, no cell...More

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    Reviewed 14 June 2016

    Last November I have urged my friends to drop by the area on our way to Santa Barbara along the highway 1 coast. Did a little prayer at the chapel and head on out. But the best time was during the summer of 2014. It...More

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    Reviewed 6 June 2016

    The Hermitage has undergone some big changes for retreatants in 2016. There are 3 brand new trailers/unit that are one bedroom, kitchenette units. They are really nice - and not affordable for the past typical retreatant. $180 night includes trailer/unit 3 meals a day, which...More

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    Gareth W
    Hi, Do you have to remain silent when outside your room at the Hermitage? Is it ok to chat or for example play cards in the grounds? Thanks
    24 January 2017|
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    Response from FarmerRK | Reviewed this property |
    You can definitely talk quietly while hiking or walking on the grounds. There is no particular place to play cards or board games outside that I know of. If you are staying in the units that house two people you are of... More
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    Jrg P
    II do not drive. Its possible to make arrangements to be pick up and drop off in Los Angeles or San Francisco?
    23 August 2016|
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    Response from Alan E | Reviewed this property |
    If you fly into Monterey airport you can arrange to have Father Benedict pick you up when he does his weekly grocery shopping for the hermitage. You would have to stay Friday to Friday. Also you have to be in Monterey before... More
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    Chelsea P
    Has New Camaldoli Hermitage ever been the site of a wedding ceremony?
    25 June 2016|
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    Response from LydiaGlobal | Reviewed this property |
    I do not think the Monastery is set up to be a wedding venue.
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    Room Tips
    "Be open to what's available. Nothing will disappoint if you leave the stress of expectation behind."
    ReillyClan, 9 months agoRead review
    "Logos or any trailer."
    Gigi L, 9 months agoRead review
    "It's beautiful. All of it."
    LydiaGlobal, 9 months agoRead review
    "Best cabin for quiet and view is Logos; but must reserve FAR in advance."
    CA2ME, 10 months agoRead review
    "All are outstanding"
    gracierose0204, 11 months agoRead review
    "there are single dwellings as well as cabins for couples"
    Alan E, over a year agoRead review
    "I ended up in Guest House A...wish I would have checked if other rooms had opened up but I didn't and..."
    AshRiverGal, over a year agoRead review
    "this is not your typical lodging - be prepared to cook your own food (microwave available) from the provided..."
    wilbury6, over a year agoRead review
    "Book as far ahead as possible and look for last minute cancellations two weeks before you are thinking of..."
    Debby R, over a year agoRead review
    "Reserve very early, they're booked way in advance. You may want to request a room away from the kitchen..."
    Rheadabovewater, over a year agoRead review
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