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Latham, New York
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had made plans for a silent retreat at another west coast retreat center but they were cancelled due to the weather so this was a last minute change. They honored my request for a quiet room (away from the central activities) and the room was VERY quiet and peaceful. The room was simply and nicely furnished and my after-hours...

Thank James H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The spot is beautiful, the accommodations are simple, the food is vegetarian and made with love and purpose, but not great. Lots of tea and coffee available. Wifi in only 1 spot, the Pine Room. The woman n the office/check in room is not particularly friendly or accommodating. Actually a bit pretentious for some unknown reason. Everyone else, monks, nuns,...

Thank Laura T
Santa Cruz, California
Reviewed 14 January 2017

The road leading up to it is a narrow one lane. Drive with caution. There is ample parking by the bookstore. Dogs are allowed on the trails on leash. Beautiful two mile trail with some elevations and another six mile option. Worth a visit. We hiked with elementary school age kids and it was not difficult. It is a retreat...

Thank JeriLG
Reviewed 25 November 2016 via mobile

The road leading up to the temple is only one lane. Drive with caution. Parking is available after you go into the gate and make a right at the sign. Restroom is available by the dining hall. Oh. Did I mention dress comfortably and like you are going hiking because you will be walking uphill to get to the shrine....

Thank Shirley C
Ventura, CA
Reviewed 15 November 2016

I hiked on the property -- they are open to the public Sundays after 12 Noon (Closed Saturdays!) for hiking. It is a beautiful, magical, serene property. The hike is a 6.5 mile loop that took me a little over 2.5 hrs. Would rate as moderate - very easy terrain but a few steep hills. Highly recommend this for a...

Thank KrisPena
North Las Vegas, Nevada
Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

Simple rooms with healthy tasty food. The surrounding area is great for hiking located in the serene redwoods of Santa Cruz. •pool •WiFi in certain areas; respect those who live here and try to not be on devices near holy areas •laundry service •meditation classes •tea/coffee/fruit/filtered water available to those that stay on premises 24/7

Thank nerual
Richmond, Virginia
Reviewed 17 May 2016 via mobile

I stayed at LMB as part of a Road Scholar retreat for women. Overall, I found LMB deserved high ratings. As advertised rooms are simple, clean and the bed was very comfortable. The bathroom was very small and didn't have a towel rack. The food was excellent ! The grounds were beautiful and peaceful. My stay would have been better...

1Thank PleasureTraveler510
Chatham, NY
Reviewed 5 April 2016

The first adjective that comes to mind is 'serene'. The only sounds are the occasional ringing of the prayer bells or gong. This year, my niece accompanied my friend and me on a hike. Hills involved, both up and down, but frequent benches often with a quotation or tenet of Buddhism. Learn, discover, and exercise at your own rate, all...

Thank CLCoronios
Brooklyn, New York
Reviewed 14 October 2015

Wonderful hike, with great trails and places for meditation just off the trails, or at the temples along the way. The Enchanted Forest is also super peaceful. We toured it while a young girl was doing laps to raise funds; look her up!

1Thank iamnyc
Reviewed 28 September 2015

I participated in a yoga meditation retreat here. The rooms were spartan, but comfortable and clean, and the food was vegetarian, very tasty and a well-described to fit any dietary concerns. The grounds were inspirational and the whole weekend was very relaxing and restorative. This is a great place for a retreat, but don't expect to check in with anyone...

Thank Sjconbi

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Award winning retreat center located in the Monterey Bay area of Central California. Green business. Open all year for groups and individual guests. Located on 108 acres of coastal forest. Ferns, redwood groves, warm meadows, hiking trails, Property adjoins Nisene Marks State ParkAmenities include, pool, sauna, onsite massage available, onsite dining, meditation, gift shop, dog friendly. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Land of Medicine Buddha

Address: 5800 Prescott Rd, Soquel, CA 95073-9407
Region: United States > California > Soquel
Price Range: ₹ 5,229 - ₹ 11,765 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 25
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“Room 11 is quite remote and quiet with late morning sun.”
 of 5 bubbles jameshR6781UJ, 1 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Did not stay here.”
 of 5 bubbles CLCoronios, 3 Apr 2015 | Read review
“I was able to use somebody's wifi - don't know whose. But I should have been reading my books!”
 of 5 bubbles mchrisg2015, 27 Mar 2015 | Read review
“Tree Top rooms upper floor. Quiet and well located”
 of 5 bubbles wynterhk, 15 Sep 2014 | Read review
“The yurts are good if you want more solitude. I haven't had a bad experience with any of the rooms.”
 of 5 bubbles 398Nicole, 2 Sep 2014 | Read review
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