Welcome the New Year with

2024 Weekend
Wellness Retreats

February 29th-March 3rd
May 2nd-May 5th
2025 Retreats will be announced later this year

Our Mission

Slow down, forge stronger connections with the land, yourself & loved ones.

More than a retreat, this weekend of wellness is mindfully curated for a gentle, holistic awakening. Rooted in nature and life’s most simple pleasures, you’ll rediscover childlike joy as you live in harmony with the land, and experience profound moments of reflection as you find an unwavering sense of peace. Together, this land, these hosts, and this curation of activities makes your experience possible–inviting you to disconnect from the daily and tune into your body, your mind, and your surroundings. Our mission goes beyond one weekend of restoration. Rather, we invite you to discover the recipe for a grounded, well way of life wherever you call home.

An experience to inspire a well way of life.

Mar Vista is your ideal wellness destination that enkindles joy in simplicity and conscious living. This year, you’ll enjoy garden-to-table meals, meditation, grounding writing workshops, and artfully inspiring off-site explorations. As you break free from the demands of a digitized world and find freedom in exploring curiosities, you’ll discover a sense of calm that endures well beyond your time spent with us.

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2024 Wellness Weekend Offerings

Leaving you restored, reinvigorated & ready for what’s ahead.

Daily morning meditation

Daily wellness activities from breathtaking hikes along the Mendocino coast, to self-guided Redwood forest baths, beachside yoga, or Qigong on the meadow (weather permitting).

Breakfast baskets & fresh-laid eggs delivered daily. Includes an assortment of local coffee/tea, bread, jams, butter, fruits, & protein. 

Restorative solo time is honored and incorporated into your experience to encourage reflection and connection with your natural surroundings. Discover an unwavering sense of calm, one that is only possible when the setting & mindset are in alignment.

Off-site explorations to Stone Ranch, an outdoor art gallery that uses nature as its medium.

Inclusive local dinners & beverages provided.  Menus are designed to accommodate a variety of dietary restrictions and are delivered to the striking Glasshouse gathering space every evening.

Relaxing evenings free to stargaze with a glass of wine, relax in your Cottage, enjoy the campfire, or soak in our heated Japanese soaking tub.

Writing workshops to encourage settling moments of stillness and reflection.

Kindly note our activity offerings are subject to change depending on your retreat weekend of choice.

A place to reconnect with your intentions.

Surrounded by the sea, the sky and the vast redwood forests lies Mar Vista–a place unlike any other. Explore our trails, our bountiful gardens and our beaches on our guided daily activities or venture out solo during your retreat. 

The cottages of Mar Vista

Honor your wellness journey, 

rooted in conscious living

*1 bedroom cottages have a queen bed & private bath with shower. 2 bedroom cottages have 2 bedrooms – 1 with queen bed, 1 with one full & one twin bed – and one full bathroom. Reservations must be made by email, and we will confirm within 24-48 hrs of receipt. Please specify your preferred room configuration and if you have roommates. Mar Vista assigns cottages. All guests must register individually. All reservations will need to be pre-paid at the time of confirmation. Must be 21 years or older to attend. Weekend Wellness offerings are subject to change due to inclement weather.

Meet Mar Vista’s Stewards & Your Humble Hosts

Deanna worked in the corporate world for almost 20 years which gave her a good basis of business acumen, marketing, and management. Later in life, she went back to school for Environmental Horticulture and Design. She managed gardens for private estates as well as public elementary schools and non-profit organizations. Deanna is a lifelong yogi (certified Yoga teacher in 2012), gardener, and meditation practitioner for over 10 years. All of these experiences combined have culminated in the perfect career that is not just her job, but an intentional lifestyle. There is no greater joy for Deanna than sharing this style of living with others.

Cab has a long history of working in hospitality, from 5-star hotels to beach clubs. This vast experience has become the basis for his inspired living here at Mar Vista. The melding of his experience, yoga teachings, meditation practices, and healthy living objectives led to our creating an experience in hospitality like no other. Mar Vista is a special place; a spiritual journey that takes you on your path to wellbeing.

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Mar Vista illustrative map of property

"Nature, the sun, flowers, digging in the dirt–all these things have always brought me a sense of well-being. . . When you work with nature as opposed to against it, you see that we are all connected."​

Frequently Asked Questions

All activities are optional. There will also be private, mindful moments built into each day. Outside of the retreat schedule, you are welcome to participate in daily egg gathering & goat feeding. Garden Classes, private yoga, & massages are also available for an additional fee. Complimentary games, cards, books, & puzzles are available for use throughout your stay.

So many wonderful adventures await: wander through local art galleries, shops, & restaurants in downtown Gualala. You can access a variety of stunning beach hikes, notably Redwood hiking at Van Damme State Park or Salt Point State Park, within an hour’s drive along the rugged coastline. If you’re lucky, you can spot a whale along several local beach access points!

As much as we’d love to host your furry friend, it is our intention to create a simple, restful space for your wellness journey — free from distraction & day-to-day responsibility. Group retreats are pet-free in efforts to respect all parties in attendance & maintain ease in your stay (dogs cannot be left unattended in the cottages as we venture off-site for exciting excursions).

Yes! The prices listed above reflect the total cost per person for the entire Wellness Weekend Retreat. Taxes will apply.

Our charming Red Welcome Cottage Mercantile is also open daily from 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM. Browse a thoughtful selection of locally-curated snacks, beverages, and low-waste personal care and gift items for purchase. Adult beverage packages including local beer, wine, and spirits are also available.

Please note: Guests are not allowed to bring in any outside alcohol. This is a state requirement of our liquor license.

All reservations are pre-paid in full at time of confirmation. Any cancellation made up to two weeks before the scheduled retreat date, will be 50% refundable. Any cancellations made less than two weeks before the scheduled retreat date will be non-refundable.

By Air: 

  • From Southern California and Seattle,  there are some flights that fly directly to Santa Rosa Airport (STS). From there, Mar Vista is a 2 hour drive.  
  • From Dallas and Phoenix, American Airlines also offers some flights. 
  • Flying into SFO and Oakland is also an option, followed by a 3 hour drive to Mar Vista. 

By Land: 

  • Driving from the South? Our favorite route is the 101 North to River Road (Guernville) to Hwy 1 at Jenner. 
  • We have an onsite EV charger for those getting to Mar Vista emissions free. 


Traveling from other areas? Find your way here with our complete list of travel recommendations


Please email us at hello@marvistafarmandcottages.com. We are happy to hear from you & answer any questions you may have.

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Book your Restorative Wellness Weekend Retreat Today
More Retreats Coming Soon!

Stay tuned for more guided retreats promoting togetherness against the tranquil backdrop of the Mendocino Coast. As we lead your group through yoga, hiking, & other intentional experiences, you will feel collectively rejuvenated & ready for what’s to come.  Coming soon.