Flowing Waters Retreat, a precious gem and a smaller retreat center, on 10 acres with sulfur mineral soaking water plus a pure water creek has healed, inspired, and delighted guests and retreat groups, couples, families and solos for about 10 years. Now one considered to be one of most beautiful, licensed retreat centers within the Beauty and Sacred Power of Mt Shasta. The creek musically infuses the three lovely homes, land plus a just remodeled beautiful meditation hall. Plus a 9 ft. deep wild pool offers guests sacred immersions and swimming! Stunning! natural land in a fragrant conifer forest. A rare and unique retreat, Flowing Waters offers 4 kinds of pure, natural waters, and most precious and rare gift, the healing power of soaking in natural sulfur mineral water! (See photos at ShastaFlowingWaters.com) A "turn key" business ready for reservations.
***Open April 15, 2022 for reservations and viewing. All dwellings are listed on airbnb, and reservations are open now starting at that time. Please note that the sulfur waters are available exclusively by booking Namaste House.***
Flexible Covid Rental Income Earning Capability: During Covid, Flowing Waters moved to booking on Airbnb and has been close to full from late May to October, when closed, due to the owner/manager's seasonal work in Bay Area. All three dwellings, separated on the land with lots of forest/creek air flow were in almost continuous demand. Families appreciated the ability to keep distance, by for instance, staying in different wings of Namaste House. Please note this fortunate income flexibility!
Airbnb: Attained airbnb "superhost" status and are a 4.9 rating plus a plethora of airbnb enthusiastic recommendations. Contact the owner/manager for the airbnb listings to read guest reviews and have a better sense of this unusual precious property. A flexible venue with large or smaller groups renting all of Flowing Waters and families/couple/individuals. Retreat guides appreciate the smaller cottages while their guests are in the larger house and/or camping. Or are rented as wanted, a "mix and match". All three dwellings have excellent monitor heating, fully healthily equipped kitchens with stainless steel cookware, indoor and outdoor eating. Well cared for and fully furnished with simple, lovely, spiritual décor.
Gorgeous! comfortable Namaste House, encircled with lawns and massive creekside decks (the larger 13 guest house) also offers the natural sulfur mineral water soaks. (Soaking capacity should be expanded and plans were to build a small bath house or just install outdoor tubs on the large decks. We already have 2 claw foot tubs ready to be installed!) Cathedral Ceilings with huge! windows (luxury Hunter Douglas blinds) greet guests as they walk through intricately carved wooden imported front double doors. Six guest bedrooms and a large fully equipped kitchen. Pella double glass doors lead to huge three tiered decks for eating or outdoor yoga. Three kinds of Winter Heat: central, a lovely centrally located large wood stove and monitor heating. Aesthetically placed simple and spiritual decor that our guests, coming from diverse backgrounds, have loved. Plus! camping platforms next to the creek for those who wish to sleep under the Milky Way stars. (no street lights!)
Namaste House is adjacent to a boardwalk through the forest leading to the large newly remodeled Om Home, a yoga/meditation/movement hall (more below). Contemplative pools and gardens. A stone circle for ceremonies under the cedars. Outdoor hot tub. Special touches with a professionally masoned art stone wall with amethyst and Mt Shasta "Jade", and Heart rocks embedded in the driveway. Too much to say!
Soaring "tree house" like Kuan Yin Cottage, 2 bedrooms plus a short path to a forested camping/yoga platform. One "treehouse" bedroom with wrap around windows up in the conifers, and the other with a queen bed, charmingly decorated with tatami mat. Fully equipped kitchen, living room, high outdoor decks for eating and relaxing and sweet well water. Delights up to 6 guests with sofa bed plus forest camping platform. Two kinds of heat: excellent monitor heating and a decorative enameled wood stove for the winter.
Magical Ananda A Frame, with carpeted spiral stairs leading to a 1 king bedroom which looks out the floor to ceiling windows. Fully equipped kitchen, outdoor creek side decks front and back for eating and relaxing, and living room. Up to 4 guests.
Om Home: A gorgeous newly remodeled serene large! yoga/meditation/movement hall with skylights and huge! windows looking into the forest and with the music of the creek. New floors, new paint inside and outside, new sliding glass entrance door. Lots of tree filtered light.
Crystal Pool: Our guests treasure pure water deep swimming with hot rock boulders, yoga platform for prana filled energy. Down a sweet path along the creek and a 5 min. walk away from the dwellings.
Sunrise and Sunset Meditation Huts and three yoga/camping platforms: Other small sacred outdoor areas scattered through the land, waterfalls, and a walking paths. Naturalists are delighted with the combo. of a dry side and small wetland spring area, with the wild flowers and medicinal plants including wild azalea, calypso orchids, angelica, grass of parnassus, oregon grape, etc.. Birds include dippers, bald eagles, and even a family of sandhill cranes in our "Medicine Springs" Valley..
Flowing Waters is at an amazing intersection of the Coastal, Cascades, and Sierra ecosystems. In sweet solitude yet near hiking, we are at the sacred sites of Mt. Shasta and en route to the spectacular Trinity Alps. Plus the wild Klamath River for kayaking/rafting/tubing is just up the road. Plus Flowing Waters is only 4 miles from the Interstate 5 on an excellent! paved road through a verdant valley, midway between the SF Bay Area and Portland, Oregon.
We've used almost exclusively Green, nontoxic supplies, cleaning and other products. A pure environment!
Her story: Flowing Waters was a private estate transformed by Laurel Houghton about a decade ago, for a smaller retreat center that would bring "over domesticated" people to an experience of meditation/reflection in the power, peace, and beauty of wilderness, while relaxing in comfortable lodging.
Laurel, who had many years backpacking the Sierra ranges, became convinced of the spiritual power of Mt Shasta after a few visits to the area. Flowing Waters Retreat is the first licensed Mt Shasta spiritual retreat center of multiple residences and open to a diversity of paths, now having served hundreds of groups, families, couples and solos. Now at retirement age, Laurel is passing it forward and is willing to support future owners with lots of info. to facilitate an easy, smooth transition.
More Info: Serious Inquiries only, either by phone or email contact. Asking: $2.25