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 homes, land and large 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, the healing power of soaking in natural sulfur mineral water! (See photo of soaking tub at ShastaFlowingWaters.com)
***Flexible Rental Income Earning Capability: During Covid, Flowing Waters is fully Booked on Airbnb: Our response to covid is listings on airbnb and have been close to full since the end of June, when the West Coast resumed travel. All three dwellings, separated on the land with lots of forest/creek air flow have been in almost continuous demand. Families have appreciated the ability to keep distance, by for instance, staying in different wings of Namaste House. Please note this fortunate income flexibility! We easily attained airbnb "superhost" status and are a 4.9 rating plus a plethora of airbnb enthusiastic recommendations.
A flexible venue with large or smaller groups renting all of Flowing Waters and families/couple/individuals. Retreat guides especially enjoy the smaller homes while their guests are in the larger house and/or camping. All three dwellings have excellent monitor heating, fully healthily equipped kitchens with stainless steel cookware, indoor and outdoor eating. They are well cared for, and fully furnished with simple, lovely, spiritual décor.
Gorgeous! comfortable Namaste House, encircled with lawns (the larger 13 guest house) 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) and 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, 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 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 looking into the trees with skylights and large windows.
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!