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Green Gulch Farm Zen Center

1601 Shoreline Highway, Muir Beach, CA 94965
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Washington, District of Columbia, District of Columbia, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

i found this place b/c we wanted to visit Muir Woods (big trees!) spending the night nearby before flying out the next day. Then discovered they are: a Zen Monastery have a guest house and are suppliers of produce to Greens Restaurant (maybe the definitive veg. rest., in my opinion :), being part of the Zen Community that the Greens... More 

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Santa Cruz
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2013

The Center is in a wonderful location, the food is very good as most veggies are from their farm. We had a small guestroom with a double bed, unfortunately the bed was not comfortable, it sagged, though the bedsheets were clean, there were some stains on them. One shower for 12 rooms is not really adequate, the shared bathrooms (toilet... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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21 hotel reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013 via mobile

I know this isn't a typical "hotel" but they are charging hotel rates do I will review them accordingly. The accommodations are basic and the bathroom is shared with another room. There are no showers in the guesthouse so you have to walk to another building. There is wifi in the room which I took advantage of. The food is... More 

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washington, dc
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24 hotel reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2013

Stayed 3 nights in the Guest House. Veggie/vegan meals were included in the price and were exceptional; gluten free also offered. Guest House was spotless. Two rooms share one bathroom (without shower). One shower room is provided for the entire Guest House which consists of 12 rooms. Free snacks and hot drinks provided in the Guest House kitchen. Property is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2013

I have stayed at Green Gulch Farm on 3 different occasions, for several days each stay. The location is stunning, with eucalyptus trees surrounding this working organic farm. There are hiking trails, including a road up to Hope Cottage, a unique (and somewhat pricey) little cottage on a hillside overlooking Muir Beach. Hope Cottage is perhaps the most memorable place... More 

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5 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2012

Anyone is interested in studying Zen, please check Green Gulch Zen Center in Marin County. Its a nice short drive from Golden Gate Bridge. There is a nice flower garden and quite spacious vegetable farm tended by the Zen Practitioners. It is connected to the Tassajara Zen Center, where they make home made bread. On Sundays after the Morning Zazen,... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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7 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2012

Green Gulch Farm is a first and foremost a Zen Center. They do have a wonderful, non- luxurious Guest House, where you can stay for a very reasonable rate in a beautiful and peaceful setting. The rate also includes three very delicious vegetarian meals, often prepared with food grown on the organic farm the Center runs. You can walk to... More 

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Houston, Texas
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2009

First of all, I'd like to just mention that this is not a hotel or an amusement park...it's a zen center and monestary. They don't take people off the street as far as I know as guests. Second of all, I feel it's a bit unfair to allow 1 youthful review of this place stand and it be so unfairly... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2005

I was at Green Gulch Farm for the Fall Practice Periode of 2002. While I was there I was told to be a certain way or not this way. Before I ever went to Zen Center I was told by Senior Dharma Teachers at Zen center that we are all perfect just where we are but that the intensity of... More 

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