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 I have stayed in all my domestic travels.
The prices are reasonable, the food is exquisite, and the people are very friendly and helpful. You don't need to be a Buddhist to visit GGF; guest are free to participate in the meditation schedule or not, as they see fit (however: guest students, who pay a much lower rate than guests, are required to participate in the work and meditation schedule).
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- One of the pioneers of organic farming, Green Gulch is also a branch of the San Francisco Zen Center. Guests are encouraged to meditate, garden or read and relax. ... more less