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San Francisco, CA
Reviewed August 21, 2016

If you are tired or burnt out from the stress of modern day life, the Japanese guest house at Green Gulch Farm is the perfect place to restore one's self, with organic vegetarian food, meditation (zazen), wonderful hiking trails, and uncrowded beaches. There is no TV here but you will appreciate the quality of the authentic guest house, excellent bedding,...

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California
Reviewed July 25, 2016

You drive down a winding tree-lined woodsy road where deer look up at you nonchalantly, rabbits scurry, a family of Quail flutter by and then you realize they are at peace and you will be soon, for this is Green Gulch Farm and a Zen retreat so special. It is here that the acres of vegetables and fruit trees are...

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Los Angeles, California
Reviewed July 11, 2016

On our ladies' day out, we ended our outing here with a private tea ceremony (they have public teas on Sundays). What a marvelous place to be in: calming and refreshing. The lavenders were in full bloom and smelled wonderful. We did not stay overnight but would like to do so, maybe in the yurt, on a return trip. A...

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Berkeley, California
Reviewed January 5, 2016

My husband and I try to go to Green Gulch at least once a year, it is a favorite place for us to get away from the pressures of the holidays or just to be in a quiet and serene environment. This time we went just before Christmas, right in the middle of a rainstorm. The rain did not affect...

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Boulder, Colorado
Reviewed April 19, 2015 via mobile

This zen center offers an opportunity for tranquility, reflection and peace a mere 30 minutes from san francisco. We took a day long meditation instruction from ed brown, which was delightful. We stayed at hope cottage, a mile walk and 500' above the center with spectacular views of the ocean. I was a little worried about the food, not being...

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4Thank NickCafe
Washington, District of Columbia, District of Columbia, United States
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...

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4Thank Judith C
Santa Cruz
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...

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Boston, Massachusetts
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...

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3Thank lexaopi9
washington, dc
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...

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4Thank lad18
Portland
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...

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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 

Additional Information about Green Gulch Farm Zen Center

Address: 1601 Shoreline Hwy, Muir Beach, CA 94965-9759
Location: United States > California > Marin County > Muir Beach
Number of rooms: 12
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“ask for an upstairs room.”
 of 5 bubbles DogenJoe, Aug 21, 2016 | Read review
“All the rooms are equal and the views are of the woods ... no worries.”
 of 5 bubbles FreshTomatoes, Jul 25, 2016 | Read review
“second floor rooms have little balconies”
 of 5 bubbles judithc336, Sep 24, 2014 | Read review
“There are larger rooms at higher rates.”
 of 5 bubbles Lula23, Aug 21, 2013 | Read review
“If you stay in Hope Cottage, be prepared for a steep uphill hike of about one mile, as guests aren't permitted to drive up there.”
 of 5 bubbles BobSoper, Feb 26, 2013 | Read review
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