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Mount Madonna Center

445 Summit Rd, Watsonville, CA 95076-9759
+1 408-847-0406
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Retreat through an outside program

I want to give this five stars for so many reasons. It's such an a lovely part of central coast... read more

Reviewed 2 April 2017
kristin m
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Be warned. This is not a spiritual retreat nor a place you would ever want to visit. You could find... read more

Reviewed 30 September 2016
New York City, New York
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  • Excellent57%
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  • Average16%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible5%
2 Apr 2017
“Retreat through an outside program ”
29 Sep 2016
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445 Summit Rd, Watsonville, CA 95076-9759
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Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

I want to give this five stars for so many reasons. It's such an a lovely part of central coast California up in the hills. It's beautiful and serene and there's lots of wildlife everywhere. For me, the accommodations become the most important part as...More

8  Thank kristin m
Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

Be warned. This is not a spiritual retreat nor a place you would ever want to visit. You could find a better hotel in a dumpy cheap motel. Absolutely rude staff, filthy dirty rooms and 1 yoga class offered over a weekend. They told us...More

6  Thank babymoses1313
Reviewed 10 June 2015

I enjoy Mount Madonna. They have great food, great classes, great music, great yoga and great people! Definitely check it out! although!!! I think you have to have a reservation if they aren't having a public event.

Thank Libi K
Reviewed 21 May 2015

I was here for a retreat and it was beautiful. I am not a vegetarian but the food was fantastic made and served with integrity and full of flavor. The staff was incredible.

3  Thank Drlaura229
Reviewed 10 March 2015

I stayed one night wanting a solo retreat in the redwoods. The location is definitely in the redwoods. The drive is lovely through the Santa Cruz Mountains. Use 'their' directions, not GPS. It is a conference center. Classes are held in different buildings and are...More

8  Thank Passion82travel
Reviewed 2 September 2014

I stayed at MMC on a personal retreat, and my review reflects that experience. MMC is first and foremost a conference center and though it offers personal retreats, it's just not equipped for individual guests. I expected to find lots of quiet places to sit...More

10  Thank sdgobie
Reviewed 21 July 2014

A very good place for pluralists, spiritual people, truth seekers, and those focused on self improvement to visit. The Sankat Mochan Hanuman Mandir (temple) is adjacent, as is a cafe.

1  Thank MihirMeghani
Reviewed 20 May 2014 via mobile

I've just spent a week at Mt Madonna on a silent retreat, and since my first time in 2009, it just gets better and better every year. The work we do (not organized by MM) is very intense, but the staff and surroundings couldn't be...More

4  Thank Mandy K
Reviewed 18 November 2013

perfect setup for a hanuman temple.. sitting atop the mount madonna, the experience of reaching there was exciting, and worshiping there was humbling.. my best wishes to the priests and the staff..

1  Thank hututu
Reviewed 22 May 2013

I recently stayed at Mount Madonna for 7 days for a retreat. It was a wonderful experience and I look forward to returning and staying in the Oak Cabins again next year! The food is excellent and the Community is so welcoming and they make...More

2  Thank Tickletoes63
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