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Esalen Institute

55000 Hwy One, Big Sur, CA 93920

Esalen’s twenty-seven acres include expansive ocean views, pristine nature, a rocky beach, and renowned geothermal hot springs. Accommodations, meals, meeting room, mineral baths and movement classes are included in conferences packages. Conferences must be scheduled one year in advance.

Esalen is a place with a global reach. In the words of Thomas Wolfe about America, It is a place where miracles not only happen, but where they happen all the time.

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  • Miles from Monterey Airport: 40
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  • Total Number of Sleeping Rooms: 54
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Facility Info
  • Description Esalen Institute is a leading center for integrative education, soulful exploration, and personal and social evolution. Its extraordinary mission and spectacular location make it the perfect place to hold your independent conference, staff retreat, or training session. Located in Big Sur, off of California’s famous Highway 1, Esalen’s twenty-seven acres include expansive ocean views, pristine nature to explore, a rocky beach, and of course our renowned geothermal hot springs. Our facilities include a variety of accommodations, dining lodge, and meeting rooms including the Leonard Pavilion (seating up to 150 people), and a variety of smaller meeting spaces for groups from 8 to 50 people. Group conferences held on property must be related to our mission and vision of personal and social transformation, i.e., no tradeshows, weddings, etc. Conference Rates are all-inclusive and in addition to accommodations and meeting room space, enjoy three organic, gourmet meals per day and use of the entire Esalen grounds, including: our renowned hot springs, massage and bodywork services, free daily movement arts and meditation classes, 24 hr tea, coffee & bread bar. In addition, experience Wednesday programs presented by Esalen workshop leaders and guest teachers; enjoy Esalen’s organic flower, herb, and vegetable farm and garden; browse the bookstore and gift shop, take a dip in our heated outdoor swimming pool; receive free Internet access (in limited locations); create in the Esalen Art Center when available; and use the Meditation round house, accessible 24 hours/day. Schedule Your Conference Esalen offers its facilities to mission-aligned organizations for conferences. To apply, please send an email to that includes the conference title, brief description, desired dates, number of participants, and audio-visual or other facilities needs. Call (831) 620-6244 with questions.
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  • Largest Room 1900
  • Total Sq. Ft. 6031
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  • Square Footage of Largest Room 1900
  • Total Square Footage of Indoor Space 6031
  • Banquet Capacity 280
  • Number of Rooms 9
  • Sleeping Rooms 54

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