Here at the Ananda Meditation Retreat, we seek to make your stay uplifting, deeply quiet and comfortable. All of our cabins and bungalows are uniquely decorated and can fit varying price ranges. If you book any cabin or bungalow, your seventh night is free.

If you are staying in one of our fully equipped cabins and wish to cook your own meals, please be conscious of the fact that this is a vegetarian facility. Please do not cook meat in the cabins; packaged meat is okay. We also do not allow drugs or alcohol, and we ask that you find a loving sitter for your pets.

We serve 3 delicious vegetarian meals every day, except Sunday, when we do not serve lunch. As a general rule we go down to Ananda Village for Sunday Service and have lunch at the Expanding Light, our sister retreat. When you make your reservation, please let us know if you will want meals during your stay. If you are not sure just let us know upon your arrival. See meal costs

Ananda Members: Please inquire about discounts.

Cell phone strength is weak between Nevada City and the Retreat, but we have good Verizon and AT&T coverage at the Retreat.

$20 Fee for people staying only one night.

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“Ananda Meditation Retreat is one of a kind place. The atmosphere is magical. Surrounded by oak trees and other plants, and when you enter the gate, the welcome sensation you feel is like you are home. The energy that it offers to you is very lifting- a happy and peaceful feeling. This place is worth coming back to again and again. Rochelle, California


Rate: $154 per night for up to two people; $20 each extra person beyond double occupancy
Sleeps: 1 Queen, 1 Twin and a loft with a Twin mattress

Devotion is the most remote cabin available which offers all who stay here a serene experience in nature. Being the last cabin on the road, the tall pine trees and bushy Manzanita brush create a nurturing environment, instilling a deep sense of peace and inner stillness. Devotion is quite roomy and has a fully functional kitchen, a bathroom with a tub, meditation room, and a wonderful deck overlooking beautiful mountain ranges. The loft has been recently remodeled and is quite pleasant with new carpet and twin bed, table and chair. For the colder, winter months, this cabin has a wood stove as well as a propane heater to make your stay relaxed and comfortable.

Peace of Mind

Rate: $132 per night for up to two people; $20 each extra person beyond double occupancy
Sleeps: 1 Double and Twin bed upstairs

Peace of Mind is a sweet cabin remotely located near Devotion cabin on the eastern side of the property with a remarkable view of mountain landscape. It has been recently remodeled, adding to its quaint charm. Simple, cozy, and secluded, Peace of Mind has a deeply calming influence. This cabin has a full kitchen and bathroom with a shower. A propane heater keeps this charming cabin comfortable during winter conditions.


Rate: $154 per night for up to two people; $20 each extra person beyond double occupancy
Sleeps: 1 Queen and 1 Twin downstairs

Generosity is a uniquely crafted cabin with a high beamed ceiling. Nestled more closely to the main gardens, Generosity is a refuge for peace and tranquility. With a large deck overlooking one of the nicest views on the property and plenty of space inside to enjoy a relaxed retreat, this cabin is very expansive. An attractive ‘wood stove’ fueled by propane gas keeps Generosity pleasantly inviting. It’s great for secluding, yet still reasonably close to both temples and other guest facilities.

Swami’s Dome (for Kriyabans only)

Rate: $154 per night for up to two people; $20 each extra person beyond double occupancy
Sleeps: 1 Twin bed and 1 Queen fold-out futon downstairs and 1 Twin upstairs.

This cabin was remodeled last fall with the help of many guests and members: new siding, new roof, new outside steps, new paint, new board deck, large double glass doors in bedroom replaced with slider window and more. Swami Kriyananda’s meditation room remains as he left it with relics of his and his masters. Downstairs there is a spacious living room, kitchen, bathroom, and bedroom with a twin bed. Upstairs is a newly carpeted, alternate living area with a twin bed and meditation altar.


Rate: $110 per night for up to two people; $20 each extra person beyond double occupancy
Sleeps: 1 Double bed

Kindness is a studio style cabin, offering an attractive haven just outside the healing gardens’ fence. Its simple layout provides a welcoming opportunity to gain a period of rest and relaxation. Kindness offers the basic amenities with a kitchenette and full size bathroom with a shower.


Rate: $132 per night for up to two people; $20 each extra person beyond double occupancy
Sleeps: 2 Twin beds

Krishna is a lovely, small but open space cabin that is nestled along our property line overlooking a gorgeous oak tree grove. With a deck facing the expansive views and a practical layout indoors, Krishna is wonderfully comfortable. This cabin has a full kitchen and bath, a pleasant living room, and two twin beds in a separate bedroom. A propane heater sufficiently heats Krishna during cooler winter months.


Rate: $88 per night; $20 for an extra person
Sleeps: 1 Queen bed

Renunciation is a sweetly rustic yurt-style cabin that is one large room with a kitchen extension. For anyone interested in having a garden blooming close to their front doorstep, Renunciation is a perfect option. This cabin is the only one with a kitchen that is within the garden fences! Conveniently nestled between the main guest facilities, temples, and shower house, Renunciation is a great choice for anyone looking for simplicity and a deep inner calmness.


Rate: $70 per night
Sleeps: 1 Twin bed

Patience is a simple, one room yurt-style cabin that is remotely located in the campground area of the retreat. Basic and rustic, it offers a great opportunity to tune into the deep calmness and joy of nature. The cabin has a propane hotplate, sink, and a living space. Private outhouse facilities are nearby, and the shower house is a brief, but pleasant, walk away. Patience is heated with a propane wall heater.


Rate: $65 per night
Sleeps: 1 Twin bed

Wisdom is a charming little cabin down the hill from the main dining room and kitchen. This cabin is quaintly decorated, and its rustic simplicity offers a peaceful escape into nature’s stillness. Wisdom is a small, single room with a twin size bed, a desk, and reading chair. A propane heater keeps this cabin snug while the nearby outhouse offers the most basic amenities. All who stay in Wisdom gather for meals in the main dining room since cooking isn’t available.


Rate: $65 per night; $20 for an extra person
Sleeps: 1 Double Bed or 2 Twin Beds

These Bungalows are a fantastic solution for those wanting a retreat on a budget. Their insulated construction offers a sturdy and enjoyable dwelling. All bungalows have a deck to take in views of the gardens and surrounding forest. These bungalows all have been decorated uniquely, all of which are charming. The bungalows are for those intending to join group meals in the main dining room since food storage and cooking aren’t available. All bungalows are equipped with a propane heater to keep warm and cozy during the cooler months.

Happiness Women’s Lodge

Rate: $60 per night
Sleeps: 5 separate rooms each with a Twin bed

Happiness lodge is a delightful group house, offering a simple and comfortable chance to enjoy the peace of the retreat without having many ‘extras.’ The surrounding landscape offers so much beauty; it’s easy to feel a deep serenity while staying in Happiness. The rooms are small and all have a twin bed, table, chair, and bedside lamp. The housemates share a communal bathroom. There’s a kitchenette with a propane hotplate, sink, and small refrigerator. Happiness Lodge has been recently renovated with new carpet, paint, and extensive exterior upgrades. Guests of Happiness lodge eat meals in the retreat’s dining area. It’s a great place for a group of up to five women to experience nature’s magic.

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Monkalows (Men Only)

Rate: $50 per night
Sleeps: 1 twin bed

Simply furnished, canvas-sided cabins with electricity and propane heat. Bathrooms and shower house are a short walk away. Ideal for one person. No food storage or cooking allowed in these lodgings; guests in Monkalows take their meals in the dining hall.

Fragrant and Cool Forested Camping

Rate: $25 per tent ($35 if you rent one of our tents) or $35 per RV
Add Ons: $10 each extra person/ tent or RV

Lovely campground area with lush canopy of pine and cedar. Roomy 2-person tents are available May 15th through October 15th, annually. Personal tent sites available year round. RV’s permitted, but there are no hookups for them. There is an outhouse toilet in the campground area; shower house with indoor toilets nearby. The campground is ideal for families, particularly in the summer months.