Retreat Cost Planning
Dana Retreat Non-Dana Retreat
Meals & Accommodation Meals & Accommodation
Add-Ons (Shuttle, Comfort Pack) Add-Ons (Shuttle, Comfort Pack)
Dana (optional offering at the end of retreat) Teacher Fee (may be separate or included in retreat price)
*Please note a 50% deposit is required upon registration. Any balance due 30 days prior to the start of your retreat will be automatically charged to your credit card.
Retreat Fees and Sliding Scale
Vallecitos provides a sliding scale for participants to choose the individual amount they are able to pay. The low end of the scale covers just over 80% of the actual cost of the retreat. The high end of the scale represents our actual cost plus an additional 15%. This allows us to offer low cost retreats for those who need it. For those who can pay more, their contribution supports our general operations and Scholarship Fund so that we may offer retreats to those who would not be able to attend otherwise. The retreat cost is inclusive of all meals and accommodation.
We offer a sliding scale pricing structure to help make retreats affordable for those who are not able to pay a higher amount. In addition, we offer various scholarship and fellowship opportunities to support those who require additional financial assistance. Visit our Scholarship page.
Please see our retreat schedule to select a retreat. From the retreat’s page, you will be able to click on the “Register Now” button to register for your chosen retreat. Please note that a 50% deposit is required to complete your registration and reserve your spot. If paying your deposit causes a hardship, please contact us.
Late cancellations are costly and mean that others cannot attend retreat. Please contact us immediately if you plan to cancel your retreat. Refunds are based on the total retreat fee. Shuttle and comfort pack fees are refunded in full, regardless on the timing of the cancellation. See the refund schedule below:
- 45 days prior to retreat: Full refund, minus a $100 cancellation fee
- 44-15 days prior to retreat: Half refund
- 14 days or less prior to retreat: No refunds
It is possible to transfer from one retreat to another. Please keep in mind that transfer credits are valid for one year and one transfer. There are no refunds for transfer credits. See the transfer schedule below:
- 45 days prior to retreat: Full credit, fee waived
- 44-15 days prior to retreat: Full credit, minus a $150 transfer fee
- 14 days or less prior to retreat: No credit
Wait List Policy
If a retreat is full, we highly encourage you to sign up for the wait list because wait list spots become available on a regular and sometimes frequent basis. No deposit is required to be placed on a waiting list. If an opening occurs, you will be notified with specific parameters on how and when to confirm your attendance. Your reservation is not guaranteed until the registration form is completed and deposit paid.
Please note that our wait list policy is based on meeting the needs of both you as our guest and Vallecitos as a small retreat center. We handle our waitlists with great care, taking into consideration numerous factors such as ethics, demographics, cost analysis and more. We appreciate your understanding and quick reply to our wait list notifications.
There are two steps to signing up for the wait list:
- Enter your name and contact information in the form that comes up as soon as you click “Join Waiting List”,
- On the next page, click on the link for VALLECITOS WAIT LIST REGISTRATION to go to a short form that will ask for a few more details. Be sure to submit this form. You will receive an email confirmation for your wait list registration.
Finally, out of consideration for Vallecitos and your fellow retreat goers, please let us know if you no longer wish to be on the wait list.
Adding Items or Paying Your Balance
To add items such as shuttle or comfort pack, please contact us with the details of your request. We will send you a statement with a link to pay for additional items. Please know that any balance due within 30 days of the start of the retreat will be automatically charged to your credit card.