Welcome to Laurel Springs Retreat
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Tranquil nights - Invigorating days - Glorious sunsets
Cliff-side views of the softly moonlit ocean.
Experience the joyful, rejuvenating power of Laurel Springs Retreat. Take a step out of the daily grind to refresh your mind, engage your body, delight your soul and transform your awareness.
Our goal is to provide a beautiful, safe and meaningful space for groups dedicated to conscious ways of living. Our retreat center is located on the 160 acre Laurel Springs Ranch in the hills above Santa Barbara, adjacent to the Los Padres National Forest.
At 2,800 feet up, we are a 20 minute jaunt from Santa Barbara, but miles away from distraction, annoyance and routine. The land is dynamic and compassionate, with every new day providing a fresh array of sights, sounds and smells. The staff is like family, providing care for guests and the property alike.
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Laurel Springs Retreat
2720 Painted Cave Rd.
Santa Barbara, CA 93105
For information about reserving our site for your own retreat, please contact us at
PLEASE USE THE DIRECTIONS ON THIS PAGE rather than those provided by popular tools such as Mapquest, Google or your vehicle's own navigational system. The final 5 miles of your voyage will prove much easier if you do - trust us!!
Traveling Hwy. 101 North (from Los Angeles)
Take the last Santa Barbara exit - State St. / Hwy. 154. Drive straight through stoplight (State St.). Continue to 2nd stoplight and turn right (Hwy. 154/San Marcos Pass). Drive approximately 7 miles into the mountains. PASS Painted Cave Rd. and turn RIGHT on E. Camino Cielo. (This is at the top of the mountain - if you start going downhill, turn around!) ...see below.
Traveling Hwy. 101 South (from San Francisco)
Just south of Los Alamos, exit on Hwy. 154 toward Los Olivos. Drive approximately 25 miles, passing Lake Cachuma. After Stagecoach Rd. get into the left lane and as you crest the hill, be prepared for a quick left turn onto E. Camino Cielo. (This is at the top of the mountain - if you start going downhill, turn around!) ...see below.
From Santa Barbara Airport
From car rental area, turn right onto Sandspit Rd. and follow until it merges with Hwy 217. Follow Hwy. 217 until it merges with Hwy. 101 South. Take the first Santa Barbara exit - State St. / Hwy. 154, and get into the left lane. Turn left, and turn left again at the next light (going toward Hwy. 154/San Marcos Pass). Drive approximately 7 miles into the mountains. PASS Painted Cave Rd. and turn RIGHT on E. Camino Cielo. (This is at the top of the mountain - if you start going downhill, turn around!) ...see below.
... E. Camino Cielo
Travel approximately 2 miles (driving time - 5 minutes) up this winding road. Turn right at Painted Cave Rd. (Though not well-marked, this is the first road off of E. Camino Cielo.) Laurel Springs is the first ranch on your right, at 2720 Painted Cave Rd.