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Nevada City house description

Gaia House was a great private home for a large family who loved to entertain, but it was designed to be used as a group retreat house. Now you can use it to bring your group together. If you have more than 13 in your group, the overflow can stay at The Expanding Light Retreat 5 minutes from Gaia House. Gaia House provides an uplifting environment and wonderfully peaceful surroundings. It’s a great place for your retreat or training, family reunion, spiritual gathering, smaller wedding, business visioning getaway, or other program.

If you think this might be the right place for your group, please view our two virtual tours for a deeper understanding of the beauty and energy of Gaia House. The interior tour shows our 4700 sq. foot interior in 360 degree scans.The aerial tour allows for an understanding of the exterior setting. www.gaiahouseretreat.com.

Gaia House Retreat is located on a secluded hilltop in the Sierra Nevada foothills within Ananda Village - a world-renowned intentional spiritual community. On 700 acres of forests and meadows, trails and wildlife, Ananda Village includes The Expanding Light Retreat, Crystal Hermitage Gardens, the Ananda Center for Radiant Health – and our little downtown Market and Village Green. Nearby Nevada City has many fun activities and shopping, and it has been said to have the most beautiful fall foliage on the West Coast.

As part of a spiritual community, Gaia House and Ananda Village are vegetarian, and alcohol- and drug-free.

The house has a great kitchen, and dining and living areas downstairs. There is a smooth flow for up to 30 people, with easy-to-move furniture, and multiple ways to dine. There is a separate ‘teaching studio’ that comfortably fits up to about 24 in chairs for meetings, meditations, break-out sessions and other programs. A unique ceramic hearth ads warmth, and there is a small sitting area above the living room.
The lower story walls are made of rammed earth which is naturally cooling in the summertime. Large windows give way to lovely views that further expand the interior light and openness. It’s really special space.
Move outside to enjoy the patio and very large property. There are 1 1 /2 baths downstairs.

A hand-made stairwell leads to the lovely second floor with 6 bedrooms and three full baths. A cathedral ceiling at the landing allows for light and space to flow into this area for rest and renewal. Each bedroom is individually decorated and sleeps 2. The Flower Room, the Master Suite, has a private bath, an outside porch, and an additional small side room with a twin bed.
A second bathroom upstairs is smartly divided so that 2 or 3 guests can shower, use the lav, and the sink at the same time. The third second-floor bath is new construction and features a very nice shower, sink and lav.

Gaia House Retreat is a popular year round. We advise you to inquire soon since many groups book well in advance, including those who have annual retreats here. Gaia House is managed by The Expanding Light Retreat, also in Ananda Village; you can house additional guests there. The Expanding Light has been hosting guests year-round for over 4 decades. Our Guest Services office is staffed 7 days a week. We know how to support group leaders and individuals!

Gaia House guests can prepare their own food – or take their meals at The Expanding Light Retreat with advance reservation. Three lovely vegetarian meals are prepared every day. Much of our produce comes from our own organic farm and CSA. We can refer preferred caterers, florists, and events coordinators if you wish.

For assistance with your group visit, contact Krishna Das at 800-346-5350, ext. 7091 or email groups@expandinglight.org.

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Property Type

  • House
  • 4700 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

      • Catering Available
      • Breakfast - Booking Possible
      • Lunch - Booking Possible
      • Dinner - Booking Possible

      Onsite Services

      • Massage
      • Private Chef
      • Staff

      Suitability

      • Non Smoking Only
      • Pets Not Allowed

      Bedrooms: 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 13, Beds for 13

      Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms, 2 Half Bathrooms

      • Flower Suite Bath - private: toilet, combination tub/shower

        ...moreless

      • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower

        In 3 sections, easy for group use and privacy...moreless

      • Bathroom 3: toilet, shower

        Brand new bath with lovely glass enclosed shower...moreless

      • Downstairs 1: toilet

        Located near entry for easy access...moreless

      • Downstairs Full: toilet, combination tub/shower

        Easy access for program guests...moreless

      Theme

      • Away From It All
      • Family

      Attractions

          • Botanical Garden

          Local Services & Businesses

          • Groceries
          • Massage Therapist
          • Medical Services

          Leisure Activities

          • Bird Watching
          • Eco Tourism
          • Photography
          • Scenic Drives
          • Sight Seeing
          • Walking
          • Wildlife Viewing

          Location Type

              • Village:

                Located at Ananda Village an 800 acre intentional community. ...moreless

              Sports & Adventure Activities

              • Cycling
              • Hiking
              • Mountain Biking

              Dining

              • Dining:

                Downstairs interior can seat up to 50 with additional tables & chairs...moreless

              • Dining Area
              • Seating for 13 people

              General

              • Air Conditioning
              • Clothes Dryer
              • Fireplace
              • Heating
              • Internet
              • Iron & Board
              • Linens Provided
              • Living Room
              • Parking
              • Telephone
              • Towels Provided
              • Washing Machine
              • Wood Stove

              Kitchen

              • Coffee Maker
              • Dishes & Utensils
              • Dishwasher
              • Kitchen
              • Oven
              • Pantry Items
              • Refrigerator
              • Stove
              • Toaster

              Outside

              • Balcony:

                One off Master Bedroom - the Flower Room...moreless

              • Deck / Patio
              • Lawn / Garden
               

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              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
              Current rates
              Apr 8 - Feb 28, 2015
              2 night min stay
              $1,076
              $5,985
              My Standard Rate
              2 night min stay
              $1,076
              $5,985 $23,000
              * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

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              Fees:

              • Refundable Damage Deposit $200
              • Taxes Included

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              Location

              80 Miles
              Nearest Airport
              Sacramento Airport, Sacramento, CA
              40 Miles
              Nearest Train
              Colfax, CA.
              1 Miles
              Nearest Restaurant
              The Expanding Light Retreat

              Car: Necessary

              Located 30 minutes from the historic town of Nevada City & Grass Valley, with many restaurants, attractions, shopping and walks.

               

              Owner info

              About the owner: Gaia House Retreat is managed by The Expanding Light Retreat of Ananda Village, Nevada City, California. The Expanding Light has been welcoming visitors from around the world for the past 45 years with the utmost care and service. Our professional guest services staff are highly qualified to assist guests wishing to rent Gaia House. We offer very personalized service and have outstanding references from satisfied groups.

              Why the Owner Chose Nevada City:
              If you are looking for a place where your group can gather in total peace and quiet than Gaia House Retreat will be a dream come true. Spiritual groups, family gatherings, professional trainings or seminars all benefit from environments that are uplifting and supportive. The site of this once private home, the sustainably built house, and the staff who support guests are all one-of-a-kind and together mean a highly successful gathering for guests.

              The Unique Benefits at this House:
              Gaia House Retreat is located on a secluded hilltop in the Sierra Nevada foothills within Ananda Village - a world-renowned intentional spiritual community. On 700 acres of forests and meadows, trails and wildlife, Ananda Village includes The Expanding Light Retreat, Crystal Hermitage Gardens, the Ananda Center for Radiant Health, the Living Wisdom Center, and a little downtown Market and Village Green. Nearby Nevada City has many fun activities and shopping, and it has been said to have the most beautiful fall foliage on the West Coast.


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              Speaks: english

               

              Photos

              • Welcome to Gaia House Retreat

                Welcome to Gaia House Retreat

              • A view from the living room into the dining room and beyond to the kitchen

                A view from the living room into the dining room and beyond to the kitchen

              • Beautiful back yard

                Beautiful back yard

              • A special dinner to remember. Local catering available.

                A special dinner to remember. Local catering available.

              • The Flower Room master suite with private bath and side room with twin bed. Deck

                The Flower Room master suite with private bath and side room with twin bed. Deck

              • Flower Room full bath

                Flower Room full bath

              • 1 of 2 upstairs shared baths
Seperate shower, sink and toilet for privacy

                1 of 2 upstairs shared baths Seperate shower, sink and toilet for privacy

              • Cooling River Room in the NE

                Cooling River Room in the NE

              • Meeting room holds 20+ seated. Side door onto outside patio

                Meeting room holds 20+ seated. Side door onto outside patio

              • Beautiful backyard and views

                Beautiful backyard and views

              • Larger group? Overflow to The Expanding Light Retreat with many accomodations

                Larger group? Overflow to The Expanding Light Retreat with many accomodations

              • Group overflow at the Crystal Hermitage Gardens at Ananda Village

                Group overflow at the Crystal Hermitage Gardens at Ananda Village

              • Complete heating and air conditioning systems

                Complete heating and air conditioning systems

              • From the kitchen to the living room. Rammed earth walls and a stove from Sweden

                From the kitchen to the living room. Rammed earth walls and a stove from Sweden

              • An exquisite kitchen complete with everything you need

                An exquisite kitchen complete with everything you need

              • Gaia House Retreat front entry garden

                Gaia House Retreat front entry garden

              • Twin bed off Flower Room Suite

                Twin bed off Flower Room Suite

              • Tree room, 1 of six unique rooms. Most with twin beds

                Tree room, 1 of six unique rooms. Most with twin beds

              • Mountain Room facing NW

                Mountain Room facing NW

              • Star Room in SE corner

                Star Room in SE corner

              • Seating outside the Living Room

                Seating outside the Living Room

              • A group enjoys a nature experience nearby. Group overflow at our retreat nearby

                A group enjoys a nature experience nearby. Group overflow at our retreat nearby

              • Take all or some of your meals at The Expanding Light dining room. Vegetarian

                Take all or some of your meals at The Expanding Light dining room. Vegetarian

              • Nearby award-winning wedding chapel at Crystal Hermitage. Gaia House receptions

                Nearby award-winning wedding chapel at Crystal Hermitage. Gaia House receptions

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              6 Bedroom / 4.5+ Bathroom
              Sleeps 13

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