Earth Sanctuary - A Nature Reserve and Retreat Center on South Whidbey Island, near Seattle Washington
 














Application for Retreat at Earth Sanctuary Center

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Total Number of Nights *
*Your cell phone number is needed so you can coordinate the time to meet Celia, the Caretaker, at the Retreat Center and get the retreat Center key and Center orientation.
Describe your proposed retreat schedule and spiritual practices:
List names and address of other people (if any) who will be staying at Earth Sanctuary:

Thank you for your interest in a retreat at the Earth Sanctuary Retreat Center. To apply for a retreat, scroll down the page and fill in the information for your retreat. Then, scroll down to the bottom of the page and click on the "Submit Reservation Request" button. Once you submit your request, Celia Sullivan, Earth Sanctuary Caretaker will confirm your reservation request by email. Then make your payment by PayPal (PayPal also takes credit cards).
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I confirm that I have read and agree to each of the
Reservation Terms & Conditions below (A, B, C, D, and E).
YES

A) I HAVE CAREFULLY READ THE EARTH SANCTUARY LIABILITY RELEASE FORM AND FULLY UNDERSTAND IT. I AM AWARE THAT THIS IS A RELEASE OF LIABILITY AND A CONTRACT BETWEEN MYSELF (INCLUDING INVITEES, GUESTS AND OTHER OCCUPANTS) AND EARTH SANCTUARY, AND I AGREE OF MY OWN FREE WILL.
B) I have read and agree to the "Booking & Cancellation Policies"
C) I have read and agree to "Earth Sanctuary's Rules, Protocol & Disclaimers"
D) I have read and agree to "What is provided & what should be brought to Earth Sanctuary's Retreat Center"
E) I understand that the Earth Sanctuary Retreat Center is not a motel; it is only for spiritual retreats.

Payment Summary

To calculate the total amount due for your stay at the Earth Sanctuary Retreat Center:
1. Calculate your Nightly Rate ($80 for 1st guest and $40 for each additional guest). For example: Two guests would be $120/night ($80 for the 1st guest and $40 for the one additional guest)
2. Multiply the Nightly Rate by the Number of Nights you will be staying at the Retreat Center. For example: Two guests x three nights would be $120 x 3 = $360
3. Add in the sales tax (10.7%)
4. Add up the total amount.

Nightly Rate ($80 for 1st guest and $40 for each additional guest)
Number of Nights
Subtotal (Nightly Rate x Number of Nights)
Sales Tax: (10.7%)
TOTAL

To complete your application, scroll all the way down to the bottom of this form and click on "Submit Reservation Request"

Notes:

  • The physical address of the Earth Sanctuary Retreat Center is 2235 Newman Road, Langley, WA 98260. Note: This is not a mailing address.
  • Check in time: 2:00 pm or later. Coordinate check in time with Celia Sullivan, Caretaker, who will meet you at the Retreat Center, give you the key and orient you to the Center and the Earth Sanctuary grounds.
  • Check out time: noon or earlier.
  • Questions: email Celia at celia@earthsanctuary.org
  • Transportation: You are responsible for transportation to and from the Earth Sanctuary.
  • Pets: We do not have accommodations for pets. However, there are four wild cats that live in the bushes and shrubs in the backyard.
  • Children: We regret we cannot accommodate any children under 18 years of age.

BOOKING & CANCELLATION POLICIES

  • 100% of total amount is due at time of reservation in order to confirm reservation. The reservation is not final until the deposit is received.
  • Thirty-days notice is required for cancellation with full refund minus a $25 cancellation fee. No refund for cancellations or shortened stays within 30 days of reservation.

EARTH SANCTUARY LIABILITY RELEASE FORM

I, who am of legal age, am of sound mind and judgment, of my own free will seek to visit and/or stay overnight at the Retreat Center (located at 2235 Newman Road, Langley, WA) at the Earth Sanctuary I LLC Nature Reserve and Retreat Center (Earth Sanctuary). As a condition of the use of Earth Sanctuary's property, facilities, and/or equipment, I agree, on behalf of myself, additional occupants, my guests, my invitees, my heirs, and assigns, as follows:
I understand that while at the Earth Sanctuary certain dangers may occur, including but not limited to, the hazards of hiking in the wilderness, falling trees and tree branches, slippery trails, being around ponds and wetlands, wild animals, bees, the forces of nature, or accidents or illness in remote places without medical facilities. I understand that it is not the function of Earth Sanctuary, or any of its directors, officers, employees, contractors, or agents (Agents), to serve as guardians of me or anyone in my family or group. I assume and all risk of any injury, including personal injury, death, property damage or other injuries or damages (Injuries) arising out of or in connection with visit or stay at Earth Sanctuary, and/or the use of Earth Sanctuary's property, facilities, and/or equipment. I agree not to hold Earth Sanctuary or its Agents responsible for, and I hereby forever waive and release any claims for, any Injuries or damages (including those for the rendering or failure to render first aid, medical treatment or other treatment or service) arising out of or in connection with my visit or stay at Earth Sanctuary, and/or the use of Earth Sanctuary's property, Retreat Center, facilities, and/or equipment. This release expressly includes the assumption of risk and release of any claims for Injuries or damages alleged to result from or arise out of any negligence by Earth Sanctuary or its Agents, including, without limitation, premises liability claims. I agree to be fully responsible for any and all bills for medical services rendered to me, personal injuries, property damage, loss of personal property, and any other loss that may result from my or my family's or group's visit or stay at Earth Sanctuary, and/or the use of Earth Sanctuary's property, Retreat Center, facilities, and/or equipment.
I understand that Earth Sanctuary is privately owned and that Earth Sanctuary would not allow people to visit or stay at the Earth Sanctuary Retreat Center except for the fact that I agree to indemnify and hold harmless Earth Sanctuary and any of its Agents for all costs, damages, and/or awards, including attorneys' fees, arising out of any demands, causes of action, claims, counterclaims, or crossclaims brought by any other person or entity against Earth Sanctuary pertaining to, arising out of, or as a result of any act or omission by me, intentional, negligent or otherwise.

EARTH SANCTUARY'S RULES, PROTOCOL & DISCLAIMERS

  • The Earth Sanctuary Retreat Center
  • Please treat the retreat Center and grounds with care and respect. Return the retreat Center to the condition in which you found it or better. Helping to clean the retreat Center is good karma!
  • If you move any furniture in the retreat Center, you are responsible for moving it back to its original position. No moving of objects on the Earth Sanctuary grounds.
  • No smoking.
  • Note: violating any of the rules is reason for retreat termination.

Rules for Retreat Practice at the Earth Sanctuary Retreat Center

  • This is a spiritual Center, not a motel or a romantic get-away. Please be considerate of the spiritual nature of this special Center.
  • Candles and incense are allowed in the main meditation room only; candles and incense should not be left unattended. Only votive-type candles should be used, tapered candles are not allowed.
  • In order to minimize distraction by others, dress appropriately: simple, modest, and comfortable. Tight, transparent, revealing, or otherwise striking clothing (such as short shorts, tights and leggings, sleeveless or skimpy tops) should not be worn. Sunbathing and nudity are not permitted. An attitude of modesty prevails at all times.
  • Note: violating any of the rules is reason for retreat termination.

The Earth Sanctuary Property

  • No dogs, bicycles, ATVs, etc.
  • No canoeing or swimming is allowed in any of the ponds. No one is allowed on the bog island for any reason. Hiking is permitted only on cleared trails.
  • Remain outside of marked ecologically sensitive areas.
  • Be sensitive to birds and wildlife. Do not disturb any animals or birds, especially in nesting and breeding season.
  • Park in designated areas only. Groups may be asked to park on an adjacent property (gated) away from the Center.
  • Please treat the grounds, building and residents with care and respect. Return your area to the condition in which you found it or better.
  • Abstain from killing any being or animal, even an insect. If you accidentally step on an ant just say a prayer for it. Wear mosquito repellent and you don't have to worry about accidentally killing mosquitoes (there is some at the retreat Center for retreatants). This fosters the principle of compassion for all life.
  • Abstain from stealing, sexual activity, and from telling lies. This fosters respect for sacred spaces, and honesty.
  • No illegal drugs, intoxicants, or firearms are permitted. Alcohol is permitted only in the context of certain ceremonies.
  • Smoking and chewing tobacco is not permitted anywhere on Earth Sanctuary property except in the context of Native American ceremonies.
  • No moving of objects in the building or on the grounds.

Disclaimers

  • People with serious mental disorders should not come with the expectation that retreat will cure or alleviate their metal problems.
  • People with unstable interpersonal relationships and a history of various treatments should not come. It is impossible for us to care for such people with these backgrounds.
  • Retreat is not a substitute for medical or psychiatric treatment and is not recommended for people with serious psychiatric disorders.

WHAT IS PROVIDED & WHAT SHOULD BE BROUGHT TO EARTH SANCTUARY'S RETREAT CENTER

What is provided at the Earth Sanctuary Center?

  • Two retreat bedrooms, each with twin beds. The beds come with clean linen, down comforter and pillow.
  • A combination meditation/living room with sofa and easy chair, wood stove, bookcase. There are nine zafus with zabutons. There are also 10 chairs.
  • Fully-equipped kitchen with eating utensils and dining area.
  • Washer and dryer.
  • Bathroom with clean towels and washcloths.
  • Large closet and storage area that may also be used as a "primitive" sleeping area for groups.
  • There is no phone. Pay phones are available in Freeland. Some cell phones work well, i.e., Verizon, AT&T.
  • Center heating is by electric heat supplemented by wood stove. Note: to keep costs down, the Center may be cold when you arrive. The Center will warm quite quickly once you turn up the heat.

What should be brought to the Earth Sanctuary Center?

  • All visitors to the Earth Sanctuary Center are responsible for picking up and cleaning the Center after they are done, including washing the bedding that you use (see clean-up list below)
  • Note: you are responsible for preparing your own meals.
  • Bring enough food for your stay (all food and drink must be kept in the kitchen area). Two supermarkets are located nearby.
  • All materials for your spiritual practice.
  • Proper clothing, bathrobe, slippers, toiletries, clock.
  • Hiking shoes and appropriate outdoor clothing for the season, if you choose to walk the property.

Clean-Up List

1. Please wash all linens you have used. Remake the beds with the fresh linens in the closet.
2. Please wipe down all surfaces you used in the bathroom and kitchen.
3. Please vacuum the rugs in the rooms that you used and especially vacuum the kitchen floor.
4. Cleaning supplies are underneath the bathroom sink and in the high cupboard next to the refrigerator.
5. Turn off the heat. :o)
6. Close windows.
7. Lock up.

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Submit Your Reservation Request

1. Soon after you submit your reservation request, Celia will confirm your reservation request by email.
2. You will also receive an email requesting payment via PayPal. Please watch for it as your reservation is not final until you pay by PayPal (you can also pay by credit card on PayPal).