Directions to Earth Sanctuary

Directions to Earth Sanctuary & the Retreat Center

Parking

2059 Newman Road, Langley, WA. When you come into the parking area, park so the front of your car is facing the little hill and prayer flags. If the parking area is full, please park at 5536 Emil Road. There is a metal box to the left of the bulletin board where you make your payment.

5536 Emil Road, Langley, WA.  When you turn into the driveway from Emil Road, you will see a bulletin board by the stupa. This is where you make your payment in the metal box. You can park in front of the bulletin board. There are also small parking areas at the end of the driveway that goes down the hill and also at the end of the driveway that goes up the hill. Or park by the side of the driveway where convenient, leaving enough room for other cars to pass.

From I-5:

From Seattle, take I-5 north. From the Eastside, take I-405 north to I-5 north. Take Exit 189 from I-5 to the west and follow the signs to the Whidbey Island/Mukilteo ferry terminal. Get into the ferry line where the signs tell you to do so or whenever you see the “end of the line” of cars. Ferries leave every half hour on the hour and half-hour. The ferry ride from Mukilteo to Whidbey Island lasts about 20 minutes. Once on Whidbey Island, drive north on the main highway, Route 525, for approximately 7.5 miles. Turn right onto Newman Road. To park at the Retreat Center (2235 Newman Road, Langley, WA), drive for 0.25 mile and turn right on Emil Road. Go up the road about 25 feet and make an immediate left hand turn into the parking area for the Earth Sanctuary Retreat Center. To park at the 2059 Newman Road entrance, drive for 0.8 mile to 2059 Newman Road and turn right into the driveway. Go about 100 feet and turn right at the sign to get to the main parking area. To park at the Stupa entrance at 5536 Emil Road, go 0.25 mile and turn right onto Emil Road. Drive up the hill 0.2 mile and turn left into Earth Sanctuary on the gravel road.

From Port Townsend or Northern Whidbey Island:

Take 525 South. Just after Freeland, make a left on Double Bluff Road. Go a short ways to a “T” with Newman Road and make a right turn. To park at the Retreat Center (2235 Newman Road, Langley, WA), drive for 0.8 mile and turn left on Emil Road. Go up the road about 25 feet and make an immediate left hand turn into the parking area for the Earth Sanctuary Retreat Center. To park at the 2059 Newman Road entrance, go 0.2 mile to 2059 Newman Road and turn left into the driveway. Go about 100 feet and turn right at the sign to get to the main parking area. To park at the Stupa entrance at 5536 Emil Road, go 0.8 mile and turn left onto Emil Road. Drive up the hill 0.2 mile and turn left into Earth Sanctuary on the gravel road.

For Retreatants Coming to Earth Sanctuary from SeaTac Airport:

The Whidbey SeaTac shuttle is the most convenient way to get there. The shuttle will take you directly to Whidbey Island from the airport. Have the shuttle take you to Bayview (a few miles away from Earth Sanctuary) where, by prior arrangement, Celia can pick you up and drive you to Earth Sanctuary, which is only 3 minutes away. The phone number for the Whidbey SeaTac shuttle is 360-679-4003 local or 877-679-4003 Toll Free. The web site is www.seatacshuttle.com Celia can be reached at 1-360-321-5465; celia@earthsanctuary.org