Guest House

Secluded and with stunning views, the two-bedroom, one bath Crystal Hermitage Guest House is located on a mountain bluff overlooking the scenic Yuba River Canyon near the Tahoe National Forest. It is also conveniently located at Ananda Village, America’s premier yoga and meditation community.

The Crystal Hermitage grounds, with their terraced gardens, majestic forests and dramatic views of the mountains and canyons, are just a short walk from your doorstep. From the Guest House living room, gaze out into spacious skies and down hundreds of feet to the canyon below.

The Guest House is the perfect getaway for a quiet retreat, seclusion, vacation, or honeymoon. The house is a two-story mountain chalet with two bedrooms, one downstairs with a queen bed, one upstairs with a trundle bed. A fully-equipped kitchen and dining area, plus a living room with a gas fireplace are located on the upper floor. A spacious meditation room is located next to the downstairs bedroom.

To provide the perfect mountain retreat experience, the Guest House does not have a television or DVD player. A radio and CD player are available for your use. The Guest House at Crystal Hermitage is a no smoking, no alcohol, vegetarian facility. For your enjoyment and convenience we offer the following amenities and activities:

  •       Wedding venue at the Crystal Hermitage Chapel
  •       Massage (either at the Guest House or the nearby Center for Radiant Health)
  •       Yoga classes at The Expanding Light retreat, a 10 minute drive from the Guest House
  •       Meditation instruction
  •       Shopping and lunch at Master’s Market and Deli (located minutes away, in downtown Ananda Village), a vegetarian/natural foods market, bakery and deli
  •       Buffet vegetarian meals at The Expanding Light
  •       Hiking within Ananda Village, along the Yuba River and in forested areas
  •       Information for shopping/dining/sightseeing in nearby historic Nevada City
  •       Swimming in the nearby Yuba River
  •       Free tours of Ananda Village on Saturdays, leaving from The Expanding Light

Our standard rate is $139 per night for double occupancy (plus cleaning fee), and $10 for each additional person per night. Maximum 4 people. No pets please. Call 530-478-7587 for weekly or monthly rates. You can also e-mail us at: hermitage@ananda.org.  Guests staying at Crystal Hermitage are most welcome to participate in the activities at The Expanding Light. To do so, please call The Expanding Light at (800) 346-5350 x1 and register for classes as a “Day Guest.”

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