Individual Retreats

Crestone Retreat Center is open to individual retreatants throughout the year except during our annual three-month Practice Period (January 11 – April 28), when the Center is closed to the public. Whether for a spiritual retreat, undistracted time for work or writing, or just to be in nature, retreatants can rent private cabins and enjoy the beauty and quiet of our area, and the mindful atmosphere of our Center.

You are welcome to join the daily Zen meditation and morning service or weekly Dharma talks. The monastic schedule varies slightly with the season and can be found here. If you are new to the Center we can also provide an introduction to our Zendo upon arrival.

Our Zen kitchen provides three exquisite vegetarian meals per day.

For information on rates, please review our accommodations pages.

Arrival is between 3-5 PM Tuesday through Saturday. Please complete this form to inquire about availability.

Optional 3% Zero Carbon Fee
In looking for ways to finance and incrementally realize our Zero Carbon Campus Vision in the context of our wider ecological initiative, we add a 3% fee to all of our Zen and Guest rates. To opt out of this fee please inform the Guest Manager upon making your reservation. More information can be found here.

Cancellation Policy
We are a Buddhist monastery and our guest program requires careful planning. Please understand that we cannot refund your deposit. If you cancel your reservation 10 days prior to your stay, there will be no additional charge. Otherwise, the balance will be charged to your credit card and we will send you a transferable gift certificate in that amount. This gift certificate from CMZC will not expire.