Rates, Policies, and Fees
We have a daily rate of $1,150 a day with a 2 night minimum stay. We have beds that can accommodate 15 to 17 people (13 twin beds and 2 queen beds).
Arrival and check in is after 3:00pm and checkout is by noon.
The facilitators are welcome to arrive early after 1:00 on the day their event begins if they need extra time to get oriented and set up for their participants. This can be arranged with advance notice.
We will give your group a brief initial tour of the property and point out important details and address any questions anyone might have. We live on the property in the Main House which is separate from the group areas and we are able to give you as much privacy as you request. Although you may occasionally see us watering, gardening, feeding the animals or doing other maintenance around the property, we plan those tasks with the utmost consideration for your privacy and preferences.
Deposits and Payments
A 20% deposit is required with a signing of the rental agreement to secure your dates. The remaining rental fee is due 14 days prior to your event date.
If you cancel before 8 weeks of your scheduled event your deposit will be refunded in full.
If you cancel between 4-8 weeks before your scheduled event, 50% of your deposit will be refunded.
If you cancel less than 4 weeks before your scheduled event your deposit will be non- refundable.
A $250 cleaning fee will be added to your final payment.
We require a security deposit of $500 which we will return within a few days after your event once we have determined that no damage has occurred during the duration of your rental.
Alcohol, Tobacco, etc.
We will not be providing alcoholic beverages as part of our catering and we request that you do not bring any onto the property. We work with various recovery groups and have committed to keeping our common spaces as a sober environment.
We need to be very aware of fire safety and we provide an area for smoking if it is needed. We respectfully ask you to only smoke in the area which is specifically designated for this use and not to smoke anywhere else on the property.
We do have a beautiful fire circle that you are welcome to use with the understanding that you must be responsible for extinguishing the fire when you leave the area. We have a hose near the fire pit, and wood is also provided.
We regret that we cannot accommodate your pet companions at our Center at this time. We love our animals and we’re sure you love yours too! We have 2 dogs, 1 cat, 3 goats, and chickens, and we have worked with all of our animals to make sure they practice multi species respect! We need to keep the animal peace on our property and realize there can sometimes be unpredictable conflicts when unfamiliar pet friends visit the property. We also want to respect that some of our guests may be sensitive to pet allergies so we want to maintain all of our common spaces as pet free zones.
We have wifi on the property and a landline if needed.
Our Current Covid-19 Guidelines
At Ancient Springs Retreat Center our priority is the safety and well-being of our guests and team. We know that people have been divided on what Covid-19 protocols to follow and we have certainly experienced this in our own community as well.
It is a challenge for us to accommodate everyone’s preferences and choices in the ongoing and everchanging Covid protocol landscape while honoring our commitment to protecting ourselves and all of our guests. In our efforts to provide an environment where people can be relaxed and assured of their safety we have decided on policies that we feel will provide that to the best of our ability for your group. We realize that for some of you our policies at this time may not be in alignment with your needs and we hope that you will reconsider our Center at a future time when hopefully we can shift our policies to meet more relaxed circumstances.
Currently we are requiring that your participants have proof of a negative Covid test no more than 48 hours before their arrival and ask that they provide a time stamped photo holding their test results. In addition we will also require and provide a rapid test for your participants upon their arrival at Ancient Springs. We will greet your participants with a beverage and a snack and a place to lounge as they wait for their results and make the experience as easy as possible. Please communicate clearly to all of the people in your group that if they are experiencing any Covid or Covid-like symptoms or have been exposed to anyone else with Covid within 10 days prior to your event they should not travel to your event.
Also please be aware that if a person would prefer not to be tested or if they in fact test positive for Covid-19 unfortunately will not be able to welcome them any further onto the property so please emphasize to the people in your group how important it is for them to understand our policy at this time.
If anyone develops Covid like symptoms while they are here we will again provide a rapid test. If they test positive they will be asked to then take care of their medical needs off site and leave the Center. We would of course prefer never to have to ask someone to leave under those circumstances so it is our sincere hope that our current policies will prevent that from happening.
We appreciate your understanding as we prioritize the well-being of everyone who visits and lives at Ancient Springs, as well as the Elders we care for in our families, the friends in our community, and the Wixarika (Huichol) tribal people we are regularly in touch with.