NORTH CALIFORNIA

Find your path to purpose

Welcome to the best healing hotel of the world

Step into a world of growth, old and new. Here you’ll find expert guidance and inspiring rituals that honor your rhythms, orchestrating your connection to life, to others, and to yourself.

This is an intimate, immersive, and elevated wellness retreat experience thoughtfully orchestrated to inspire connection to nature, to others and to self.

Nestled among centuries-old California Redwoods along famed Skyline Boulevard in the town of Woodside, the retreat center is within 45 minutes of San Francisco and Silicon Valley. And yet, everything about this place transports you a million miles away. Secluded among 16 wooded acres, you are shielded from the outside world and inspired to look inside, to yourself and to those who join you. As you hike and wander the surrounding roads less traveled, day-to-day concerns fade and you begin a new inspiring journey.


Rooms

Our 38 guestrooms reflect the forest setting in decor, materials, and amenities. Opt for a main lodge Retreat Room or a glass-clad Treehouse lofted 35-50 feet into the redwood canopy. You’ll find soaking tubs, plush robes and slippers, Ubarre weights for private workouts, and (in most) teak-furnished private balconies. Stay as connected as you like with state-of-the-art Moda telephone and speakers, complimentary Wi-Fi, and 4K televisions. Plus, expertly-curated sleep amenities: king or double queen beds with custom gel-infused pillow tops for optimal body-temperature, smooth-as-silk bed linens and sound therapy machines.

Activities

We set the stage for a shared experience to unify groups like nowhere else. In this secluded, everything-is-possible atmosphere, you embrace the surrounding natural beauty to connect with the outdoors and each other. We customize your itinerary from a group programming menu: team-building outdoor activities, memorable meals, shared activities and meetings, pauses to unplug and unwind. Begin with an event or theme and let us help you customize around you. Above all, you develop a deeper sense of the limitless potential of your team and the journey of each individual within it.

Creative Expression Creating with Nature | Watercolors with Aromatherapy | Vision Board 

Evening Rituals Sound Bath | Yoga for a Good Night’s Sleep | Evening Stretch Meditation | Restorative Yoga | Breathing

Fireside Chats Canyon Ranch Wellness Experts | Artists | Authors | Farmers Wine Makers | Physicians | Luminaries | Musicians 

Fitness Cardio | BOSU | Core Conditioning | HIIT IT | Express Abs Fitness in Nature | Functional Training | Aqua Fit | H2O Power Fitness for Your Feet | Muscle Max 

Mind/Body Meditation | Tai Chi | Breath Work | Yoga | Forest Salutations Labyrinth | Qi Gong 

Nature After Dark Stargazing | Story Telling | Lantern Hike | Indigenous Talk | Owl Walk 

Nature Immersions Shin Rin Yoku | Hiking | Bird Watching | Forest Salutations Guide-Led Nature Walks | Self-Guided Walks | Photo Walk 

Wellness Talks What’s Holding You Back? | Creating More Balance in Your Life Nutrition: Eating for More Energy | The Power of Journaling Adding Gratitude to Your Life | Meditation | Self-Care Finding Purpose at Work | Nutrition for a Good Night’s Sleep Self-Compassion | Rituals for Restoration Committing to Me: Take-Home Strategies | Wellness Coaching

 

Well Rounded Wellness

• Five-room spa with transportive treatments that are exclusive to Woodside

• The Training Zone – our fitness studio with state-of-the-art equipment and science-backed services that prioritize performance and prevention 

• Range of spiritually oriented offerings that help you connect more deeply with what brings you meaning, value, and joy 

• Additional wellness spaces, including an indoor saline pool, steam room, sauna and a forest fitness course

Retreats

More than a place. A perfect moment, when centuries-old redwoods envelop you in their gentle cradle and Silicon Valley seems worlds away. Canyon Ranch Woodside seeks to elevate the retreat from act to art, with curated, multi-day programs crafted by our award-winning wellness experts and inspiring rituals grounded in the natural rhythms of our special home. Come with intention. Or let us help you find your way to a full rebirth of mind, body, spirit, and soul.

Recharge your human potential

Learn techniques to build resiliency. And have fun, too. Challenge your body with time in our redwood forest playground, restore your spirit with a journaling session or hand your soul over to awe during a little stargazing and storytelling – the perfect way to end the day. Replenish and expand your resiliency arsenal as you equip yourself with the tools you need to refuel your fire. Choose from physical challenges that will also feed your soul.

Discover lifestyle choices that will leave you feeling happier and healthier. Learn why diet, exercise and a mind-body practice are vital to your well-being. Relax or challenge yourself – as much or as little as you need. Return home refreshed and ready to dive into whatever’s ahead.

Quick View

Property Size 16 Forested acres

Guest Rooms 38 (24 Treehouses, 14 Retreat rooms)

Room Sizes Starting at 416 sq. ft.

Treatment Rooms 5

Meeting Spaces Up to 75 people

 

Features 

Indoor/outdoor Training Zone

Indoor saline pool and whirlpool

Steam room and dry salt wall sauna

Zero-gravity loungers

Labyrinth

Forest Fitness Course and 1.5 Miles of nature trails on premise

Community Conscious Cuisine

Outdoor pizza oven

Inviting Hideaway Bar & Lounge

 

Experts on Staff 

Mind/Body and Fitness Instructors

Outdoor Guides

Wellness Coaches

Bodywork and Skincare

Skincare

Spiritual Guidance Guides

Chefs, and more

Guide to Group & Teambuilding Activities

Revitalize your team in the Redwoods. Canyon Ranch Wellness Retreat – Woodside is more than an escape from the daily grind. In this place of awe-inspiring beauty, your group will flourish with a wellness philosophy that elevates every experience. We provide the backdrop and tools for a meeting with purpose that yields results. Let us help you select additional group activities to customize your team’s retreat.

Hiking

Hit the trail and discover beauty beyond belief. Notice how your team flourishes when they find themselves away from the office environment and interacting with each other in the great outdoors. Select from wooded trail or wide-open fields with distant vistas.

Yoga

Some of the most popular classes listed below: 

• Restorative Yoga 

• Vinyasa Flow 

• Hatha Flow 

• Yin Yoga 

• Yoga for Healthy Back & Hips 

Fitness in the Forest

Descend into the lush redwood grove in the sloping forest near Canyon Ranch for a heart-pounding cardio challenge. Run Creekside stairs, lunge around the Buddha Circle, and climb the switchbacks through a madrone grove.

Drumming

Experience the spirit and magic of rhythm by playing percussion instruments in this don’t-miss class. No musical training necessary. Instruments provided.

Tai Chi

This ancient Chinese form of exercise was originally created as a fighting art. The graceful and flowing movements integrate mind and body, generate internal energy, and mindfulness in movement.

Qi Gong in the Forest

Experience this ancient art using breath, movement, and intention help release tension and promote harmonious energy flow, on the trails of our beautiful redwood forest.

Rise & Stretch

Begin the day with elongating stretches and dynamic movement to wake the body.

Gratitude Journaling

Taking time to be thankful for what we have helps us find our true purpose. Take a deep dive into expressing your truest self through writing exercises that can become a daily practice.

Canyon Ranch Custom Massage

 

Pulling from many different modalities, our full-body massage stimulates circulation and soothes tight muscles. Your skilled therapist will adapt classic and innovative techniques to your needs and preferences.

Canyon Ranch Custom Facial

Our signature treatment is customized to your needs. After analyzing your skin and discussing your concerns, our skilled aestheticians at our spa will select between a hydrating, deep cleansing, or sensitive skin facial.

Fireside Chat led by Laurel Kidd, MDiv

Living and Working with Purpose

People with a strong sense of purpose are healthier and live longer. How is purpose guiding you? What would make living and working more meaningful for you? Consider these questions as a spiritual wellness provider shares practical wisdom and tools.

How to reach the location

• 30 minutes drive from San Francisco 

• Private transfer available