Integrative retreat center between Los Angeles and San Francisco

Although it’s in a prime location near many worthy attractions, including Avila Beach and some splendid local wineries, if you visit Sycamore Mineral Springs Resort in San Luis Obispo, you will have no valid reason or inclination to leave. The
integrative retreat center is nestled on more than 100 peaceful wooded acres and conveniently situated off of Highway 101, midway between Los Angeles and San Francisco, making it a very convenient stop when traveling in California. Although every room and suite has its own private balcony and hot tub, we recommend staying in one of the West Meadows suites, which are a short walk (or golf cart ride) from the main attractions of the resort, and deliver a quieter, more private experience. The on-site restaurant, The Gardens of Avila, serves healthy gourmet cuisine with a Pan-Asia influence and boasts a large and comprehensive wine list, which is, of course, another important element in the art of relaxation. In addition to numerous amenities such as a meditation labyrinth patterned after a medieval model in France, a Wellness Center offering massage therapy, facials, color aromatherapy and more plus a wide range of classes at the Healing Arts Institute, it’s the private redwood soaking tubs tucked away on the hillside, sourced by the naturally heated springs, that will truly kick start that rejuvenation you came for. Visit Rooms start at $169 per night and complete packages which can include massage, spa treatments, healing arts classes and meals are available from $309 a night.