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Lodging & Meals

The cost of the retreat covers the space and the tuition for the yoga instruction.

I have a beautiful, small bed and breakfast called The Blackbird Inn booked out just for our retreat and there are a few more rooms still available! Please let me know if you would like to claim one!

Several lovely lodging options are available in Graeagle, from pleasantly rustic to pleasantly glamorous, and from low-budget to high-end! Another really great and surprisingly affordable option is a vacation rental - for yourself or to share with another attendee. Let me know if you're thinking about coming and we will help with the lodging!

We plan to have one lovely shared group dinner, on Saturday night, and other than that, meals will be on our own... or we can of course coordinate to meet up and share meals together with other people in the group.

I'm also happy to try to coordinated carpooling, if you'd like to drive up with another Santa Cruz yogi. Please let me know!


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Recommended Places to Stay:
(from Emily at Trails Within)

Blackbird Inn
Blackbird Inn is a re-creation of Clio's old general store, located just a few miles from beautiful Graeagle. The newly renovated Inn offers five bedrooms, each with a private bath. The lobby bar is open throughout the day offering beer, wine, espresso drinks and organic pizza.
Organic Continental Breakfast Included
To book: call Blackbird Inn to book your room and tell them you are with the "Amey Mathews Yoga Retreat at Trails Within"

Dream Catcher Campground and Lodge
Dream Catcher is an adorable and brand new spot in the Graeagle area - they offer small rooms and renovated RVs-as-rooms (take a look! it's so cute!). It's a real "glamping" (glam camping) kind of a place. It's dog-friendly, they've got outdoor games, WiFi, an archery course, a communal outdoor area, and are located right up again the National Forest Property, for loads of hiking options. They also offer RV hookups and sites for pitching a tent if you'd like to camp. Dream Catcher is about a 7 minute drive from the yoga studio.
Prices start from $80 - $100 / night for rooms
(530) 832-5528

Chalet View Lodge
Our fifty guest rooms, suites and cabins provide access to an unrivaled mountain sanctuary. Outside your room sits thousands of acres of National Forest, with trails leading directly from the resort. Inside you'll enjoy luxuriously appointed guest quarters with all the accoutrements of fine living. You'll also enjoy complimentary Wi-Fi, flat screen televisions, and all of the other in-room amenities that you'd expect from an 4-star boutique resort. This is a nice proper hotel, and is about a 15 minute drive from the yoga studio.
Prices normally start from $130+
(530) 832-5528

The Lodge at Whitehawk Ranch
Enjoy the Graeagle area's finest vacation accommodations in one of our clean, comfortable, beautifully-appointed Sierra cabins. Each of our deluxe cabins has a deck and magnificent views of pine-covered mountains and meadows. Your cabin rental includes breakfast in the Main Dining Room of our grand Sierra lodge, located just steps from your accommodations.

Whitehawk has a really nice golf course and is about 5 minutes drive to the yoga studio.
Prices start at $225+
(530) 836-4985


The Lodge at Nakoma
The newly completed 42-room Lodge at Nakoma is an interior-corridor hotel built to complement existing resort amenities and Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Clubhouse. The developer and architect decided upon a mountain modern feel for the 23,701-square-foot hotel, utilizing raw and natural materials in the construction such as tumbled travertine, antique woods, and stone. Nakoma is a bit fancier than Whitehawk, also has a golf course, and is located about 15 minutes from the yoga studio.
Prices start at $225+
(877) 462-5662

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- Cabins! -
Camp Layman
Camp Layman offers a unique vacation experience in our rustic cabins nestled in the mountain pines of the Plumas National Forest. Just a short walk from swimming and fishing in the beautiful Feather River, these rustic cabins provide a quiet, relaxing break from the city. Originally constructed in the 1920s, Camp Layman features 13 cabins of various sizes and all are equipped with bathrooms and kitchenettes.

These cabins are definitely funky, but they some people just love them. The location is gorgeous, and they're also very low-cost! Camp Layman is also dog-friendly!, in case you were hoping to bring your BFF along. Prices start at $100
(530) 836-1430

University of the Earth
University of the Earth is a super cute little area before Cromberg, maybe about 10 minutes from the studio on the Feather River. They have super cute little cabins for rent, and most of them can be shared. Janet is the owner, and is happy to book things directly through her instead of through VRBO to make it easier. Janet Silver's number is (530) 386-4839 and let her know that Emily Williams sent you and you are with a yoga retreat. Emily will be our host at the yoga studio. There's also another cabin they are renovating that will be available in July that is not on the list below:

Little Feather - Cabin #6 Off-season, nightly rate is $135. Otherwise $150, cleaning fee of $60 (can sleep up to 4 sharing 2 beds)

Mt. Washington - Cabin #4 Off-season, nightly rate is $165. Otherwise $195, cleaning fee of $100 (can sleep up to 6 sharing 1 bed)

Mt. Elwell - Cabin #5 Off-season, nightly rate is $200. Otherwise $225, cleaning fee of $125 (can sleep up to 8 sharing 2 beds).Note: This cabin is the biggest & where we serve group dinners during workshop/retreats.

A Cabin Near the Studio
Another spot is a second home about a mile from the studio, walking distance. One of my Emily's students owns it who lives in Chico and she would love to get some yogis renting it. Here are the details:

A Cabin Near the Studio
One of Emily's students rents out this AWESOME spot. On a creek in the woods. Really special and affordable.
$90 / night.

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Home/Room Rentals:

Plumas Pines Vacation Homes:




Plumas-Eureka State Park
67 campsites, tables, stoves, piped drinking water, restrooms, hot showers

Gold Lake Campground
37 sites, tents and RV's, vault toilets

Goose Lake Campground
13 sites, tents only, vault toilets

Haven Lake Campground
4 sites, tents only, vault toilets

Lakes Basin
23 family sites, tents and RV's, vault toilets, piped water, can reserve

Lakes Basin Group Camp
One group site, tents only, 25 people maximum, must reserve

For more information on the campgrounds listed above in the Lakes Basin:

Updated September 2019