Mt. Hermon Christian Retreat Center
Situated among the ancient redwoods of the Santa Cruz mountains, Mount Hermon has served as a peaceful retreat for more than 100 years. Anyone and everyone are welcome to reconnect with creation and the Creator through fellowship with friends and family, great food, and beautiful greenery.
I visit Mount Hermon every fall with my church’s womens group for a time of worship, solid biblical teaching, and way more eating than any of us do regularly. The establishment hosts more than just small gatherings – it welcomes groups year-round for children/youth/family camps, concerts, conferences large and small, and adventure-seekers.
Gymnasium and fireside meeting rooms
Firepits for conversations late into the night
The Central Lounge coffee shop upstairs from the bookstore serves fresh brews in a cozy environment all day long.
Rock climbing wall behind the gymnasium
The cafeteria! With three hefty meals per day, plus lots of snacks in-between, we’re stuffed all weekend.
Of the dozens of cabins on-site, my small group was fortunate enough to stay in the newly renovated Alder Cabin, with all-wooden furniture and cabinetry. It still had that woodsy fresh-cabin smell!
In past years, we’ve also stayed in the Acacia cabin next door, which has a beachy blue and pink theme.