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Our Retreat

A 655-Acre Nature Retreat for Drawing Closer to God

Questhaven is nestled among chaparral-covered hills in northern San Diego County. The grounds encompass one square mile of coastal wilderness traversed by several miles of nature trails offering hilltop vistas, shaded oak sanctuaries, wayside shrines, seasonal streams, and a variety of wildflowers, birds and wildlife. Wandering these trails, we find release from the stress of outer lives, and come to the stillness and quiet necessary to awaken our inner life to the Living Presence of God.

In every retreat we usually meet God in some way. His Presence comes to us in quietness. God lets himself be known more fully.
bioFlower A. Newhouse

From earliest times, spiritual seekers have found renewal in wilderness. In peaceful nature settings, one can more easily sense the Presence of God and receive inner guidance. Each year visitors from around the world enter the holy grounds of Questhaven for worship, study and renewal.

Nature Preserve and Trails
Nature Preserve and Trails
Questhaven offers nearly twenty nature trails that wander through chaparral and oak-lined canyons reaching woodland sanctuaries, and rocky outcrops...
Meditation Gardens
Meditation Gardens
Questhaven offers a variety of tranquil garden settings to practice prayer, meditation and contemplation in beauty and stillness...
Personal Retreats
Personal Retreats
Personal Retreats are encouraged for anyone seeking peace, healing, renewal, and a deeper communion with God...
Group Retreats
Group Retreats
Questhaven welcomes non-commercial spiritual group retreats of all faiths to these sacred grounds to find their way to God...
Seven-Circuit Labyrinth
Seven-Circuit Labyrinth
Labyrinths are archetypal symbols based on the circle, a universal symbol of unity and wholeness. Different from a maze that has multiple entrances...
Paneurhythmy Circle
Paneurhythmy Circle
Paneurhythmy is a system of meditative movements set to sacred music that was brought to the world by the Bulgarian Christian Mystic, Master Peter...
Guest Facilities
Guest Facilities
Private cottages, a residence hall, meeting spaces, church, lending library, labyrinth and nature trails are available year-round for group and...
Carillon Bells
Carillon Bells
Every three hours at Questhaven, from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m., the Carillon Bells ring to remind us to stop what we are doing in the outer life and attune...