Retreats & Conferences

The Point Reyes National Seashore Association (PRNSA) manages facilities owned by the National Park Service, and may be reserved for environmental or nature-focused overnight retreats, volunteer groups, and conferences. 
See below to learn more about each of our facilities, and book a reservation today by calling us at (415) 663-1200 x 305 or e-mail us at programcoordinator@ptreyes.org!

Clem Miller Environmental Education Center 

 

Named after Clement Woodnutt Miller, the United States Representative who authored the legislation to establish Point Reyes National Seashore. The Clem Miller Environmental Education Center is located in a secluded valley in the Phillip Burton Wilderness just two miles from Limantour Beach. The Center accommodates up to 89 overnight guests in five spacious dormitory-style cabins furnished with wooden bunkbeds and mattresses. The cabins are solidly built of pine and have an open-beam design and ample skylights but no electricity or running water. Bed linens are not provided; each guest brings their own warm sleeping bag and pillow. Facilities include a large cedar lodge with dining room, science library/classroom, indoor woodstove, and commercial kitchen.  The Center is wheelchair accessible and designed as a model of ecological sustainability with composting and recycling systems and a bathhouse with private, solar-heated hot showers. While there is no internet or phone service; there is a large central meadow, a campfire center, and immediate access to hiking trails. 
 
FEES & DETAILS
Reservations must be made at least 60 days in advance. A $600 facility use deposit and $1M in comprehensive liability insurance are required. The minimum fee is $750 per day, with a total capacity of 38 people. Rates are as follows for additional people: between 39 and 54 people is $940/day; between 55 and 70 people is $1140/day; between 71 and 89 people is $1400/day. December and January reservations will receive $100 off each day.
 
AMENITIES 
Overnight use 
Sleeps 89
Wheelchair accessible
Large cedar lodge
Large dining room
Commercial kitchen
Wood burning stove in main lodge
Science library/classroom
Projector available upon request 
Bathhouse with hot showers and flush toilets
Dormitory-style cabins with bunk beds and mattresses (NO heat or electricity; bed linens not provided)
Compost/garbage/recycling services
Outdoor campfire
No internet or cell service
No alcohol on site
 

Historic Lifeboat Station at Chimney Rock 

 
The Point Reyes Lifeboat Station is a National Historic Landmark overlooking beautiful Drakes Bay. It is the last remaining example of a rail-launched lifeboat station that was common on the Pacific coast. Located at Chimney Rock, the Lifeboat Station was built in 1927 by the U.S. Coast Guard and contains the crew’s quarters, a large boat bay, and a marine railway system for launching the 36-foot life boat which is still on site. The ground floor houses the boat bay museum where the renovated motor boat is located. The area around the Lifeboat Station is used by the Marine Mammal Center as a release site for rehabilitated wildlife. While staying here, there are occasional releases of otters or varied seal types.
 
FEES & DETAILS
Cost & Payment: Cost of the Lifeboat Station is $400 per night. Payment of all fees shall be made no later than 14 days prior to arrival. If you would like to pay by credit card let us know and we will provide you with a link for payment set up through Eventbrite. If you chose to pay by credit card through Eventbrite, you will also have to pay an Eventbrite fee. If you would like to pay by check, please make the check payable to "PRNSA Field Institute" and send the check by mail to the following address:
PRNSA Field Institute
1 Bear Valley Rd, Bldg 70
Point Reyes Station, CA 94956
Proof of Insurance: Licensee shall obtain a policy of comprehensive public liability insurance to be in force during the entire period of Licensee's use of the LBS. Licensee's insurance policy will provide PRIMARY coverage, and any insurance maintained by PRNSA shall be excess. The Licensee shall maintain a policy with limits of not less than $1,000,000 per any one occurrence and $1,000,000 for total property damage. A certificate of insurance with an appropriate endorsement shall be delivered to PRNSA no later than 14 days before the arrival date. The Licensee's certificate of insurance shall name PRNSA as the additional insured. The "certificate holder" section of the certificate of liability insurance shall read "Point Reyes National Seashore Association, 1 Bear Valley Road, Bldg 70, Point Reyes Station CA 94956". The section entitled "description of operations" of that document shall contain the following: "The certificate holder, Point Reyes National Seashore Association (PRNSA), its officers, agents, employees and volunteers are named as additional insureds as respect to their interest(s) in the operations of the named insured."
Use Agreement: We ask that you sign a Use Agreement form. This form is sent through Hellosign, an online service for contracts. PRNSA is automatically notified when this document has been completed. Be sure to save a copy for your records as well. I will send you this Use Agreement now.
Brief Schedule: The Historic Lifeboat Station must be used for Environmental Education purposes. We ask that you provide a brief schedule of what you will be doing during your stay as proof of appropriate use of the HistoricLifeboat Station.
 
AMENITIES
Overnight use
Sleeps 24
Wheelchair accessible
Fully-equipped kitchen (with newly added freezer)
Upstairs conference room/studio space
Projector available upon request 
Women & men’s bathrooms with hot showers and flush toilets
Dormitory-style bunk beds and mattresses (bed linens not provided)
Garbage/recycling services
No internet or cell service 
 

Historic Chiefs House at Chimney Rock 

 
Originally built in 1927 for the officer in charge of the nearby Historic Lifeboat Station, the Chief’s House at Chimney Rock offers grand vistas of Drakes Bay and the Point Reyes headlands. The house includes 6 single-bed bedrooms, a master bedroom with queen mattress, large living room, sun room, full kitchen, and a basement studio.
 
FEES & DETAILS
Cost & Payment: Cost of the Historic Chiefs House is $400 per night. Payment of all fees shall be made no later than 14 days prior to arrival. If you would like to pay by credit card let us know and we will provide you with a link for payment set up through Eventbrite. If you chose to pay by credit card through Eventbrite, you will also have to pay an Eventbrite fee. If you would like to pay by check, please make the check payable to "PRNSA Field Institute" and send the check by mail to the following address:
PRNSA Field Institute
1 Bear Valley Rd, Bldg 70
Point Reyes Station, CA 94956
Proof of Insurance: Licensee shall obtain a policy of comprehensive public liability insurance to be in force during the entire period of Licensee's use of the LBS. Licensee's insurance policy will provide PRIMARY coverage, and any insurance maintained by PRNSA shall be excess. The Licensee shall maintain a policy with limits of not less than $1,000,000 per any one occurrence and $1,000,000 for total property damage. A certificate of insurance with an appropriate endorsement shall be delivered to PRNSA no later than 14 days before the arrival date. The Licensee's certificate of insurance shall name PRNSA as the additional insured. The "certificate holder" section of the certificate of liability insurance shall read "Point Reyes National Seashore Association, 1 Bear Valley Road, Bldg 70, Point Reyes Station CA 94956". The section entitled "description of operations" of that document shall contain the following: "The certificate holder, Point Reyes National Seashore Association (PRNSA), its officers, agents, employees and volunteers are named as additional insureds as respect to their interest(s) in the operations of the named insured."
Use Agreement: We ask that you sign a Use Agreement form. This form is sent through Hellosign, an online service for contracts. PRNSA is automatically notified when this document has been completed. Be sure to save a copy for your records as well. I will send you this Use Agreement now.
Brief Schedule: The Historic Chiefs House must be used for Environmental Education purposes. We ask that you provide a brief schedule of what you will be doing during your stay as proof of appropriate use of the Historic Chiefs House.
 
AMENITIES
Overnight use
Sleeps 7-8
Not wheelchair accessible
Fully-equipped kitchen
Basement studio space
Projector available upon request 
2 bathrooms with flush toilets (only 1 shower with hot water)
6 dormitory-style twin XL beds and mattresses (bed linens provided if requested 14 days prior to stay and additional $100 is paid)
1 queen bed and mattress (bed linens provided if requested 14 days prior to stay and additional $100 is paid)
Central heating (does not heat basement or sun room)
Garbage/recycling services
No internet or cell service