Northern California Accommodation & Travel


Mountain Home Ranch This is a residential retreat program. It is held in a rural setting at Mountain Home Ranch
3400 Mountain Home Ranch Road
Calistoga, CA 94515

Flying In

The town of Calistoga is located near three airports. Sonoma county Airport is the closest. If you wish to fly directly into the Sonoma County Airport, you can do so from Seattle or Los Angeles, but it has limited service and is more expensive. Oakland or San Francisco Airports are both International Airports and are equi-distant from Mountain Home Ranch.

Shuttle Information from Oakland or San Francisco Airports

Take a shuttle or bus from either airport to Sonoma County Airport. From Sonoma County Airport to Mountain Home Ranch: We have two Airport Express Shuttle pickups from on Friday evening 4pm or 6pm. Please notify us if you will need to be picked up. Return trips to connect with the shuttle at 6pm Tuesday evening.

Shuttle Service is available from Airport Express, serving both SFO and Oakland airports. Their FAQ page has a phone # to call for airport to airport shuttle service.

Bus Service from both SFO and Oakland is also available from Sonoma County Airport Express. The bus schedule is online at

You’ll need to also coordinate your flight arrival with the airport shuttle/bus so you arrive in Sonoma County in time for the pick-ups. 

For all other arrival times, you would need to take a cab ride from Santa Rosa to Calistoga. Because Mountain Home Ranch is hidden back in the hills, it is expensive.

We recommend buying a one way Airport Express bus ticket because you can often get rides at the end of the retreat back to Oakland or SFO airport directly. If you’re unable to hook up with another student, we will drop you off at the Sonoma County airport on Tuesday evening after class to catch the Airport Express back to Oakland or SFO.


Retreat Cabin at Mountain Home Ranch Mountain Home Ranch Resort is a secluded country style bed and breakfast and group retreat center. Lodging includes retreat Cabins and Lodge Rooms.