Awakening From The Heart

Our retreats are held in the Soul Barn on our beautiful 5-acre property in Bainbridge Island, Washington. Bainbridge Island is a small 5 x 10 mile island. Winslow, the name of the downtown center, is filled with amazing restaurants, shops, museums and opportunities for outdoor adventures. The closest airport is the Seattle Tacoma International Airport (code= SEA) which is 20-minutes south of downtown Seattle.

From the airport, you can either rent a car, take a taxi, or grab the quick and easy light rail train to get to the Coleman Ferry Dock in downtown Seattle (801 Alaskan Way Pier 52, SeattleWA 98104). From there, take a gorgeous and relaxing 35-minute ferry ride to Bainbridge Island. The Ferry leaves frequently and the schedule is here.

Once on Bainbridge there are often taxis waiting or you can bus many places. When you arrive on Bainbridge via the ferry you land in Winslow, with many restaurants and shops within walking distance.

Viking Cab Company (360) 244 4420

The bus:

At the South end of the island there is another area called, Lynwood Center which also has additional cute shops and food.

Participants of the Awakening from the Heart retreat are permitted to camp on our 5-acre property. You will need to have your camping gear and sleeping bags (although we have several air mattresses for those who want to stay in the Soul barn). The studio in the barn is equipped with a bathroom for  taking showers.

If you are not going to camp, I highly recommend getting your lodging 3-months in advance. All of the hotels and air b n b’s book up quickly because it is the height of wedding season and very popular to come to the island during our best weather in the summer (consistently 75 degrees and sunny at the end of July/early August). 

Air B ‘n B has many great options all over Bainbridge Island in the summertime.

Bainbridge Island Best Western  (Located in Winslow, downtown Bainbridge Island, a 7-minute drive to the Soul Barn. This is one of the more affordable options. 350 NE High School Road, Bainbridge Island, Washington, 98110 (206) 855-9666

Heyday Farm  If fresh food is your thing, you will enjoy staying with Heyday Farm. Their kitchen is the heart of a working form in their  1890’s four-bedroom farmhouse inn or their Farm House Annex, an additional four rooms in the same style of the farmhouse located at the nearby quaint Lynwood center. Book a cooking class or reserve a night at their field to table meals. 4370 Old Mill Rd NE, Bainbridge Island, WA 98110. 206-201-1770

Eagle Harbor Inn 291 Madison Ave S, Bainbridge Island, WA 98110 · (206) 842-1446

Island Country Inn This is the most affordable hotel option–we have booked a group of rooms. Ask for the Awakening from the Heart group rate920 Hildebrand Lane NE Bainbridge Island, WA 98110 ·
(206) 842-6861

The Inn at Pleasant Beach  This twelve-room hotel is the perfect prescription for escaping city stress, while enjoying the amenities of charming Pleasant Beach Village & Lynwood Center. They also have luxury suites at The Inn at Pleasant Beach feature luxury king beds, plush bathrobes, fine toiletries, complimentary Wifi, iPod docking, flat-screen televisions with cable, and spacious bathrooms with walk-in showers. Many suites feature sweeping Rich Passage views,

Guests of The Inn receive complimentary access to The Pool at Pleasant Beach, a beautiful outdoor private pool complex open Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day. The facility features a 25-yard recreation pool, children’s wading pool, and hot tub.  4633 Woodson Lane NE · Suite 349 · Bainbridge Island, Washington  (206) 842-7800

Poulsbo is a nearby town just north of the island, 15-minutes from the Soul Barn, just over the Agate Pass Bridge.

Poulsbo Inn Nothing fancy, just clean rooms, an outdoor pool and one of the cheaper options.  18680 Highway 305 Poulsbo, WA 98370.  (360) 779-3921

The Poulsbo Wa Guest House international inn and suites/ Redlion A bit more upscale of the Poulsbo options and also a bit more pricey. 19801 7th Avenue NE, Poulsbo, WA 98370. (360) 697-4400