About Us

La Casa de Maria is an interfaith retreat and conference center located in Santa Barbara, California, where you can:

  • Bring your spiritual community or nonprofit organization to hold a retreat, workshop, or conference
  • Attend a La Casa-sponsored program – an overnight residential retreat, a one-day workshop or retreat, or weekly spiritual practices
  • Renew your body, mind, and spirit with quiet, unstructured retreat time as an individual or with a friend.

outside-meetingsAt La Casa, you will find a beautiful, natural sanctuary of 26 semi-rural acres. We offer full-service retreat and conference packages for groups and individuals attending our programs.

  • 42 guest rooms for overnight accommodations
  • A variety of meeting rooms that hold from 10 to 140 people
  • A gracious dining room serving fresh, healthful meals buffet style with both inside and patio dining
  • Two chapels
  • A house of prayer for individual retreats with meals provided
  • Two dormitories with simple accommodations – one for 10 to 12 people and the other for 20 to 44 people. The larger dormitory is self-contained with full kitchen, dining facilities, and meeting room.
  • An organic orchard and kitchen garden

La Casa is a Place of Peace, where you will experience Presence and renew Purpose.

La Casa de Maria has been featured in:

  • Sanctuaries of the West
  • Spirituality and Health Magazine
  • Non-Profit Spotlight
  • Santa Barbara’s Hidden Treasures
  • Santa Barbara Magazine
  • Montecito Magazine
  • Santa Barbara Independent

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“pure splendor… breathtaking views” – New York Times

When you walk through their gates, you [enter] a new and peaceful dimension,” – U.S. News & World Report


About Us—Overview

La Casa is a beloved refuge of peace where individuals and groups can renew body, mind, and spirit. More

Mission, Vision, and Goals

The mission of La Casa is to be a sanctuary of peace. More


La Casa’s first residents were the Chumash people who tended the spirit and the beings of this land. More

Real Things—A Gift and Bookshop

Enjoy a trip to La Casa’s gift and bookshop during your next visit. More


We invite you to join us in tending this sanctuary of peace. More


We are here to support your retreat experience. More


La Casa is stewarded by the Immaculate Heart Community, a lay, ecumenical community of women and men. More


Enjoy a visit around La Casa’s 26 acres of semi-rural land, nestled between mountain and sea. More

What our guests tell us…

Listen to comments from people who know us. More

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