Towel (for bath and for river)
Some kind of sweater, light jacket for cool,
coastal evenings. (Check the weather
report on our directions page.)
Insect repellent (we have very few mosquitos but
ticks are present in the woods)
Rustic and Tent
Your own sleeping bag or
sheets/blanket. We provide a bottom
sheet and pillow.
Rustic Cabin guests have a short walk to the
shower house, so slippers or easy on/off shoes are a good idea.
Lodges, Circle and
A towel. We
provide sheets and a comforter on all beds in Improved Cabins and Lodges.
Please bring appropriate slippers, socks if you
are staying in Sunset. Guests are requested to remove their shoes inside
We are a rustic retreat and
conference center in the country. Folks
need to bring bug repellant and watch for poison oak and ticks! Weather can be
quite varied up here…layered clothing is recommended. Sturdy shoes and a flashlight are very important. All cabins are
equipped and heated with wood stoves and stocked with wood and kindling as
From May-October we have a great swimming hole. Please
note that there is no lifeguard on duty and kids 14 and under are not permitted
without adult escort and supervision. Water shoes are suggested and guests need to bring a beach towel.
Please note-Guests are
permitted to use River's Bend laundry facilities only in emergency and with prior
arrangement- by donation. We have a
first aid cupboard in the farmhouse kitchen.
Pets: Sorry, NO OUTSIDE PETS are
allowed at River's Bend. Service dogs are the only exception.
Communication/Contact Info: A courtesy telephone is provided for our guests. Folks may call out to anywhere in
the United States, but cannot receive calls. We welcome donations for long
distance calls. Cell Phone Policy:
Some cell phones do get reception ...however; we ask that folks use them in private as many people come
up here to get away from phones, TV’s, etc.. Please plan accordingly. You Friends & family can call the office at 707-895-3990, however, this phone is attended only Fridays until 6 pm and Saturdays until 1 pm. Our e-mail is email@example.com Guest Messageswill be announced at meal time or pinned on the bulletin board outside
Please understand that we have one computer and cannot extend
usage of it to guests. We do have WIFI in our library and work tables for
guests that wish to use their laptops.
do not offer printing or copying services; please take care of these needs
before you come. Computer & Copy services are available in Boonville.
Facility & Kitchen Usage/Meals: We cook for groups of 14 or more (often smaller groups
& individuals may sign on by advance arrangement). We traditionally try to
keep the main kitchen at Wellspring vegetarian & grill meats outside. We can add meat to our meal service menus by
request. All improved cabins and lodges have kitchens or kitchenettes with
refrigerators, dishes, cutlery and cooking facilities. Guests may cook meat in
the improved cabins or use our gas barbeques. Rustic cabin guests may have
access to shelf space for dry goods and refrigerator space in the
“upper-landing” off the main kitchen by arrangement. Cooking in the Farmhouse
Kitchen must be pre-arranged and facility rental fees may be applicable. Groups and individuals must defer to River's Bend meal service....work around cooking schedule.We do not supply spices and other pantry
items.Coffee and tea are served at River's Bend meals and available to individual guests in the kitchen by donation.
If you have arranged for meal service at Wellspring, please note that we must have food allergy/special diet
information at least two weeks in advance or we may not be able to accommodate
you! Please call our office directly at 707-895-3990, or email- as well as
your group leader to register food allergy/special diet requests. Please note that unless otherwise arranged,
group retreats help do dining room set-up and dish clean up. During our
site orientation we provide a “kitchen angel” dish team sign up sheet.
Dishwashing and others services are available.
We ask all guests to share this place in a way that is sustainable and
respectful to the land and people. BE MINDFUL OF OTHERS & LEAVE NO TRACE.