Private Retreat in the Forest, 5 minutes from Spirit Rock Meditation Center in Woodacre, CA
by both Marin County and Bay Area Green Business Associations,
and we are listed the following Green Travel Sites & Awards:
Green Vacation Hub
Linda Moss' Organic Holidays Site - Organic Places to Stay
We received 5 Green Leaves Award by Europe's prestigeous Five-Leaf System: Think Green When You Travel
Safer Travel Directory for the Chemically Sensitive & Health Conscious Traveler
The-eco-NEST, an eco-dweller's delight nestled in a forest of redwood & madrones yet only 45 minutes from SF, CA,
borders thousands of acres of open space for hiking & biking in West Marin's SAN GERONIMO VALLEY.
This valley, comprised of 5 hamlets between Pt. Reyes Station & Fairfax, CA, is a nature lover's paradise
populated by artists, musicians, healers, restaurants, environmental activists, and a vibrant community spirit.
The NEST is a haven for some, but not all, people with Multiple Chemical Sensitivities.
The NEST is chemical-free, free of mold, & does not use microwave, smartMeter or WiFi. We have cable internet.
Although the ecoNEST has been checked for environmental, chemical, and EMF/RF toxins by
Alex Stadtner's Healthy Building Science company Bau-Biologist, we can not assure that the NEST will be safe for MCS people.
We live in a rural area where some neighbors have wifi or smartMeters, so if you are very sensitive to EMR/RF,
we might not be the best place for you.
The exterior of our home is Cedar siding, and we use propane for heat. Some MCS people react to Cedar and/or propane.
Read some of our NEST Guests' Reviews- plus we have over 122 5-star reviews on airbnb.com.
Contact us for availability & booking: marcia @ the-eco-nest dot com
phone number is on the right side of the image on the card below.
Rates: between $130 - $175/night
Everything with an asterisk *below is organic - the rest is sustainable/recycled.
Comfortable queen *Mattress, 4 *Pillows from Lifekind, *Wool comforter from Lifekind, Down comforter,
Silk bedding & curtains from Anna Sova Silks - made without toxic fertilizers or petrochemical pesticides.
No dioxin bleaches or optical whiteners. No azo or heavy metal dyes. No formaldehyde or silicone sizing;
Anna Sova Silks are finished with Indian soap nut - a 5,000 year old sustainable, eco-safe textile wash,
*Cotton sheets & duvet covers from Organic Pottery Barn, *Wool dhurri area rug regularly cleaned sustainably,
*Organic Cotton Bath Robe for each Guest to Use while In The NEST
Earth-friendly cleaning products from Seventh Generation,
Ecover (read their environmental policy), & Dr. Bronner's (been using their products since 1969),
*Cotton flannel matress pad from Lifekind,
Bamboo flooring, private bathroom with large travertine tile shower, *Towelsfrom AnnaSova
*Hemp shower curtain from Rawganique, *fragrance & paraden-free, etc. Shampoo from Dessert Essence
HEPA air purifier from E.L. Foust Air Purifier on request,
Miele HEPA filter vacuum, recycle trash, recycle food leftovers, recycle paper/plastic/cans,
Metal trash cans (so people with sensitivities to plastics can stay),
Low-flush toilet, mindfulness reminders about using water & propane, Mythic No-VOC paints,
Many windows, natural light, & fresh air, *Teas, *Coffee!
Shoes off at the door keeps the NEST free from one of the main sources of indoor pollution (your shoes).
If you prefer not to remove your shoes, tell us so we can remove the *wool area rugs
and maintain cleanliness on the floors for the next NEST guests.
~ 3 minute drive to Cafe Arti, fabulous Organic Indian Restaurant, 10% discount NEST guests
~ 5 minute walk to local pub, Papermill Creek Saloon, which often has live music & the best juke box since 1950's
~ 10 minute drive to Fairfax, CA with SOLAR-POWERED movie theater (5-plex), festivals,
Good Earth Natural Foods, Sustainable Fairfax, Community Wellness Center,
The Hummingbird Cafe, restaurants, shops, and live music venues
~ 20 minute drive to Pt. Reyes Station & National Seashore with beautiful beaches, indie bookstore,
fabulous food, organic cheese from local grass-fed pastured animals, unique boutiques, yoga & more
~ 15 minute drive to Rancho Nicasio for great music
~15 minute drive to Fairfax for other live music venues
- 30 minutes drive to Blue Waters Kayaking (owned by our neighbors) on Tomales Bay.
~ 4 minute drive to award winning beautiful SGV golf course voted #1 course in Marin 5 years in a row
~ 3 minute drive to Thursday night Sweat Your Prayers 5 Rhythms Dance (1st time's free)
~ 8 minute drive from Samuel Taylor State Park - hiking, biking, water holes
~ 3 minute drive in each direction for delicious breakfasts - either at Two Bird Cafe or Lagunitas Deli
~ 5 minute drive from Paradise Healing Retreat Center
~ 50 minute drive to Osmosis Eco-Green-Sustainable Day Spa & Sanctuary, Freestone, CA
~ 45 minute drive -1 hour from Napa - vineyards & wine tasting
~ 1.5-2 hour drive to Harbin Hot Springs & Conference Center
~ 40 minutes/24miles from the SF side of the Golden Gate Bridge
A GUIDE BOOK of sustainable, eco-businesses, hikes, events with details & maps awaits you at the NEST.
The NEST is co-owned by a former member of The Findhorn Foundation, Scotland
who brings the spirit & energy of the Findhorn Community to you here in Forest Knolls.
No, this is not the owner, but this deer and its family live on the land & visit frequently.
Enjoy starlit nights & forest views from your big open deck or your private balcony. Propane heater.
Please send us info about yourselves when requesting to rent.
We are in a high fire area bordering open space.
Please NO SMOKING of any kind on the property and no candles or open flames.
Limited cooking optionsin the nest. Please inquire about arranging cooking if you want to cook.
Refrigerator, electric tea kettle, coffee maker with organic coffe, tea, instant oatmeal included.
Seashell Chimes make a beautiful sound when the breeze comes through the NEST.
Travertine Tile Bathroom has Glass Doors,
ORGANIC TOWELS, and Dr. Bronner's Soap.
Window views to Mt. Barnabe.
Deer by the lavender beds.
One of the lovely things about wild blackberries, is they just keep producing and they don't
all get ripe at once. This means we have berries for months. Yummy.
Read the NEST GUESTS' REVIEWS - http://www.the-eco-nest.com/reviews.html
Check out the NEST's EVENTS
Sept 5-15, Danielle Brooks - October 30, Denise Aubin Dance of QiGong
Namaste, In Good Health xo, Marcia & Andy