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Check-In, Check-out & Scheduling

Check-in, Check-out and Meals:


  • You are welcome to arrive anytime after 2pm the day your stay begins. Rooms become available at 4pm and you may pick up your key at our front office/bookstore.
  • Weekend programs begin with dinner on Friday and end with brunch on Sunday.
  • Programs longer than five days begin with dinner on Sunday and end with lunch on Friday.


 While you amy enjoy lunch and stay on property until 2 pm during the final day of your workshop or personal retreat, we ask that you remove all personal effects from your room by 12 noon.

Your timely departure ensures that we may prepare for and welcome our next group of workshop participants.

Workshop and Meal Schedule

Workshop sessions normally begin at 8:30 pm on the first evening and end at 11:30 AM on the final day.

Esalen mealtimes are: breakfast:


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