Forest Bathing Package
$395 for two
9:30 to 2:00 pm, light mid-day snacks included
Get back to nature with your partner on a half-day experience of the pristine coastal forests that surround Glendeven Inn and Lodge. Included are a guided forest-bathing walk, a 1-hour private forest-side jetted hot tub soak, and two 1-hour massages.
First, you will walk under the canopies of the adjacent forests of Van Damme State Park with your experienced guide practicing shinrin-yoku – literally, forest bath.
You will leave the inn on a two-hour walk leaving your electronic devices behind to experience the trees, ferns and the pristine land unencumbered, using all five senses. Your experienced guide will lead you, but you will “let your body be your guide. Listen to where it wants to take you. Follow your nose. And take your time. It doesn’t matter if you don’t get anywhere. You are not going anywhere. You are savoring the sounds, smells and sights of nature and letting the forest in.”
Next, you will return to the Lodge for your private one-hour soak in our exclusive forest-side private hot tubs overlooking our woods that border and blend with the trees and ferns of the Van Damme State Park.
Finally, you and your partner will return to the Lodge’s Spa for your one-hour massage where your therapists will employ aroma therapies during your sessions sourced from the forests themselves.
Glendeven Inn & Lodge is surrounded on three sides by Van Damme State Park. To the west is a mature coastal woods, and directly to the east out the back door is a dense, lush, serene forest of oak, pines, ferns, redwoods. Trails take you along Little River over ten wooden bridges that lead all the way to the otherworldly Pygmy Forest.
“Make sure you have left your phone and camera behind. You are going to be walking aimlessly and slowly. You don’t need any devices. Let your body be your guide. Listen to where it wants to take you. Follow your nose. And take your time. It doesn’t matter if you don’t get anywhere. You are not going anywhere. You are savoring the sounds, smells and sights of nature and letting the forest in.”
- Wifi: Yes
- TV: Yes
- Restaurant/Bar: Yes
- Breakfast: Yes