Meditation Lake overlook at Sedona Mago Retreat

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A Guide to visiting Sedona Mago Retreat.

Once you booked your retreat program or booked with a group, it's time to plan your trip. While visiting us, we offer daily activities to enhance your experience. For those on personal retreat, we can create a customized program to deepen your practice. Our monthly calendar lists daily activities.

Things to know about Sedona Mago Retreat

Female retreat participant sitting on red rocks near waterfall at Meditation Lake
  • Check-in is from 3-5 pm; check-out is at 11 am
  • Alcohol-free and smoke-free facility
  • No meat allowed; vegetarian menu with seafood and dairy
  • No phones, televisions, or Wi-Fi in the rooms
  • Wi-Fi is available at the Welcome Center

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Note: Sedona Mago Retreat doesn't allow day visits except during Saturday Open House and Tao Service. Reservations for day visits on Saturday must be made through the Welcome Center in advance. Please call 800-875-2256 for your reservation.

Getting to Sedona Mago Retreat

Walking path at Sedona Mago Retreat

Sedona Mago Retreat is approximately a 2.5 hours' drive to Phoenix and the Grand Canyon. The most convenient airport is Phoenix Sky Harbor. Visit our driving direction or shuttle information page for ways to get to Sedona Mago Retreat from Phoenix.

We also offer our downloadable travel guide that provides a printable version with practical information such as weather and recommended packing.

Please be aware that GPS may lead you to Forest Service Road 525, which passes through the private property of our neighbors. Do NOT use 525.

Input 700 N. Bill Gray Road, Cottonwood, AZ 86326 on your GPS to get directions to the correct turn-off and take Bill Gray Road (761). The retreat center is located about 10.8 miles from 700 E Bill Gray Road. It is about a 30-minute drive up the dirt road.

Sedona Weather

Female retreat participant sitting on red rocks near Meditation Lake

We are located in the high desert, with a 4,500 feet altitude. Typical desert weather is warm or hot in the day, with dropping temperatures at night. We have strong winds that can help with the warm temperatures, but which also circulate dust and pollen in the air. Our rainy season is in July and August bringing heavy, short monsoon rains. Year round we recommend sun protection and light layers to adjust to the changing temperatures throughout the day.

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What to Bring

Female retreat participant sitting on red rocks near Meditation Lake

Year round we recommend clothing that is easy to move in and comfortable. Layering, even in the summer months, is recommended to adjust to the changing temperatures throughout the day. We remove our shoes before entering meeting rooms and dining hall. You may want to bring shoes that easily come on and off.

Our guest rooms are supplied with towels and soap. Our pool and Jacuzzi are open year round so do bring your swimsuit. We supply pool towels. Coin laundry and dryers are available onsite.

To maintain an environment conducive for meditation, the rooms do not have televisions or phones. Computers with Internet access are available in our lounge.

Here is a recommended packing list:

  • Shampoo and conditioner
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste
  • Hair dryer and hair products
  • Body lotion and sunblock/sun protection
  • Water bottle
  • Flashlight
  • Journal
  • Camera
  • Alarm clock