About Us

Whether you’re looking to get off the grid, wanting a nature experience, or simply ready to embrace all that nature has to offer for the weekend, now is the perfect time to experience for yourself the amazing ancient land that has changed so many lives! Ancient Oak retreat will soon offer work stay and private retreats. We will soon offer Private Customized Retreats as well as Group Retreats Events. Just let us know what you need and we will be there for you.

Ancient Oak Retreat is located in the foothills of the southern sequoia national forest, surrounded by the area’s most famous Giant Sequoia: Kern River, Pacific Crest Trail, Tehachapi Loop and much more. You’ll notice the feeling of peace and serenity the moment you step onto the property!

A Cob House is natural building material that has lots of beneficial properties that lend itself to a very comfortable home. With the thick walls of the cob house, you have a lot of thermal regulation happening. So in the heat of summer, the walls keep things cooler. In the cold of winter, the walls can carry heat late into the nights.

Cob is basically clay, sand and usually straw mixed together to be used as a building material, kinda like bricks, but the advantage is that most of the materials can be sourced on site or purchased cheaply. Having the right ratio of these three ingredients will let you create a study mix. 

It’s basically like mud castles for adults, that is a building technique that’s been used for over 10,000 years!.

Top reasons to come to Ancient Oak Retreat


Nature teaches you that there is nothing wrong with you.


Time slows down


Nature models “just enough" sustainability.


As the noise of our crazy culture fades, your mind calms and you experience silence and stillness.


You remember who you truly are.


You experience the Divine.

Our Affiliates

Everywhere you want to camp.Book unique camping experiences on over 300,000 campsites, ranches, vineyards, public parks and more.

The Ojai Foundation is a 36-acre educational nonprofit located in the Upper Ojai Valley. For over 40 years, our land and programs have been a beacon for youth and adults seeking ways to deepen relationship with self, each other, and the Earth.

Quail Springs accomplishes its mission through youth and adult programming, maintaining an example of high-desert regenerative human settlement, and partnerships with for-profit and nonprofit organizations.

 Learn more about natural building.