Kayak right from your rooms! Kayaks may be rented for all or part of your retreat. Imagine kayaking the calm flowing waters of the lower Russian River. There is plenty of user-friendly, flat water kayaking. No experience is necessary! Overnight boat storage is available at the compound, so you can set out in the moonlight, or at dawn, or sunset, or whenever the spirit moves you. A quiet paddle among the osprey, pelicans, harbor seals and river otters, is an extraordinary, life-affirming experience.
Enjoy a leisurely paddle down the Russian River from Burke's Canoe Trips in nearby Forestville. Burke's provides canoes, paddles and life jackets for your trip through the redwoods to the town of Guerneville. View the scenic Russian River, marvel at the wildlife and stop to picnic and sunbathe on a sunny beach. Burke's shuttles weary paddlers back to their cars every half-hour until 6:00pm. The best months for canoeing are generally May through October .