Commuting & Housing

Commuting and Housing Options During Residential Sessions

Mount Madonna Center provides on-site housing and meals for Institute students in an environment highly supportive of learning the Institute’s disciplines. Students have a choice from a wide range of housing options. Rooms are in hotel-style buildings (no phones or TVs in rooms). Some rooms include a private bathroom with shower. Others have access to nearby shared (but private while in use) bathrooms and showers. 

Cabins are located in a forest grove, and include electricity and heat, but not indoor plumbing. A separate shower house with private shower and dressing rooms, and clean, well-ventilated privies is nearby. Campgrounds are located in secluded redwood groves and have running water, tents provided by the Institute, and tent sites for your own tent. 

Cabin Interior
Mmc Cc Interior
Om Fountain
Seminar House
Oakscabin

Daily Commute Meals & Lodging Fees

Housing ChoicePer DayMonth-Long**
Commuting$48$1,440
Own Tent or Vehicle$59$1,770
Center Tent*$68$2,040
Dormitory (4-7 per room)$88$2,640
Triple (3 per room)$102$3,060
Double (2 per room)$123$3,690
Double with Bath$130$3,900
Single$151$4,530
Single with Bath$181$5,430

 * Center Tents are available May through October only.
* *Month-long rates for YTT 200 Summer Intensive Program.

  • No refund or adjustment of the meals-lodging fees can be made unless notice of cancellation, housing change, or missed time is received a minimum of seven days prior to the arrival date.
  • Overnight housing is not required to attend Mount Madonna Institute. Students are welcome to stay off site and pay only the commuting rate ($48 per day). This commuting fee covers all meals during each weekend class is in session. 
  • The per person per day rates include meals, lodging, and use of the hot tub, hiking trails, ball courts, lake for swimming, and other facilities. 
  • A list of motels and motels within a 45-minute drive of MMC is provided for students who prefer to commute.
  • According to rentals.com for Santa Cruz/Watsonville (to the west) and Morgan Hill/Gilroy to the east) CA rental properties start at approximately $1600 per month.