Applegate Jesuit Retreat Center

An adult, youth and family retreat center in Applegate, Placer County, California for nonprofit groups of 15-130 (105 guests overnight; +25 additional beds in summer only).

The Applegate Jesuit Retreat Center is located just off Interstate Highway 80 next to the village of Applegate (just minutes above Auburn) near the North Fork of the American River, about 50 miles northeast of Sacramento. Nestled in the foothills of California’s historic Gold Country, the Retreat is situated on 350 acres covered with oak and pine trees. It offers 4 miles of hiking trails overlooking the American River. The area provides a natural environment for rest, reflection, and spiritual renewal.

  • Oak Lodge. This newly built facility includes 12 rooms, each containing one double and one bunk bed, plus three conference roOak Bedroomoms for meetings.
  • Redwood Lodge. On the second floor, there are 18 rooms, 14 of which contain one single bed and one bunkbed. 4 rooms have 2 single beds. On the ground floor, there is a 3,000-square-foot conference/recreation room.
  • Porter’s. This facility includes 5 rooms, each with one queen bed and one bunkbed, plus a small conference room.
  • Creekside Cabin. The cabin has 2 rooms, each with two single beds.
  • Summer Cabins. 5 cabins sleep up to 25 guests.

The Dining Hall with a full service kitchen serves 3 meals per day - seats up to 120 guests.





Program space 
  • Oak Building has 3 rooms for gatherings and meetings.
  • Conference Room. In addition to meeting facilities in the lodges and gatehouse, there is a free-standing 2,600-square-foot conference room that can accommodate 106 people. The building includes a small kitchen with a refrigerator but no stove.
  • Redwood Building’s downstairs is a 3,000-square-foot conference and recreation room.
  • Porter’s has a small meeting room which accommodates 12-15 guests
  • Chapel. The 3,600-square-foot chapel holds 115 persons and can also be used to accommodate meetings.
  • Numerous outdoor gathering areas.
  • Swimming Pool (seasonal)
  • Fishing in Toyon Lake
  • 4 miles of hiking overlooking the American River
  • Volleyball, horseshoes, ping pong

To schedule a tour of the Jesuit Retreat Center, please call the Site Director at 530-878-2776 or contact them by applegatejrc [at] uccr [dot] org (email.)

Please use our tried & true printable directions listed below in the Site Documents.


1001 Boole Road
Applegate, CA 95703
Phone: 530-878-2776
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