Let Applegate JRC host your group with many scenic views and lodging options.
An adult, youth, and family retreat center in Applegate, Placer County, California for nonprofit groups of 15-130. 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. 105 guests overnight; +25 additional beds in summer only
Please call us at (800) 678-5102 for availability, detailed site information, or to make a reservation. We look forward to making your experience possible!
"The staff was sweet and helpful, always providing a caring atmosphere. Much appreciation!"
— Nancy, The Maharishi Foundation
"The food is always the best. Everyone was helpful and respectful. We always have a great experience."
— St. James
"For a retreat center, 5-Star level! We found everything we needed.”
— Judith Morgado, Peace Lutheran Church
"The reservations department was very responsive and helpful throughout the planning process. The food and service was great! The staff was very friendly and made sure we knew knew they were available if we needed them.”
— University Union Operation of CSUS
"If we have another retreat, we plan to use your facility again. Thank you!"
— UC Davis M.C.I.P Group
Meal Service - Homemade family-style meals or buffet available for all groups, served in the dining hall which has a full service kitchen and serves three meals per day. The dining hall seats up to 120 guests.
Swimming pool (seasonal)
Fishing in Toyon Lake
4 miles of hiking overlooking the American River
Volleyball, horseshoes, ping pong
Wi-Fi is available in the Conference Room & at Oak Meeting rooms.
areas for your groups
Oak Lodge - 3 rooms for gatherings and meetings.
Conference Room - In addition to meeting facilities in the lodges, 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 Lodge - Includes a 3,000-square-foot conference and recreation room downstairs.
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.
Oak Lodge - This newly built facility includes 12 rooms, each containing one double and one bunk bed, plus three conference rooms for meetings.
Redwood Lodge - On the second floor, there are 18 rooms, 14 of which contain one single bed and one bunk bed. 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 bunk bed, 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.
"We enjoy the rustic feel and being in nature. Food was good. We appreaciate them catering to our vegetarian menu ideas and fulfilling special requests. We felt cared for. Kris, Sue and staff are all very kind and friendly. Thank you all!"
— Maharishi Foundation
Positive life experiences are waiting.
Let our friendly reservations staff answer your questions and book your group!
Applegate Jesuit Retreat Center
Reservations: (800) 678-5102
Address: 1001 Boole Road, Applegate, CA 95703
Coming to camp? We recommend visitors use our tried and true printable driving directions listed below in the site documents.
Site Director Phone: (530) 878-2776
To schedule a tour of Applegate JRC please call the site director.
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- Detailed Facility Description
- Driving Directions
- Welcome Letter
- Group Information Form
- Your Program Partner
- Sample Meal Menu
- Facility Map
- Redwood Lodge Housing Assignment
- Oak Lodge Housing Assignment
- Cabin Assignment