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Ponderosa Lodge

Intentionally designed for active group ministry.

We know you want to run an event that has a profound impact on your group. Ponderosa Lodge was intentionally designed for intimate and active group ministry events to help people see Jesus in adventure.

Whether your group wants to swim in the pool, hike, play laser tag, conquer ropes courses, soar down the zipline, or even take a gather in the quiet, serene spaces, Ponderosa Lodge is the place for you to take your group to the next level and encounter Jesus in a unique way.

Location

Close to everything yet a world apart


Ponderosa Lodge is located 7 miles outside the city of Santa Cruz, in the Santa Cruz Mountains, along California's Central Coast.

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Rates

Top value for your dollar

We know you want top value for your guests. Everyone will enjoy comfortable accommodations, welcoming gathering spaces, great food and fun recreation.

  • School/Youth

    2 Nights / 6 Meals

    $140/person

  • Family/Adult

    2 Nights / 6 Meals

    $191/person

    Kids staying with parents are only $98 p/p

Year-round options

We want to find a time that works for you! Our current availability is reflected below.
Don’t see what you’re looking for? Give us a call and we’ll turn over every stone to see what we can do for you.

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Meeting Rooms

Welcoming spaces to connect

Gather together in both indoor and outdoor spaces and connect to your groups deeper purpose.

  • MEETING ROOMS

    Fireside Room

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    Victory Circle

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    The Forum

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    Craft Room

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    Chaparral

Lodging

Comfy accommodations to refresh each guest

Gather together in both indoor and outdoor spaces and connect to your groups deeper purpose.

 

 

Cabins

Cabins not only have 8 beds in the form of bunks, but in each cabin has two showers, two toilets, three sinks, a rollaway bed and are located close to all of the action at Ponderosa Lodge. When choosing an experience at Ponderosa Lodge, don't forget to bring your sleeping bag!
  • Bunkhouse style room set up.

Cabins

 

Cabin Details

 

  • Bunkhouse style
  • Bring your own bedding and toiletries
  • S3 sinks, 2 toilets, 2 showers in each cabin
  • Hand soap provided

 

Common Spaces

Renew your perspective in God's Creation

Mount Hermon's natural setting, nestled in the mighty redwoods is the perfect place to pause, reflect and renew your relationship with friends and God.

  • COMMON SPACES

    Lodge

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    Fire Pits

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    Hiking Trail

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    Dining Hall

  • COMMON SPACES

    Store

  • COMMON SPACES

    Grass Lawn

  • COMMON SPACES

    Sport Court

Recreation

Transform your group with intentional adventure

Shared, common, unique experiences bring groups together like nothing else. Our dedicated recreation team will make your adventure easy and fun!

Self Directed Fun

Volleyball
Game Room
Sport Court
Recreation Field
Hiking

Guided Adventures

  • Zip Trek

    Two zip lines and one suspension bridge makes for a thrilling adventure. $125 per hour serving up to 20 guests per hour.

  • Leap of Faith

    Climb at 60ft Ponderosa Pine and leap for the trapeze bar. $125 per hour serving up to 20 guests per hour.

  • Climbing Wall

    Three challenging climbs up our 32ft wall. $75 per hour serving up to 20 guests per hour.

  • Swimming

    Large lap pool and diving tank with aqua climbing wall! Rates start at $150.

  • Laser Tag

    Specialty taggers designed to play competitive games like "infection" and "king of the hill." $150 for two hours of play. Up to 20 people.

  • Flying Squirrel

    Rocket from the ground to the treetops as your group lifts you up. $125 per hour serving up to 20 guests per hour.

Prefer to join one of our events?

You can bring your whole group to an event that's already been planned! We offer events for men, women, couples and youth year-round! Click here to find out more.

Mount Hermon Events
 

Let's start a conversation

Sometimes what you need is to talk to a real person and get your questions answered—let's make it happen!
Ingrid Hinn

Guest Group Reservationist
831.430.1216
guestgroups@mounthermon.org