Saratoga Springs is a private retreat located about two and a half hours north of the Bay Area in Lake County. The Retreat consists of a 260 acre valley complete with cabins, a main lodge, a large swimming pool and hot tub and plenty of open space and hiking trails. Our group has exclusive use of the retreat and all of its amenities for the entire weekend!
If you are flying in from out of town, the two most convenient airports are San Francisco International Airport (SFO) (www.flysfo.com) and Oakland International Airport (OAK) (www.flyoakland.com). You will need to rent a car or arrange to share a ride with others who will be heading north to the event. Please feel free to contact us for assistance with travel arrangements.
This route is clear and straight forward. As you head north out of town it becomes pretty scenic as well. If you are headed this way, you may choose to take a detour into Sonoma wine country around Healdsburg. Visit this link for more information.
Driving time from San Francisco and Oakland is about 2 1/2 hours.
From Oakland take Highway 80 East/580 West towards Richmond. When the two highways split, continue on 580 West across the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge (there is a $3 toll to cross the bridge). In San Rafael, 580 West merges with Highway 101 North. Take 101 North approximately 100 miles to Ukiah. Continue 5 miles past Ukiah then exit onto Highway 20 East. Continue on Highway 20 East for about 17 miles. At 1.1 miles past Scott Valley Road (watch for Saratoga Springs sign), turn left at Saratoga Springs Road and drive three-quarters of a mile to end.
From San Francisco, take Highway 101 North to Ukiah and follow the directions above.
The Long and Winding Road
If you would like to take a longer, more scenic route off of the main highway follow these directions through the Napa Valley. You might like to stop in wine country (www.napavalley.com) to take in the atmosphere and a beverage or two. Please allow plenty of time if you take this route – it is not recommended for those prone to motion sickness!
From Oakland, take Highway 80 East towards Sacramento. Cross the Carquinez Bridge to Vallejo (there is a $3 toll to cross the bridge). As you leave Vallejo, take Highway 37 West past Marine World. Proceed straight about a mile to the Highway 29 junction. There will be a Shell Station on your right. Turn right onto Highway 29 and follow the signs towards Napa. Continue north past Napa towards Calistoga. You are in the heart of wine country so feel free to enjoy yourself. In Calistoga continue north on Highway 29 towards Lower Lake. When you reach Lower Lake, continue on Highway 29 around the west bank of Clear Lake. Highway 29 intersects Highway 20 at Upper Lake. Turn left on Highway 20 West. Look for signs for Saratoga Springs Retreat. Turn right at Saratoga Springs Road and drive three-quarters of a mile to end.