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Earth Sanctuary

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2059 Newman Rd, Langley, Whidbey Island, WA 98260-9754
+1 360-331-6667
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Beautiful and Serene

The Earth Sanctuary is a lovely, quiet place. Just walking through the trails was an enriching and... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
John H
Peaceful trails with breathtaking green

You could be anywhere mystic once you get into the gorgeous trails on this restored wooded and... read more

Reviewed October 30, 2017
QuieroMundoMaya
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Clinton, Washington
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Earth Sanctuary is a spectacular nature reserve, sculpture garden and retreat center-a place to experience peace and the wonders of nature. Within the natural setting of Earth Sanctuary you'll be inspired by a sculpture garden of sacred spaces, environmental sculptures and eco-art highlighting diverse global spiritual traditions. See and experience a labyrinth, two stone circles, two medicine wheels, a Buddhist Stupa and a dolmen. Annual passes are available for $35 for one year/person. Plan your spiritual getaway at the Earth Sanctuary Retreat House-a calming place within nature for relaxation, meditation and peaceful reflection.
  • Excellent74%
  • Very good13%
  • Average8%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible0%
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“stone circle” (6 reviews)
“quiet walk” (4 reviews)
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2059 Newman Rd, Langley, Whidbey Island, WA 98260-9754
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Reviewed 4 days ago

The Earth Sanctuary is a lovely, quiet place. Just walking through the trails was an enriching and peaceful journey. I had my camera with me, and felt more inclined to just experience the sanctuary with my own eyes. There is one area in particular where...More

Thank John H
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ChuckPettis, Owner at Earth Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thanks for the wonderful review!

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Reviewed 30 October 2017

You could be anywhere mystic once you get into the gorgeous trails on this restored wooded and wetland property. Every time I walk the trails I feel I'm not even on Whidbey anymore. The magical trails lead to cut de sacs with whale bones or...More

Thank QuieroMundoMaya
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ChuckPettis, Owner at Earth Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 31 October 2017

Thank you for your thoughtful review. Much appreciated! Chuck Pettis, Creator of Earth Sanctuary

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Reviewed 30 August 2017

A friend and I arrived,, walked in and just took our time. Was very peaceful. We enjoyed the seats and took advantage of most of them, spending time taking in the quiet. We were there for 45 minutes without seeing anyone else. The Newman road...More

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Reviewed 25 August 2017

Walked some of the trails that are cut into the underbrush, some are mowed grass. There are various installations that look tired. Charge an entry fee with a very insulting message about those who don't want to pay. Not what one expects from a "peace...More

Thank Ken G
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ChuckPettis, Owner at Earth Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 26 August 2017

Hi Ken, Sorry Earth Sanctuary wasn't good for you on your visit. Yes, things are looking tired primarily due to the drought. Even the sword ferns are drying out! I sure hope we get rain soon. Earth Sanctuary is privately owned. We charge a $7/person...More

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Reviewed 10 July 2017

Earth Sanctuary is one of our favorite places to visit. It's natural setting of fens and trails, naturally placed sculpture and sense of serenity is enhanced by the fact that it was blessed many times over by people of many faiths. A place to feel...More

Thank dreamingbillandkate
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ChuckPettis, Owner at Earth Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 12 July 2017

Perfect! Thank you very much. Chuck Pettis, Earth Sanctuary Founder

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Reviewed 5 July 2017

We have all hiked nature trails which tell us about old growth trees, understory plants and the local ecosystem, but imagine a place that goes beyond this to tell you about how other people/cultures/religions might view this same landscape in a spiritual way. Earth Sanctuary...More

Thank Betulaceae
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ChuckPettis, Owner at Earth Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 6 July 2017

Thank you for your very insightful review! Chuck Pettis, Earth Sanctuary Founder

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Reviewed 23 June 2017

Spent some time in the Earth Sanctuary during a trip to Whidbey Island with my daughter. I think we were the only ones there which is both good and bad. We had a very peaceful, renewing and beautiful time there! Well work the $7.00 fee...More

Thank karenwalker99
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ChuckPettis, Owner at Earth Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 24 June 2017

Thanks for your review. What a wonderful way to spend time with your daughter. Blessings and best wishes, Chuck

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Reviewed 19 June 2017

I visited the Earth Sanctuary with my college roommate from 30 years ago who lives on the island. We ventured out on a drizzly day in June. I connected with the sanctuary almost immediately. I really enjoyed the labyrinth! I walked through it with a...More

Thank Andrea R
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ChuckPettis, Owner at Earth Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 20 June 2017

Hi Andrea, Thanks for the wonderful review! All the rain we've been having is making Earth Sanctuary lusher than ever. Best wishes and blessings, Chuck Pettis, Earth Sanctuary Founder

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Reviewed 3 June 2017

While staying on Whidbey Island my son and I found the Earth Sanctuary/nature preserve and decided to take a quiet walk there. It was a cool and drizzly May day and we were the only ones there. It was so peaceful and quiet for most...More

Thank Janie B
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ChuckPettis, Owner at Earth Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 5 June 2017

Hi Janie, Thanks for the nice review! I'm glad you got to see some of the wildlife on your visit. Best wishes and blessings, Chuck

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Reviewed 23 May 2017

My first visit to the Earth Sanctuary was a couple weeks ago with a friend. She had been there many times and wanted me to get the full experience, so she allowed me to go first on our exploration, and we walked in silence much...More

Thank terrytraveler9
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ChuckPettis, Owner at Earth Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 24 May 2017

Thanks for your great review! Much appreciated, Chuck

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Sylvia M
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No, dogs are not allowed. Earth Sanctuary's priority is Nature and the birds and wildlife. Yesterday, I saw chipmunks, birds, rabbits, and deer on the trail. The birds and wildlife are prolific and many of the creatures... More
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