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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...more
2059 Newman Rd, Langley, Whidbey Island, WA 98260-9754
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I just finished my third personal retreat at the retreat center. I love the peace and serenity of the center and the beautiful surroundings. The woods, hearth, stupa and labyrinth were fun to explore and enjoy. I saw an eagle and deer, amazing.
Chuck P, Owner at Earth Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago
Thank you so much for the wonderful review. And so wonderful that you do regular retreats - so good for the soul!
The Sanctuary is on the south end of Whidbey Island, Washington. It is 72 acres with several ponds and rock structures. It has a Medicine Wheel for those who want to pray. We found it so peaceful and thought provoking. Easy access and I think...More
Arrived and luckily we had $14 cash to put in box. Walked most of the trail and although a beautiful natural setting, there are plenty of similar places to visit with no cost attached. More hype than value.
Thank Richard A
Chuck P, Owner at Earth Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 9 September 2018
I'm sorry that you were disappointed.
Did you get to the Cottonwood Stone Circle or one of the Native American Medicine Wheels?
Visited Earth Sanctuary mid week and parked at Newman Rd entrance. We donated &7/ea, (total $21) for our walk. We didn't have a map for that end of the walk, so nothing matched the key. Trails were not maintained well. After realizing we wanted to...More
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Chuck P, Owner at Earth Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 2 September 2018
I'm sorry you had problems with the maps and felt the trails were not maintained well. I walk the trails almost every day, pruning back the blackberries and keeping the trail clear. We are doing the best we can. Blessings to you and your family,...More
We loved our visit to the Earth Sanctuary. The Native American prayer stones and Medicine Wheel were very powerful and moving. The trails are lovely also, as well as the many benches and chairs to sit and reflect on the beauty there. Would love to...More
Chuck P, Owner at Earth Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 28 August 2018
What an incredible place! Serene, inspiring, energizing......I had been told by a friend that it is a very special place, and the sanctuary was every bit as amazing as I had been led to believe it would be. I look forward to returning and experiencing...More
Chuck P, Owner at Earth Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 27 August 2018
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
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ChuckPettis, Owner at Earth Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 20 June 2018
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
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 are curious about who we are and give city dwellers a positive wildlife experience.
There are many other places on Whidbey Island for dogs. Please help keep Earth Sanctuary special and peaceful for both humans and wildlife. Leave your dog at home or in the car.
Thank you! Chuck Pettis, Earth Sanctuary founder and creator