The Neahtawanta Inn (Nee-ah-ta-wan-ta) has offered lodging for over 100 years on Old Mission Peninsula. Surrounded by woods and water, the Inn is perched on the shores of Bowers Harbor, the large porch offering guests a beautiful view and place to relax, nap and chat with fellow travelers. The beautiful beach and long dock, providing great swimming, sunning and boating is available via the original cement staircase.
We have developed a membership for guests who frequent the Inn, but nonmembers are very welcome at the nonmember rate. (Compare rates of members vs nonmembers)
Members are able to book online at the member rate. Other benefits include earlier access to the calendar, the ability to bring guests at the member price and more.
The purpose of this shift is to build a stronger community atmosphere and increase a sense of belonging and investment in the greater vision of the Inn.
The Inn is operated on a philosophy of conservation, respect for the Earth and sustainable living.
Morning yoga and meditation classes are available for guests, led by Sally; the room is also open for guests to practice on their own.
*Please note: The Inn has now acquired a very friendly one year old yellow and white tabby cat named Marco. He is in the common areas but is not allowed in guest rooms or hallway upstairs.
—Relax in a place that taking good care of the Earth and promoting peace and justice
— solitude and peace
—opportunities for camaraderie and good conversation
—healthy, yummy vegetarian breakfasts
—access to a beautiful beach and dock; wonderful swimming and boating
—the Inn is operated with a strong conservation ethic, recycling, composting, re-using, a non-toxic environment
— being close to nature: big trees, water, fresh breezes, stargazing, sunrises
—yoga classes/use of yoga studio
—cozy, informal, laid back, fun, relaxed and congenial atmosphere
—access to extensive library specializing in books relating to resilience, environmental sustainability, peace, personal growth, nature guides and a lot of great novels
— the opportunity to help out, to feel a part of a greater purpose
—special events and activities
Sally, and her late husband, Bob Russell founded The Neahtawanta Research and Education Center, in 1987, as an advocacy and educational nonprofit organization, which still resides at the Neahtawanta Inn. NREC’s mission statement is:
We collaborate to create a just world base on peace, resilience and respect for Earth’s systems.
NREC offers activities through-out the year that support this mission statement, including the annual Hiroshima Candlefloat, Earth Holiday celebrations, workshops and speakers. To see upcoming events go to: www.nrec.org
NREC and NCSI share common ground, literally and philosophically.
"I already live on Old Mission Peninsula and I'll be joining the Newatawantha Community Supported Inn. We have used the Inn for group gatherings of friends and family in the past and have had incredible times lounging around the fireplace, creating memorable dinners in the huge kitchen, participating in relaxing yoga and cavorting on the beach. The Inn is such a great community destination for us and helps our friends to all feel relaxed and engaged. The biggest benefit for us is the unique space: the 6 bedrooms give everyone their own privacy while still allowing plenty of common areas to enjoy each other’s company during meals or just while relaxing and chatting. We are interested in bringing our friends and family back to the Inn this year and in the years to come."
"it's magical and conducive to learning and playing, reflection and creativity. Each and every person that has attended our retreats at Neahtawanta has only asked that the next time we stay longer!
"Some of my favorite things: the water views, indoor fireplace and outdoor fire pit; tea in the library; yoga in the timber-framed studio; and the homemade food."
" The Neahtawanta Inn, that magical place where tranquility meets action, and the love of our family rings in every corner!" (Sally's granddaughter)