outdoor-archery-activity-golden-door (1)
USD 1,422.–
per Night / per Room

Healing Hotel Extras:

Three months of fitness follow up with the guest’s personal trainer (either by phone or email)

Request to book

Healing Focus

Set under golden Californian sunshine and surrounded by stunning nature, the Golden Door offers a safe space for retreat and promises to recharge body, mind and spirit. The 4-, 5- or 7-night programs are completely personalized and aim to restore health and fitness levels, rejuvenate mind and spirit, and helps to regain inner balance and strength.

Your personalized fitness program includes classes and activities from light to challenging, plus up to 4 personal training sessions per week. Golden Door also offers a wide range of activities to nurture the mind and spirit, from meditation and mindfulness, to arts practices and archery. But perhaps the most healing aspect of your stay is the 600 acres of gardens and wild California spaces.

„Not two programs are ever the same: support your body, mind and spirit with a personalized program including fitness, spa and beauty treatments, daily in-room massage, a meal plan, as well as activities and experiences dedicated to mindfulness and spirituality.“
  • Emotional Wellbeing
  • Fitness
  • Mountains
  • Adults-only
hiking-golden-door (2)


Golden Door takes its design inspiration from the ryokan, a traditional Japanese inn, with spaces specifically designed for serenity. All 40 Zen-luxe rooms are single occupancy, and open onto your own garden deck or patio, nestled amid Japanese gardens, Koi ponds, and a bamboo forest. There are never more than 40 guests at Golden Door, so you can be as social – or as private – as you want to be, and with staff ratios of 4:1, your every need is catered for.

The resort covers 600 acres, with 30 miles of private hiking trails, mountains to climb, and gardens to explore, as well as three pools, so you can commune with wild nature, work up a sweat, or simply relax, explore and enjoy the stunning Southern California weather. The food is as delicious as it is healthy and parts of the ingredients come from the resort’s own farm.

The company is also dedicated to preserving and enhancing the tranquility of its unique location, and to helping make an impact beyond its borders; 100% of its net profits go to philanthropic causes like helping to end child abuse and transforming young lives.

Golden Door is truly committed to doing good. If you would like to learn more about the resorts’ values and philosophy listen to our Healing Wisdom Podcast with General Manager Kathy Van Ness about the importance of giving back:



Features & Benefits


  • 40 private rooms with garden deck or patio


  • Seasonal farm-to-table cuisine, featuring ingredients grown in the Golden Door’s own bio-intensive farm (organic vegetable garden, citrus groves, avocado groves and hens that produce fresh eggs), and hyper-locally sourced seafood and poultry
  • Meal plan that reflects your dietary needs and preferences
  • Vegan cuisine available

Healing & Spa

Spa Facilites
  • Bathhouse with Jacuzzi, steam-room and sauna
  • 9 skincare and body care treatment rooms
  • 2 swimming pools
  • Watsu water therapy pool
Healing Treatments & Therapies

Daily in-room massage, exfoliating body scrubs, hydrotherapy treatments, aromatherapy, skin analysis and personalized treatment recommendations, 5 skincare sessions including 1 body treatment, 2 herbal wraps, manicure & pedicure.

In addition, an extensive menu of optional personal training and one-on-one sessions is offered and can be scheduled for an additional cost.

Healing Therapies


  • 7 state of the art gyms
  • A personal program interview
  • Up to 4 sessions with a personal trainer
  • Over 40 fitness classes from light to challenging
  • Mindfulness and improvement sessions
  • Evening programs and lectures
  • 600 acres of native hills, meadows, Japanese gardens, and citrus groves
  • 12 mountain or meadow hikes of varying challenge on 25 miles of private trails
  • 2 labyrinths
  • A lighted tennis court

Healing Programs & Retreats

Healing Programs

Sustainable & Social Practices

  • Ethical food sourcing with strong relationships to local farmers, fisherman and ranches
  • It is only taken from the land, what is needed
  • Strong commitment to giving back
  • Since 2013 100% of the net profits go to philanthropic causes, including helping to end child abuse and transform young lives
  • Plastic packaging is completely eliminated
  • Environmental stewardship “Newland Sierra”: With the acquisition of 2.000 acres of critical open space, wildlife and previous habitat areas of the property will be protected for future generations

Listen to the Healing Wisdom Podcast to learn more about the resorts’ commitment to doing good HERE.

Anne Biging, Founder, CEO
Anne Biging
Healing Hotels of the World
We love the exceptional warm-hearted and friendly people working at Golden Door with pure dedication and passion to make the guests’ stay a truly memorable one.


Located in a serene coastal valley between San Diego and Los Angeles, Golden Door is dedicated to preserving and enhancing the tranquility of the property.

  • Train
    Oceanside Transportation Center: 25 min
  • Airplane
    San Diego Airport: 45 min
  • Airplane
    Los Angeles Airport (LAX): 1 hour 40 min


Golden Door

777 Deer Springs Road
San Marcos, CA 92069

+1 760-744-5777


Request now without obligation.

Your booking request is non-binding and your data will be safe with us.
Please note our privacy policy.

Booking Request: Golden Door

USD 1,422.–
per Night / per Room

Three months of fitness follow up with the guest’s personal trainer (either by phone or email)

Please note:
This hotel can only be booked from Sundays to Sundays.

Due to its popularity, we recommend inquiring the hotel well in advance. Alternatively, Golden Door offers a waiting list for more spontaneous guests.

Similar hotels that you might like:

NewTree Ranch
Live mindfully while finding a deeper connection to the surrounding forest and animals at NewTree Ranch in California.
Explore Hotel
Euphoria Retreat
Embracing the ancient culture of Greece, Euphoria Retreat’s approach to healing is based on Hippocratic medicine, TCM and modern science.
Explore Hotel
Ananda In The Himalayas
Housed in a maharadja palace in northern India, Ananda in the Himalayas offers a healing approach that combines Yoga, Ayurveda and Vedanta.
Explore Hotel
Mangosteen Ayurveda Resort
Ayurveda is in the name because it inspires everything they do, from the surroundings to the food to the treatments.
Explore Hotel
The Aerial BVI
British Virgin Islands
The Aerial BVI, a private tropical paradise, invites you on a transformational journey within to heal your body and strengthen your soul.
Explore Hotel
Hotel Le Cep & Holistic Spa Marie de Bourgogne
Hotel Le Cep helps you recharge and rebalance, surrounded by historical gardens and beautiful vineyards.
Explore Hotel
Previous Next