The Ralston White Retreat

Located on 43 acres of redwoods on Mt. Tam in beautiful Mill Valley, California, the mansion was designed by one of San Francisco’s most prolific architects, Willis Polk was completed in 1913.  It was a wedding gift to Ruth Ralston White’s bride. He named their home the "Garden of Allah" after a popular novel at the time. 


The 14,000 square foot home has three stories, nine porches, and balconies with spectacular views and beautiful furnishings throughout. The heart-shaped lawn and lush grounds invite you to enjoy the elegance of your surroundings. There are several walking paths on the property as well as connecting trails that lead to the top of Mt. Tamalpais.



Sober Sisters Retreat Confirmation

May 31st to June 2nd
3 pm on Friday till 1 pm on Sunday
Ralston White Retreat,  2 El Capitan, Mill Valley, CA 94941

Dear Sober Sisters


Sleeping areas are on the 2nd and 3rd floor, you can select your bed when you check in. All spaces are charming; bedding, linens, and towels are all provided.

RETREAT INCLUDES Meetings, meals, laughter, fellowship, arts, and crafts, meditation, walks, and happy surprises.

CRAFT PROJECT:  We'll be making a craft project like Big Book covers and vision boards, materials will be provided, feel free to bring any material, ribbon, or decorations you love. 

CLOTHING EXCHANGE -Bring several items of clothing, jewelry, shoes, purses in good condition.  

BRING:  Please bring snacks to share, like veggies, nuts, fruit, chips, sweets.

Coffee and tea are available all day, if you want to bring cold beverages there is a fridge on the first floor.
Friday Check-in starts at 3 pm.   There will be a meeting at 4:30 pm for early arrivals.
Dinner will be at 6 pm and meeting at 7 pm.
Sunday Brunch will be served at 10:30. The closing ceremony will end around 1 pm on Sunday, stay till the end because the best is last!