San Damiano Venue and Hotel Information

(For Artima's Scala training retreats)

Workshop Venue

San Damiano Retreat Center

San Damiano is a Franciscan retreat center in the hills east of the San Francisco bay. It offers room and meals, so you have the option of staying on site at San Damiano during the Scala workshop.

Location: Google Map
710 Highland Dr, Danville, CA 94526

Staying at San Damiano

If you'd like to stay at San Damiano, you can rent a single room for $92 a night or share a double room for $77 a night. For that amount you also get dinner, in addition to the breakfast and lunch that is provided as part of the workshop. If you prefer to stay at San Damiano during the workshop, please email us at and let us know you'd like to stay on site.

Note that San Damiano asks that you not talk on cell phones inside the facility or inner court yard, but instead make and receive calls just outside the front entrance. Also, there are no keys for the bedrooms. The bedroom can be locked from the inside, but will remain unlocked during the day. If you have valuables, it is best to either lock them in your or bring them with you to class. San Damiano will not be responsible for lost or missing items.

Nearby Hotels

Hyatt House San Ramon
2323 San Ramon Valley Bld
San Ramon, CA 94583
(925) 743-1882

Best Western
803 Camino Ramon
Danville, California 94526
United States
(925) 855-8888


San Damiano is near hiking trails in the Las Trampas open space preserve. After lunch each day we will organize a hike. We want physical exercise and awesome views to stimulate interesting conversations and sharing of ideas that add to the educational experience of the retreat. Here are some pictures from the hiking trails: