The coastal, more scenic route…
Take Hwy 101 north to Petaluma and take the E. Washington St. exit
Head west over the freeway through Petaluma. Continue on this road, which then changes to Valley Ford Road and later in Bodega Bay it becomes Hwy 1 North.
Continue through Jenner (last stop for gas station, on right) and follow road upwards. Turn right onto Meyers Grade Road and continue for 4 miles.
Watch for sign on right saying ‘Cazadero’. Take the next sharp right onto Fort Ross Road. After about 4 miles when you reach a hill-top clearing, take a right on our two-laned driveway. A metal sign says ‘Padmasambhava Peace Institute / Black Mountain Preserve’.
Continue down 2 miles till you reach a cluster of buildings, and a STOP sign on a side wall. Our office is on the near end of the building on your right.
Inland option — past rivers and vineyards, through the woods…
Take Hwy 101 north past Santa Rosa and exit on River Road / Mark West Springs.
Go west over the freeway onto River Road. Continue on this road through Guerneville (last stop for gas stations) and Monte Rio. The road becomes Hwy 116 West.
About 20 minutes out of Guerneville, you will cross a bridge with a sign on the right for ‘Cazadero’. Turn right on Cazadero Highway and continue 6 miles to the town of Cazadero.
Just past Cazadero is a STOP sign and the road forks uphill to the left onto Fort Ross Road. Continue for 6 miles till you reach a large white house on the left (there are almost no houses on this road, so this is easy to spot!) A few minutes later you pass the junction with Brain Ridge Road, and then reach our driveway on the left. Guardrails and a large metal sign will be on the left.
Take that sharp left onto the paved two-laned driveway and continue down 2 miles till you reach a cluster of buildings, and a STOP sign on a side wall. Our office is on the far end of the building on your right.