We love hearing from you! Here’s a small sampling of testimonials and press we‘ve received throughout the years:


  • Our wedding weekend at Westerbeke was just amazing. I'm still in a state of being blown away by it all! The service was incredible. Many of our guests commented on how they felt completely cared for, and how friendly and genuine the Westerbeke management and servers were. I could write a short story on the food. We had a vegetarian ceremony dinner, and I'm very pleased to report that both our vegetarian and carnivore guests were floored by the food. I'm very much a food geek (I even asked our photographer, Emily Merrill, to take pics of the food!) and this was like having Greens cater your wedding. Our weekend guests enjoyed their stay. From the hot tub, to the hiking trails, to just hanging out, everyone seemed to have a nice time. Kids and dog too! The value was excellent. And the low-stress of not having to rent the table, chairs, and hire an outside caterer was well worth it. I hope to attend a retreat at Westerbeke some day. It is a beautiful, special place. And general manager Margaret was a pleasure to work with.
    Rachel F.Des Moines, IA
  • When I hit a retreat for 7 days I know I will be at the mercy of the chef. There are 2 chefs at Westerbeke and they are sweethearts that make the most home cooked, healthy locally sourced food you can't imagine. The Westerbeke ranch story is out of Harlequin romance. Legend has it that that proprietor's Grandpa gave his wife a Tiffany Bracelet as a present when she was in the hospital way back in the day. She was a practical woman, so she said please take it back and let's buy some land up in Sonoma. Dang what I would give for some land for a bracelet from Tiffany's... Well they bought "a ton" of acres up here and the  Grandpa built lovely ranch style buildings that are so cute!  The land has been passed down through the family. I love this land. I love this ranch. Lucky for me I am heading back here in June, September and December. They are such gracious hosts.
    Gary M.Vancouver, Canada
  • The Westerbekes offer something very special here.  Passed down through the generations, this family run center is lovingly cared for by Wendy, Ted and their amazing staff.  I've spent four weeks over the past year and looking forward to four more in the next 12 months. If the cabins evoke a kind of summer camp for adults feel, you'll need to think more of a homestyle, sonoma restaurant to appreciate the the locally sourced food and amazing flavors the chefs consistently dish out. The facilities are excellent for retreats and conferences.   The land and natural setting has a sacredness to it that lends itself to clearing the mind and creativity.  Whether hunkered down in a conference room, meditating in one of the many private garden nooks, or hiking through the trails, you'll find time for quiet thinking, as well as playful collaboration.  The hot tub, pool and dining fireplace are also great for bringing everyone together and celebrating.
    Tony H.Washington, DC
  • Over the last 2 years, I have visited Weterbeke on four separate occasions, all to undergo pretty intensive trainings. From the food, to the grounds, to the staff to the lodging, Westerbeke is a 5-star establishment. When you are on the land, you can easily feel the love and attention put into this home; for a home it is. If you don't already know, go read about the history of Patty Westerbeke and this land. You will then feel even more blessed to be able to spend time here. Westerbeke has a warm and well-deserved place in my heart, and I most definitely plan to be back =)
    Eka J.Oakland, CA

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