Overnight guests must be members of The Mother Church and/or a Christian Science branch church. Arden Wood expects a standard of conduct conducive to a supportive, healing environment, which includes no smoking or use of alcoholic beverages, drugs of any kind, or profanity. These stipulations apply anywhere within the building or on the property.
Yes, non-Christian Science spouses and family members are welcome. All guests are expected to respect the standard of conduct Arden Wood upholds to maintain a supportive, healing atmosphere, which includes no smoking, alcoholic beverages, drugs of any kind, or profanity. These stipulations apply anywhere within the building or on the property.
Rooms have king, queen, double, one or two twin beds. All rooms have private baths with either tub/showers or stall showers. Each room contains a set of Bible Lesson study books, a Concordance to the Writings of Mary Baker Eddy, Prose Works, the Church Manual, and a Christian Science Hymnal. Closed circuit TV has a selection of channels that broadcast the weekly Christian Science Bible Lesson, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy, Christian Science hymns, and regular cable TV programs.
Breakfast is complimentary with an overnight stay. Lunch and dinner are $12.50 per meal per person. Meals are charged to your room for payment upon your departure. You may choose to have your meal delivered to your room for an additional fee.
In addition to the study books provided in the rooms, guests are welcome to use the fully equipped Bible study library and study rooms located on the first and fourth floors. The Bible Reference Library has over 1,500 books to assist you in your Bible study. Guests also have access to a computer with the Concord and Found Volumes software programs. The study rooms are open 24/7. In addition, Ninth Church of Christ, Scientist maintains a Christian Science Reading Room on West Portal Avenue just three blocks from Arden Wood. There, guests may study or purchase Christian Science literature, periodicals, inspirational tapes and CDs, and The Christian Science Monitor.
Arden Wood provides transportation to Wednesday and Sunday church services at nearby Ninth Church of Christ, Scientist. Public transportation to downtown San Francisco and outlying areas is within a short walk of Arden Wood. For $3.00 for adults and $1.50 for seniors, guests can hop on the MUNI – San Francisco’s streetcar/subway Municipal Railway system – and be downtown in less than 15 minutes.