Golden Light Retreat Center

Phone: +1 317-374-4311    145 Oak Creek Blvd. Sedona AZ 86336

"Your Manifesting Mentor, Shaman, Healer, and Retreat Leader, Karen Golden, at your service!" 

Group Retreats in Sedona

For the location and amount of space (we had 9 people), you can't beat Karen's spot! We were only in town for a quick one-night trip, but we enjoyed a walk from the apt. up to the airport vortex to watch the sunset and easy access by foot to grocery (whole foods) and restaurants. Karen was more than welcoming and even left us a special surprise which helped to keep our toes nice and cozy. She was thoughtful and thorough in her directions and overview of the space. Would definitely recommend her apt. for the price + location + Karen herself.

Erin W. December 2016

We had a great time in Sedona. This house was very central in West Sedona, the neighborhood is very quiet. You can easily walk to several restaurants and to the Whole Foods market. The house is very quiet and comfortable. Karen was a great host, even had bagels in the freezer for us upon arrival since we arrived after the stores were closed. There are books to use, maps and guide books are available in the house which made planning easy. We had 7 people in our party and there was more than enough room for everyone to sleep and for us all to spread out. I highly recommend this house.

Dawn B. November 2016

Karen's place is spacious but cozy and it's handy for shops and restaurants. Ideal base for some beautiful hikes. Karen was very welcoming and have useful advice and suggestions. Karen, Thanks for all your help and suggestions. I had a great stay!

Margaret W. November 2016

We absolutely loved our stay with Karen. She was very nice and very accommodating. The property is really nice and clean with koi ponds and all. Next time in Sedona we will be staying with her again. Very nice clean property in a good location.

Ariel S. November 2016

If you are looking for a place to make your stay in Sedona special, you just found it! This is a great home in the heart of Sedona, close to everything, but tucked away in a quiet residential neighborhood. It has two fish ponds, one in the front and one in the back, which is very relaxing to listen to. The house is huge, has plenty of beds and is very comfortable. Karen provides all the little touches to make your stay very comfortable, such as fresh flowers on arrival, shampoo and soap in the bathrooms, even laundry detergent… The things that you don't want to go out and spend money on. Karen couldn't be a better host! She is kind, attentive, and always at the ready to help and make your stay as comfortable as possible.

Lori N. November 2016

Karen is a perfect host, communicative, friendly, and helpful. The house was clean and comfortable.

Melissa E. October 2016

I felt very comfortable in Karen's beautiful house. The decor with its own bathroom and kitchen was great and James was very helpful. Many thanks for everything!

Dietmar G. October 2016

The room was in a great house that was well equipped by caring hosts. Location was great and easy to find. Lots of blankets which was awesome at night

Aleksandra L. October 2016

We asked if we could check in earlier and she was able to accommodate us. She was very friendly and open and we had a very nice chat!

Lori W. October 2016

Karen is really nice person. She gave me a lots of advice for sightseeing, meals, could stay really comfortable. House is huge, clean, quiet, and good sense (value). We don't have a driving's license. But, we could go to Uptown in 40 minutes on foot. It was good walk for us. There is some good restaurants, and supermarkets around (near) the house, very useful! I love Karen's house, really recommend to you if searching a comfortable and could relaxing room. I would like to go back to there right now if possible.

Yuko (from Japan) January 2017

Karen was convivial and responsive. She responded to all our requests with genuine enthusiasm. Our tardy check in was not a problem. All amenities were as described. Karen took pains to explain how the washing machine worked - a facility we greatly appreciated - and it worked very well. Her place is unusual in that there are 3 or 4 rooms with different guest groups staying, so we'd meet in the communal kitchen/living areas and get to know each other a bit, which was interesting and sociable. It was probably the nicest BnB we stayed at on our trip!

Bruce L. England October 2016

Karen and James were incredibly kind and helpful hosts. They gave us awesome recommendations for food and hikes. The house and outdoor patio were great for relaxing during our stay in Sedona!

Madison W. October 2016

Karen was great and very accommodating. She made sure we had a smooth arrival, in spite of my husband and I arriving at different times. The space was cozy and welcoming, and the location can't be beat -- just off the 89A, but still tucked on a quiet street. I wish we could have spent more time there, but I guess we'll just have to try for another visit! Karen,I really loved the home. Very welcoming and the notes on the counter and around the kitchen were very helpful. Thanks again for a great stay.

Lisa R. October 2016

I made a last minute request and Karen accommodated almost immediately. Huge relief! And the place was perfect- clean, Molly B. October 2016 location, great price.

Molly B. October 2016

Karen was an excellent host! It is a very nice room with a nice private bathroom and the common spaces are excellent as well. I felt totally comfortable hanging out in the kitchen and living room as well as the back porch next to the koi pond 🙂 close to lots of restaurants, shops, and trails making it a perfect place to explore Sedona from. I would definitely recommend!

Nathan S. October 2016

Karen and James were wonderful hosts and was very accommodating to our late arrival in Sedona. The room was very clean and spacious. The location was great and close to everything. Karen also provided some tips on place we should check while we there. Overall this was a great stay!

Dimuthu A. October 2016

Karen managed to take my booking very last minute and was fine with me arriving late. She provided great info on how to find the place and left notes which made it clear as to which room I was staying in. I slept very well! Thank you!

Alexandra I. September 2016

Perfect! Amazingly friendly and close to the heart of Sedona!

Pablo A. September 2016

Hello Karen, It was so nice to meet you!! We had a nice time at your space, even though we basically slept there and departed very early the next morning ... Nevertheless, we both slept very well! Very peaceful... We enjoyed a lovely dinner at Lisa Pizza, great recommendation! Fantastic pizza and scrumptious gelato.

Nanette F. September 2016

It was a fantastic stay. Great location, cozy house and Karen is an excelent super host!!!! We loved to stay there!!!!!
Dear Karen, we miss you since the time we left Sedona! You are in our hearts. Hope you are well and hope to see you in Brazil. Lets keep in touch!

May Smith. September 2016

Karen was an amazing host. So trusting and patient with me and my late arrival. Beautiful home, neighborhood and overall amazing stay experience. Definitely looking in to staying with Karen again when I'm in town.

Bella H. September 2016

I am so grateful for this place. I really felt at home. I had the most amazing time with my family friends. Karen and James are the perfect hosts. Just perfect. Thanks Karen and James. Much Love

Roeleke September 2016

Thank you so much for this beautiful blessed space. So much magic was created here in these days. Appreciation and love

Patricia R. Brazil September 2016

Fantastic Stay! Great place; great city. Wonderful host. Karen Rocks

Brad S. September 2016

Karen was an amazing host, she is patient and understanding. She really makes your guest feel welcomed. There was plenty of towel, shampoo, body wash etc. The location is perfect!! Close to everything. Gym, grocery store, gas station, hiking trails and not to mention the view!! Amazing! Will be visiting again soon! Recommend this place 100%

Ariana P. September 2016

We enjoyed a very peaceful weekend here at Karen's place. Played cards on the patio while soaking up the Sedona sun. The home is spacious, with plenty of room for the eight of us to spread out. Very clean, well-lit, with lots of nice touches. If you're looking for a place to relax and unwind, this is it. Karen is very responsive to your needs, and brings a great sense of humor to her home.

Scott P. August 2016

Karen, put those wings on rest once in a while! Wonderful everything!

Magda October 2016

Thanks so much for the hospitality. The place is wonderful. We're roadtriping from Baltimore MD to San Diego, CA and this was perfect for our last stop!!

Molly B. October 2016

Karen was indeed a super host. Excellent with communication, available, and accommodating. Her and her husband are lovely people that go out of there way to ensure you have a great stay. The room was as described. It was clean and well organized. The shared living space and kitchen would have been perfect if we were staying longer than a single night. It had everything anyone would need for an extended stay. And I could see this being a great group vacation home if traveling with several people or multi-family. The location is perfectly situated between local eateries, shopping, and so many beautiful natural spaces like Red Rocks Park and Cathedral Rock. Thank you to Karen for making our stay in Sedona comfortable.

Michelle S. December 2016

Karen is a wonderful and very communicative host. The house is equipped with everything a traveler could need and is in a great location.

Jillann M. November 2016

This was my best Airbnb experience to date, and I've stayed in plenty of Airbnb's! Karen is truly the most welcoming host, I cannot reccomend her hospitality and home highly enough, for your trip to Sedona. Even before securing my booking, Karen had helped me with advice on getting to Sedona and where to get Arizona Shuttle to drop me. She replied to texts and emails within minutes. Her gorgeous place is located in Sedona West, which is the BEST area to stay in for travellers - this is where the action happens in Sedona! The house is a 5 min walk to Wholefoods (the best one I have ever seen!) and within 10 min walking distance to every shop you need - award winning restaurants, cafe's, Starbucks, hiking trails. The location is 11/10. I didn't need a car the whole trip, but got one on my last day in Sedona so I could visit some hikes further away. I had my own HUGE room, own bathroom and access to the kitchen and whole house. Look no further than Karen's place - you will be the best time!

Danielle B, November 2016

Thanks Karen and James! Enjoyed our stay in your cozy bnb. Close to the attractions and nice full kitchen. Wish we had more time to enjoy the relaxing koi pond and patio. Very peaceful place to stay and hospitable hosts!!

Kitt W. November 2016

The home was very comfortable and the hosts clearly go out of their way to make your stay a pleasant experience. Overall, it worked out great for our needs.

Mindie K. November 2016

The house is very large and well equipped with everything you may need for a comfortable stay. The many beds are comfortable with lots of clean linens and towels. The couches were also nice to sit on and chat while listening to the water fountains. There are two water features with fish and plenty of lush greenery. Quiet and peaceful neighborhood that was great to go on walks around. The location is perfect. Right near restaurants and shopping and beautiful views, but tucked away from the noise of tourists while still being close to beautiful Sedona attractions. Plenty of bathrooms and anything you would need in a kitchen. Karen is kind and quick to communicate. Has advice ready and printed for food recommendations and gives you contact info for questions and anything else you could need. Also had insulated water canteens for use of needed for hiking. So kind! Couldn't recommend enough!
Karen, Thanks for your hospitality! The house is great and has everything needed. The setting is lovely and the house was perfect for our needs. Thank you so much!

Madeline C. October 2016

The description is accurate. It is located in a great location in Sedona, close to everything! Karen was easy to communicate with and very pleasant!

Kristin G October 2016

Staying at Karen's place was wonderful. Great location, walking distance to whole foods and best raw vegan restaurant in town Chocolate Tree. The room I was staying in was very cozy, has an attached private bathroom and a window overlooking a backyard with koi pond. Motion lights at the entrance really help you find your way at night. Kitchen is big and spacious with a good size fridge and lots of cookware (blender was the most important one for me 🙂 ). Karen was a pleasure to communicate with. She went out of her way to take care of issues that came up, even the ones caused by other people (contractors working on the roof close by). Highly recommend staying here. Definitely will stay here again when I come back to Sedona.

Galina L. February 2016

Karen and her husband were a pleasure to communicate with. The house was huge with everything you could want. Perfect for a big group. Shower was hot and refreshing. The beautiful koi ponds were lovely both in sound and visually. Location was on a quite beautiful street and quick walk to some shops and short drive to town.

Tiffany W. January 2017

Karen is amazing! She is great at communicating, pays attention to all details and is an excellent host! You will be happy staying here! Karen,Thank you so much for working with us! From beginning to end just a great experience!

Yesenia R. December 2016

Karen and James are just amazing, very helpful and friendly. The house is beautiful. Very close to supermarket , restaurants and crystal shop:) Rooms are cozy, living-room is really big and can fit a lot of people. kitchen is fully equipped. And our favorite spot was in the garden next to koi pond:) we really enjoyed our stay here! Karen, Thank you sooo much for ur kindness, hospitality and healing. Everything was great. We r really blessed to stay in you house. Really enjoyed it. I'm wishing you all the best and a lot of positive energies

Lena G. Romania October 2016

We had a great experience at Karen's place. It's large, well-equipped and Karen made sure we had everything we needed at check-in. We were a group of 5 people and it was more than enough space. Can definitely recommend for a group looking for something homier than a hotel!

Katie O. October 2016

From start to finish, Karen made me and my dad feel at peace in her home. She provided us recommendations and tips for Sedona sightseeing - the kind that only locals know about. Karen is extremely easy to get along with and it's clear that hosting comes naturally to her. The space was incredible - clean, comfortable, private. The bathroom is about a 10 second walk from the room, and we were made aware of that in advance. It's private and recently remodeled. This was my fathers first airbnb experience and he was blown away. This is my FIRST choice airbnb when I return to Sedona. Thank you for being such a wonderful host!

Alexandra L October 2016

Excellent! Great location, very clean, and gracious hosts!

Alex G. October 2016

I had a wonderful stay here! Karen and James are very kind and genuine people and were extremely accommodating and great communicators! The room I stayed in was very comfy, serene, and as described. I would feel lucky to stay here again the next time I am in the area.

Annie C. October 2016

Karen, Was a great host to my mother during her short visit to Sedona. The house was clean and comfortable in a great location. Karen could not have been any more helpful with local area advice and timely communication. The bedroom was comfortable with insuite bath. The house was spacious with a large common dining room and living room. The stocked kitchen, large patios, interesting grounds, fishponds and large off street parking area were a bonus. I would eagerly recommend this quiet location.

Mathew G. September 2016

Karen made us fill extremely comfortable to enjoy Sedona and its majestic beauty! The house has a perfect location with a lovely space in the kitchen, dinning and living room areas, and on top of it, she took care of every single detail to make us feel home. I definitely will come back and recommend the stay with Karen. - Group of 10 international guests in for 9 days for spiritual workshop in Sedona

Renato K. September 2016

Karen's place is in the ideal location in Sedona... close to everything! After a long ride, I want to park my bike for the night and be able to walk to restaurants, etc... I was easily able to do so staying at Karen's.

Laith B. September 2016

Karen met us at the house to show us around. She was very welcoming. The location was great! The house was quaint.

Sandi P. September 2016

The location could not have been more perfect - just as Karen described! It's a great house with comfy beds and a nice patio area. We aren't used to mosquitoes but luckily Karen had already thought of that and had some great spray repellent right by the door. Thanks Karen for a lovely time in a lovely place. The location and the accommodations were fabulous; we felt like we were at home there.

Pamela W. September 2016

Wow! What a great stay!! What a great energy and special home. It was great to meet such a wonderful and lovely person as Karen! Thanks for all!!

Maysa B. September 2016

Karen thank you so much! You are such an awesome lady with great energy. My 8 nights here were very peaceful. Until we meet again! Namaste!!

Frederick B. September 2016

Thanks Karen! Next time we'll stay for a meditation session.

Luke September 2016

The stay was great. Super cozy and really close to the city. Karen was super super responsive!! Thank you and would stay again!!

Terry J. August 2016

Thanks for allowing our party to stay at your beautiful home. It was perfect for our large party! (11 guests)

Kendall C.  February 2017 

Lovely resting place at the end of our California trip.

Bruce and K October 2016