SFTS Guest Housing
San Francisco Theological Seminary's on-campus housing complements all experiences, including weddings, receptions, conferences and sabbaticals. Just a short stroll from the quaint downtown area of San Anselmo, the town has literally grown up around the Seminary, emerging as an antique capital with cafes, restaurants, galleries, shops and even a small winery. The Seminary also boasts close proximity to one of Northern California's most popular biking corridors, making San Anselmo and neighboring towns very friendly to those traveling on two wheels. With unobstructed views of majestic Mt. Tamalpais from campus, SFTS visitors can find solace and inspiration in surrounding parklands, whether mountain biking or hiking on an expansive trails system. As for culture, San Francisco is only a 30-minute drive from campus, providing our guests with an incredibly rich home away from home for all events.

Shaw Guest House

Built in the late 1800s, this beautifully refurbished two-story Victorian home originally served as SFTS faculty housing. Today it boasts six spacious bedrooms, a formal living room with fireplace, formal dining room, and three full baths. The huge sweeping front porch and gourmet kitchen make this the perfect venue for a variety of gatherings such as wedding rehearsal dinners, intimate receptions, bridal party housing, out-of-town guests and overflow family lodging, or a romantic getaway.

Additionally, the antiques in the Shaw Guest House have been passed down over the decades by students, faculty, and residents and are considered priceless. It is often joked that many of the wives of SFTS presidents and others associated with the Seminary have become quite protective of the accumulated pieces. Additional deposit is required to protect the collectables.

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- Sleeping Capacity: 14
- Reception Capacity: 50 (additional fee required)
- Fully furnished with beautiful antiques
- Large, modern, eat-in kitchen with professional stove and prep island
- Laundry room
- Three full baths
- Five bedrooms plus den
- Formal living with fireplace
- Formal dining room
- Handicap accessible
- Must use preferred caterer (list available).  Self catering okay for smaller events
- $1 Million liability insurance required for all events

Susanna Baird Hall Retreat Center

Surrounded by redwood trees, Susanna Baird Hall offers an ideal peaceful setting for your next retreat. This two-story building features 28 double-occupancy rooms (2 twin beds) to accommodate 56 guests and boasts a fully-equipped kitchen (complete with all your cooking needs), dining hall and large lounge / living room to accommodate all your guests. Dormitory style private showers and men's/women's public restrooms are located on each floor.  Susanna Baird Hall's proximity to Alexander Hall and other campus meeting spaces, plus ample parking, make this venue a perfect match for conference or retreat guests.

Within walking distance to down San Anselmo, the SFTS campus is close enough to have all the comforts of home, yet the ambience of surrounding redwoods will give those in your group a sense of getting away from it all.

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- Sleeps 56 double occupancy
- Quiet setting
- Adjoining lawn featuring labyrinth
- Fully-equipped kitchen
- Community dining hall to accommodate 50
- Large TV Lounge
- Wireless Internet in public areas and high speed connections in guest rooms
- Private showers

Sabbatical and Retreat Housing

An extended time of rest, study and spiritual renewal may be experienced on the SFTS campus whether you are attending a week-long conference or seeking a spiritual oasis to reflect on God's plan for your life. Enjoy the vast resources that SFTS and the Bay Area offer to enhance your sabbatical or retreat experiences. Consider classes or workshops at SFTS or the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley; spiritual direction sessions to reflect on the Spirit's movement during your sabbatical experience; worship experiences; exciting cultural events; study at the world-renowned GTU library; and soul-stirring recreation/nature experiences. The Seminary is accessible by public transportation with nearby ferry and bus service to San Francisco. (You can reach the SFTS campus without renting a car.) A grocery store and other amenities are located within a mile of campus.

Hunter Apartments are one-bedroom apartments appropriate for a single person or a married couple. These small apartments feature a junior kitchen, full-size living room, bedroom and bathroom. Appliances include a refrigerator and two-burner electric stove. In addition, Hunter is wired for DSL and each apartment has a built-in microwave oven. There is a laundry room on site and parking is available in a nearby lot. Additionally, we offer a 2 1/2 bedroom family home, perfect for small families. It features a large fully-equipped eat-in kitchen, one full bathroom and a washer and dryer. Internet access is not provided but can be acquired by the renter for longer stays.

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- Kitchen
- Living room
- Access to laundry
- Off-street parking
- Free internet

Schedule a Tour

Contact Heather Liencres, manager of Conference Services, with questions or to schedule a tour of our facilities: hliencres@sfts.edu, (415) 451-2836.


Quick Links

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Field Education
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Educational Programs

Master of Divinity
Master of Arts in Theological Studies
Doctor of Ministry
Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE)
Program in Christian Spirituality

Contact Information

San Francisco Theological Seminary
105 Seminary Rd
San Anselmo CA, 94960
Phone: 415.451.2800
email: info@sfts.edu