Behavioral Health Workshops

Source Link: Rio Retreat Bunkhouse

The Rio Retreat Bunkhouse is designed to be conducive to the process of healing and recovery. Book your stay at The Bunkhouse when you register for your workshop for added convenience, and more immersive healing environment.
Bunkhouse lodging is available on a first come, first serve basis; early registration is recommended.

Rooms and Accommodations

The rooms at The Bunkhouse are purposely free of the distractions that often accompany hotel lodging such as TVs and phones. Rooms are very simply furnished with two twin beds, storage space, an alarm clock, and luggage stand. All rooms have their own private bathroom.
Bunkhouse occupants will have access to the swimming pool during certain hours. Modest bathing suits are required.
A Sunday evening snack will be provided. Meals will be provided from Monday morning through Noon on Friday.


$565 including tax in addition to the workshop cost. This includes lodging in a Double-Occupancy Room.
If you’d like to request a single occupancy room, the cost is $1,000 for the length of stay.
Individuals will be paired with another workshop attendee of the same sex except for instances where couples attending a couple’s workshop are allowed to room together. (Couples are not allowed to room together for the Discovery to Recovery workshop.)

 Check-in and Check-out

Length of stay is from Sunday evening through Friday morning.
Check-in on Sunday is from 5:00 p.m – 9:00 p.m.
Check-out is on Friday in the morning before the workshop sessions.
On the day of check-out, participants will be asked to bring a lock for their suitcase which can be left in the room while they finish the workshop. The lock is required as rooms will be serviced during the day on Friday.


For those individuals who are staying with us in the Bunkhouse, transportation will be provided to and from Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport. Transport times are as follows:

Sunday Arrival: A shuttle will pick up guests at 3:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. on Sunday. Participants will need to find their way to the East Economy Lot. A phone number for a driver will be provided in case they become lost or need additional assistance.

Friday Departure: There is one shuttle departure from Rio Retreat on Fridays at 4:00 p.m. All Rio Retreat guests will be taken back to the airport at this time. If you do not have a flight back on Friday night, you may want to find lodging near the airport. There are no exceptions and no stay overs beyond Friday as there are no staff/services available at the bunkhouse on Saturdays.

Unfortunately we cannot offer any additional shuttle times for workshops. If you cannot make one of the above shuttle times, you will be responsible for your own transportation.

Cancellation Policy

Cancelling Workshop and Bunkhouse Reservations

We rely on an accurate attendance count to make important arrangements for your workshop. If a cancellation occurs more than 14 days prior to the start of the workshop, a full refund, less a $600 administrative fee will be issued or an allowance is made for a one-time transfer to another workshop date. There is a $100 transfer fee for this service. Cancellations 14 days or less before the beginning date of the workshop are non-refundable.

If you have to cancel or transfer your workshop, please contact our Intake Department at 866-986-3225 as soon as possible—we often have a waiting list of people who want to attend.

Cancel Bunkhouse Reservation Only

For those who have reserved lodging at the Rio Retreat Bunkhouse and choose to cancel only their lodging, the following cancellation policy applies: for cancellations more than 14 days prior to the first night of your stay a $150 cancellation fee applies. Cancellations 14 days or less are non-refundable. If you have to cancel your reservation, please contact our Intake Department at 866-986-3225 as soon as possible.

Bunkhouse Rules

Roommate Policy

Lodging is based on double occupancy. Should someone want an individual room, they will have to pay for the price of both beds, which will be $1,000, in addition to the workshop cost.

There will be no room changes once checked in. You will stay with whom you are originally paired with for the duration of your stay. As such, individuals are encouraged to bring items to assist with their own comfort such as ear plugs, music, sleep masks, etc. Individuals will not be transferred to another room for reasons such as a snoring roommate.

Electronic Devices

Rooms will be equipped with an alarm clock but no TV, iPod, or other electronics. However, individuals are allowed to bring their own devices to the room for their personal use. Electronic devices, including phones, computers, e-readers and tablets can be brought into and used in-room under the following circumstances:

  • At no time are these devices to be utilized outside of their room or out on the Rio Retreat Campus.
  • Individuals must obtain their roommate’s ok to use devices in-room. Courtesy should be given, as the room is a shared space. (For example: use headphones to listen to music.)

Additional Rules

  • At no time should pictures be taken of others inside or outside of the room with any of the devices; pictures are not to be taken on the Rio Retreat Campus.
  • Only appropriate material is to be viewed or accessed while staying in the Bunkhouse.
  • There is no smoking allowed in the rooms. A designated smoking area is provided.
  • There is no food or drink allowed in the rooms, with the exception of bottled water with a cap/cover.
  • Visits to sleeping rooms are not allowed by other workshop participants, outside visitors, or anyone else not staying in that room. Only those registered for the specific room are allowed in it.

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