Cort Cottage  a private guest cottage near Sequoia-Kings Canyon National Park


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Elsah Cort

PO Box 245
Three Rivers, California 93271

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I have been a bed and breakfast host since 1986, and have enjoyed enhancing the cottage experience with my personal touch, adding comfortable furniture, fine art, and other goodies. Bed and Breakfast, for me, is a sharing of the beautiful natural community where I live and I know it is a wellspring for renewing the spirit of my guests. Watching the grape vine grow over the railing on the circular deck, and weeding and nurturing the garden of herbs and seasonal blossoms has been a joy. I have a growing library of used books in the Cottage and I am always on a treasure hunt for books that I have loved over the years, or I just gather books that I feel would be fun to peruse for a day or so during a visit to the Cottage.

For a nine year period I co-owned a local art gallery, showcasing art from many artists, but also discovering my own creative nature. I now have a one-room art studio in my home where I create collage work, digitally and using mixed media. I also have given birth to a greeting card portfolio called, The Other Shore. The Shore cards are a combination of collages I have made from magazine cutouts and poems that are intriguing and amusing. My studio is open for guests on appoointment and open to the public every March for the South Valley Artists' Studio Tour.

You can also visit my artist website at

I have been an RN since 1969, recently retired from 7 years of working part time as a home health nurse, and in the last 10 years has expanded my practice into the realm of energy medicine bodywork. After studying with both the Upledger Institute and the Milne Institute, I have practiced craniosacral therapy since 1997 and in 2000 became a certified massage therapist. I offer craniosacral work to my guests as a simple relaxing bodywork session for optimum health maintenance. I love the energy work, as it allows for the movement of the cranial wave to direct the session and allow for healing from the inside out. Integrative bodywork sessions are available for guests and are best scheduled when your reservation is made.

While formally studying craniosacral work I was also introduced to feng shui, another form of energy work that deals with how energy flows or does not move in our outer environments. I began to read about feng shui extensively and discovered many parallels with the hands on energy work. They both had very similar concepts and I realized that they were the flip sides of the same coin. I also teach feng shui as well as make feng shui consultations. I have used many feng shui concepts to organize both the cottage and my home. It is great fun.

I created a job burnout retreat, a continuing education course for nurses and health care professionals, called The Deeper Well.