Situated in central Massachusetts apple country—but only 30 miles west of Boston—this former traditional New England farm has been a special place for retreats, seminars, conferences, tented weddings and workshops since 1947. A century-old barn and carriage house has been renovated to accommodate up to 70 people in a combination of dormitory and private rooms. We have large and small meeting places, and a big kitchen. Groups can make communal cooking and clean-up part of their conference activities, or we can provide healthy, family-style meals with organic fruit, vegetables and honey from our own orchard, gardens and bees.
Large meeting spaces: the 24′ x 48′ dining hall with banquet seating for 72, with a fireplace; and a 24′ x 36′ conference room furnished with comfortable couches and overstuffed chairs. Two “breakout” rooms. Wi-fi throughout.
Kitchen is fully equipped with two stoves, ovens, sinks and refrigerators, and pots, pans and tableware to serve 70. Day and overnight rates include use of the kitchen.
The main dorm can sleep up to 25; a sleeping loft has 4 twin and 3 bunk beds. There are 13 private and family bedrooms with one to four beds.
Blankets, pillows and hand-made quilts are provided. Linens and towels may be rented, or bring your own. (Sleeping bags are not allowed in hostels for health and sanitation reasons).
The facility is situated on four acres of lawn with a wedding glade and fire circle, surrounded by 40 acres of gardens, forest and corn fields.