Learn what The Refuge has to offer for your group’s next retreat.
The Refuge at Knoll Farm has been welcoming groups and hosting conversations since 2002. Many organizations find that the unique combination of a caring staff, inspiring natural setting, delicious communal meals, and safe space in which to listen and speak deeply is transformative on many personal and professional levels.
Groups of 14 or more have exclusive use of the Refuge and a full orientation to our farm and community, to which you will become an integral, authentic partner during your stay. You’ll have 3 meals a day, locally sourced and organic, catered to special food needs. Extras like outdoor fire circles, an electric vehicle for those who want transport around the farm, and help with planning are included with your booking. Many additional services are also available to your group including curriculum design, retreat facilitation, classes in body movement, tours of the farm. Just ask!
We look forward to welcoming you into our extended family.
A Testimonial from 2018
“The Knoll Farm space exceeded our expectations in every way. The fact that it was ideal weather felt like icing on the cake, because even if it was pouring rain outside we would have been happy to be inside the spacious barn, with the soaring ceiling and festive string lights creating a peaceful, open atmosphere. The barn provided the perfect space for our speakers and video, with plenty of comfortable chairs to accommodate our guests and great acoustics. And the outside space – simply stunning. Our guests enjoyed walking from the barn to the fire pit, to take in the sweeping views of the valley and distant mountains, and to watch the full moon rising.
“What was most remarkable about the Knoll Farm space, however, was not the beauty that surrounded us, but the feeling we had when we walked onto the land and into the barn. Signs of “courage” and “harvest” greeted us, and quotes were on rocks and signs about our relationship with the land, and there were places to recycle and compost. The feeling in one word, is inspired. We left feeling inspired by Knoll Farm, and I know our guests did, too. We look forward to coming back to Knoll Farm again and again, and we are certain we will be inspired anew each time.” Richarda Ericson, VT River Conservancy
A MEDITATION ON MISSION:
New Hampshire Charitable Foundation
One of the leading community foundations in America, NHCF believes deeply in the people of New Hampshire and has supported their capacity to work on environmental education, climate change, and substance abuse disorders through leadership development retreats at Knoll Farm. For six years, New Hampshire Charitable Foundation brought cohorts of 20 educators, citizen leaders and health care professionals to Knoll Farm to renew relationships, deepen professional understanding, and explore ways of working more collaboratively.
Our Retreat Partners
Some of the groups and organizations we have put on retreats with in the past three years include Migrant Justice, 350.org, Field Academy, Harvard University, Vermont River Conservancy, Vermont Country Walkers, Yes!, Tem Blessed and Blest Energy, CelloChan Music, Rhiannon Music, Kristin Walsh Yoga and Sangha Yoga.
By joining our community, you become part of the story of this land.
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