Tucked away deep in the heart of the Mountains, this Retreat's location is perfect for someone who loves both nature and serenity. There is a stunning lake within walking distance and a breath-taking mountain view. There is a 3 1/2 mile walking or jogging course around the lake in addition to numerous hiking trails. Originally built in 1863, this retreat was formally a 19th century hotel for several years, in addition to hosting town meetings in the late 1800's. This historic building is now completely renovated and modernized and contains both private and semi-private bedrooms with Tempur-Pedic mattresses for maximum guest comfort. All dinners are served family style and gets are encouraged to request their favorite foods, or any special items to meet their dietary needs.
Classes are taught in small, inviting, sitting rooms, designed for both comfort and privacy. These rooms are equipped with modern audio and visual equipment to aid in the teaching process. Classrooms are separated from living space to provide a unique learning environment. A computer is provided for guest use, or they may bring their own laptop or tablet as WiFi is available throughout the house. There are also flat screen televisions for guests to watch movies or their favorite television shows.
When not in classes or doing class work, guests are invited to partake in various social activities such as:
Additionally, there is great outdoor seating on the wraparound porch and a fire pit for socializing. Physical fitness is a an excellent way for someone to both clear their head and stay healthy, and this retreat features the new Gym Movement Program, which allows all guests to exercise even those with a disability, injury or physical limitations. In addition to this program, guests are also offered a free gym membership to a local fitness club, as well as 4 weekly Yoga classes.
Guests are always welcomed to share any talents, hobbies or passions. The Mountain Retreat is designed as both an educational and social environment and guests can truly find themselves here, away from the craziness of noise and distractions, and focus on the life changes they are making.