Retreat Housing Options

Hotels, Motels

  • Closest: Red Roof Inn (We have reserved a block of double and single occupancy rooms at this motel at a reduced price. Email us for info and/or finding a roommate to lower costs)
    9 Greenfield Rd , South Deerfield, MA 01373-9618
    https://www.redroof.com/property/South-Deerfield/MA/01373/Hotels-close-to-Yankee-Candle-Flagship-Store-I-91-US-5/RRI289/
    (413) 665-7161
  • Rodeway Inn
    125 Mohawk Trail, Greenfield, 01301
    (413) 774-2211
    www.choicehotels.com
  • Hampton Inn & Suites
    184 Shelburne Road
    Greenfield, MA 01301
    (413) 773-0057
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    B & Bs

     

    Poetry Ridge B&B
    (413) 773-5143
    55 Stone Ridge Lane
    Greenfield, MA 01301
    [email protected]

     

    The Deerfield Inn
    81 Main Street, Deerfield MA 0342
    413-774-5587
    www.deerfieldinn.com
    [email protected]

     

    Brandt House
    29 Highland Avenue,
    Greenfield, MA 01301
    http://www.brandthouse.com
    (413) 774-3329

     

    The House on the Hill
    330 Leyden Rd
    Greenfield, MA 01301
    www.thehouseonthehillbnb.com
    (413) 774-2070

     

    West Winds Inn
    Sandi Richardson
    151 Smead Hill Road,
    Greenfield, MA 01301
    (413) 774-4025
    http://bnblist.com/massachusetts-bed-and-breakfast-directory/west-winds-inn-greenfield-massachusetts/

     

    On-site Housing

    We have 3 shared rooms, each with 2 twin beds, which share a bathroom equipped with a shower. We provide bedding, pillows, and a towel. The cost per bed is $65 per person, per night.

    We can also accommodate four people on the floor of the meditation hall for $25 per person, per night. Sleeping bags/bedding are not provided and all belongings will need to be removed each morning, prior to the start of the program activities, and set-up again once the program ends for the day.

    Camping in the yard may also be permitted with permission.

    ***On-site housing is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis.

    Please inquire further: [email protected]

    Other Options

     

    AirBnB for South Deerfield, MA:
    https://www.airbnb.com/s/South-Deerfield–Deerfield–MA–United-States

    HomeAway for Deerfield, MA:
    https://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rentals/massachusetts/deerfield/r57337

    Chamber of Commerce Accommodation Listings for the area:
    http://www.franklincc.org/index.php/savor-our-flavor/accommodations

    Woolman Hill Quaker Retreat Center
    107 Keets Road Deerfield MA 01342
    413-774-3431
    [email protected]
    http://woolmanhill.org/

     

    Dates & Location

    2018-19 Training
    First Retreat: Sept. 24 – 30, 2018
    Second Retreat: May 4 – 10, 2019

    2019-20 Training 
    First Retreat: Sept. 22 – 28, 2019
    Second Retreat: May 2 – 8, 2020


    Retreat Location:

    The Dojo @
    Windhorse Hill Retreat Center

    595B River Road
    Deerfield, MA  01342

    Retreat Schedule

    Transportation Options

    Airports

    We are one hour north of the Hartford CT’s Bradley airport, two hours west of Boston’s Logan airport, and three hours north of NYC.

    Train

    We are 25 minutes from the Amtrak station in Northampton and 10 minutes from the Amtrak station in Greenfield (the Vermonter line).

    Examples:
    from Penn Station: 4+ hours

    Bus

    Peter Pan Bus Service:

    CLOSEST: Peter Pan Bus from Hartford CT downtown (you can take an express bus ($1.50) from the airport to Hartford) then bus to Greenfield.

    Hartford CT to Greenfield MA $10-$20 / 2H – 2H45

    Boston Logan to Greenfield MA $30-$40 / 5H25

    New York to Greenfield $25-$45 / 5H15 – 5H55

    Ride-sharing

    We do not offer shuttle pick-up from the airport or from the Red Roof Inn. For larger retreats, we coordinate ride-shares among participants arriving by personal car or who want to split with others the cost of a rental car from the airport.

    Driving Directions

    From I-91 South

    If you are heading north on I-91, take exit 24 (Deerfield) and turn right at end of the ramp. At the four-way intersection and traffic light, turn right onto Route 116 (towards Sunderland/Amherst). Go 1.4 miles, passing through one traffic light. About .2 miles after the light, turn left onto River Road just before the blue bridge that crosses the Connecticut River. Continue north 6 miles along River Rd.

    Windhorse Hill Retreat Center is at 595 B River Road on the left side. Continue up the long driveway past a white farmhouse and barn to the road up the hill. At the top of the hill, the Dojo is on the left, parking is on the right.

    Retreat Meals

    Special Diet Requests

    Meals are primarily organic, locally-sourced, and vegetarian. A vegetarian option will always be provided in the case that a meat dish is served. If you have medically necessary dietary restrictions, such as a strict gluten- or lactose-intolerance, we ask that you bring your own food to supplement. We will have gluten-free and lactose-free options available at breakfast and a limited supply of other gluten-free items at other meals. A medically diagnosed allergy to seafood or nuts requires that you inform us and carry your own rescue medication (epipen, etc).

    We regret we are not able to prepare special meals for individuals or provide refrigerated food storage in the kitchen. There are extra coolers if you bring items that need to be stored on ice.

    About Windhorse Hill Retreat Center

    The Dojo is located at Windhorse Hill Retreat Center, a serene and private 18 acre retreat-like setting nestled on a hillside adjacent to 45 acres of protected conservation land. The farm is 10 minutes from Greenfield and Old Deerfield, and just 25 minutes from Amherst and Northampton.

    Old Deerfield is just over the Pocumtuck Ridge behind the Center. We are located on a Scenic Bikeway that runs past the Center along the Connecticut River. We are in the heart of the fertile Pioneer Valley (also known as the “Happy Valley”) rich with organic farmlands, flowing rivers and green mountains.  

    The Five College Consortium, composed of Amherst College, Hampshire College, Mount Holyoke College, Smith College, and the University of Massachusetts, enriches the area with many cultural, educational and artistic events.