Retreat Housing Options

​Hotels:

  • Closest: Red Roof Inn
    (We have reserved a block of double and single occupancy rooms at this hotel at a reduced price. Email us for info and/or finding a roommate to lower costs.)
    9 Greenfield Rd
    South Deerfield, MA 01373
    (413) 665-7161
    website
     

  • Days Inn
    21 Colrain Road
    Greenfield, MA 01301
    (413) 376-5195
    website
     

  • Hampton Inn & Suites
    184 Shelburne Road
    Greenfield, MA 01301
    (413) 773-0057
    website

B&Bs:

  • Poetry Ridge B&B
    55 Stone Ridge Lane
    Greenfield, MA 01301

  • (413) 773-5143
    email

  • The Deerfield Inn
    81 Main Street
    Deerfield MA 0342
    (413) 774-5587
    website
    email

  • Brandt House
    29 Highland Avenue
    Greenfield, MA 01301
    (413) 774-3329
    website

  • The House on the Hill
    330 Leyden Rd
    Greenfield, MA 01301
    (413) 774-2070
    website

  • West Winds Inn
    c/o Sandi Richardson
    151 Smead Hill Road
    Greenfield, MA 01301
    (413) 774-4025
    website

Dates & Location

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

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 ten 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”) which is 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.

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: info@engagedmindfulness.org

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
info@woolmanhill.org
http://woolmanhill.org/

Transportation Options

Airports

We are one hour north of 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 ten 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 downtown Hartford, CT (you can take an express bus ($1.50) from the airport to Hartford) then a 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 0.2 miles after the light, turn left onto River Road just before the blue bridge that crosses the Connecticut River. Continue north for six miles along River Rd.

Windhorse Hill Retreat Center is at 595 B River Road on the left side. Continue up the long driveway past the 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 glute, 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.

Contact Us

ADDRESS

PO Box 206
South Deerfield, MA 01373

PHONE

(413) 489-0573

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