Views of a majestic mountain abound throughout the historic, 125-acre farmstead, which was transformed into the new wellness Retreat through adaptive reuse of historic farm buildings and sensitive new construction. Nature governs guests’ daily routine, a departure from typical dawn till night screen time, with the infamous “blue light” that interferes with natural sleep rhythms.
Separated from the restored farmstead by fields and wetlands, the new sleeping cabins are sited at the forest’s edge, between Tussey Spring and Sweet Root Creek, where sounds of running water and forest creatures contribute to a restorative environment. Arranged in pairs, each set of cabins shares a common outdoor gathering deck space between them. The angled site orientation of each pair of cabins enables the Retreat to easily accommodate both small and large group gatherings, depending on the programmatic requirements of the guests’ curricula, specifically tailored to age groups, interests, etc.