Sky Meadow is a small, independent retreat center and organic homestead offering an exceptionally quiet and private setting for personal growth and wellness retreats. We are not affiliated with any organization or religion and welcome anyone who yearns for clarity, meaning, and a sense of connection with other people and the world of nature. We provide space and support for people who intend to cultivate self- awareness, foster personal and planetary healing, build community, and do deep inner work.
Our main building is a beautifully renovated century-old dairy barn that sleeps sixteen people on two floors. A large open Main Hall surrounded by windows is adjacent to the Dining Area, and Gathering Space with comfortable seating. Off the main room are three shared dorm rooms, each including four large built-in beds with privacy curtains and personal reading lights. Each room on this floor opens onto a large covered porch with rocking chairs and tables, overlooking the sheep pasture, apple orchard, gardens, and ponds.
Just down the hall are two shared full baths, the Kitchen, and our Buffet Area including water cooler and tea counter. On the lower floor, near the pond, garden, and sheep pen, are two more dorm rooms, with two beds each and a shared full bath. In front of the Retreat Barn, next to the flower and vegetable gardens, are picnic tables on the lawn, set for outdoor dining or reflection. Guests can look out on the gardens and observe the interaction between residents and the garden spaces, often seeing the harvest that is underway for the day’s meals.
The large Hall, Dining and Gathering Areas can be arranged in any way that suits your needs. We have folding chairs, cushions, blankets, blocks, and back-jacks, as well as a piano, drums, chimes, other percussion instruments, and a stereo system. There are many lighting options with dimmers and three different sources of heat, including a central wood stove. Many windows and doors can be opened on both the south and north sides of the building to bring in cool air on hot days. The retreat barn is animal free and the kitchen is meat free.
In addition we have some options for more private single or double accommodations. We offer two single rooms in the Orchard House, a private cabin a two-minute walk from the main retreat building. The cabin features electricity, automatic heat, wifi, adjacent parking, a quiet porch overlooking the orchard and pasture, and a composting toilet in the adjacent building. Each room has south facing windows, a sleeping loft, desk, chair, dresser, and a separate door opening onto a common hallway with two outside entrances.
The Retreat Barn
Orchard House rooms are available for any participant in a group retreat at Sky Meadow for an additional fee of $30 per person per night. We also have two self-contained apartments on the upper level of the retreat barn that can be reserved by individuals or couples who are part of a group retreat. The daily rate for the Sunrise Suite is an additional $60 per night for single occupancy and $90 for double. The daily rate for the Sunset Suite is an additional $70 per night for single occupancy and $110 for double.
The Orchard House, Sunrise, & Sunset Suite are available upgrade accommodations
Also available to your group is a large enclosed Dance Pavilion for outdoor fires, activites, or gathering in any weather, a Meditation Gazebo for silent sitting, and a large Sioux style tipi with fire pit. For additional fees, we can support your group’s experience by setting fires, providing private massage services, leading singing and drumming circles, or facilitating workshops in Insight Meditation, Conscious Communication Skills, Qi Gong, homesteading, and more.
You can book the facility for your workshop or retreat and have us serve meals, or do your own cooking. We serve buffet style, home grown, made-from-scratch vegetarian meals, and are able to accommodate most food allergies.
Guests or leaders can contact us directly to book any of these private accomodations before your retreat. The upgraded accommodation fee and any linen/cleaning fee will be paid at the time of the reservation. We also offer several primitive, (no heat, electricity, or water) unique shelters which people can sleep in May - October for no extra fee. The Cob House and Mouse House have two beds each plus windows and doors that can close. More adventurous guests can stay in the large tipi, cave, stone lean-to, or historic sugar house, all in beautiful natural settings out on the land, or set up their own tent. These spaces are available without reservation at no additional cost. (first come-first served)
In this video, retreat leaders and retreat attendees describe their experience while staying at Sky Meadow Retreat.
many who have traveled there in our yoga groups. It has become a favorite place, an annual/seasonal voyage, a special ritual for so many of us to head into the serene, loving space that is Sky Meadow time and time again. The space is always clean, warm and inviting and the grounds are magical in any season with tons of trails to explore. The shared accommodations are some of the most spacious and thoughtfully arranged I have seen anywhere. They offer nourishing vegetarian food made with love - and one of the greatest parts, they grow almost all of it right in property! And we can't forget the animals. You will always meet some adorable animals - chicken, sheep, and alpacas are part of the extended family at Sky Meadow! The yoga and gathering spaces have to be seen to be believed. Everything from a spacious main yoga floor to dirt-floored dance pavilion with a fire pit and twinkle lights to a teepee to hand-made meditation huts and more. And last but certainly not least, you will be welcomed with open arms. The Sky Meadow community is committed to maintaining a space for community, growth, relaxation and upliftment and you can feel it.
Founder, Yogaway Retreats
I highly recommend Sky Meadow Retreat to all retreat leaders! I have been leading weekend yoga retreats at Sky Meadow since 2011 - close to 20 retreats in total. I return again and again for many reasons. One, this special place has nestled deeply into the hearts of so