Nurture Through Nature… a beautiful, earth~friendly retreat center in the heart of the mountains and lakes of Western Maine.
Eco-retreats & earth~friendly vacations for individuals, couples & groups.
Since 1999, we have been helping you experience how to live more simply and
sustainably while retreating in a beautiful setting. Let Us Guide You Home.
To offer a healing, earth~friendly retreat space for reflection, contemplation and connection with your True Self and the living earth.
What we offer
Maine’s first Green~Certified earth~friendly retreat center, Nurture Through Nature rests on 33 mountainside forested acres in the heart of western Maine’s Lakes and Mountains region. We are a solar-powered, off the grid lodging and retreat facility with private hiking trails along our spring~fed mountain brook leading to long views of Mount Washington and the White Mountains.
Design your own enriching retreat by adding specialized holistic life coaching services, private and community yoga classes, guided meditation, a private sauna, massage therapy, and healing arts classes to enrich your stay.
Our eco retreat is also available for yoga teachers & healing arts practitioners to lead their own workshop or retreat.
Nurture Through Nature rated Top 10 Bucket List Eco-Destinations in North America!
One thing I have experienced since coming to Nurture Through Nature is the spirit which helps open the heart to light when it has been sheltered in darkness. When one leaves, the heart may begin to close up again but it never closes tightly and light still sifts in and each time one comes back to NTN the heart opens more and closes less. – Rita, Portland, Maine
This place was exactly what my partner and I wanted. Very private/ secluded but not isolated, rustic but not primitive, and a whole lot of love and magic to the space and land. We had a wonderful time. Highly recommended! Namaste –Amy Cappomacio, Philadelphia
What a perfect getaway from city life! My only wish is that I had been able to stay a bit longer. The eco-cabin is exactly as described - perfectly nestled in the Maine woods with nothing but nature everywhere you look. I had everything I needed while also pushing myself to become more aware of things I take for granted in every-day life such as electricity and water. Super impressed with the solar power setup and truly feeling off the grid. I will definitely be going back this summer and this time I'll make sure to leave time for the sauna and yoga –Kim Ramsdell, Boston
I spent the week of my 50th birthday alone in robin's nest this spring. it was delightful. I totally felt held in this sweet community and was allowed all of the solo space i might have wished for! The sauna and brook were terrific gifts. sleeping in a cabin and walking in the woods! such decadence! I am looking forward to returning this summer. Thank you so much! –Sandra Smith, Greenfield, MA
My boyfriend and I love the yurt! It was clean and well stocked when we arrived and Marie was available through text. I like that our host reached out to us promptly after our arrival to let us know she was available. We also enjoyed the sauna. It was a great addition! I have recommended Nurture Through Nature to all of my friends who enjoy the outdoors. The place was magical! –Kristin Good, Guilford, CT
Our time in Harmony cabin and at Nurture Through nature was a terrific time filled with fun and reconnecting with the outdoors and peaceful reflection. The cabin was completely comfortable after a day of adventures for me and my son. We were able to prepare meals and read and enjoy the warmth of the fire and the cool nights sleeping peacefully. Jen and Marie were kind and thoughtful hosts making sure we had everything we needed and always available if we had questions. But, everything at the site and in the cabin was so well provided we wanted for nothing. There was helpful information within reach and activities abound in the near by townships. Peace and quiet for yoga, or making art or reading, and beautiful views at every walk. It's an excellent escape only three hours from the city. Maine lakes are lovely and recreation is easily abundant. I will definitely return and recommend it to anyone looking to leave behind the everyday conventions of urban life to reconnect with nature. –Candice Brown, Boston
As always, the cabin was the perfect tranquility I needed to unwind and forget about the stresses of daily life. It was a pleasure to meet Jen this time, and to learn about how such a special place like Nurture Through Nature came to be. Jen graciously fired up the sauna for us last minute, which was incredible. I will be back again!! –Sienna Argimon, Boston
This is truly an amazing experience. We stayed the weekend in the Sunset Yurt, and could not have loved it more. Stepping away from work, computers, and stress was easy in this gorgeously-kept, electricity-free place. The only tether I couldn't cut was Instagram, to share all the beautiful things we saw. We grilled over an open fire for nearly every meal, hiked, and read. It was amazing. Thank you, Jen! –Alexander Bertoni, Portland, Maine
I had a great stay at the Harmony cabin! It is a great space: well-built, fully equipped, and clean. The kitchen had everything I needed to cook/wash up and the WiFi was very fast and reliable. Electricity was plentiful, there is tons of seasoned firewood for the wood-stove (which was a real treat). The cabin was warm, and the retreat center is full of positivity (words, art). It is a great place, and I would go back. The cabin/retreat area were very quiet and peaceful (just like I imagined and wanted). It is a very short walk to the composting toilet, water refill station, and a lovely stream. I used the cabin as a base to do some winter hiking in Evan's Notch (only 30 min away). It was wonderful to come back after a long day and have a warm fire and a good meal. Jen and Mer made booking/logistics very easy and simple. I had all the information I needed and the hosts were prompt to reply to my interest and questions. –Ryan Draft, Cambridge, MA
Incredible, quiet, nature retreat. We enjoyed the option of checking ourselves in, the yurt was all stocked and ready to go when we arrived. The sauna was amazing! We were able to me Jen during our stay. We loved our experience and would love to return, a truly unique special place. Already recommended to friends! –Jonathan Smith, Nashua, NH
Eco~Cabin and Yurt Retreat Rentals
Take a conscious rest from your busy day to day. Unplug & retreat into nature’s quiet for a personal earth-friendly vacation.
Eco Retreats and Workshops
Fill your cup on one of our scheduled group retreats. Or lead your own retreat, workshop or gathering at Nurture Through Nature in Maine.
Yoga and the Healing Arts
Enrich your stay by adding healing art services or classes to your personal retreat or holiday. Enjoy our community classes, many by donation.
Holistic Life Coaching
Supporting your journey to self~understanding and healing with Jen Deraspe, holistic life coach and Certified Facilitator of The Work of Byron Katie