The Arts

Stone Mountain Art Center, Brownfield, Maine
Stone Mountain Arts Center a unique timber frame venue for the performing arts in Brownfield, Maine. Come to watch your favorite performer up close and personal white retreating in your own private eco-cabin at Nurture Through Nature, only 7 miles away. SMAC is our favorite venue!
www.stonemountainartscenter.com

Fryeburg Academy ~ Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center, Fryeburg, Maine
Located just 6 miles from Nurture Through Nature Retreat Center, offering live music, film, theater of international caliber.
www.fryeburgacademy.org

The Rufus Porter Museum and Cultural Heritage Center, Bridgton, Maine
Strives to preserve and enhance western Maine and New England heritage for current and future generations and to provide a continued educational experience of the traditional arts.
www.rufusportermuseum.org

Gallery 302, Maine Artists, Bridgton Maine
Gallery 302, an artists’ cooperative, features the work of artists and artisans working in a wide variety of media.
www.gallery302.com

Denmark Art Center
Our local art center for theater, music and live performances. A real gem.
www.denmarkarts.org

Good Food and Drink

Beth’s Kitchen Café, Bridgton, Maine
in Bridgton, Maine is a local cafe where you can be surrounded by good food and friends. Great baked goods, sandwiches, quiches, soups.
www.bethskitchencafe.com

Depot St Tap House, Bridgton, Maine
New pub in town. Sweet owner and space. Service is warm. A nice addition to Bridgton.
https://www.facebook.com/DepotStreetTapHouse

302 West Smokehouse and Tavern, Fryeburg, Maine
Family owned and operated, serving all natural, local ingredients. Fun atmosphere, great service. 207-935-3021  www.302west.com

D’s Pizza, Fryeburg, Maine
Family owned. Excellent flavor, relaxed atmosphere. Delish. www.dspizza.com

Saco River Brewing Company, Fryeburg, Maine
Good water crafts good beer. A local favorite for down home relaxed atmosphere with some the best locally crafted beer around!

Oxford House Gourmet Restaurant and Pub, Fryeburg, Maine
A dining destination featuring a 50 seat gourmet dinner restaurant and granite-walled pub. Amazing food in an elegant and quaint atmosphere. Reservations highly recommended.
207-935-3442
www.oxfordhouseinn.com

Krista’s Restaurant, Cornish, Maine
Our most favorite place for brunch. Lunch and dinner also super. Can’t go wrong at Krista’s! Located about 25 minutes from Nurture Through Nature.
207-625-3600
www.kristasrestaurant.com

White Mountain Cider Co. Restaurant, Bartlett, NH,
If you are out and about hiking or shopping in nearby North Conway, this is an excellent place to end your day. Highly recommended staff pick for dining-out past the outlets.
603-383-9061
www.whitemountaincider.com

Spice and Grain Natural Foods, Fryeburg, Maine
Our closest health food store with local produce, baked goods, great coffee, free wi~fi and a sweet atmosphere for locals and visitors, alike.
spiceandgrain.vpweb.com

Weston’s Farm, Fryeburg, Maine
Sustainable agriculture since 1799! Our favorite 3 season farm stand with organic, fresh produce, baked goods, maple syrup, locals cheeses, meats, wine, gifts, and more. We love Weston’s! Only 6 miles from Nurture Through Nature.
www.westonsfarm.com

And Also…

Reny’s Department Store, Bridgton, Maine
A Maine Adventure, Bridgton, Maine, offering a unique shopping experience for quality items at discount pricing.
www.renys.com

Bridgton Books
Bridgton Books is a lovely home town book store with something for everyone at affordable prices.
207-647-2122

Magic Lantern Movie Theater, Bridgton, Maine
Locally owned, elegant, state of the art movie theater. A local hub.
www.magiclanternmovies.com

Shawnee Peak Ski Resort, Bridgton, Maine
Located only 4 miles from Nurture Through Nature on our shared Pleasant Mountain, Shawnee Peak is a leader in Green Initiatives in the ski industry.
www.shawneepeak.com/mountain

Loon Echo Land Trust
Loon Echo Land Trust conserves over 5,000 acres of land in the mountains and lakes region of Western Maine for the benefit of the public. They have made Pleasant Mountain a focal area of conservation, the same mountain our retreat land rests on.
www.loonecholandtrust.org

Most join retreats listed on the calendar page without knowing anyone else — some bring a friend, travel companion, or family member along. Others design their own personalized retreat with their own circle of friends, family or co-workers. More and more individuals are retreating here on a solo meditation retreat to unplug and gain perspective away from their busy lives.

We have a page dedicated to this question. Many groups are now renting out our space to lead their own retreat, workshops or special gathering/celebration. This is an excellent choice for an off the grid, conscious space to celebrate a life event such as a wedding, anniversary or special reunion.

We have developed a Fair Work Exchange program with a variety of options for a fee reduction. You lend a hand in exchange for fee reduction prior to your retreat participation. Please contact us for the application.

Each cabin offers a 2 burner propane stove, pots, pans, utensils, plates, cups, bowls, coffee maker/tea pot and other items to meet your basic kitchen cooking needs.

Thank you for asking and no. We do, however, on some scheduled retreats, offer meals as listed.

There is no running water in the cabins or yurts, however, there is an ample supply available in glass containers in your cabin. You have access to refill the water jugs on your own as needed. The water provided is pure mountain well water from a drilled well on the property sourced through the granite subsurface 80’ down. “It’s so good, it tastes like candy”,  a  biased and truthful quote from the owner. Please note, we are a Plastic Water Bottle Free Campus. Please do not bring cases of bottled drinking water to our retreat center. We provide amazing water from the same acquire Nestle Waters International taps from. Ours is free.

We have a hybrid hot water system for year-round hot showers. Depending upon the season the water is heated through a solar hot water system, wood stove, and/or propane hot water heater. YAY! It’s a specially designed shower room in the Pioneer shower room, a short walk/hike from your cabin or yurt. Check out our outdoor hot shower open April-Oct. We also have a lovely outdoor shower at air temperature water (ambient air temp). It is pressured by gravity. The outdoor showers are closed during winter.  Our spring fed~mountain brook offers many massaging whirlpools, dipping pools, and granite sleuths to rinse in. YAY!

We are 11 miles from a major grocery store, Hannaford’s, in Bridgton. We are 6 miles from a smaller grocery store in Fryeburg, natural foods store: Spice and Grain, and 2 farmer’s markets, Weston’s and Sherman’s, offering local, in season produce and all-natural meats, cheeses, butter, maple syrup, and butter directly from the farmer. See our “Good Eats” info on this page. YAY!

Yes, we are a 4 season eco-retreat center.

No. Dogs are great, especially yours.  And we have a rescue dog in training as a retreat support dog and he does best without other dogs on the property. We urge you to not sneak your dog in.  Local boarding is available at Paws-A-While Kennels 207-583-2612 in Waterford and Bridgton Veterinary Hospital 207-647-8804.

Although we prefer checks, money orders, or cash, we do provide secure online credit card payment options through PAYPAL. We kindly request an additional 3% service charge if you opt to use your credit card.