“Come away by yourselves to a remote place and rest for a while” Mark 6:31
Grotonwood is a 250-acre retreat and conference center owned and operated by The American Baptist Churches of Massachusetts. We offer groups the chance to enjoy the peaceful and restorative nature of our facilities through self-directed retreats from September through June. We host groups from churches to social service agencies, college students, veterans groups and most other non-profit agencies. Each group comes to Grotonwood for their own unique reason related to strengthening bonds, finding peace, or working through personal and professional challenges.
Our diverse lodging options allow for groups as small as 20 people or as large as 175 people. Large group lodges holding more than 40 people – or – smaller cabins that hold 14 people are among the choices. If you prefer, we can offer a formal residence for more privacy. Included are meals that accommodate the many common dietary restrictions and preferences such as vegetarian, vegan, gluten free, etc. Enjoy any meal from Friday dinner to Sunday breakfast, or allow us to assemble snack trays to be waiting for your late arrival. Unlike many retreat centers, our dining hall staff will bus each table when groups are finished. This allows time for our guests to share conversation and laughter after each meal.
Our retreat packages include the most popular 2-night stay with 5 meals, or a shorter visit of 1 night and 3 meals. We even offer day-only conference space for abbreviated meetings. Each option is surprisingly affordable. Of course, your group can configure its own package that fits just right. While with us, make use of the chapel, gymnasium, waterfront, meeting spaces or any of the 3 to 4 miles of hiking/biking trails. For a small fee we can provide the use of presentation equipment to enhance your work. Of course, no retreat in the woods is complete without a campfire. Groups can reserve a space at one of the 3 campfire spots on the Grotonwood property. Please note: Availability is subject to change and larger groups may need to use a variety of lodging options. Minimum 2-night occupancy for the months of September and October is required. An exception for very large groups is at the discretion of the Director.