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!

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

Depot St Tap House, Bridgton, Maine
New pub in town. Sweet owner and space. Service is warm. A nice addition to Bridgton.

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

And Also…

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

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

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

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.

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.

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.

We allow dogs in one cabin only and that is our Harmony Eco Cabin.  Please do inquire before bringing your dog, however.  We would request you bring along your dogs paperwork (license/immunizations). Also, we ask that you have your dog stay off the furniture/beds, pick up after them outside (please don’t put bagged poo in the composting toilet) and make sure they are nearby you since there may be other guests on the land. If you have ANY question about your dog minding you when other humans walk by your cabin or in the parking lot or in your dear pet’s territory, please have them leashed and controlled so all guests feel safe and welcome. Thank you for all that.

Although we prefer checks, or cash, we do provide secure online credit card payment options through PAYPAL and please add on 3.5% for Paypal service charge.  Also, we offer Venmo on our Business Page @ntn-retreats and please add 2% Venmo service charges.