Situated in rural northwest Massachusetts, Stump Sprouts is a rustic multi-season resort and retreat facility. The facility is ideal for retreats, workshops, small weddings, family reunions, vacationing with friends…gatherings of all sorts. Packages available include a standard weekend with all meals provided or the option to prepare your own food. Custom packages are also available. Panoramic views across valleys and multiple ridgelines provide a backdrop for everything that happens here. 15 miles of trails are maintained for hiking, snowshoeing and cross country skiing. 400 acres with no other buildings in sight assures privacy and quiet, room to roam and a deep sense of peace.
The center features three hand crafted buildings. The guest lodge is almost entirely built and furnished from wood harvested from the land. Guests provide their own bedding and the 4 bathrooms are shared. Seven rooms sleep 2-5 persons. A large central living room with comfy furniture and a fireplace-stove serves as a meeting spot for small gatherings or simply a place to hang out and relax. A wing of the 200 year old farmhouse has additional sleeping spaces and a living room too. A converted dairy barn features a unique moveable ceiling. A spiral stairway inside the old silo leads you to a balcony with a loft above it. The main floor is almost square with 1100 square feet free of posts. It is a bright, airy space with large windows and a high ceiling. This space can be configured many ways. It can be cleared of all furniture and rugs exposing the native hardwood floor for dance, movement and yoga. It can be set up like a rec room with a pool table, ping pong table and other wooden games. Seating can be provided with several couches and/or an assortment of folding chairs for larger gatherings.
Sustainability has been part of the mission here for decades. Large gardens provide most of the produce during the summer and fall. Many things are put by for winter use as well. More electricity has been produced by the solar panels than is consumed. Buildings are heated with wood harvested carefully from the land. 80% of waste is re-used, composted or recycled.