The Green Mountain Retreat Center (left) is located on the sunny side of a mountain in Barnet Vermont. This New England frame building, companion to the Barnet Center sanctuary (right) of the Presbyterian Church of Barnet Vermont, was built in 1898 at a site that had already become a center for worship and for appreciation of the view of the river valley below. Within its white walls are golden hardwood floors, sunshine, and simple sleeping and dining space for up to forty people.
The green mountains of Vermont remain a treasure of rolling farmland, thick woods, and spectacular vistas. Around the retreat are hundreds of acres of fields, forests, small ponds, and back roads to stroll.
Barnet is about a half hour from the un-crowded yet challenging ski slopes of Burke Mountain, and a few minutes further from Lake Willoughby’s spectacular hiking trails. You may see peregrine falcons, golden eagles, deer, maybe even a moose. Raccoons and squirrels will certainly stop by the Retreat, and the wetlands a mile up the mountain road are a birdwatcher’s paradise.
The Green Mountain Retreat is part of a thriving country church that welcomes you to this special corner of Vermont. You are invited to join or contribute to Sunday services, and by special pre-arrangement, hold your own worship service in the sanctuary, where straight-backed pews carry you back to an earlier, less cluttered era.