From its settlement in 1798 as a rugged New England farm, to the illustrious Montague Farm commune (1968-2002), to Zen Peacemakers (2002-2011), 177 Ripley Road seems to inspire magic. Its legacy is multifaceted: community building, spirituality, art, environmentalism and activism (for more on this, click HISTORY). Montague Retreat Center's mission is to extend that legacy by making this unique place available to the public for private functions, workshops, cultural events, and overnight retreats (corporate as well as educational). The Great Hall, our stunning, geothermal assembly space, is currently available for day or evening use (for more on this, click RENTALS) and our tented stone patio is perfect for large functions (for more on this, click WEDDINGS). We also offer on-site accommodations to our Retreat Center guests.

Visiting Montague Retreat Center? Click HERE for an important travel note (please use Google Maps - other apps brings you to a rear entrance, which is closed and not accessible by car).


A history of simplicity, courage, vision and beauty to inspire your next event. Geothermal barn and accommodations for educational and corporate retreats, private functions and cultural events.