Nestled in the hills of Western Massachusetts on 34 acres of gardens, orchards, pastures and woods, Montague Retreat Center borders thousands of acres of wildlife management area, giving it a very peaceful, remote atmosphere. Yet it’s easily accessible – just 20 minutes from U Mass Amherst and I-91. Southfacing fields lined by magnificent maple groves fall off suddenly into a deep ravine at the confluence of the Saw Mill River and Spaulding Brook.
IMPORTANT TRAVEL NOTE: Ripley Road is closed at the back entrance to our facility. IGNORE YOUR GPS. Follow these directions:
1) Don't turn left onto Ripley Road off Route 63. Instead, continue southbound on Route 63 for 0.8 miles and turn left onto North Leverett Road.
2) Don't turn left onto Spaulding Brook Road off North Levertt Road. Instead, continue eastbound on North Leverett Road for 0.1 miles, turn left onto West Chestnut Hill Road and left again onto Ripley Road.
177 Ripley Road, Montague, Massachusetts 01351