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 UMass 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. Your GPS may try to direct you to that entrance. Please follow these directions to arrive to the front entrance, and look for our signs along North Leverett Road!:
1) From the NORTH: 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. Proceed for approximately 1.5 miles and turn left on West Chestnut Hill Road. Bear left onto Ripley Road and follow for 0.4 miles to arrive at the Barn at the Montague Retreat Center!
2) From the SOUTH and WEST: Ignore any direction advising you to turn left onto Spaulding Brook Road off North Leverett 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