Optional retreat activities include: a field trip to Shelburne Museum to see the Patty Yoder rug collection and other hooked rugs, a relaxing and therapeutic massage from a visiting masseuse, walks in our beautiful country setting, a jaunt to Vermont’s largest candy store, and dining and shopping in Middlebury.
If you are coming with a friend, partner, or spouse who isn’t a rugger there is a lot to do in our area! They are welcome to stay with you at the school. Nearby historic sites include Fort Ticonderoga, Mount Defiance, Crown Point State Historic Site, Mount Independence, and the Lake Champlain Maritime Museum. We have excellent hiking, back road cycling, kayaking, and canoeing on the nearby Otter Creek River and Lake Champlain, and hunting and fishing in season. Middlebury also has a Farmer’s Market, a local vineyard, brewery, hard cider maker, and whisky and gin distillery!