About Still Waters
It is our mission that Still Waters, the pond and surrounding forest serve you as a quiet, peaceful retreat from the busy and overwhelming stresses of everyday life, and the constant barrage of electronic media. That is why we are proudly a TV-free zone. In respect of healthy minds and bodies, we are also a drug-free, smoke-free retreat. Our guests can enjoy clarity within a peaceful, healing environment. We are presently offering affordable rates in consideration of the current economy and our ongoing restoration.
Still Waters is exclusively for those who respect, appreciate, and look for the opportunity to enjoy a peaceful communion with nature…”A Place of Peace Among the Pines.”
We offer beautiful grounds, exclusive retreats and seasonal cottages, a guest house and Art & Yoga Studio rental. We also have a Sunrise Yoga Platform that faces the pond, perfect for yoga, meditation or music-making.
Our various retreat groups bring many like-minded people together in a place of healing. We support local artists by purchasing their work as well as bartering—free stays in exchange for installations or artwork. We support the local community by purchasing fresh, local food at local farms and farmers markets. We buy local products to build our business whenever possible. We hire local people to work for us on a part-time, freelance basis and plan to hire staff as our business grows. We often hold potluck dinners to bring the community together both locally in Eastern CT and from Greater Hartford.
Still Waters is evolving. We are currently planning the following:
- outdoor showers
- community kitchen for group meals and workshops
- community dining room and outer dining deck
- hydroelectric power and other sustainable power sources
- composting toilets
- evolution and restoration of Cottage Trinity
- evolution and restoration of Cottage Four Directions
- deep-woods yurts
- staff housing
- meditation tree huts
We are grateful for your business and appreciate those who are drawn to stay with us.