Coming to Rowe is a pilgrimage, traveling a distance from our accustomed place to enter a sacred space, where we are transformed. Eventually we return to the turbulent world, as all pilgrims do, infused with fresh energy, courage, and love.
Nestled in the beautiful Berkshire Mountains in Western Massachusetts, Rowe Conference Center offers an exceptional array of outstanding teachers and workshops in a small, intimate forum.
Enjoy communal living? Why not try our dormstyle housing. Not used to the idea? Many doubt they will like it but are pleasantly surprised as they meet new friends in a way that is relaxed and fun. The Farmhouse is a comfortable old New England home originally built in 1776, expanded over the years, most recently adding modern bathrooms, showers, kitchen, meeting room, and dining room. The winterized cabins are rustic, one-room cabins with wood-burning stoves, located near our beautiful, modern, all-season bathhouse. All dorms and cabins have bunk beds and can house several people.
During conference weekends, much of our time is spent around the table, where animated, engaging conversation gives perspective to the workshop sessions, just as the retreat gives perspective to our workaday lives.
We offer the freshest, healthiest, most attractive gourmet (mostly) vegetarian food you can imagine. Our chefs consistently amaze everyone with their delicious culinary artistry, as well as their willingness to cater to special diets, from vegan to high protein. Our food—fresh baked breads, homemade soups, gourmet entrees, and yummy desserts—is prepared lovingly by our chefs. Their hands nurture our bodies, as their hearts nurture our souls.