Wonderwell Mountain Refuge is a Buddhist retreat center in Springfield, New Hampshire, USA. We are affiliated with Natural Dharma Fellowship and host a variety of retreats and programs oriented towards teaching the practices of the Buddhist tradition, deepening meditation practice, and integrating meditation into daily life.
Wonderwell’s building sits on 25 acres of forested land on a quiet country road, flanked by large farms, nestled in a low spur of the White Mountains near Springfield, New Hampshire, a two hour drive from Boston.The main house was built in 1911 by the Stoddard Family of Washington DC, and was originally used as a summer musician’s retreat by Mrs. Stoddard, a pianist with the Washington DC Philharmonic Orchestra. The house sits high on a hillside with sweeping views of sky and mountains. On one end of the building is a Great Room, now a meditation hall, which can accommodate groups and has an oak balcony encircling the room above and two fieldstone fireplaces. Other features of this historic building include a large covered porch for outdoor practice, a kitchen with industrial appliances, dining facilities, 13 bathrooms, and 15 bedrooms of varying capacities sleeping up to 36 people.