About Barred Owl

Our 15-room, 1920‘s colonial home is located just outside the city of Worcester, Massachusetts in the town of Leicester. The property provides space for individual retreats, small group retreats, and large group classroom or workshop space. Guests and students will find sanctuary and inspiration in our lovingly landscaped acreage that hosts an orchard, a brook, two ponds and an abundance of wildlife including herons, beavers, otters, deer, and of course, the barred owls. The property abuts a secluded 114-acre nature preserve that includes a day cabin in the woods, hiking trails, and kayaking. The area also offers golfing and disc golfing, great birding and biking. On the grounds one might feel away from it all, yet we are just four miles from downtown Worcester with its world-class museums, music halls, theaters, and restaurants.

In a separate wing of the house, we have four guest rooms in the summer and three guest rooms in the winter. (For larger groups we can suggest nearby lodging.) Amenities include meeting and sitting areas indoors and out, WI-FI, washer/dryer, efficiency kitchen and common room, shared or private bath depending on number of guests. Interested parties or individuals should contact Jessica Bane Robert at jbanerob@msn.com or barredowlretreat@gmail.com or call 508 757-3375 to obtain very affordable, individualized fees.