174 Ruusunen Road
Springfield, VT, 05156
Natural setting, sustainability practices make this retreat center the ultimate in living green
It’s not always easy being green, but that hasn’t stopped the sustainability and Earth-friendly efforts at Wild Trails Farm, a natural sanctuary for personal and group retreats and recreation in Vermont. The farm property, part of 472 acres of meadows, hills and forests, includes a modern, luxurious six-bedroom lodge that is solar- and geothermal-powered. Rooms look out over the valley, meadows and distant mountains. Its sprawling lawns--dotted with chairs, benches and hammocks--is maintained with electric equipment. Go hiking, biking or skiing with the aid of Wild Trails' exclusive mobile GPS app; practice yoga, mindfulness and meditation; relax with a massage; and eat fruit from the orchard and veggies from the garden, knowing you are staying at a place that honors the concept of being green.