Past Trips

Reviews

This was such a wonderful gift to lead a group of women at Stillwaters Retreat. It was a complete mind, body, spirit experience. The atmosphere was tranquil and welcoming, the food magnificent, the hospitality tremendous. I would definitely come back and lead another retreat here
I recently led a retreat at Still Waters retreat Center and I could not have been more pleased.! Amy & Tao hold nurturing space for all. The accommodations are lovely, clean and so interesting too! The food absolutely delicious and made with love. Amy & Tao supported us in our teaching and took such loving care of all the guests. I look forward to returning to teach or as a guest very soon!
This trip was amazing from the moment I entered the driveway and saw the waterfall. The grounds, hiking trail and retreat center are filled with love, attention to detail and works of art at every turn. Great energy and care from the retreat owners and the retreat facilitators. Food was phenomenal!
Still Waters is a beautiful place for any retreat. Grateful for the warm hospitality, the lovely location and home.
For me this was a special weekend retreat enhanced by the environment, the suburb accommodations, the caring and thoughtful staff and the wonderful meals. This is a Place of natural wonder and careful planning by the management of all the amenities That make for a perfect time. For example, the beds all have comfortable pedic mattresses Unlike the skimpy mattresses often found at retreat environments. This is a second generation Family run environment who take care and pride in presenting a top drawer setting.
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This was my third stay With Stillwaters. In my travels in this country and in Europe, I haven’t had a better place to attend a retreat or workshop It’s clean with beautiful surroundings. The meals are nutritious delicious . The beds are very comfortable and the bedding of high Quality. We’re already planning another visit!
Had an amazing weekend here with wonderful company. Amy made really delicious food and Tao was a great host. Would definitely come back in the future! House is beautifully furnished and is a great place for reflection and peace.
Great retreat! Amy and Tao were gracious, kind, attentive hosts. Accomdations were comfortable and beautiful. The meals were fantastic! I highly recommend this retreat center.
This was my third time at Still Waters Pond retreat center, and the hospitality is as great as ever. Delicious and healthy food, lovely linens and bath products, gorgeous grounds, and attractive, comfortable spaces with art and interest everywhere. Can't wait to return!
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Still Waters Retreat Center provides exactly what is advertises. I needed a peaceful weekend in a beautiful place and got that and more. The grounds and the house are just beautiful, the food was delicious, and the energy was peaceful. Local artwork is found in the house and when hiking the grounds, adding to the lovely ambience. Highly recommend!
I really enjoyed this experience. The accommodations were excellent. The food and ambience were unforgettable. Amy and Tau are marvelous hosts. I would recommend this retreat facility to all.
This is my second time at Still Waters Pond retreat center, and it was as lovely as the first. Food, accommodations, property, art, meditation space... all made my birthday weekend wonderful. And most of all the warm presence of Amy and Tao (and Maggie and Beebee!)!
Everything about Still Waters is superlative. From the moment we were on site, the calm and peaceful energies of the space invited any stress to simply fall away. Amy and Tao, the owners/caretakers of the buildings and land, are incredibly welcoming and invite you into Still Waters, to leave your cares behind. The website says, "Relax. Refresh. Retreat." That really does capture the Still Waters experience. We had the opportunity to spend time in the main house, Cottage Duality, and also wandering the site a bit. The accommodations in both the main house and Cottage Duality are exceptional. We stayed in Cottage Duality, and couldn't have been happier. Technically, the cottage could be considered "rustic." It's bright, inviting, and soothing; the bed is incredibly comfortable. There are inviting places to sit on the porch, or even in the room itself, watching and being among the quiet sounds of nature. The main house is equally inviting -- the wrap-around deck that provides the opportunity to pull up a chair and relax; stand and gaze out upon the property; or have a large dinner party around the tall tables built and crafted by Tao. We did all of these things -- and every moment was amazing. We also had a quiet breakfast, with delicious food prepared by Amy, the morning before we left. It was sumptuous. In addition to the basics (which were far beyond basic!) like coffee, tea, and juice, Amy made the most delectable french toast, accompanied by incredibly delicious maple bacon. All of that, plus a green smoothie that was equally yummy. Wow! What this review has yet to capture are the details. The house, the cottage, the site -- the details are incredible. From the beautiful stone sinks and the "coat racks" (brought to life by Tao from reclaimed boards and repurposed objects, such as old doorknobs), to the living spaces inside and outside. Every single space I was in felt so good, so right. The elements and energy in each and every space invited peace and serenity. Two other key details are Amy and Tao. They are not only incredible hosts -- knowing when to connect with you in the space, and also when to let you be in space alone -- but also such gentle stewards of the land and space. It feels like they have ushered forth the energy in the land and spaces that wanted to be shared. They have done that. Absolutely. If you have the opportunity to visit and stay at Still Waters, you will not be disappointed.
We are a group of 8 meditation practitioners who met for a retreat with our teacher who was visiting from Europe. Our retreat at Still Waters Pond far exceeded our expectations. Amy and Tao were wonderful to work with leading up to the retreat, reviewing every detail, offering helpful suggestions, remaining flexible, and responding very promptly to all communications. Amy also helped us by setting up an online registration which helped all of us plan. Most of all, their hearts were aligned with ours regarding the conditions we aspired to create for the ease of our community. When we arrived, the accommodations were well appointed, very attractive, and far more comfortable than expected for a retreat. The property is naturally quite beautiful and is punctuated by art and niches to linger and relax. The food was delicious, healthy, nicely presented, and lovingly prepared according to our unique preferences. The studio made a perfect meditation hall, and Amy and Tao helped us arrange it to meet our needs, including allowing us to set up our own altar with flowers off of their property. During the retreat, Amy and/or Tao were always available and immediately responsive to the smallest request, but never intrusive. The rate was extremely reasonable for what we received. We have already booked a week for next year's retreat!
The was a great place for peace and happiness. The hosts Amy and Tao are wonderful and made sure all details were handled for an incredible stay. The food was prepared with mindfulness and was very delicious. The rooms were very comfortable providing a great nights sleep. The gardens and whole property is beautiful making it an extremely peaceful stay. Highly recommend it for a retreat.
AMAZING!!!! and so relaxing. Carole from Harmony Yoga was fantastic. We had such a wonderful time doing yoga mediating, hiking an and so much more, The Still Water resort was beautiful and Tao and Amy were the most wonderful hosts. The accommodation was great and the food was incredible. Truly a memorable weekend !!! I look forward to doing it again.
5 stars isn't enough! 5 Elements Harmony Yoga Retreat held at Still Waters in Voluntown, CT and led by Carol Shwidock was AMAZING! Every detail thought out that nurtured our internal end external world. We were surrounded by nature at its finest, that Tao and Amy have crowned with artistic elements inside and out. I could never have imagined that this retreat would become the soul lifting experience it turned out to be.

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My experience at Still Waters Retreat was beyond words. The atmosphere, the food, the hospitality of Amy and Tao was more than welcoming, it was a graced experience. You can tell that the essence of the fantastic people they are is in every aspect of this home, the food and the grounds. Andrea M.
By Andrea Minelli on 13 May, 19