Karin’s Place: A Retreat

There is something for everyone at Karin’s Place–from the peaceful and tranquil gardens, gazebo and pool while the kids play on the pirate ship to a full-size movie screen with surround sound and enough books and games to last several lifetimes! Lie in a hammock and take in the sun or cross-country ski on the 22 acres of land. The leaf peeping is also impossible to beat.

The idea is imagination. Karin’s Place is a home. You can have your company/corporate meetings in the Grand Room while having your down time in the spa. You can have your family reunion or Big Chill weekend with your 30 favorite family members and friends. The Grand Room is also perfect for yoga, meditation, music making, and performances. Host an organized residency or retreat of any kind!


This home is unique and grand. It was conceived by Jenny’s father who was a bonafide eccentric. He lived a large life and was truly one-of-a-kind. There is no other home or inn in the area like Karin’s Place.

There are hotels. There are convention centers. There are inns and B&Bs. None has a 1600 square foot grand room with a stage, a pirate ship in a sandbox, and a grown up sized swing. Our attention to detail and personal investment in your time at Karin’s Place makes every visit distinctive and uniquely special.

Karin’s Place is an 8,000 square-foot home nestled in the woods of Bennington, Vermont on 22 acres of land. Far enough off the road for solitude and listening to birds and animals rustling in the woods yet just four miles from the town of Bennington and nine miles from Williamstown, Massachusetts, Karin’s Place is in the middle of nowhere and close to somewhere. She can be your ultimate destination and/or she can be your resting ground after taking in theatre, music, museums, skiing, and more.

The house sleeps up to 31 in beds plus a futon with seven bedrooms, two sleeping lofts, 5 1/2 baths. The limit is 30 including children. If all adults, the limit is 24. Exceptions possible. Rent the entire house for 2 days, a week, an event.

Just come. Why wait? We look forward to meeting you!

Our office is on site but Jenny and John live in their own home two miles away.

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Bennington, Vermont 05201

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