Friendly Crossways Retreat & Conference Center

247 Littleton County Road Harvard, MA
Max Capacity: 150 people
Renovated century-old carriage house and barn. Meeting space, breakout rooms, 46 acre farm, organic garden, orchard. Pick your own blueberries and tomatoes. Wheel-chair accessible. Large meeting spaces include the 24' x 48' dining hall with banquet seating for 70, with a fireplace; and a 24' x 36' conference room furnished with comfortable couches and overstuffed chairs. There are two, more intimate “breakout” rooms for smaller groups. The kitchen is fully equipped with two stoves, ovens, sinks and refrigerators, and pots, pans and diningware to serve 70. Day and overnight rates include use of the kitchen. The main dorm can sleep up to 25; a sleeping loft has 4 twin and 3 bunk beds. There are 13 private and family bedrooms with one to four beds. Blankets, pillows and hand-made quilts are provided. 4 acres of lawn with volleyball, softball and soccer set-ups, surrounded by 40 acres of organic gardens, forest and corn fields. Plenty of space for outdoor weddings and receptions. Rec room with ping-pong table. Common room with video/DVD player. Sustainable Living Center.
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Amenities
  • Air Conditioned
  • Fully Equipped Kitchen
  • Handicapped Accessible
  • Non-Smoking
  • On-Site Catering Service
  • Outdoor Function Area
  • Outside Catering Allowed
  • Wireless Internet/Wi-Fi
Features
  • Facility Location Setting: Friendly Crossways is located near the intersection of Route 2 and Route 495 in the town of Harvard, Massachusetts. The facility is 30 miles northwest of Boston. The rural location provides access to hiking, biking, skiing, and canoeing.
  • Max Number of People for an Event: 150
  • Nearest Airport: 26-50 miles
  • Nearest Overnight Accommodations: Less than 1 mile
  • Nearest Public Transportation: 16-25 miles
  • Number of Event/Function Spaces: 2
  • Parking: Complimentary Parking
  • Proximity of Nearest Ski Area: 6-10 miles
  • Proximity of Neighboring Golf Course: 1-5 miles
  • Special Features: On-site kitchen. Lodging in double bedded rooms and dorm style for up to 65 people. Fireplace. Fire pit. Wi-fi throughout the building. Organic gardens. Close to hiking and biking trails.
  • Total Meeting Room Space (Square Feet): 780
  • Total Number of Guest Rooms: 20
  • Year Built: 1898
  • Year Renovated: 2009
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