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The Chrysalis Retreat Center


PO Box 12 Andover, ME US 04216


Open Memorial Day to Columbus Day. Blackout dates: May 23,24,25; June 20,21; July 10,11,12,13; Aug 1,2 Contact Ilene for smaller group options. No smoking, no pets Reservations and deposit required.



Payments Accepted:

major credit cards, checks, cash

The Chrysalis Retreat Center by the River

Of Western Maine

For Facilitators of Spiritual Retreats, Wellness Groups, Expressive Arts Workshops and more:

Are you seeking a place to host a private, overnight or weekend gathering for your group? Consider this natural, outdoor based setting for peaceful, contemplative, creative, or quiet study and fellowship.

The Chrysalis Retreat Center welcomes groups based on holistic, spiritual, wellness, and metaphysical themes, such as wisdom teachings, massage therapy, intuitive readings, spiritual workshops, meditation groups, contemplative prayer, energy healing, Reiki, expressive and creative arts of all genres (e.g. painting classes, creative writing workshops), and more.

The Chrysalis Retreat Center is a place by the Ellis River, and offers a homelike main retreat house, 2 camping cabins, several tent sites, and a central firepit for evening campfires for relaxed contemplation and fellowship. The property is in a wooded rural setting, and borders one of the few functional covered bridges in the state.

Facilitators can rent the facilities for up to a maximum of 20 attendees. The Chrysalis Center is used by one group at a time, so privacy and space for your group is assured. Group leaders/facilitators may stay in the house if desired, and attendees will stay in the rustic cabins or in tents (not provided). Facilitators are responsible for booking the group, and for collecting the service fees for their individual services/events. The rate stated here is for rental of area only.

The main retreat house is perfect for group activities, meetings, and communal meals (your group supplies and prepares all food and beverages). Your group is responsible for keeping the house in order throughout your stay.


*2 Bedrooms and 1 full bathroom

*Complete kitchen

*Ample dining/living area for meals and groupwork

*Large deck with an exquisite view which includes barbeque

*Den with a sleep sofa that can sleep 2 with a private entrance

*Sleep sofa in main room can accommodate 2


*Meadow, forest, and river on grounds

*Private paths for nature walks by the river

*Birdsongs and forest fragrances abound!

*Space outdoors for meetings, meditation, or to enjoy silence and solitude


website in progress:

Please email:

or Ilene Trainor at

Phone: 207-890-2340