Events at Cloud Mountain

We host various events throughout the year in our Aikido dojo/multi-purpose space, with outside areas on our farm also available. Acoustic concerts,  artist’s retreats, business retreats, meditation and yoga workshops are only a few of the possibilities.

Contact us if you are interested in renting our facilities for your workshop or retreat.  Our indoor space includes a large open area, kitchenette and half-bathroom. Outside space consists of large, flat lawn with mountain views, flower fields, walking trails,  forests and streams. 

Please, leave your beloved dogs at home.

Note: we are not open to the public, and all events are scheduled with pre-registration required.

2024  Events 

Stay tuned for 2024 events!

 Past Events

Here is a list of events we have hosted in the recent past… let us know if there is a workshop or event you missed and would like us to have again!

Mother’s Day Acoustic Concert and Picnic with the Zeichner Trio

(May 2023)

Intro to Nature Journaling with Sandy McDermott

Join Sandy McDermott of Birchtree Studio for an Introduction to Nature Journaling in this two-hour workshop. Field sketching is a wonderful tool for capturing the environment that you inhabit, travel through, and appreciate. Field sketching is different than creating finished drawings; your goal is to capture quick flashes of the things around you. Many of your sketches may end up very unfinished. Think of each page in your journal or sketchbook as a “study” of some object or place that you want to remember. Birds, mammals, trees, flowers, waterscapes – even buildings – will provide interesting and fun challenges for us as we use graphite and/or pen to develop our pages. (Oct. 2021)

Ash Tote Basket with Penny Hewitt

~Workhorse Tote~ Mostly black ash, with the option to add some willow or birch bark to the design.  Leather straps and a filled bottom with protective runners, make this basket a super sturdy one for toting tools, farmer’s market finds, picnic lunches or anything else you can think of.

Learn all the basics of black ash basketry plus some additional skills.  In this two day workshop, students will experience all the steps in the process, from a demonstration of pounding the log, to weaving their own unique basket. (postponed in 2021)

Yoga and Sound Healing with Aiden McMurrer

Eight weekly classes of gentle yoga and singing bowls, focusing the practice on the chakras. (January-March 2020)

 Birch Bark Ornaments with Penny Hewitt

Create a decoration or gift from responsibly harvested Vermont birch bark. Utilizing techniques common to the Scandinavian and Russian style of basketry, you will craft birds and stars using strips of inner bark from the paper birch in this four-hour workshop. You will also learn how these materials are harvested and prepared. Bring a mask and be prepared to work oustide. (October 2020)

Pack Basket Workshop with Penny Hewitt

Craft a traditional pack basket from locally harvested, hand-pounded Black Ash splints. $250 for two days. All materials provided. Class meets 9-5 both days, outdoors and socially distant. Bring a mask and a bag lunch for yourself. (September 2020)

Music Concert and Picnic with the Zeichner Trio

Yasi, Oliver, and Louli Zeichner are three siblings who play traditional Irish music, and Old-Time/Appalachian music – with Louli on 4 and 5-string banjos and Celtic harp, Oliver on the penny whistle and the uilleann bagpipes, and Yasi on the fiddle. They have performed throughout the state at many events, from festivals to weddings and housewarmings.  Bringing the tradition alive with their creativity in voice and instrument, the Zeichner Trio has gained a reputation in the community as a young, up-and-coming band in the state of Vermont. (Aug. 2018)

Greenwood Spoon Carving with Andre Souligny

In this focused workshop we will explore working with freshly harvested (green) wood to carve spoons with the bent and straight knife.  Suitable for beginners. Tools and materials provided, but feel free to bring your own knife. Andre is the artist and creator at spoonderlust. (Feb 2016)

 Game of Logging

Level 1 Game of Logging workshop for beginners. Level 1 focuses on introducing the participant to open face felling and the development of techniques to safely use it.  Topics covered include personal protective equipment, chainsaw safety features, chainsaw reactive forces, bore cutting, pre-planning the fell, and understanding hinge wood strength. (2016)

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