In recognition of: Henry David Thoreau
The Minimalist: A native of Concord, Massachusetts, Henry David Thoreau believed in simple living. Craving a private place to write, Thoreau built himself a small house on Walden Pond to see if he could subsist by devoting just one day to work, and the other six to more transcendental concerns. He lived there for two years. He took daily afternoon walks, recording in a journal, his observations of the natural world. This room’s long window honors Thoreau’s habit of meditating on nature. You’ll find volumes of his work waiting for you on the dresser, along with other books carefully chosen in the hopes that you’ll find inspiration in their pages.
The Thoreau Room is available to single residents only. It features a single bed, an armchair with foot stool, a dresser, bedside table, and desk, as well as a desk lamp and chair.
Please note that as of April 9, 2021, Wellspring House Retreat is no longer operational as a Writer’s Retreat.