Setting: Long-Term Treatment in Vermont's Green Mountains
What People Are Saying
The things that I learned from the Ranch and the people there, on how to maintain a healthy life are tools that I use daily. They taught me to care for myself first and my family and friends next. It's difficult to do this sometimes, but I know that I can now--thanks to Spring Lake Ranch.
Spring Lake Ranch's working farm is situated on 600 acres of forest and pastures in the hills above the village of Cuttingsville, and just below one of the most beautiful and unspoiled lakes in Vermont. The beauty and serenity of rural Vermont - the rolling hills, wooded paths, and scenic vistas - is tightly woven into the life of the community.
Small homes, housing from four to eight residents each, sit alongside our garden, barns, repair shop, sugar house, pottery studio, gym, and tennis court as well as several houses for our staff and their families. All of these are clustered near the original farmhouse that serves as the center of the Ranch, with its community dining room, kitchens, offices, and meeting spaces.
The average stay might include six months in the relatively secluded and safe setting of the Ranch, followed by a supported gradual introduction to greater independence through our transitional living program in the town of Rutland, Vermont. Rutland, though large by Vermont standards, is a small community with access to theatre and the arts, local sports and recreation, respected colleges, wellness opportunities that range from excellent hospital facilities to holistic and non-traditional health services, and easy access to hiking trails, rivers, and several popular downhill ski mountains.