Due to Covid-19, Blue Skies will remain closed for
this summer, and perhaps into the fall. We will let you
know when we open again. Thank you. May you be well.
Best wishes, Jan and Suzann
Come visit Blue Skies
Rest and relax. Participate in a program. Do a retreat. Or explore the
Northeast Kingdom in the Connecticut River Valley.
Attending a program or doing an in-house retreat
at Karmê Chöling?
Enjoy your visit to Vermont in a lovely and quiet 1860's farmhouse set
back from the main street of Barnet village by a driveway lined with apple,
pear and plum trees. Blue Skies is a two-minute drive or fifteen-minute
walk to Karmê Chöling Shambhala Meditation Center. For more information
about Karmê Chöling and the programs it offers, see www.karmecholing.org
The guesthouse overlooks the Stevens River and the White Mountains of New
Hampshire. Open lawns are surrounded by maple, oak, spruce, and birch trees.
Winter brings a blanket of snow with excellent snowshoe, cross-country,
and downhill skiing trails nearby. Spring and summer display lush greenery
and flowers, while fall bathes the region in spectacular reds, yellows
Looking for some R&R?
Drive ten minutes to Harvey's Lake or Moore Reservoir for swimming and
boating, or a half hour to downhill skiing at Burke Mountain. A golf course
is available ten minutes away in the town of St. Johnsbury. Local hiking
trails and backcountry roads are amazing for fall "leaf peeping."
Need some food for the spirit or the body?
The guesthouse is a half block from
Samadhi Store, a wonderful
bookstore and gift shop and about a block from the Barnet Village Store
(we call it "Deb's"), a country corner store and deli for snacks, sandwiches
and a variety of other items.
Who Will Greet You?
Your innkeepers are Suzann Duquette and Jan Enthoven. Suzann is a former
co-director of Karmê Chöling and is currently the center's resident teacher.
She also teaches Shambhala meditation programs and retreats and offers
Qigong workshops throughout the United States and Canada. Jan is master
gardener at Karmê Chöling and a meditation instructor.