Spruce Mountain Inn
Our Vermont Location: Nestled at the Base of Spruce Mountain
Spruce Mountain Inn’s historic buildings are located in Plainfield, Vermont, a small rural town just ten minutes outside of Montpelier, our state capital. Our campus is situated alongside the Winooski River and is near many of Vermont’s scenic recreation areas.
North-central Vermont is known for its charm and sense of community as well as for its picturesque landscape and outdoor recreation opportunities. In November 2021, USA Today ranked Montpelier the number 1 Best Small Town for shopping in the US. We enjoy diverse culture, a thriving art scene, and sophisticated restaurant offerings.
Montpelier is home to the Vermont College of Fine Arts as well as a new Community College of Vermont Campus. There are several performing arts theater companies in Montpelier, and it also hosts a variety of community festivals, live music forums, and activism opportunities. Montpelier offers a range of movie theaters as well, including traditional cinema and art-house film presentations. Local non-profit and political organizations offer a range of interesting work placements for our residents.
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Residential treatment is an immersive, community-based approach that has the potential to be much more effective than treatment received in someone's typical living environment. The benefits of residential treatment for anxiety/depression/OCD include:
Why Our Vermont Community is Ideal for Residential Treatment
Our program is designed to take advantage of Vermont’s scenic terrain as well as the nearby commercial, social, and cultural offerings. Spruce Mountain Inn residents can be found hitting the slopes at some of Vermont’s world-class ski resorts, including Stowe Mountain Resort with its 5,000 pristine acres high in the Green Mountains and Sugarbush Ski Resort which overlooks Central Vermont’s famous Mad River Valley. Residents can enjoy hiking the trails at Groton State Park or swimming in one of our many picturesque lakes and ponds.
Spruce Mountain Inn’s proximity to Montpelier allows residents to take in live music at one of its many venues, sample a slice of gourmet pizza at Positive Pie (known as one of the best pizzerias in the state), enjoy fine dining, or stroll through the pedestrian-friendly city and stop in at one of the independently-owned boutiques and shops.
All residents are encouraged to engage in the community through volunteerism, recreation, education, and the arts as ways of building support systems and practicing skills for independent living.
Spruce Mountain Inn truly saved my life and gave me a perspective on life that I never knew existed. Spruce will never be a cure, but it is the foundation on which we can all have the ability to live a good life. When I saw the Program with my own two eyes, I felt like there was truly help and hope for me. Everyone must understand that the program isn’t going to work unless you work it. There is a beautiful life after treatment, and I highly recommend living it instead of just existing. If you have the courage to go to treatment, you have the ability to grow and be better
Thank goodness there are people in this world like yourselves , who are so dedicated to helping people like our son and families like ours, who are in dire need. Thank you for all that you are and all that you do.
There are very few places that have provided the quality work with young adults that you have done at Spruce Mountain. The number of clients who have benefitted from Spruce are in the thousands and I credit you for establishing a place where they could get the help they needed.
I do not have the words to adequately thank you and the other member of my son’s team for all you have done for our family. But not for you folks, odds are that he would not even be alive today. I am grateful that he has found his voice and the confidence to more competently handle his circumstances. This has been brought about by the loving, skillful guidance he received from the very special people at Spruce Mountain.
When I came to the Inn, I was really skeptical that anything would help me. I fell apart twice in college and was eventually forced home on a medical leave. I got a new therapist and psychiatrist and was in an intensive outpatient program, but none of it was enough for me to feel better and do better. I had very little confidence that a residential program would help. At the time, it seemed like the “least bad option” to me. I worked with an educational consultant and looked at four programs before choosing Spruce Mountain Inn. The Inn program looked like a well-oiled machine; they knew what to do and did it all.
It gave me great inner strength and peace to know that my child was in a safe and nurturing environment. You helped me re-establish faith and trust in my daughter. You have offered me and my daughter a new beginning.
Why Residential Treatment
Residential treatment programs have the potential to be much more effective than treatment received in someone's typical living environment. Our program is designed to be immersive and community-based.