Alnoba is now open!

Alnoba has long been a dream of ours. It is a beautiful gathering place situated on 400 acres of serene woodlands in Kensington, New Hampshire. Our hope is people will come to reflect, learn, celebrate and transform their lives and their work.

Alnoba can be rented for meetings and special events, and there are a limited number of dates available for special events and holiday gatherings in 2016. If you are interested in reserving Alnoba for your family or corporate event, please email gather@alnoba.org.

While we have been busy putting the final touches on Alnoba, we have also been adding new buildings and artwork to the property, and are excited to share our news with you.

Alnoba will be the first mixed use building in North America to be certified as a Passive House, and will be the first Passive House building to include an open fireplace. Alnoba was designed by the master architect Matthew O’Malia at GO Logic in Belfast, Maine.

200-year-old New England barn timber frames from Preservation Timber Framing form the interior structure of the gallery.

Stone cladding, using real granite, was installed over the foundation’s cement walls to recreate the look and feel of a traditional New England barn. In fact, the entire building is based on New England barn architecture but with a contemporary twist.

When you walk into Alnoba’s 2400 sq. ft. meeting room, the first thing noticed is the central stone fireplace, measuring 12’ x 16’. The granite was taken from two local quarries, one in Fitzwilliams, NH and the other in Berwick, ME, so the stone is weathered, helping create a time worn look to the fireplace. This is a deliberate design feature to honor the past while creating a welcoming environment.

Perhaps some of the most extraordinary elements of the building are the triple pane windows, providing heat insulation while allowing you to enjoy the view of the forest or fields from every room. These windows are one of the basic features of a Passive House standard building.

As you explore the property you will find thought-provoking works of art. It is our intention to share outdoor experiential works of art that fuel reflection and inner transformation. The collection includes pieces created by acclaimed artists Orly Ganger, John Lopez, Andy Goldsworthy, Michele Oka Doner, Dewitt Godfrey, Allan Houser and Pablo Atchugarry.

Watershed, by renowned artist and naturalist, Andy Goldsworthy, is tucked in the woods, a short walk behind Alnoba

Installation in almost complete of Israeli artist, Orly Ganger’s piece, (to be titled), located on the field in front of Alnoba