Alnoba’s 400 acres of fields, forests, and ponds provide endless opportunities for outdoor events, company meetings, and special celebrations. Outdoor seating areas, fire pits, walking paths, art installations, benches, a professional high ropes course, and an adventure aerial park offer something for everyone to enjoy. Whether it’s a family gathering under the stars, drinks by a roaring fire, or team building on the high ropes with a BBQ by the pond to celebrate, let us help you create an unforgettable experience.
Alnoba: Intentionally Designed
In 2016 we opened Alnoba, where 19th century timber framing methods meet 21st-century green architecture. It is the first Passive House Standard-certified building of its type in New England built to reduce energy usage by 75-95% over similar structures. Parts of Alnoba are 300-year old reclaimed timbers, and other timbers come from trees that once stood in its place. The result is an innovative blend of craftsmanship and conservation. This 14,000-square-foot building includes the main room, gallery, state-of-the-art media room, meditation space, screened porch and several outdoor seating areas.
The 1848 Barn
Alnoba’s newest addition is a lovingly restored New England barn, built in 1848. Originally located on Bay Road in Greenland, New Hampshire, and slated for demolition, the barn was reconstructed on the banks of Charward Pond. This rustic barn has two large barn doors, which can open to the pond, and is available for meetings and special events.
Alnoba offers homey cabins and houses for overnight accommodations. They feature intimate group-style living, perfect for off-sites, team building, and family gatherings. Our cabins are nestled in the woods, a short walking distance from Alnoba. Each cabin has one bathroom, a living room, a screened porch, and a kitchen.
We also have four houses: Briggs House, Charward, Whitney House, and Brandy Run. The houses are located on South Road less than a mile from Alnoba. Each house has 3-4 bedrooms, 2-3 bathrooms, a living room, and a full kitchen.
Alnoba’s Pinnacle Leadership Center has 30 years of experience providing experiential training that uses learning in nature, in the classroom, on an aerial park, and on a professional high ropes course to teach team building and leadership development. Together, we can offer you skilled facilitators to develop and deliver expert training or access to self-guided initiatives.
High-Challenge Ropes Course
Our professional ropes course is a challenging outdoor personal development and team building activity constructed in trees and using a belay system.
Adventure Aerial Park
Alnoba hosts a 140-foot, state-of-the-art, 20-element ropes course. The imaginative design of this course uses self-belay lanyards, allowing 30+ people to move independently through the course without the need for a team belay from below. The course layout creates the ideal opportunity for risk-taking, overcoming challenges, teamwork, and creative problem solving.
Hiking and Nature Exploration
Enjoy miles of walking trails throughout the property for self-guided hiking or running. Nature guides are available upon request.
Yoga and Meditation Classes
We offer yoga classes for all levels inside in our on-site studio or outside on the lawn. Meditation and mindfulness classes can be designed to support your specific goals.
The Peace & Higher Consciousness Foundation of Alnoba
In 2018, we launched this foundation with Manny Muros to educate, inspire, and cultivate a way of living that is in harmony with our natural world and with our fellow citizens. We offer three workshop modules for either half-day or full-day programs for groups: Cultivating Creativity, Cultivating Well-Being in All Aspects of Your Life, and Cultivating Peace & Stillness in the Midst of Change & Challenges. Manny will work directly with individuals and groups to create the internal shift in perception for a new reality to emerge, promoting a life-style where well-being in all aspects of our life is present.
Whether for team building or just a fun way to connect, we can arrange small group cooking and nutrition classes in the Kensington Food Barn, just down the road from Alnoba.
Visit The Farm at Eastman’s Corner and learn about the crops they grow in the 11 on-site greenhouses, or spend time at the Animal Yard where goats, pigs, and chickens roam the grounds.
The Farm at Eastman’s Corner
Just a mile down the road from Alnoba, our sister organization The Farm at Eastman’s Corner is the exclusive caterer of all events at Alnoba. A community-governed, year-round farm and farm market, Eastman’s Corner is a model for economic and environmental sustainability, food production, and education.
In addition to the year-round farm market, the site also includes 11 greenhouses, a community gathering space, an animal yard, and two commercial kitchens. All of these facilities are available to groups visiting Alnoba.
Eastman’s Corner grows their own ingredients, or buys directly from local farms and artisans, to ensure that our guests enjoy the freshest produce, dairy, and meats, while supporting our farmer neighbors and local economy. Using fresh local ingredients also helps to preserve natural resources and reduce our carbon footprint by cutting down on the distance our food travels and our dependence on corporate food production.
Fresh From the Farm Dining
Our menus feature seasonal produce, humanely raised meats, cage-free eggs, and hormone-free dairy. The honey for your tea comes from hives just down the road, and the maple syrup on your pancakes is made from the trees right outside the center. Alnoba emphasizes fresh, local, and healthy foods that are nourishing to the body and the soul.
All of our food is prepared by The Farm at Eastman’s Corner, which gives 100% of its profits and 5% of every sale to support Kensington’s Sawyer Park, a beautiful and organically managed park for children and families.
This 30-acre public park in Kensington is a destination for parents and children looking for a safe and welcoming place to meet and play. Built in 2008 by the Lewis Family Foundation, the park offers an extensive range of amenities that makes it a major playtime destination. Amenities include: Three lit athletic fields, a basketball court, a playground, a skateboard park, a bandstand, a concession stand, restrooms, and a pavilion.
Sawyer Park is the only facility of its kind here on the Seacoast, and it is visited by thousands of families from our surrounding communities each year.
Sawyer Park is supported by sales from The Farm at Eastman’s Corner. To date, our customers at The Farm and Eastman’s Corner and Alnoba have helped us to donate more than $207,000 to Sawyer Park!
Integrating Art and Nature
Alnoba is also a place where art awakens the spirit and refreshes the soul. Throughout her land, sculptures, stones, and words are placed to inspire and provoke. It is home to one of the largest outdoor art parks in New England, featuring international artists.
At Alnoba, you will find the work of John Lopez, Andy Goldsworthy, Michele Oka Doner, Dewitt Godfrey, Allan Houser, Ernesto Neto, and Pablo Atchugarry.