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On this page you will find a list of Discounts for programs available at the Center of Light in Ascutney, VT,
Registration Information,
as well as a list of Accomodations close to us! 
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We accept       AmEx, Discover, PAYPAL, personal checks, and money orders, for all workshops and purchases.

Discounts are often available for early registrations. 
Discounts cannot be combined with any other discount, and must be requested at the time of registration.
See each program page for discounts relating to that program.

If you have attended our programs before, you may apply for an extended payment of programs.
  • You may REGISTER ON LINE at our secure site here
  • (This is on our partner instruments site, Sunreed Instruments.  Any charges will appear on your bill under "Sunreed Instruments".)
  • Simply fill in all contact and credit card information, workshop title, date, and cost, and any applicable discounts.  You may also call, fax, or mail in registrations via credit card,  check, or money order.  See all guidelines further below.

We accept 
    AmEx, Discover,  PAYPAL, personal checks, and money orders, for all workshops and purchases.

Registration in Classes

Individual discounts may apply for previous trainees repeating classes.
Prices do not include food or lodging, unless stated.

Personal checks and Money Orders, wire transfers, MasterCard/Visa Credit/Debit cards, PayPal, and cash in person are all accepted forms of payment.
VSAC or other adult education grants may apply for qualified applicants.  Contact your state agency for continuing adult education programs. 
        We are a recognized provider for adult education grants in the State of Vermont, and will be glad to work with your state agency to insure your process is complete.
This is general terms of registation in our programs. Registration information on each program page supercedes any information on this general registration page.
Registration in a program is a commitment to attend and to follow all guidelines and policies regarding the program, including taking personal liability for any harm, or damage, to persons or property while attending said program.   Acceptance into each program you are registering for, will be formalized, when we charge your credit card, or deposit your check into our bank, for that program.

TO REGISTER, you may call, fax, or mail us with your name, contact, and credit/debit card information
    or, mail your personal check or money order, with applicable discounts and programs you wish to attend. 

    You may print out a registration form here.
PHONE, FAX, or MAIL with checks made out, to:
        The Center of Light
        P.O. Box 389
        Hidden Glen Rd.
        Ascutney, VT  05030  USA

        Phone:  (802) 674-9585
        Fax:  (802) 674-9586

Please follow the information on each program page.

USE PAY BY EMAIL method, and use pay to "" as your payment option.
FOR Wire Transfers, call or e-mail us for bank information.  Add $15 (our bank's fees) for wire payment.

Unless we are away, we shall contact you within 24 hours to confirm your registration. 
Please contact us if we have not confirmed!

Payment & Financial assistance
We accept MasterCard and Visa credit or debit cards for payment,
as well as check or money orders, or cash. 

(You may also send postdated checks for the early registration discount deadlines.)
Early discount payments may be called in until 5 PM of the stated date, postmarked by that date if mailed in,
or faxed or registered on line by midnight of that date.

Vermont residents may qualify with VSAC (Vermont Student Assistance Corporation) for adult education financial assistance or grants in career training (contact  VSAC has approved our training programs as qualified adult professional trainings for all prior applicants.
Similar agencies in your home state may also offer adult education financial assistance. 
(We will be glad to assist with information for those agencies.)
Those whom have attended our previous sound healing trainings may qualify for discounts on individual programs. 
We will consider extended payment plans for those truly in need, or whom have prior experience in our trainings.
Payment for programs must be made in full, one month in advance to hold your space. 


See registration disclosures on each program page, which take precedence over this general information.

Registration in a program is a commitment to attend and to follow all guidelines and policies regarding the program, including taking personal liability for any harm, or damage, to persons or property while attending said program.  For most programs, a 50% deposit holds a space for you in that program.  (Some trainings may have separate guidelines, which take precedence, and will be stated on those pages.)  Payment in full is due 30 days prior to program start date, to reserve space.  Registration is open until program is full.  Registration in a program is a commitment to attend and to follow all guidelines and policies regarding the program, including taking personal liability for any harm, or damage, to persons or property while attending said program.   Acceptance into each program you are registering for, will be formalized, when we charge your credit card, or deposit your check into our bank, for that program.   We will not cash a check, nor charge your credit card account, if you are not accepted into the program for any reason; or, if space is not available.  And we will contact you if either of these occur, as well as to let you know if there is a possible wait list.  A refund, less a $20 administrative fee, may be requested up until 30 days prior to the program, for most 1-3 day programs.  Refunds are not given after that time.  For our Sound Healer Training programs, and most longer programs, a refund, less stated deposits, may be requested up until 30 days prior to the first program.  See those program registration information for details, on that program's web page.  Credit toward future programs may be extended at the discretion of Center of Light staff, toward programs of like kind (same or similar topic, same or similar venue,) for up to one year.  If a program is cancelled, due to inclement weather, or for any other reason, a full refund will be made.  Center of Light staff will make such decisions, and the Center of Light, and its staff, shall be held harmless in case of cancellation, for whatever reason.

Directions to the Center of Light, in Ascutney, VT.

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Accomodations      *   Click here for Campgrounds

The Center of Light does not offer residential services for retreat or weekend workshops. 
Some of our extended tours do include accomoations and meals, note that on each program.
However, we wish to assist you in finding quality accomodations for your stay, as well as to assist where we may in making your stay in this region more enjoyable, rewarding, and fulfilling.

By inclusion in this list, the Center of Light endorses none of these lodgings, and assumes no responsibility for your experience with them.  We simply offer their listing for assistance in finding lodging in the area during your stay.  Most accomodations listed as an "Inn" are quality private Inns or B&B's, most listed as "motels", which are not large known chains, are listed due to proximity or affordability, but may not be the highest quality rooms available (we do not include any we do not feel meet basic acceptable standards of cleanliness & upkeep, but this can be a very personalized experience...) 
You may call or ask for further clarification. 

We can also assist with other areas of interest you might wish to include during your stay in this pristine area, filled with opportunities for rich outdoor and indoor experiences (hiking, canoeing/kayaking, climbing, hanggliding, theater, museum, dining....)

We often dine out after a program, and often invite you to gather with us, extending the experience of deep community we are building in this area through our work and programs.  We occasionally provide other experiences in outdoor settings the day after a program (hikes, ceremony in sacred places, for instance.)
Feel free to ask if any such event is planned when you are attending.

Lodgings are listed in the following towns, approximate times given to drive to the Center of Light.
Springfield 15-25 minutes, Brownsville, 10-15 minutes, Windsor 10 minutes,  Claremont 5-10 minutes.
Perkinsville 20-25 minutes, Weathersfield, 20-25 minutes, Grafton 40-45 minutes, Chester 25-30 minutes
time differences depend on specific lodging location. 

Special or discounted rates for "the Center of Light," available at some sites, ask for our rate where listed as such.
Rates may vary by season, and without notice.  Book early during holiday weekends, fall foliage season, and big ski weekends.
All listings are not current.
You also may book online at such sites as:,,, :

Good Choices Below, with Center Discounts (others follow, check for current rates, which may vary without notice, or by season):
The Baker Road Inn
Hosts.... Janet and Rick Baker
29 Baker Road
Springfield, VT 05156
$70/nite single or $75 double includes taxes and 
breakfast mention The Center of Light
Subject to availability

20 min drive

The Apartment at the Atelier Annex, Chester
An exquisite contemporary apartment in a restored early 20th century dairy barn.
Beautiful rural property, 40 minute drive to programs in Ascutney, 5 minutes to programs in Chester.
Cared for by our dear friends and allies Harry Hudson and Katherine Henry.
A complete apartment, $200/night, but has up to 3 beds.

Bull Run Farm

903 French Meadow Rd
Springfield, VT 05156

The Holiday Inn Express provides a discounted rate of approx. $119.99 double, up to 4 people, as available. 
Please ask for the "COL" room rate.
10-15 minutes
This price includes extensive continental breakfast,
indoor pool and fitness center, free internet, and free local calls, up to 4 people.

Holiday Inn Expressclosest quality motel, 12 minutes.
818 Charlestown Road   
Springfield VT    05156
802-885-4516      fax - 802-885-4595      800-holiday  
Fitness club/pool (free use to guests) attached.

Closest motel, 5 minutes:
Claremont Motor Lodge,
Beauregard, off Rt 131/103 connector to Ascutney
Local remodeled motel, acceptable standards to most of our participants, can be as low as:  $55 single (winter rate)

Larger discount motel chains (some listed,) may be found in White River Jct, VT, and W. Lebanon, NH, 15-20 minutes north:

Latest updates:

           ** = known good reviews

Ascutney Mountain Resort      10-15 min.   
PO Box 699 
Brownsville VT    05037
802-484-7711      Fax - 802-484-3925      toll-free 800-243-0011
Inn at Weathersfield  802.263.9217   **
Fine quality Inn, 15-20 minutes
midweek "Business" rate:  $126., min. queen room
weekend:  $150-285.

Snapdragon Inn, Windsor, recently highly recommended 10/11 ** 

Steve and Chaz
COL rate of $149.
Snapdragon Inn
26 Main Street
Windsor, VT 05089
Phone: 802.227.0008

Holiday Inn Express     closest quality motel, 12 minutes.   **
818 Charlestown Road   
Springfield VT    05156
802-885-4516      fax - 802-885-4595      800-holiday
Old Tavern at Grafton, VT    
Main Street, PO Box 9  
Grafton     VT    05146
802-843-2231      fax - 802-843-2245      800-843-1801
Quail Hollow Inn
225 Pleasant Street
Chester, VT  05143
Claremont 5-10 minutes:
Best Budget Inn
24 Sullivan St.
Local remodeled motel.  $65.
Claremont Motor Lodge, closest motel, 5 minutes
Beauregard, off Rt 131 connector to Ascutney
Local remodeled motel.  $44. for 1 or 2.
Goddard Mansion, B & B  603.543.0603   88
Beautiful old mansion, center of Claremont.  10 minutes.
Very supportive of spiritual thought and lifestyles.
$90-150. by room choice, see:

Chase House Bed & Breakfast Inn   Rt 12A, 5-10 min.  88
RR 12 Box A
Cornish, NH 03745
(603) 675-5391
Fine Inn $150-225.

Charlestown, NH, 15 minutes:

Red Robin Inn  603.826.9780
White River Jct, VT, West Lebanon, NH  15-20 minutes
(an easy drive straight down Rt 91):
Current Rate information from:

Days Inn 603.448.5070   $56.
Airport Economy Inn 800.433.3466 $99., weekdays$75.

Comfort Inn, $99
across from Bus station: 
56 Ralph Lahman Dr, White River Junction, VT 5001  (802) 295-3051

Comfort Suites $99.  (different location)
102 Ballardvale Drive , White River Junction, VT, US, 05001
Phone: (802) 291-9911     Fax: (802) 291-9091

Days Inn 603.448.5070   $56.
Econolodge  802.295.3015, Week, $79, weekends $89.
    book online from
:  $71
Hampton Inn:  $84.
Holiday Inn Suites $103.
Super 8 802.295.7577  Week $59-64, Wkend $60-90
Regency Inn 802.295.3000   $109.

Woodstock, 30 minutes:
Woodstock Inn and Resort  802.457.1100   **
Windsor, 10 minutes:
Juniper Hill Inn  802.674.5273   **
Juniper Hill Rd, Windsor, VT 05089
$135.-350.  high quality inn, includes breakfast.

The Dutch Treat Bed & Breakfast (Charlestown) 603-826-5565 15 min.

Yankee Village Motel (Ascutney, VT) 802-674-6010 ( Very Close, but mixed reviews)

Additional choices, Woodstock/Quechee and Thetford, Barnard, and Orford NH are 30-45 min. drives
1830 Shire Town Inn 
31 South Street, VT Rte. 106
Woodstock, VT 05091

Applebutter Inn
PO Box 395 Happy Valley Road
Woodstock, VT 05091

Braeside Motel
US Rte. 4 East
Woodstock, VT 05091

Comfort Inn
56 Ralph Lehman Drive
White River Jct., VT 05001

Comfort Suites
102 Ballardvale Drive
White River Jct., VT 05001

Deer Brook Inn
535 Woodstock Road
Woodstock, VT 05091

Hampton Inn
104 Ballardvale Drive
White River Jct., VT 05001

Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites
121 Ballardvale Drive
White River Jct., VT 05001

Hotel Coolidge
39 South Main Street
White River Jct., VT 05001

The Inn at the Junction
306 North Hartland Road
White River Jct., VT 05001

Jacobs Brook Campground
46 High Bridge Road
Orford, NH 03777

Lincoln Inn at the Covered Bridge
530 Woodstock Road
Woodstock, VT 05091

Maple Leaf Inn
5890 VT Rte. 12
Barnard, VT 05031

Parker House Inn Address
PO Box 780, Quechee Main Street
Quechee, VT 05059

Pine Valley RV Resort
3700 Woodstock Road
White River Jct., VT 05001

Pippin Inn
696 Dewey Mills Road
Quechee, VT 05059

Quality Inn at Quechee Gorge
US Rte. 4, West
Quechee, VT 05059

Quechee Inn at Marshland Farm
1119 Quechee Main Street
Quechee, VT 05059

Quechee Lakes Real Estate Center
Route 4 West, The Farmhouse
Quechee, VT 05059

Rest n' Nest Campground
Box 258 Latham Road
East Thetford, VT 05043

Silver Maple Lodge & Cottages
520 US Rte. 5 South
Fairlee, VT 05045

Sumner Mansion
4 Station Road
Hartland, VT 05048

Village Inn of Woodstock
41 Prospect Street
Woodstock, VT 05091

Woodstock Inn & Resort
Fourteen The Green
Woodstock, VT 05091

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There are many close campgrounds....the one's with *** are within 5 minutes of the Center....
The first two listings are away from roadways, will likely, overall, be more quiet, the others do have highway noise closeby, but are closer:

Tree Farm Campground  15 minutes
Skitchewaug Tr
Springfield, VT 802.885.2889

Crown Point 15 minutes
131 Bishop Camp Rd
Weathersfield, VT 802.263.5555

Getaway Mountain ***
Ascutney, VT 802.674.2812

Running Bear ***
Ascutney, VT 802. 674.6417

Wilgus State Park ***
Box 196,
Ascutney, Vermont 05030

Ascutney State Park *** maybe 8-10 minutes....
1826 Back Mountain Road
Windsor, Vermont 05089

Season for VT state parks: Mid-May to October 15
Pre-season Reservations: 800-299-3071
In Season Reservations: 802-674-5422

General Information: 800-VERMONT

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Zacciah Blackburn, Director
The Center of Light in Vermont
P.O. Box 389
Hidden Glen Rd.
Ascutney, VT  05030  USA

Phone:  (802) 674-9585
Fax:  (802) 674-9586

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