ThorpeWood is the perfect place to host your next brainstorming session, employee appreciation lunch, or corporate retreat. The potential for innovative thinking and solution seeking problem solving inspired by being immersed in our natural setting is limitless.
For starters, there is our Lodge—a green design building that exudes comfort, creativity, and inspiration. Nestled in our wooded landscape, the Lodge provides ample space for large groups, or more intimate spots for smaller needs. Whether it is a lunch on our screened-in porch during the warmth of summer or a cozy fireside meeting during the winter chill, ThorpeWood can provide the setting perfect for your group needs.
If your event requires food service, we have an in-house caterer who can handle your every culinary need.
Many of our business clients make time on their agenda for their staff/board to get out on the property for a walk-about with purpose (exploring the hybrid chestnut orchard, going to the Willow pond, seeing the horses, etc.) or simply take a leisurely stroll to the nearby spring fed mountain stream, take guided tour on our wagon hay-ride, or engage the services of Frederick’s own team-building expert. There is a wonderful synergy to be found when groups engage in our spectacular natural setting—let ThorpeWood show you how to make that synergy work for you.
There is a wonderful synergy to be found when groups engage in our spectacular natural setting.
The design, construction, and maintenance of residential and commercial buildings have an enormous impact on our environment and natural resources.
At ThorpeWood, our Lodge is a green building and was put into service more than 13 years ago. Green in several ways: that many of the finish architectural appointments are from recycled materials; we used innovative insulation; there are dual fuel furnaces; our boiler provides hot-water circulated into a forced air heating system; we use composting toilets with a nutrient recycling graywater system; and water from the roof is directed to wet planting areas. As the U.S. Department of Energy explains, “green buildings promote resource conservation, including energy efficiency renewable energy, and water conservation features.” While green design seeks to minimize environmental impact, it reduces operation and maintenance costs, creates a healthy and comfortable environment, and addresses issues such as historical preservation.
ThorpeWood models stewardship of natural resources. We want everyone to know how to act responsibly with the resources that nature has given us, and we model that, even in the very design and structure of the building that houses our event space and offices. Our main building and surrounding native landscaping offer examples of sustainable design to instruct and inspire.