Every dollar of revenue generated via our retreat center and cultural experiences goes directly towards our charitable endeavors. Given our love of this beautiful country, we strive to be environmentally, ecologically and socially conscious… we are compelled to provide a rich and authentic cultural experience.
STEMM Mountain View Retreat Center was constructed with the intent of housing long and short-term volunteers along with the exceptional tourist who is looking for a way to give back. This is not your average lodge. Rather it is truly a guesthouse that feels like home. Located only an hour from Arusha and 20 minutes from JRO, our 100-acre compound includes an orphanage, staff housing and 80 acres of farmland. Our retreat center is a place to relax and take in the quiet natural rural environment. Expansive views of Mt. Kilimanjaro and Mt. Meru lay right outside our front door. In the evenings the sky is light with only stars.
This experience is worth the visit! Ty Pennington visits STEMM Retreat Center in the video below.
We strive to give our guests an experience like no other. Our expansive open kitchen serves high-end buffet style meals with the majority of our produce coming from our beautiful kitchen gardens. Breakfast is included with your room, and we offer half and full board dining options.
We are in the process of building out our agricultural to be totally self-sustainable. A total farm to kitchen experience. A large outdoor living area and covered patio create an intimate environment. An open wrap around loft has a living area with individual group seating for quiet conversation or snuggling on a couch with a good book.
We offer the options of either communal or private luxury living quarters. Two wings contain a total of 6 dorm style rooms. One designated for women and one for men. Multiple options offer accommodation for many styles. Bed configurations of 2 double twin bunks (sleeps 4) with desk and chair, 3 twin lofted bunks(sleeps 3) and 3 double twin bunks (sleeps 6). Each wing shares a large communal bathroom which has 2 private toilets and 4 private shower stalls and 4 large sinks. Bathrooms are finished with local tile and granite.
We also offer 3 luxury private suite include queen canopy beds and modern furniture with a rustic flare. Desk with chair and mirror. private bath with shower finished with local tile and granite. Our retreat center also offers a private office area on the main floor. An Upstairs conference room equipped with the projector has tables and chairs for up to 30 people.(Rental information on request) Impeccable laundry service is available on site. Wifi throughout.