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About Us

Temple, New Hampshire

Firmly rooted in a tradition of loving gatherings, Isabella “Boo” Martin delights in helping you make the most of everything her family farm has to offer. Whether your goal is a family get-together, a wedding, a healing retreat, or a business strategy meeting – Boo and her team are ready with ideas, experience, an army of vetted vendors, and a superb eye for details that make all the difference.

History of Hospitality

The Farm has been a place of warmth and welcome since 1754, when the original Homestead was settled by a veteran of the French and Indian War. Over time, it became a community gathering place, with a Birthing Room, School Room, and a sanctuary for orphans and widows. Still later, it served as a major Stage Coach stop between Boston and Montreal, a place where weary travelers could soothe both body and spirit.

When the Martin family purchased the farm in 1965, the legacy of hospitality flourished. Family and friends, as well as those in need, all were warmly welcomed. The farm also became home to a world- renowned summer riding camp and therapeutic horsemanship center. The farm flourished as it welcomed all who entered the gates.

Today, Boo continues these cherished traditions of welcome. The Stepping Stones Farm & Event Center logo highlights the Anthurium flower which is the symbol for Hospitality.

What Our Customers Have To Say


“We had our amazing wedding weekend at the farm! The farm had lots of wonderful activities and the staff was great! There was plenty of lodging to house all of our families and friends so we could all be together! The beautiful fall foliage and crisp air only added to our perfect weekend!”
Sam and Jamee Slayton

Jericho, VT

“Stepping Stones Farm & Event Center is the perfect place for a retreat! So very homey and comfortable, a great way to relax and take time out! That warm feeling that I received stayed with me long after and kept me smiling.”

Ellen Smith

Peterborough, NH

“I had the pleasure of attending a weekend workshop at Boo’s farm last year. I was looking to escape, spend time with some amazing women, and reboot. During my stay at the farm, I observed what a brilliant hostess Boo is! I particularly remember how great the food was—and I am a ‘Foodie’. I left relaxed and recharged.”

Mary Burnett

Keene, NH

“The Lodge at Stepping Stones Farm & Event Center is a fabulous venue for a wellness retreat.  The setting is gorgeous. The rustic lodge is cozy and warm with an amazing fieldstone fireplace. The farm is a great place to connect people to nature.  There was plenty of room to offer separate programs and the kitchen lends itself beautifully to cooking demonstrations.”
Ruth Clark, RD, MPH and Founder of Smart Nutrition, LLC

Sharon, NH

Monadnock Region & Souhegan Valley

Surrounded by fields and forests, streams and trails, Stepping Stones Farm & Event Center is one of the jewels of scenic southwestern New Hampshire. Within an easy drive of 1.5 hours from Boston, 4 hours from New York City, and 5 hours from Montreal, the farm is a perfect destination.
This “Currier and Ives” corner of New Hampshire is known for its famous Mt. Monadnock, quaint villages, and rich cultural scene. Seasonal activities include maple sugaring, berry and apple picking, hiking, trail riding, kayaking, fishing, snowshoeing and downhill skiing.

Nearby towns feature excellent restaurants offering diverse menus, cafes, breweries, art galleries, theater, concerts, bookstores, and unique local shops. Check out area festivals, follow the popular Ice Cream Trail or browse the Antique Corridor. Ask for recommendations or peruse our Visitor Guide Book for ideas.

Area Chambers

Jaffrey
Peterborough
Keene
Souhegan Valley