Retreat Venues With A Difference

5 Beautiful Retreat Centers Near Albany, NY

There are so many amazing and unique retreat centers all across the North East of the United States that sometimes it can be overwhelming to know where to begin. Do you look for somewhere with amazing facilities? Somewhere that has a large number of onsite accommodation? Or are you simply looking for somewhere nearby so that you and your guests do not have to travel very far?

Whatever you are looking for, we think that we have identified 5 unique conference centers around the Albany area that all offer something different that you are and your guests can take advantage of.

We hope that no matter what sort of retreat center you are looking for, you find some inspiration here.

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Camp Schodack / Berkshire Retreat Center

Set in the beautiful foothills of the Berkshires, Camp Schodack is a retreat center like no other. Close to Boston and New York and only a 20 minute drive from downtown Albany. With overnight accommodation and dining facilities for up to 500 guests you really could invite everyone you know for a weekend away. No matter what the occasion, the team at Schodack has got you covered. Every group that books can take advantage of all that the Camp has to offer including go-karting, a 40ft climbing tower, heated swimming pools, tennis courts and much more. The team there have been creating amazing summers for children and young people since 1953 when the Camp opened and they have been holding reunions, retreats, weddings, sports groups and more over the past 20 years.

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Grace Manor

Grace Manor Christian Retreat Center exists to serve as a peaceful and welcoming place where communities of people can gather to cultivate spiritual and personal growth. Grace Manor Christian Retreat Center is nestled in the Great Northern Catskills of Upstate New York. Founded in 1990 , the center has provided individuals, families, and churches an environment where everyone can enjoy the beautiful surroundings of our countryside resort. With nearly 100 acres of land to explore, delicious buffet style meals, four conference meeting room, guest rooms to accommodate up to 150-200 people, sports grounds, and more, it is no wonder that many of our guests hold annual events at Grace Manor.

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Growing Hearts Farm

Yoga, meditation, Running, Hiking, Music makers, Reunions, Company getaways and off-sites, Workshops, Bachelorette send offs, or simply R&R.  We are a small Farm Retreats Venue in Upstate NY. We love to host intimate groups that resonate with the mission of the farm. It is a great backdrop to host workshops, celebrations, or just escapes to nature with family and friends. Come share the magic and grow with us. Farm fresh vegetables punctuate long sessions in the Yoga room and time spent in your rambling back yard or by the Fire circle. Growing Heart has many special spots to explore across acres of mixed natural habitats. A bird lover’s paradise we host every bird species indigenous to the Hudson Valley. Our swimming hole is just steps from the house. A rustic outdoor chapel with a stone portal overlooks a meadow with the Appalachian trail in the distance. A 300-year-old oak tree presides over a sacred circle in the woods. And a swing hangs from a maple tree in the back yard to name a few points of interest on the farm. Our yoga studio can accommodate a class of 20. We are a few miles from the Appalachian trail, local ski areas, and other local attractions.

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Albany Capital Centre

Located in the heart of downtown Albany, the Albany Capital Center is within walking distance of restaurants, hotels, shops, art galleries, night clubs, museums and more! Operated by SMG, the Albany Capital Center is a beautiful glass structure that can accommodate 10 to 5,000 people. Housing 22,500 square feet of ballroom/exhibit space, 6 meeting rooms with 9,200 square feet of space, and 13,500 square feet of pre-function space. The Albany Capital Center provides all of the top-notch amenities needed for your successful meeting or event.  The Albany Capital Center is directly connected to the Empire State Plaza Convention Center, The Egg Performing Arts Center, and the Times Union Center arena via an enclosed walkway. Together, these spaces create the Capital Complex, the largest meeting space in Upstate New York at more than 159,000 square feet.

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Collective Retreats Hudson Valley

Collective Retreats is a new, meaningful way to travel. Each retreat is located in an iconic destination and features luxury outdoor camping accommodations, exceptional culinary experiences, and genuine hospitality. We created Collective Retreats because we love travel and believe in its power to help us connect to places, to people, and ourselves.A picturesque drive just two hours from New York City, Collective Hudson Valley is the ideal upstate getaway. This bucolic retreat is set on Liberty Farms, a working organic farm with easy access to Hudson’s stylish boutiques and quaint shops. Surrounded by the state’s best farms and food producers, there is easy access to hikes, historical sites, and much more.

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