Retreat Center Inspiration

Amazing Retreat Center Inspiration

When thinking of planning a group retreat, whether it is a family reunion, a corporate getaway, a spiritual gathering, or whatever the reason may be, picking a location is not only a very important decision but also an incredibly hard one to make. There are so many options for to choose from that picking something ideal for your group can be a challenge that cause many to fall at the first hurdle.

This is why we have put together a list of 5 amazing retreat centers that all offer something a little different, whether it is the activities they offer, the beautiful scenery around it or simply the facilities onsite. So even if you do not find the retreat center you ate looking for from this list, we are sure that you will find ideas and inspiration here to help you in your search.


Hire a Whole Summer Camp for the Weekend - Camp Schodack / Berkshire Retreat Center

Why get a hotel or a conference center for three hours when you could book your own private resort for the weekend? Bring the family, friends, colleagues and whoever else wants to enjoy an unforgettable experience!

We are set on 100 acres of privately owned lawns and woodlands located just 2.5 hours from both Boston and New York City.  We have overnight accommodation for up to 500 people and a number of picturesque locations around the grounds that people have chosen as the ideal place to share their vows, relax or spend time with friends. With plenty of activities included there is so much for you and your guests to do.

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Go Glamping and get off the Beaten Path - Collective Retreat at Governors Island

Collective Retreats is a new, meaningful way to travel. Each retreat is located in an iconic destination and features luxury outdoor 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 to ourselves.

Our team has decades of experience in travel and hospitality—and more importantly, a shared appreciation of exploration, adventure, and innovation. We are building a company that makes it possible for luxury to coexist with ruggedness, for fine dining to happen under the stars, and for people to connect to a place and to those around them

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Enjoy the Mountains - Shalom Mountain

Shalom Retreats® were developed by Jerry and Elisabeth Jud, in 1969, as a process for exploring the transformative power of loving community.  Jerry and Elisabeth demonstrated that by creating a community that practices the skills of intentional loving, great personal healing and transformation can occur. In 1976, Shalom Mountain Retreat and Study Center was established in the Catskill Mountains one hundred miles northwest of New York City as the home of Shalom Process. It was founded as a ‘hope structure’, calling people to live passionately and with compassion in the world.

From 1992 to 2007 the subsequent owners, Joy Davey and Lawrence Stibbards expanded the center’s retreat offerings and developed leadership training programs.  Currently established as a not-for-profit 501c(3), Shalom Mountain is governed by a board and management team, and run by staff, volunteers and a network of retreat leaders with backgrounds in psychology, theology, education, medicine and business.  Our retreat leaders are extensively trained and experienced in Shalom Process.

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Enjoy Lakeside Views - Ashbury Retreat Center

Located on the shores of Silver Lake in Western New York, Asbury is a premier retreat center that offers a variety of facilities to meet everyones needs. Our site boasts over 60 acres and over a quarter mile of shoreline on Silver Lake. In addition to providing facilities for groups to conduct their own retreats, meetings, worship services, and programs, we can assist with program planning, guide groups through our low ropes course, conduct retreats and workshops, lead singing and games, and provide supervision for recreational activities.

Asbury also offers year round retreats for families, children and youth, clergy, and adults.

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Make the Most of the City - Sanctuary NYC Retreats

We welcome you to the serene spiritual atmosphere Sanctuary provides, as well as varied programs on bhakti (yoga of devotion) which we offer as part of our membership program. These include sacred meditation in the yoga studio/temple room, workshops on Vinyasa infused bhakti yoga, kirtan (devotional chant/prayer), history and philosophy of yoga, Ayurveda (science of life and healing), as well as varied workshops/events on related subject matters (nurturing body, mind & soul).

Each room is equipped with a mini library of books on the science of the soul as delineated in the ancient classic Bhagavad Gita, the text that inspired Gandhi, Emerson, Thoreau and Einstein who wrote; "I bathe my intellect daily in the cosmological wisdom of the Bhagavad Gita." Weekly classes are included in the Sanctuary membership program @ our affiliate The Bhakti Center.

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