Best Capital Region Retreat Centers

5 Great Retreat Centers in the Capital Region

Check out our list of 5 of the best retreat centers located throughout the Capital Region. Each of these retreat centers below offers something truly unique and sets them apart from your run of the mill retreat and conference centers.

Even if you do not find a center here that fits your needs, we are sure that you’ll find ideas and inspiration from the list below.


Berkshire Retreat Center / Camp Schodack

Camp Schodack is a beautiful countryside venue in Nassau, New York. This retreat was founded in 1957 and has been family owned and operated for four generations. It’s rich history and beautiful landscape make Camp Schodack a perfect venue for large and small groups. There are over 40 acres of open fields and 60 acres of private forest. No matter what your plans may be, Camp Schodack will make it spectacular.

Camp Schodack offers acres of rolling hills and shade trees, just over the New York border in the beautiful foothills of the Berkshires. This secluded getaway offers spacious open fields as well as wooded trails for a nature-inspired retreats. The retreat also offers an outdoor amphitheater with seating for up to 500 guests, a large dining hall and ample activities for you and your guests to get involved in.

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Easton Mountain

Easton Mountain is a community, retreat center, and sanctuary created by gay men as a gift to the world. Through workshops, programs, and events we provide opportunities to celebrate, heal, transform, and integrate body, mind, and spirit. We offer our land, rich in beauty and wisdom, as a home to a community that extends beyond the land. We are a worldwide fellowship of people enriched by our connection to Easton Mountain. This fellowship is a force for positive change in the world.

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Linwood Spiritual Center

The Hudson Valley of New York State is where the Hudson River meets the Catskill Mountains. Here is the sacred ground of Linwood Spiritual Center. Rooted in the Ignatian tradition of finding God in all things, our Hudson Valley Retreat Center fosters spiritual freedom and growth to assist those on their spiritual journey seeking God.

Linwood, a 51 acre property overlooking the Hudson River, was a gift to the Society of St. Ursula from Jacob Ruppert Schalk. Having no heirs, Mr. Schalk wanted to leave Linwood to someone who would respect its beauty and use it for a good purpose. Our good friend, Rev. Robert Saccoman, was assigned to Good Shepherd parish in Rhinebeck and often visited Mr. Schalk. He introduced the sisters to Mr. Schalk and was instrumental in our receiving the property.

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Harmony Hill

Harmony Hill has 70 private acres, with a couple of yurts, a cabin we call the mountain chalet, hiking trails and a fieldstone labyrinth. The yurts are tucked in the woods. The cabin is at the edge of the woods. Sit on your deck and read a book. Enjoy the sounds of nature. Chipmunks scurry. Birds call to one another. Treetops chatter with gentle breezes. Maybe you’ll want to write a poem……… or take a nap.

If you’re feeling a little ambitious, follow the lower trail as it crosses a small creek and goes through the white pine forest. Take the upper trail where you can pick blackberries in season. Follow a stone fence to see where it leads. Find the trail that ends up behind the yurts. I won’t tell you where Whimsical Meditation Corner is. I’ll let it be a surprise.

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Albany Capital Center

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

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