About Easton Mountain

Easton Mountain Retreat Center

lake-view-editEaston Mountain is a community, retreat center, and sanctuary created by gay men as a gift to the world.

This clothing optional retreat is located in the Hudson Valley about 30 miles North of Albany, Easton Mountain is approximately a 3 hour drive from New York City, Boston, and Montreal. The land is beautifully nestled in a valley of rolling hills and surrounded by tranquil ponds. When you arrive at the secluded 175-acre property and gaze up at the hills covered with birch trees, pine trees, and oak trees (some of which are over 200 years old), you may feel a sense of peace and a strong connection to nature. Hiking trails and walking paths invite you to take that connection deeper, and appreciate the land from different perspectives. Each season brings a new beauty, and with it a new sense of magic and awe.

Temple

  • Great Room - The main meeting space at Easton Mountain is called the Great Room.  Located on the upper level of the Lodge, it is a spacious, sunny, 60’ x 40′ room with a fireplace, hardwood floors, and large windows on 3 walls.
  • Dining Hall – Meals are generally served buffet-style in our Dining Room which can seat up to 30 people. Additional seating is available in the Sunroom, increasing occupancy to 70.
  • Spa Area - On the ground level of the Lodge, there is a Spa Area, which includes a hot tub with a beautiful view of the pond,  2 bathrooms, and a Lounge.
  • Outdoor Sauna - Our octagonal, wood-burning, freestanding sauna in the woods is usable year round. It can accommodate up to 20 people.
  • Temple - The Temple is an interfaith sanctuary, and is our newest building, constructed completely by volunteers. It is conveniently located near the Lodge, and is perfect for rituals, workshops, meditation, or meeting space. It sits adjacent to the pond and has lovely views of the water.

 

Loving More offers a round-trip shuttle from Albany airport or Albany train station for $45 as part of your registration or call 970-667-5683 or email LovingMore@lovemore.com if you need to book the shuttle separate or after you have registered.

Directions

Easton Mountain is located in the Hudson Valley approximately 30 miles North of Albany, New York and  conveniently located within a three-hour drive of Boston, New York City, and Montreal. See below for turn by turn directions.

To set up your GPS, use the following address: 391 Herrington Hill Road, Greenwich, NY 12834. If you have any questions call us at 1-800-553-8235 (toll free) or 518-692-8023

From BOSTON:

  • Take the Mass Pike (I-90) West into New York state and continue on I-90 West marked “NY Thruway-Albany”. You will need to collect another ticket at a toll booth in New York state.
  • Take exit B1, marked “Albany-Hudson”, where you will pay a toll. This is a continuation of I-90.
  • Continue about 12 miles to I-787, marked “Albany-Troy”. Stay to the right and exit onto I-787 North to Troy.
  • Take exit 9E onto state route 7E toward Troy.
  • Go over Hudson River bridge on state route 7E, moving toward left lane. Turn left at the 2nd traffic light onto state route 40N.
  • Travel 20.7 miles making sure to stay on 40N. Turn right onto Vly Summit Road. Clue: It’s the first right after a green sign with white lettering saying “North Easton”.
  • Travel 1.2 miles and make your second left onto Herrington Hill Road. Clue: there’s a sign for Willard Mountain.
  • Travel .7 miles on Herrington Hill Road, at which point it becomes a dirt road. Continue another 1.1 miles on Herrington Hill Road. Yes, it really is a road.
  • Make a left into driveway with the Easton Mountain sign – #391 on the mailbox. Come up the driveway, bearing to the left at the Y at the top of the hill. Follow the driveway down to the end, and come on in!

From NEW YORK:

  • Take the New York State Thruway (I-87) North to 787( exit 23) off of Thruway.
  • Continue about 5 miles north on I-787, then take exit 9E onto state route 7E toward Troy.
  • Go over Hudson River bridge on state route 7E, moving toward left lane. Turn left at the 2nd traffic light onto state route 40N.
  • Travel 20.7 miles making sure to stay on 40N. Turn right onto Vly Summit Road. Clue: It’s the first right after a green sign with white lettering saying “North Easton”.
  • Travel 1.2 miles and make your second left onto Herrington Hill Road. Clue: there’s a sign for Willard Mountain.
  • Travel .7 miles on Herrington Hill Road, at which point it becomes a dirt road. Continue another 1.1 miles on Herrington Hill Road. Yes, it really is a road.
  • Make a left into driveway with the Easton Mountain sign – #391 on the mailbox. Come up the driveway, bearing to the left at the Y at the top of the hill. Follow the driveway down to the end, and come on in!

From WEST:

  • Take I-90 East to Albany.
  • Exit onto I-787 North to Troy.
  • Take exit 9E onto state route 7E toward Troy.
  • Go over Hudson River bridge on state route 7E, moving toward left lane. Turn left at the 2nd traffic light onto state route 40N.
  • Travel 20.7 miles making sure to stay on 40N. Turn right onto Vly Summit Road. Clue: It’s the first right after a green sign with white lettering saying “North Easton”.
  • Travel 1.2 miles and make your second left onto Herrington Hill Road. Clue: there’s a sign for Willard Mountain.
  • Travel .7 miles on Herrington Hill Road, at which point it becomes a dirt road. Continue another 1.1 miles on Herrington Hill Road. Yes, it really is a road.
  • Make a left into driveway with the Easton Mountain sign – #391 on the mailbox. Come up the driveway, bearing to the left at the Y at the top of the hill. Follow the driveway down to the end, and come on in!

From NORTH:

  • Take I-87 south to Exit 15 (Route 50). Turn left at end of off-ramp and cross over highway.
  • Get into right lane, proceed a quarter-mile (0.4 Km), and turn right at 2nd light onto Weibel Ave, just before shopping centers. Clue: There’s a green sign with white lettering that says “Schyulerville 9″ and another sign that says “TO 29″.
  • Take Weibel Road about 1 mile (1.6 Km) to the end, and turn left at light onto Route 29 East. Stay on 29E for about 9 miles (14.5 Km) until you reach the intersection of Route 4 in Schuylerville. (NOTE: The sign will read “Route 4S/Route 29E”.)
  • Turn right onto Route 4/Route 29 and proceed a quarter-mile (0.4 Km). Then turn left again at the first light to stay on Route 29E.
  • Take Route 29E for about 3 more miles (4.8 Km), crossing the Hudson River and proceeding up a hill.
  • Shortly past the Washington County Fairgrounds (which will be on your left), you will see a lawn & farm equipment store on your left. Take your next right onto Route 40 South.
  • Take Route 40 South about 6 miles (9.7 Km). Then turn left onto Vly Summit Road. Clue: It’s the first left after a green sign with white lettering saying “North Easton”. Slow down and start looking once you see this sign, as the road sign for Vly Summit Road is partially hidden by a white house on the corner right before you turn.
  • Travel 1.2 miles (1.9 Km) and make your second left onto Herrington Hill Road. Clue: there’s a sign for Willard Mountain.
  • Travel .7 miles (1.1 Km) on Herrington Hill Road, at which point it becomes a dirt road. Continue another 1.1 miles(1.7 Km) on Herrington Hill Road. Yes, it really is a road.
  • Make a left into driveway with the Easton Mountain sign – #391 on the mailbox. Come up the driveway, bearing to the left at the Y at the top of the hill. Follow the driveway down to the end, and come on in!

From ALBANY:

  • Continue about 5 miles north on I-787, then take exit 9E onto state route 7E toward Troy.
  • Go over Hudson River bridge on state route 7E, moving toward left lane. Turn left at the 2nd traffic light onto state route 40N.
  • Travel 20.7 miles making sure to stay on 40N. Turn right onto Vly Summit Road. Clue: It’s the first right after a green sign with white lettering saying “North Easton”.
  • Travel 1.2 miles and make your second left onto Herrington Hill Road. Clue: there’s a sign for Willard Mountain.
  • Travel .7 miles on Herrington Hill Road, at which point it becomes a dirt road. Continue another 1.1 miles on Herrington Hill Road. Yes, it really is a road.
  • Make a left into driveway with the Easton Mountain sign – #391 on the mailbox. Come up the driveway, bearing to the left at the Y at the top of the hill. Follow the driveway down to the end, and come on in!