January 31, 2015

Where – Lifebridge Sanctuary

We’ll be gathering at the beautiful, secluded, eco-conscious Lifebridge Sanctuary in Woodstock, New York, where we’ll have the whole place to ourselves! There’s a beautiful sunlight-filled great room with a fireplace, a dining room and library, a roomy kitchen with fireplace, cozy gathering room with yet another fireplace, sleeping rooms filled with natural light – and on the grounds, three walking paths, a maze on the hillside above the lodge, a gazebo, an outdoor firepit, and breathtaking views all around. Lifebridge Sanctuary is about 20 minutes from the iconic Woodstock, NY.


Your registration includes a gorgeous room filled with sunlight. There are single rooms, doubles, triples, and a few for four or five to share. The Sanctuary is cozy and intimate, with a total capacity of 36, so spaces are limited. Register today.


333 Mountain Road
Rosendale, NY 12472

For more information about Lifebridge Sanctuary, visit their site here.

Are you looking to share a room, but don’t have a roommate?

If you want to share a room but don’t have a roommate to designate, don’t worry. Just reserve a double room and then send our registration concierge Phoebe Stout an email (phoebestout@hotmail.com), and we’ll match you with another woman who’s also looking for a roommate. We’ll take care of booking the two of you together.‎


1 hour and 45 minutes north of NYC
4 hours south west of Boston
30 Minutes West of Metro North / Amtrak Railway Station in Poughkeepsie, NY
Click here for Mapquest directions

Sanctuary map*note to driver: these directions are exact.
Click on the map for a larger, printable image.
Cross George Washington Bridge (upper level); take an immediate right onto the Palisades Parkway; continue several miles to the interchange of Exit 9 West to NYS Thruway 87/287, toward Albany. Follow all signs for 87N. After a drive of about 1 1/2 hour, take exit 18, New Paltz; after toll booth take first left at traffic light onto Route 299 toward New Paltz. Proceed through New Paltz and follow signs to 32 North. Turn right onto route 32 North and continue 7 miles toward Rosendale. Turn left onto 213 West immediately after the blue bridge. Proceed 2.5 miles out of town to Mossy Brook Road and turn left. Take the first immediate left after the bridge onto Mountain Road. Continue up and around for .8 of a mile and make a hard right into the driveway. Take the right fork in the driveway. Follow signs for the Sanctuary – 333 Mountain Road.

Take exit 19 from I-87 to 209 South. Proceed 10.5 miles, through Stone Ridge, then turn left at the 2nd light onto 213 East toward Rosendale. Go 2.5 miles though High Falls and turn right onto Mossy Brook Road. Take the first immediate left onto Mountain Road and up .8 of a mile. Make a hard right into the driveway. Take the right fork in the driveway.

NOTE: By far the easiest public transportation mode from NYC
Call Trailways, 800.858.8555, www.trailwaysny.com for information and departure times to Rosendale, NY. Bus ride from Port Authority Bus Terminal, New York City, to Rosendale takes less than 2 hours and round-trip fare is $40.60.
Buses leave NYC Port Authority Terminal at 41st Street and 8th Avenue, PURCHASE your ticket BEFORE going to the gate; you can purchase tickets at Pine Hill Trailways or a Greyhound kiosk in the South terminal. Make sure you arrive at the gate 20 minutes before departure time to ensure getting a seat.

LOCAL TAXI SERVICE: High Falls Taxi is available at Rosendale. Call ahead and they will pick you up at the bus stop in Rosendale. 845.626.9620.

METRO NORTH Train Service HUDSON LINE to 41 Main Street, at the Route 9 interchange Poughkeepsie NY, 12602 (73.5 miles to Grand Central Terminal) . Call Metro North, 212.532.4900, for information and train schedules, Poughkeepsie, NY. Train ride is about 1 ½ hours from New York City. At the Poughkeepsie station taxis are available to Lifebridge Sanctuary, Rosendale.
AMTRAK Call Amtrak, 800.872.7245, for information and train schedules to Poughkeepsie, NY. Train ride is about 1 ½ hours from New York City. Reservations are advised.
NOTE: Taxis to Rosendale are available at the Poughkeepsie station. Call Delroy Taxi: 845.452.1222. Cabs meet most trains. Some taxis will pick you up in Rosendale for your return trip – though they may require you to prepay for your return service. Call in advance for detailed information. There is a $2.00 shuttle bus with a limited schedule between Poughkeepsie train station and Rosendale Park and Ride – it takes about 45 minutes. You will need to coordinate your arrival with your group leader, the Park and Ride is 5 minutes from Lifebridge. Call in advance 888.827.8228 for shuttle schedule and fees. Ask for dispatch.

STEWART/NEWBURGH AIRPORT is 45 minutes south of the Sanctuary: Car service is available to Lifebridge Sanctuary from the airport. We recommend Visconti Limousine from Stewart 845.562.5671.
ALBANY INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT is 1 hour 30 minutes North of the Sanctuary: Click on the airport link for ground transportation information to the Sanctuary. We recommend a car rental although car service is available from the airport.
All NY Metropolitan area Airports connect to Port Authority Terminal via the NYC Airporter Busses. Go to the South Terminal, 8th Ave. bet 40 & 41st Streets, for Trailways Bus service to Rosendale.