We will support your group and take care of everything your group needs to have a productive, inspired weekend down to the last detail. Housing, delectable family-style meals (prepared by our expert farm-to-table chef), and a tailored retreat program are just some of the services we offer. Learn more about our full array of amenities here.
I: Specialty Trainings and Workshops
The Uplands Center offers optimally flexible space to support practitioner trainings, leadership seminars and intensive experiential workshops.
Our flexible indoor and outdoor spaces are perfect for hands-on workshops, seminars, and practitioner trainings. We invite you to integrate your retreat schedule with some of our activities to ensure you meet your retreat goals while having a fun-filled, memorable experience.
The Uplands offers a host of services, amenities and accommodations to complement your retreat content. Here, you’ll find just some of what we have to offer to make your private retreat both successful and memorable.
Example Private Specialty Workshop
This retreat workshop centers around art as a means to access heights and depths of conscious awareness. Directed by a professional artist, the retreat invites people from all walks of life and experience to honor the universal truth that we are all creators — of your life, yourself, your relationship with others and your own well-being. Participants are encouraged to immerse themselves in nature for inspiration, and to use multiple mediums with unselfconscious abandon, from acrylic painting to watercolor to sketching.
What participants leave with:
Gentle coaching and guidance from the artist workshop leader to take your art to the next level, deepened connection with the creative heart of your work, and renewed inspiration from immersion in the company of fellow artists and Nature.
II: Corporate Retreats
The Uplands Center provides the ideal setting for corporations or private sector organizations seeking to re-examine and refine your organization’s mission, structure, and goals. Along with an extensive menu of indoor and outdoor activities, The Uplands offers spaces that encourage group collaboration, accommodate technology needs, and support organizational retreat goals such as strategic planning, team building, communications planning and professional trainings. Its amenity rich indoor venue is complemented by the stillness of the peaceful serenity of the sweeping farm and wilderness setting.
We’ll work with you to craft a group getaway that not only facilitates your goals, but that incorporates fun and relaxation– both of which are critical to team cohesion and success.
Balance your agenda with opportunities to play lawn games, hike, and enjoy our pool and sauna — your team will not only achieve its retreat goals, but return more productive, rejuvenated, and unified as a group.
We regularly host groups at the Uplands for:
professional trainings and skill-building
strategic planning and business development summits
corporate board retreats
teambuilding and plain, old fun!
Uplands is ideal for multi-day retreats; we can provide overnight accommodations with single and/or shared room options.
We create space for your group to focus on objectives, come together, and, ultimately, to drive real organizational change with tangible results. Ready to get started? Begin crafting the perfect team-building getaway right here.
III: Private Celebrations and Events
The Uplands Center provides an exquisite setting and gracious accommodations for weddings, reunions, and special gatherings worthy of remembrance.
The Uplands facilities include the main house, a charming renovated farmhouse, and two beautiful barns all overlooking rolling farmland and the majestic Catskill mountains.
Our multi-purpose room is perfect for yoga, meditation conferences, games, arts, crafts
WIFI-equipped conference spaces with meeting technology
Smaller spaces for breakout sessions
A lap pool, a sauna and a hot tub, and accompanying shower and changing facilities
Linens, towels, bathrobes
“The Uplands was the perfect place for our group!… The quiet natural setting and gracious indoor spaces made for a peaceful calm that really helped us focus, collaborate and listen. Everything was taken care of down to the last details. Not only did we come away with clear priorities and a strategic plan, but we also each came away feeling energized and rejuvenated.”
Private Retreat Participant
The Uplands has two large kitchens with multiple dishwashers, stainless steel appliances and all the cooking utensils you will need, as well as indoor and outdoor dining areas and a grill. For private retreats, we offer catering and a private chef (must be arranged in advance).
We have an abundance of level open fields perfect for any outdoor activities, including camping, picnics, games, team building and large tent events.
Outdoor gathering areas with a stone fireplace and outdoor fire pit.