Location & Accommodation
Photo Credit: Javier Sierra
Our Location & Accommodation
Hawk Circle is located in the foothills of the Catskill and Adirondack Mountains - the land of the Mohawk Tribe. Surrounded by rolling green hills, we are inspired by the same wilderness that inspired James Fenimore Cooper's, Leatherstocking Tales.
Council Rock, the meeting place of the Iroquois Confederacy, sits at the mouth of the Susquehanna River and Otsego Lake, also known as Glimmerglass - a place where one can slip back into time of the Native heritage that is so prominent in this area. At the same place, you can see the mysterious castle named Kingfisher Tower, "dedicated to the Lady of the Lake" that protrudes from the western shores. Here is where the legends of the Native Americans and the Arthurian Legends of the Celtic people merge; two cultures otherwise separated by the vast Atlantic Ocean.
We draw from the legends and lore of the Native Americans and Celtic people, as they were both so powerfully connected to the natural world. Through their rich heritages, we are inspired to re-connect people to the magic, beauty and power of nature.
Hawk Circle is a vast wilderness, located on 200 acres with many diverse plants, trees and wildlife on the outskirts of the village of Cherry Valley. We're only 15 minutes from Cooperstown and Otsego Lake, and several New York State Historical Museums. While many people come to this area for the Baseball Hall of Fame, others visit in appreciation of the beautiful and serene wilderness, farms, and country B&B's.
In the other direction is the historic town of Sharon Springs, once an old spa town with sulphur baths and now revitalized with quaint shops and Inns, and home to the famous Beekman 1802 Mercantile.
We are located just an hour and 20 minutes from the Albany airport and train station. For GPS, please use 219 Hawk Circle Lane, Cherry Valley, NY . 13320.
We have beautiful, hand-crafted, timber frame cabins located just on the edge of our forest, that provide a dry and safe place for our program participants to sleep. Each cabin sleeps five, with one single bed and four bunk beds. Cabins are quaint and homey and uniquely designed.
Our single cabin is a cozy, timber frame cabin. It contains a bed with a comfortable mattress and plenty of space to sit and write. It is conveniently located near all the other cabins, as well as Eagle House.
We have a second cabin that is located just down the hill from the rest of the cabins, through the maple grove and is tucked in amongst the honeysuckle bushes. It sleeps two and is conveniently located just down the trail from Eagle House.
Please note: In keeping with the tradition of hermitages and pilgrim sites, our cabins are simple, but comfortable places to retreat. They have no electricity, so ensure a restful night sleep and healing without the disturbance of electricity. They are also not heated. During the shoulder seasons, temperatures can dip into the 30's and 40's at night. We provide super cozy bedding with down comforters and wool blankets to ensure a warm night's sleep.
Eagle House is our brand new indoor space where visitors meet for breakfast, yoga, meditation and retreat activities. Lovely, westerly views of the valley can be enjoyed as you meditate or take time for a relaxing mug of herbal tea. Built with hand-cut timber beams and natural clay harvested from our own land, Eagle House is a sacred space that we're sure you'll enjoy.
The Farmhouse is the original house built in the early 1900's. It houses our staff and apprentices during certain times of the year as well as our commercial kitchen where most meals are prepared. It's an old house that is reaching its final days, but is still serving us well. However, will sadly be replaced by a new mountain lodge in the near future.
Down the hill from Eagle House and across the way from the Farmhouse, our charming, rustic eating deck is where dinner is shared, family-style.
We prepare healthy meals that vary with the seasons as well as the type of retreat you're attending. Lots of vegetables, herbs and fruit, as well as fermented foods and drinks. We offer several, self-serve breakfast options --our own organic eggs, baked goods, fruit and vegetable smoothies and healthy grains and nuts. Both lunch and dinner are shared meals, family-style.
We accommodate most allergies and food sensitivities.
Enjoy perusing our Forest Perfumery and Herbiary, onsite store
While here, you are welcome to peruse our Forest Perfumery and Herbiary. We make herbal products, jams and jellies, maple syrup, bath salts and healing salves using both cultivated and wild grown plants from our land. Often times, you'll find wooden spoons and necklaces for sale, hand-carved by some of our very talented timber frame apprentices and staff. Hawk Circle treasures for you to take home with you!
Strawberry & Elder Flower Cordial
Noccino, an Italian Liqueur made with black walnuts
Our Tree Salves and Forest Bath Salts
Strawberry & Tarragon Vinegar