FAQs

What is the best way to get to the Barn and Retreat Center at Boyds Mills?

We’re located only 2 ½ hours from New York City and Philadelphia by car.  We are approximately 45 minutes from the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport, which is served by all major airlines. Complimentary airport shuttle service is available.  There are also bus stations in both Honesdale, PA and Scranton, PA with complimentary shuttle service available.  Get more details here.

What are the accommodations like?


We provide comfortable and fully-furnished lodging with linens included.  See complete details here.

Do I need to bring food?

All meals and snacks are included in your stay.  Our meals are chef-made, farm-fresh and local inspired.  Learn more here.  You may bring snacks or food to enjoy in your room only if you wish, but that is not required.

What if I have special dietary restrictions?


Our chef will be happy to work with you. Let us know when you plan your stay, and we’ll make sure your dietary needs are met.

How should I dress?

Your dress code will likely depend on the reason you’re coming, but in general, our center is comfortable and casual. Remember that we are in the mountains! In spring and fall, days and nights can be chilly.

Should I bring toiletries or supplies?

Basic toiletries like shampoo, soap, and paper products are included in each room.  We also have umbrellas, sunscreen,  and bug spray available in case you need them.  If you have specific needs in these areas, please be bring them.  There are grocery and drugstores nearby, but only accessible by car.

Does the property have wireless internet access?
 Will I be able to use my laptop around the center?

WiFi is available throughout the property.  Please be aware that we’re in the middle of the woods and bandwidth can be limited, so be kind to your neighbors and minimize streaming especially at peak work times.  Work and common spaces also have abundant electrical outlets, and we have a printer on site if you need it.

Is there audio/visual equipment available?

Yes!  We have the following for your use as needed.  If you have a specific need for any of these items, please alert us ahead of time so we can make sure they’re available in the space you need.

  • Flip charts with post-it notes
  • Easel
  • Notepads and pens
  • TV (no cable)
  • DVD player
  • Microphone: wireless lapel and handheld (only available in the Great Room)
  • Podium
  • Wireless internet
  • Speaker phone