Recreation & Local Experiences

If we’re being honest, most people who come to the Barn and Retreat Center and Boyds Mills aren’t looking for “things to do” per se.  They usually have a pretty intense focus: they’re on a personal retreat to meet a deadline, with a small group to work or spend time together, or with a large group at a workshop, meeting, or special retreat.

But there is beauty all around our property.  We’re tucked away in the scenic Upper Delaware River Valley, in the Pocono Mountains foothills. We’re surrounded by a 1,300-acre forest, situated just a stone’s throw from Calkins Creek.

Boyds Mills is just a short drive from Honesdale, PA, Narrowsburg, NY, Bethel, NY, and Calicoon, NY, and a couple of hours from both New York City and Philadelphia. Here you’ll find cabins nestled among the trees, a Lodge at the top of a small hill, and a beautifully restored modern Barn space at the center of it all.

There’s also plenty to experience locally within a short driving distance, including culinary and outdoor adventures.

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Immerse Yourself in Nature to Enhance Your Retreat

  • 2.5 miles of hiking trails on woodsy terrain over 1,300 acres
  • Country roads for a leisurely walk or run
  • Picnic tables on the main lawn and brookside

Games and Gathering Spaces

  • Basketball court
  • Cornhole and wiffle ball games
  • Stone patio with fireplace

Local Adventures

  • Historic downtown Honesdale, PA (birthplace of the American railroad)
  • Narrowsburg, NY (Rich in history and arts, along the Delaware River)
  • Calicoon, NY
  • Calkins Creamery and Beach Lake Bakery (minutes from the property)
  • Irving Cliff Hiking
  • Lake Wallenpaupack (boating and other lake activities)
  • Lacawac Sanctuary
  • Dorflinger-Sudan Wildlife Sanctuary and Glass Museum
  • Prompton State Park
  • Varden Conservation Area