Find Your Clarity
Clearing Farm is a creative estate located only 90 minutes from New York City. It’s the ideal Upstate, NY location for retreats, filming, creative off-sites and weddings. The Clearing Farm property extends for over 60 acres and has some of the most breathtaking and one-of-a-kind land features of any property in New York state, including over 2.5 miles of private trails, riverfront views, an active farm, historical architecture, and effortless proximity to national parks, lakes and New York’s best small towns.
Clearing Farm retreats can be customized for multiple purposes. The land offers complete privacy and serenity for contemplative and healing retreats, or it can become a bustling center for outdoor adventure, or simply a pastoral backdrop for a special gathering. Our retreat clients range from companies looking for a spot to get out of Manhattan and Brooklyn for executive offsites, to online communities looking for a memorable way to come together in-real-life, to yogi’s hosting weekend seminars, to healing retreats and, of course, weddings.
Exclusive access to the grounds are available from May to January and all retreats come with a customized experience package designed just for you group.
- 2.5 miles of private hiking trails
- 50+ yards of cascading waterfalls
- 5 minute walk to a pristine river and 5 minute drive to a lake for boating and fishing.
- Various terrain types: meadows, open fields, wooded land, mountain views, and gardens.
Architectural and interior design are paramount to the Clearing Farm experience. The structures that make up our environment encompass a range of design styles from farmhouse to cabin but all are unified in their durable craftsmanship and premium aesthetic.
Food & Drink
At Clearing Farm, we have a variety of cuisine options for economy, luxury and ultra-lux budgets. For us dinning is an experience and we prepare epicurean feasts that are as memorable in the presentation as they are in taste.
Our approach is always to use locally grown ingredients, often from our own farm and incorporate seasonality into our food and drink design. For all retreats, we’ll work with you to create a custom food schedule based on your budget.
Activities & Experiences
Clearing Farm has 2.5 miles of private hiking trails available to retreat guests. The property also borders some of the best hiking Upstate, NY has to offer with various trails walking distance from the property or just a quick drive. For more on hiking on the area, check out our upstate/Catskills hiking guide here.
In the summer months arrange for a river ride down the Deleware River. Depending on start location, trips can last only a few hours or all day.
You can find class II and easy class III kayaking just a five minute drive from Clearing Farm. For release schedules and other information on how to kayak in the area visit the americanwhitewater.org guide to the area.
Some of the best fly fishing in New York state is right in your backyard when you’re staying at Clearing Farm. If you’re new, or just need some extra tips, we can arrange for fly fishing lessons during your retreat.
Arrange for a group wilderness lesson on surviving in the great outdoors. Learn about starting fires, building temporary shelters, animal tracking and other wilderness survival techniques. Booked for a full-day or half-day excursion.
Movie in the Woods
Enjoy a film under a starry sky in the forrest with your group.