THE NACL RETREAT CENTER
The NACL Theatre and adjacent Artist Residence is located in Highland Lake, NY, 2.5 hours from New York City in the southwestern Catskill Mountains. The theatre and residence are available to rent for long or short-term retreats. The natural environment inspires concentration and wonder, two key ingredients to finding creativity and openness in your work.
THE THEATRE/GATHERING SPACE
Once a Franciscan church, the historic building has been converted into an open space, with beautiful 36' x 72' wooden floors, lofty, arched, pressed tin ceilings, and all the amenities of a professional theatre. This space is perfect for rehearsals, meetings, workshops, and performances.
Located next door to the theatre, the 1920’s gambrel-style residence was once a summer resort hotel in the heyday of the Catskills vacation era. Newly renovated, NACL’s artistic and administrative home, boasts a large, fully-equipped kitchen, a common room, a wrap-around porch, outdoor eating areas, and 10 single and double occupancy bedrooms.
Across the street from the retreat center is Highland Lake, a spring-fed lake that is accessible to all who stay at NACL. There are also lovely walking and biking roads surrounding the retreat center, and a number of hiking paths and swimming holes that are accessible by car.
NACL is deeply committed to providing local and organic food to groups and individuals who stay at the retreat center. Willow Wisp Organic Farm is NACL Theatre’s partner farm and can provide organic produce at wholesale prices. If a group desires to hire a caterer or chef during its stay, this can be arranged.
NACL offers very reasonable rates for artists, groups, and individuals. Please call 845-557-0694 or email us for specific details and quotes.
YOGA RETREATS AT NACL
NACL is a perfect location for weekend yoga retreats. With Soul Rise Yoga, NACL has hosted several small group retreats with hands-on assists, beautiful organic food prepared by the in-house chef, and the revitalizing atmosphere of a classic borscht-belt boarding house located in the bucolic Catskill foothills.
NACL Theater is located in Highland Lake, NY, and is easily accessible by car or train from NY/CT/PA/NJ. Directions
Yoga instructors interested in organizing a retreat should call 845-557-0694 or email us for rates and information.
WEDDINGS AT NACL
BOOK THE NACL THEATRE AND RESIDENCE FOR YOUR WEDDINGFor Something a Little Theatrical and Funky...
NACL Theatre is a perfect alternative wedding location. A former Franciscan church, the theatre's vaulted tin ceiling provides a beautiful environment, with loads of space (60' x 35') and a gorgeous hard-wood floor. The theatre comes equipped with a sound system and lights.
NACL Theatre is a perfect venue for both wedding ceremony and reception, with options for local catering, and the direct sourcing of organic food and wedding flowers (from the artistic director's organic farm). We can even connect you with a fabulous wedding planner with in-depth knowledge of the facilities.
Best of all, guests can stay next door, in the artist residence, a classic 1920's Catskills boarding house (10 bedrooms with sinks), a big, bright, fully-equipped kitchen, and a wrap-around porch. The residence, formerly known as "Lakewood House", is a perfect location for members of the wedding party, family and friends. Call 845-557-0694 for prices and availability.
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