Nature's Gate Retreat

      a thriving arts community

             Cossayuna, NY

Set in the rolling hills of Washington County, this 80 acre retreat center is centrally located between Saratoga Springs, NY and Manchester, Vermont.  Come to renew, be inspired and create amidst lovely ponds, spacious lawns and well maintained forest trails.  Individual or group retreats with Intuitive counseling and healing services available upon request.  

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Our Mission

Nature’s Gate is a healing and creative arts retreat center for children and adults focused on personal empowerment and freedom. Our mission is to create a thriving arts community

and a model land stewardship through conscious co-creation with the spiritual realms that enliven the land and community.

Most of the events that Elandara has are held at her home and retreat center, Nature's Gate. We are in the process of forming a non-profit Land Trust and have created a new website specifically for Nature's Gate Retreat. Below is the background on how this adventure began....

Elandara purchased Nature's Gate in the late summer of 2015. She relocated  from Connecticut after receiving clear visions of Greenwich, New York and the countryside. Born in the wide open countryside of rural Montana, she never truly felt she was home in an urban setting. While she lived by the familiar saying "Home is where the heart is,"  Elandara feels that this new home has been waiting a long time for her to be its new divine steward. She welcomes you to visit and feel the peace, beauty and sacred space this land offers.


This stunnng 80 acre farm is a perfect place for visiting for a day, a weekend or a customized retreat.

Elandara welcomes spiritual seekers, artists, writers, photographers and those looking for quiet and nurturing and inspiring support.

The house has ample room for small group workshops with flexible accommodations for overnight staycations.

Optional Spa Services can be arranged in advance to enrich your experience. 


Additional outdoor camping options abound April - October. Whether it is a private location in the woods, large campground area with firepit for larger groups or our for up to 6  in our new custom painted  22' diameter Sioux design tipi. 



Inquire as to room rates and work exchange options. The gardens and property are in the process of being re-created and  skilled / knowledgable help is welcome!

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