Since 1972 Still Point has been a place for Solitude, Silence, Spirituality, Diversity, Community,
living in harmony with the Earth, and open to all people.
Still Point Interfaith Retreat Center, located in upstate NY, just minutes from downtown Saratoga, is open during the year for private retreats, a day of quiet and prayer, group or staff retreats, youth retreats, business retreats and church groups. At this time we cannot accommodate overnight retreats for groups with more than 8 people. There are 4 fully winterized hermitages (cabins) nestled in the woods along with a large facility, The Welcoming House, for groups.
We offer space for individuals who want silence and solitude at an affordable price of $75 per day. All cabins have a small refrigerator, microwave oven, toaster oven, hot plate, coffee maker, hot pot and some utensils for meal preparation or cooking. N.B.The double cabin (1 & 2) and cabin 3 have some mustiness in the air and may be problematic for those with certain allergies. Our Cabins are closed from November to May.
We now offer 3 rooms in the Welcoming House during warmer weather for those who do not wish to walk to and from a cabin. There are 2 small rooms with a single bed and night stand and 1 room with a futon which pulls out to make the equivalent of a double bed. All 3 rooms have doors which connect to the larger eating and lounge area. These are available at $55 per night.
Take 24 hours from your busy schedule. Come to one of our cabins. Pray!
Be silent. “The quieter you become, the more you hear.”
"What are we here for, if not to manifest love? There’s really nothing else.”
Leah Penniman, from a 2019 interview, The Sun.
As we remember the anniversary of Rowena’s passing on June 17, 2019. We are so grateful for all those who were able to attend the celebration of her life on July 13, 2019, and for to everyone who helped make it possible. If you would like to view this memorial, by videographer, John Oakley, it is available on YouTube –
Rowena’s Life Celebration.
A note of thanks to so many generous friends of Still Point; members of the Kingfisher Sangha, women from Starr’s Retreat Days and members of the Transformation Circle and the Tuesday Gathering, along with many more.
We are so grateful for all those who were able to attend the Garage Sale Fundraiser in May 2021, to all you donated funds and to everyone who helped make it possible. Thanks also to Christine Kingery for our beautiful new Brochure.
Because of your loving support, this Sacred Space of Still Point Retreat Center made it through the pandemic. We’ve been able to pay the bills and recently, we opened the Cabins with the help of Louise Pinho, Mike Cuilla and Bill Day. We have even had a few small groups who were fully vaccinated at the Welcoming House.
We offer our heartfelt gratitude and prayers for continued blessings,
~~ Anne & Nicole ~~
As events change, we will get the word out. Safety is our biggest concern and love for all spiritual seekers in these uncertain times.
“All shall be well, All shall be well, and All matter of things shall be well.” ~Julian of Norwich
It is not 'forgive and forget' as if nothing wrong had ever happened, but 'forgive and go forward' building on the mistakes of the past and the energy generated by reconciliation to create a new future. ~ Alan Paton
Silence and aloneness can be at once overrated and yet undervalued! Coming to appreciate both silence and aloneness as well as the 'noise' of being with others requires a balancing of consciousness. Perhaps it is the shift from living in one's 'head' to living from one's heart that does it. Anyway the fruit of silence and solitude is a growth in compassion and forgiveness both of which come from the heart. May we take the time to cultivate living from one's heart through regular practice of silence and aloneness regardless of the length of time spent. It will help us to become who we are meant to be: images of Divinity! ~ Rowena Fay
I honor the place in you where the entire Universe resides. I honor the place of love, of light, of truth, of peace. I honor the place within you where if you are in that place in you, and I am in that place in me, there is only one of us ~ Ram Dass
Still Point Retreat Center is self-supporting and relies entirely on our program and retreat revenues plus the generosity of our supporters for our continued success.
Individuals seeking the Sacred and in need of time and space away from their busy life are important to Still Point. We welcome people from all walks of life and spiritualities. In a world where division and suspicion of differences are rampant, Still Point is a sacred space where unity-in-plurality is valued. Every part is essential to the whole.