News and Updates

Upcoming Programs, please check the Programs page.

Click here to download the 2020 Newsletter (PDF).

The hard copy newsletter is mailed once a year, and email  'flashes' 3 times a year.

Please contact us at and put the word 'email' in the subject title--- so you can be added to our email communications. Please send us your postal address so you can receive our newsletter. (1184  Route 11 Craryville NY 12521)

ONGOING EVENTS AT THE HOLLOW (open to the public)

  • DAILY MEDITATIONS - 9 am  (weekdays)
  • THEOSOPICAL STUDY GROUP/DISCUSSION Thursdays at 7:00pm    info: 518-325-3583
  • THERAPEUTIC TOUCH Treatments - call Carolyn Wheeler RN, 518-325-3583

Come discover the Four Seasons at the Hollow, each season has a unique beauty and energy. We are open year 'round.

PRIVATE RETREATS at our retreat center

Come to the richly nurturing, creative surroundings of Pumpkin Hollow Retreat Center with your friend, group, family or personal project or pondering. Stay with us and access the healing and creative energies encapsulated in the beautiful 130 acres of pristine woodland, flowing waters and falls. Utilize the atmosphere of our beautiful octagonal Meditation Center by the waterfalls and the solitude and seclusion of the Healer's Sanctuary, set deeper in to the woods, overlooking the glorious gorge. Stroll meditatively or enjoy the groomed trails for fellowship and conversation.

A variety of accomodations are available for your stay. House together or separately in small rustic, more modern and larger group cabins, tentsites, or bedrooms in the farmhouse. Enjoy our warm welcome into the community farmhouse- living room, library, dining room and kitchen. Both privacy and fellowship are available and your personal or group's needs are always important to our staff.

Helping Hearts and Hands at the Hollow

The heartbeat at the Hollow is strong, the energy alive and the spaces warm and welcoming thanks to the generous giving of time, loving work, money and intention througout the seasons.

It is wonderful to welcome home Hollowers of years past and new faces. Much fun has been had in the kitchen and on projects on the grounds and buildings. Many cabins as well as the main house and staff house have received refreshing upgrades and renovations thanks to hearts and hands who've given generously with the Hollow in mind.

There's always plenty left to do and the call goes out to you to come give from your heart and be filled with the joy and satisfaction that comes from being part of keeping such a beautiful place as Pumpkin Hollow alive and well for the benefit of all. Please join us for one or more of the work weekends or anytime there are programs -giving a helping handd here at the Hollow. Do consider a week, month or even the season of being a volunteer here!

Living and working here at the Hollow is a very fulfilling adventure. The more hearts and hands the merrier as the heart of the Hollow swells and shares it's magic with all who come to visit.

The "Adopt-A" program has been alive and well! We've seen 2 cabins benefit hugely by some of our dear friends' specified monetary gifts toward them. We've seen windows, curtains, floors, beds and decor, furniture and a station wagon arrive out of generous hearts. Remember too that the "adopt-a" program can be applied to your paying special attention to some space of the Hollow's grounds and gardens with your physical and/or monetary support. Thank you all from the Heart of the Hollow.

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