AOS R&R is a Residency & Retreat Center in the Shawangunk Mountains, 2 hours north of NYC. The property features 20 acres of forest adjacent to Minnewaska State Park. The center offers opportunities for artists, wellness practitioners and outdoor enthusiasts to rent uninhibited space to pursue their creative endeavors away from the distractions of city life.
With a crew of family and friends, we transformed an old excavation and paving company site into a residency and retreat center. Our place is hand built and community constructed. Facilities include two large dance studios, communal kitchen with dining area, spacious bath house with four toilets & four showers, two private guest rooms, three yurts, two canvas bell tents & two A frame cabins.
We work in partnership with Arts On Site NYC to provide artists with a one or two week residency to develop new works. We built our retreat center to serve a community of artists, art enthusiasts and anyone who shares the creative spirit.
Live in the round
Stay in a yurt or canvas bell tent. Accommodations at our center include a series of round structures that provide a unique opportunity for guests to enjoy circular living. We aspire to cultivate creative spaces and believe that living in the round eliminates negative space and facilitates collaboration.
Connect with nature
With Minnewaska State Park in our backyard, there's an abundance of beautiful nature hikes that include waterfalls, swimming holes, scrub pine forests, high mountain lakes, and exposed rock formations.
WHAT OUR GUESTS ARE SAYING
"One of my main take-aways is the value of clean, calm space. The room it made in my brain for new possibility was profound and the realization that I was going to leave after four days was at once heartbreaking and inspiring to bring that element to my daily life. I learned a great lesson in making time and space for beauty (art, life, the belief in hope for the world). It soothes just to think of it. Thank you for that."