Modern, Luxury Geo-Dome with Heat/AC on Private Wilderness Reserve in the Gunks
Immerse Yourself in Rustic Luxury - Unplug and Relax. Peaceful geo-dome situated along ravine with access to waterfalls and trails.
Come escape to one of our Modern Geo-Domes located up on the Shawangunk Ridge in Gardiner, NY. This cozy 4 season dome (HEAT + AC) is a part of The Awosting Club, which is a private wilderness reserve. Unplug, relax, unwind.
Nestled in native blueberry bushes, high above a beautiful ravine and surrounded by pine trees. This Geo-Dome overlooks the Palmaghatt Kill Stream from its wide windows and beautiful deck. Equipped with a log queen bed, skylight above, super soft linens, cozy blankets, and a down comforter in the winter months. Included are towels, a mini fridge, bluetooth speaker, lantern, umbrellas, a mini library of books and water jug 1 gallon for drinking. If you are coming as a family, one additional children's mattress on the floor may be added.
Outside of your Geo-Dome you will find an amazing private fire pit and hammock. Firewood bundles are available for purchase for $10 or you may bring your own. In addition, each site has an outhouse, which is thoroughly cleaned after each guest. A bit rustic, but there is no odor! May - October you will have access to the outdoor shower located on the back of the outhouse. Showers are solar heated and at times may be cold. Currently there are no privacy curtains so please plan to bring a bathing suit for showering. Organic, biodegradable soap is provided.
Geo-Domes are a short 1 - 3 minute walk from parking. Please dress accordingly in winter months. You will be greeted by our Host at the gate for check-in and guided to your site. Guest waivers to be completed at check-in. Our Geo-Domes are dog friendly and require a $75 pet fee. One dog maximum. No cats allowed. You will have cellular service!
There are miles of private trails for hiking with an amazing private waterfall as one of your destinations! We are adjacent to Minnewaska State Park and Mohonk Preserve (both a 20 minute drive to park entrance) which offer mountain biking, rock climbing, hiking, kayaking, rock scrambling, views of the Catskills and more! Just 20 minutes outside of the colorful and active town of New Paltz, NY with many options for dinning, shopping, and entertainment.
We are happy to connect you with a local massage therapist or tour guide. Send us a message for more info on how to make your stay more relaxing and fun! Nature is calling!
**History of The Awosting Club**
In the mid 1950's John Atwater Bradley, then a graduate student, attended a conference in Cragsmoor, the site of a celebrated art colony not far from what is now the Awosting Reserve and The Awosting Club. The next morning at dawn, he went out for an exploratory hike and did not return until long after dark. Bradley hiked through evergreen and hardwood forests, along bubbling streams, roaring waterfalls and shimmering mountain lakes. He discovered an incredible wilderness like none he'd ever seen, populated by whitetail deer, black bear, fox, raccoons, bobcat and coyote as well as a natural aviary of hawks, peregrine falcons, owls, eagles and pileated woodpeckers. That day he fell in love with the Shawangunk Ridge.
The Bradley family still lives on the property, and after 50 years of sharing the property with educational organizations, schools, artists, writers, explorers, camps, family and friends, are excited to invite others to fall in love with the Shawangunk Ridge as John Bradley had over 70 years ago. Bradley's daughter, Camilla, and her family are keeping the Awosting traditions alive by sprucing up the camp buildings and platforms while maintaining the trails that have been used for decades for outdoor adventures: from sleeping to eating to playing to communing with nature in all her glory.
This Wildernest is named after Abercrombie, one of 2 baby leopards that John Atwater Bradley, the Club's Founder, imported into the US for the work he was doing with the Bronx Zoo. Bradley kept the male cat and named him Abercrombie (After Abercrombie and Fitch) and was known to walked 'Abby' on a leash in NYC, as well as on hikes to Awosting Lake, where he lived prior to buying the Awosting Reserve. Abby made his way to the Bronx Zoo to join his sister after he spraying Bradley's apartment on East 93rd, leaving such a stink it was almost impossible to live in, let alone sell, lest it be for his wife baking a very potent bread in the kitchen to overcome the cat stench. The apartment did sell...eventually.