The Adirondack MountainWriters' Retreat

Creative Writing Weekend Workshop
(Fiction/Memoir/Personal Essay)

Lunch, Friday, August 30 through lunch, Sunday, August 1, 2010

A Three-Day Workshop taught by Irene Sherlock

If you are not staying at the retreat site and are registering as a commuter for this retreat, you may be interested in finding a place to stay in Thurman or the surrounding area. (If you live farther away than thirty miles, this is the more cost-effective than daily driving and it will keep you close to all the extended activities of the event.)

Here are a few of the closest spots, along with some links to more information.


See our map for relative locations.
(Updated 12-09-07)

The Glen Lodge B&B

A few of the lovely Adirondack-themed rooms at The Glen Lodge may be available for those wishing to stay overnight during the event. Visit their website to see photos of rooms and check availability, or contact Doug and Aimee Azaert by calling 1-800-867-2335 or 518-494-4984. The Glen Lodge and Market is located on NYS Route 28, at its intersection with Glen-Athol Road, and has a view of the Hudson River. It is about ten minutes from Beaver Meadow Lodge. (See map.)

The Northwoods Lodge

Nestled right in Athol, at 188 Bear Pond Road, is the historic Northwoods Lodge, which has nicely refurbished motel units. One price ($59 per night per person) covers your room and breakfast. Hosts Jan and Joanna Kosz will make you feel most welcome in this hideaway whose main lodge was built in the 1940s by Bavarian immigrants, and whose log walls have echoed with the laughter of generations of square dancers. Call Jan at 518-668-0219 or email to reserve a room. Do it soon, as space is limited.

Country Road Lodge B&B

Steve and Sandi Parisi's Country Road Lodge is just that—a beautifully-appointed country getaway. Located at 115 Hickory Hill Road, Warrensburg (about fifteen minutes from Beaver Meadow Lodge, Country Road Lodge overlooks the Hudson River. Preview rooms and check availability at their website, or phone The Parisis at 518-623-2207. (See map.)

Daggett Lake Campsite

Will you be visiting in the Adirondacks with a motor home or RV and looking for a delightful wooded campsite to hole up during the retreat? Daggett Lake Campsite, located on Glen Athol Road, about five minutes from Beaver Meadow Lodge, has it's own pristine lake for your swimming, fishing and boating pleasure. There are also tent sites and even no-frills cabins, and a camp store for your convenience. Contact Pam Finnegan and Tom Near through their website or by phoning 518-623-2198. (See map.) Mention that you are a participant at Perky Granger's writing retreat.

Glen-Hudson Campsite

Looking for a quiet, laid-back RV experience? Glen-Hudson Campsite, perched on the bank of the Hudson River at 564 River Road in Thurman, is a great choice for you. Glen-Hudson caters mostly to seasonal campers, but proprietors Don and Arlene Ellis sometimes have a few sites available for quiet transients, and has a camp store on the grounds for the convenience of all. Call them to see (mention that you are a retreat participant): 518-623-9871. (See map)


Still looking? Visit the websites of  Warren County Tourism or the Chambers of Commerce in:
Warrensburg             Stony Creek            Chestertown            Johnsburg         Lake George
But don't delay. Our event falls in the peak of tourist season, so reservations are being made daily.

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