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Directions

We are located off of Rt. 52 in Pine Bush, NY at 184 Quannacut Road.
If you would like to visit our retreat center, call or email to request an appointment.
Please note that visitors are not allowed when a retreat is in session.


By Car

From New York City

We are about ninety miles northwest of Manhattan.
Take the NY Thruway (Rt. 87) north; there are a couple of ways to get there:

  • Cross the GW Bridge and take the Palisades Parkway north, OR
  • Directly take the NY Thruway north from the Triboro Bridge.

From the NY Thruway (Rt. 87):

  • Exit the NY Thruway at Exit 16 (NOT Exit 15 or 15A) .
  • From Exit 16 take Route 17 toward Harriman (Middletown).
  • Continue approximately 20 miles to Exit 119 for Pine Bush.
  • From Exit 119 take Rt. 302 north for approximately 15 miles.
  • Turn left at Rt. 52 and follow local directions below.

From Connecticut

  • Take Rt. 84 west over the Hudson River.
  • Stay on Rt. 84 to Exit 4W (Middletown / Rt. 17).
  • Take Rt. 17 west to Exit 119 for Pine Bush.
  • From Exit 119 take Rt. 302 north for approximately 15 miles.
  • Turn left at Rt. 52 and follow local directions below.

From Ellenville and Points West

  • Take Rt. 209 south to Rt. 52 east.
  • Continue through Cragsmoor and Walker Valley.
  • Quannacut Road is 4.8 miles past Cragsmoor Road.
  • There is a traffic light at Quannacut Road.
  • Turn right onto Quannacut Road and follow local directions below.

From New Paltz and Points North

  • Take Rt. 299 north to Rt. 7 south.
  • Turn right at Rt. 52 and follow local directions below.

From Newburgh and Points East

  • Take Rt. 52 west into Pine Bush.
  • Continue through the downtown area to corner of Rt. 302.
  • Continue on Rt. 52 and follow local directions below.

From Middletown and Points South

  • Take Rt. 17 west to Exit 119 for Pine Bush.
  • From Exit 119 take Rt. 302 north for approximately 15 miles.
  • Turn left at Rt. 52 and follow local directions below.

Local Directions in Pine Bush

  • Take Rt. 52 west from the corner of Rt. 302.
  • Continue west on Rt. 52 for 2.5 miles.
  • Second traffic light after Rt. 302 is Quannacut Road.
  • Turn right onto Quannacut Road continue 8/10 mile.
  • Two stone pillars mark the entrance to DDRC.
  • First house on the right is the Reception Hall.
  • Turn right into the driveway, then turn left past the staff parking area.
  • Park in the large visitor’s parking lot.

DDRC local map

Taxi Information

If you are coming to us by train or bus, your destination station is Middletown, New York. Middletown is about thirty minutes from our retreat center by taxi, fare is approximately $35-$45. Some local taxi companies are:

Orange County Taxi (845) 343-5555 or (845)-344-3122
B&D Taxi (845) 778-7143 or (845) 744-8805
Catskill Cab (845) 888-0535
Checker Cab (845) 343-3333
Middletown Taxi (845) 343-5555

 

In case the driver is not familiar with our center, you can tell them these directions:

  • Take Rt. 52 west from the corner of Rt. 302.
  • Continue west on Rt. 52 for 2.5 miles.
  • Second traffic light after Rt. 302 is Quannacut Road.
  • Turn right onto Quannacut Road continue 8/10 mile.
  • Two stone pillars mark the entrance to DDRC.
  • First house on the right is the Reception Hall.
  • Turn right into the driveway and pull up to the stone steps at the main entrance.

By Air & Train or Taxi

Stewart International Airport – SWF
845-838-8200
This airport in Newburgh, NY is closest one to us, about twenty minutes away by taxi.

Newark Liberty International Airport – EWR
973-961-6000
In Newark, New Jersey, about two and a half hours from our center.
From there you can take the Airtrain, to Middletown, NY.
From Middletown, NY train station you would take a taxi to our center.

JFK International Airport – JFK
718-244-4444
In Queens, NY, about two and a half hours from our center.

LaGuardia International Airport – LGA
718-533-3400
In Queens, NY, about two and a half hours from our center.


Reaching Us from JFK or LaGuardia

If you are flying into a New York City airport:


By Train & Taxi

You can check the schedule of train services from the website of New Jersey Transit (973-275-5555).

The destination station is Middletown, New York.

Coming from New York City, you would board this train at New York Penn Station, and you would need to change trains at Secaucus Junction.

The trip takes about an hour and ten minutes.

The Middletown train station is about thirty minutes from our retreat center by taxi.


By Bus & Taxi

You can check the schedule of bus services from the website of Short Line Bus (845-610-2600).

The destination station is Middletown, New York.

The Middletown bus station is about thirty minutes from our retreat center by taxi.


Taking the AirTrain to DDRC

If you are flying into Newark Liberty International Airport in Newark, NJ, from there you can take the AirTrain, to Middletown, NY (973-961-6000).

diagram of train route from Newark Liberty airport to DDRC

  • At Newark Liberty International Airport, follow the signs to the AirTrain.
  • Before boarding the AirTrain, purchase your ticket at a NJ Transit ticket vending machine:
    • Select the NJT rail ticket option.
    • Enter the station identification number for Middletown, NY (not NJ)
    • The cost of the ticket is approximately $25.00.
    • IMPORTANT: This one ticket is used for the AirTrain and all other trains on your journey.
  • Board the AirTrain and exit at Newark International Airport train station.
  • At Newark International Airport train station, board the next available train heading to NY-Penn station.
  • NOTE: You are not going all the way to NY-Penn station. Exit the train at Secaucus Junction (2nd Stop).
  • At Secaucus Junction, transfer to the Main/Bergen/Port Jervis Line. This train will take you to Middletown NY train station.
  • From Middletown train station take a taxi to our center.