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Wiawaka Center for Women

A retreat center dedicated to enriching the lives of women
3778 State Route 9L Lake George, NY 12845 |
Exterior of the Fuller HousePlan a relaxing and enriching vacation at Wiawaka Center for Women.
women dancing on boat dock with steamboat traveling byWiawaka offers special retreats and programs to inspire and celebrate the growth of women.
two chairs near a table in a houseThis is the oldest continuously operating women’s retreat center in the country.
side of a dark brown lodging buildingOpen seasonally, Wiawaka features five buildings that can house up to 54 people.
bedroom with a bed and dark brown floorsChoose from quaint Victorian cottages, an Adirondack style lodge, and more accommodations.
Tea and cookies on a table clothHealthy and delicious meals are served in the Fuller Dining Room.
five women seated at a table in a porchA vacation or retreat at Wiawaka is a fun and memorable experience.
large group of women holding up paintings inside a houseSign up for one of their upcoming workshops.
women seated outdoors under tent watching a presenterLearn something new at one of their lectures - hosted throughout summer.
woman painting outdoorsAn art workshop is a great opportunity to unleash your creativity.
stairs leading down to a boat dock and lakeGuests can enjoy access to Wiawaka's beach and lakeside dock.
women floating on tubes by a boat dockRelax on the beautiful waters of Lake George.
women doing yoga on a boat dockJoin an energizing yoga class on the dock.
sign for wiawaka on a brown buildingThe House of Trix is their program facility.
a stone labyrinth on a grassy lawn with trees out backGo for a relaxing walk through the on-site labyrinth.


Renewal and enrichment await you at Wiawaka Center for Women. Wiawaka is a vacation and retreat center that offers women an affordable, all-inclusive stay on Lake George, retreats, special programs, and more. Season and day passes are available.

Take a Break & Escape to Lake George at Wiawaka

Located in Lake George, NY, Wiawaka Center for Women is a 501(c)3 charitable organization dedicated to enriching the lives of women through unique and relevant programming at a natural and peaceful setting. Recognized as the oldest continuously operating women’s retreat center in the country, Wiawaka welcomes women who would like to stay in Lake George and become refreshed and renewed.

During their season (typically from mid-June to end of August/Labor Day), the organization offers day visits, overnight accommodations, special events, workshops, retreats, and programs. In their “shoulder” season, they host weddings, family reunions, and private retreats. Full details about upcoming retreats and programs are available on their website.

Learn About Their Top-Notch Accommodations

A stay at Wiawaka is a respite from the hectic pace of life. The property features five buildings that can house up to 54 people, including quaint Victorian cottages and an impressive Adirondack style lodge. The rooms have either one or two twin beds, a fan, and all houses have shared bathrooms & common areas, along with other amenities (linens and towels provided, no phones or TVs).

Your overnight fee includes dinner on the day of your arrival through breakfast on the day of your departure. You are welcome to dine at Wiawaka before check-in or after check-out for an additional charge.

Guests can enjoy the following and more at Wiawaka:

  • The historic buildings and beautiful grounds featuring gardens, hiking trails, a labyrinth, and breathtaking views of Lake George
  • Use of the beach and lakeside dock
  • Workshops and activities offered during your stay, including yoga, writing workshops, historical lectures, musical performances, and other programs
  • The ability to walk into the village of Lake George (1 mile)
  • All buildings offer lake views and generous screened-in porches with plenty of rocking chairs - perfect for your morning coffee and reading

Wiawaka strives to keep their rates affordable, but financial assistance for women in need is available. Donations are also accepted.

Explore everything Wiawaka has to offer on their website, and contact them to plan your stay!

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