If you would like to know the written comments we receive, we’ve chosen a few that are most reflective of what we hear from our guests.
“Natural peace, with total comfort and stress free maximization. Bed was sooo comfy! Well appointed yurt. 🙂 Beautiful surroundings. Labyrinth. On a scale of 1-10 (10 being perfect) 9.99999999999.”
“The yurt was so lovely. It had everything i needed, and the lights inside were warm and perfect (plenty of good reading places!). And of course the outside deck was wonderful–such tall trees out there, and so many birds! The labyrinth was a great way to do walking meditation, and the trails were beautiful.”
“We loved the yurt and all the amenities. much more than we were expecting. Everything worked great (appliances, shower, heater). The Harmony Hill property is beautiful too. We enjoyed our hike and taking time to be closer to nature and so quiet. Great escape and place to reconnect with the things that matter. :)”
–Paul & Jan D.
“We always love the serenity of the hill, the special connection we take away, and the love of the symphony of birds every day.”
–Shirley & Willie L.
“Lush green forests, gentle sunsets lulling you to sleep, kind hearts and warm smiles. A new sweet home away from home. Chris has created the perfect oasis to refresh your spirit and your mind.”
“[We liked] absolutely everything! We had the time of our lives staying in our yurt, making a fire, grilling and enjoying the trails together. Best honeymoon every! You have earned lifetime customers:)”.
—Jess & Nick S.
“We loved being in nature and UNPLUGGED. This is all the great things about camping, but done in style–no back breaking work and just relaxation. We’re already planning our next trip – longer next time.”
–Ed & Michelle G.
“I enjoyed having all the conveniences of home…while being smack dab in the silence and stillness…of nature. I appreciated the wee-kept trails and the beautiful labyrinth. I also appreciated the warm welcome of my gracious host Chris! Thank you.”
“[We liked] absolutely everything…to the morning time, to the afternoon hiking, to the evening watching the sunset, to listening to nature while watching our (camp)fire. Thank you for creating a lovely, peaceful, relaxing atmosphere for my husband and I to become us together again without the reality of life.”
–Whitney & Michael B.
“We loved the peacefulness, the property is gorgeous and the labyrinth beautiful. Thank you for giving us the opportunity to experience glamping at its best. We will definitely be back.”
–Carmen & Claudia
“We had a wonderful time! The yurt was beautiful, clean, and perfect for our weekend getaway in nature. We can’t wait to come back. Thank you for a fantastic experience!”
–Jack & Alysha
“It’s difficult to adequately express the 2-night stay I had. I would definitely call it an experience where your senses are heightened as well as your awareness because there are no distractions to take your attention away from just being in Nature. Chris has thought of everything down to the smallest detail…. The area is incredibly beautiful…. It was the perfect mini getaway for me to break my routine.”
“[The chalet cabin] was very private. Chris was beyond an extraordinary host. We felt cozy outside of our ‘normal habitat’. It was definitely a unique experience.”
–Maggie and Mithzi
“Loved the yurt. Enjoyed seeing the stars in the field by the labyrinth – what a sight. It is a beautiful location and close to many places to sight see. Chris was very welcoming to us and cared that everything was set for our stay. The yurt was exactly like the photos and even more impressive when init. This is a lovely place to relax. Thank you!”
–Beth & Ed G.
“[We liked] the peace and quiet, serenity and comfort we enjoyed during our stay. We got back in touch with each other, which was something we needed but couldn’t do in our hectic daily lives. Thank you!! Perfect weather, good sleeping, nice hot shower–a great 3 days!”
–George & Brenda M.
“The stay was absolutely wonderful. It was everything and more than expected. Chris is an exceptional host. ….I rarely leave work behind. This was probably the most relaxed vacation I have had in 10 years.”
“[we liked] everything! the beautiful labyrinth, whimsical meditation area, incredible kindness of chris, and of course the overall peacefulness of sleeping among the trees. we just wish we could come more often.”
“Our first stay in a yurt was an absolute blast and definitely will not be our last thanks to Chris and the wonderful Harmony Hill Retreat! The yurt was cozy and comfortable- stocked with all the amenities we could have needed for a great stay- and the area was gorgeous. I highly recommend this trip for anyone looking to relax, unwind and get in touch with nature without getting their hands too dirty! ”
“This was a great escape that was peaceful, accommodating and allowed us to connect with nature. Everything was absolutely wonderful. The trails were great and well laid out. The labyrinth is gorgeous and stargazing in the field was phenomenal!”
Myles and Nicole B.
“[We liked] the private, quiet, secluded. Chris made it feel like she was available anytime and happy to have us.”
–Tom and Anne P
“The cabin was perfect – exactly the simplicity my soul needed. Returning to the real world will be difficult – but I will carry a bit of inner peace that I gained here.”
“[We liked] everything! from the well equipped kitchen to the thoughtful campfire supplies –perfection ….. i thought the Trip Advisor reviews were too good to be true. Take it from me — i travel all the time. the reviews are spot on.”
“Everything about our stay was perfect! The yurt is cozy, comfortable, and has everything you would need. The property is so beautiful. We hiked, meditated, and explored the labyrinth. We were [in the area] for a wedding, but ended up having the most romantic, relaxing, and peaceful getaway! Thank you for everything….!”
–Peter and Meghan
“Harmony Hill was a perfect refuge for two NYC dwellers in need of a total escape while maintaining the comforts of home! Chris goes above and beyond to ensure that every detail is considered, including the best spot to catch the sunset. This place is simply a little oasis of paradise nestled amidst the rolling hills of the Catskills. We can’t wait to return!”
— Michelle and Alan
” A++ greatest escape from the greatest city in the world (NYC). A true gem. Clean facilities, glamping amenities, beautiful outdoors. Memories are priceless. Thanks for the hospitality!”
— Nick and Christy
“I liked everything about our stay at Harmony Hill. The area is calm and quiet. The yurt has all of the amenities required to give you the best of camping – yet with the luxury of a home….I wouldn’t change anything. If you’re looking to relax and hear and see nothing but nature, this is the place to go. you can stay on the grounds all day, and if you want to do something else, there are farm tours, brunch, ziplining, lakes, and all kinds of activities nearby….I will be back.
I’d still like to participate in the life coaching and/or other sessions ….the [co] owner Chris was so sincerely interested in our stay being comfortable that we felt less like strangers and more like guests in her home…I’ve done weekends in the Hamptons and Fire Island. But Harmony Hill is the weekend getaway I want. I almost don’t want anyone in NYC to know about this place for fear I won’t be able to get a reservation anymore!”
— Kelly T
“[We liked] the quiet and hospitality. I cannot believe the things you thought of. Trails were great and well maintained. Wife was thrilled with all the electrical plugs. With kids going off to college we were looking for a “new” tradition. This was it!”
“…the yurt was perfect and the silence gave us the chance to reconnect and fall in love all over again…”
John & Ida P
“Everything was amazing. This is really a sanctuary of peace! I loved every minute of being here, the beautiful surroundings, the walking paths. Its so cozy and comfortable and Chris is amazing. The stove [in the chalet] was so warm at night. This was just what my soul was asking for, it really was perfect in every way.”
— Alex M.
“I’d love to see [Harmony Hill] in all four seasons! Thanks so much for creating this lovely haven! It was just the environment we needed” Lynette T, Texas
“everything was perfect. I loved the personalized itinerary [for my private retreat]. You’ve been fabulous. You met and exceeded my expectations beyond measure”
— Juliana H.
“the yurt is adorably cozy, yet comfortable ….everything is perfectly thought through. the combination of the necessary accommodations and authentic environment is ideal! thank you for making this experience unforgettable. this is the best place for the ‘purification’ of the soul! ”
— Victoria G.
“[the yurt] was warm on a cold night and [we loved] the gorgeous skylight.”
— Renee and Stuart
“the environment was lovely. it was quiet and cozy in the lodge – the right place to really breathe. i loved being so close to the labyrinth and watching the turkeys and deer [in the field] in the morning. Thank you so much, i feel like i really got some rest and space to grow and strengthen during my stay here. i really hope i have the opportunity to come back.” much love,
“very very comfortable. the yurt was not big and yet you were able to provide everything that i might need. i love that i am able to see the sky and the trees around me even when i am lying on the bed.”
I loved walking down the path and coming upon our little tree house in the woods. It was very romantic and was a perfect departure from city life. I also loved waking up to the morning light coming in through the skylight and the view from inside the yurt – nothing but nature!”
Steve and I absolutely loved the lodge and we truly enjoyed our stay! Thank you very much for arranging the yoga class for us, it was excellent as well. We hope to return here again.”
— Blanca G.
We fell in love with the yurt!”
— Adam & Katie
“The area is lovely. The yurt was wonderful…very comfortable and convenient in terms of having the kitchen and grill.”
— Tracy & Tim
“thank you for the use of your beautiful chalet lodge. We felt so comfortable and we especially enjoyed the wonderful views from every window…we loved the beauty of the surroundings and enjoyed the absolute quiet. We would love to come back and explore the trails and enjoy nature even more. Thank you for your hospitality and your kindness”
— Nancy & Juan
[we liked] everything! The peace and quiet, the natural beauty well maintained so that we could enjoy it, the trails, the unexpected rest spot with all the chimes….This was our most peaceful vacation ever!
— Mary & Richard
” I know now HH is not just about peace and quiet. It’s the amazing healing you receive. This is where you come to clean out your heart, mind, body and soul and fill it with whatever is needed; light, love. Thank you so much for holding the space for all who enter. This will be our once or twice a year getaway to recharge our batteries and be at peace with ourselves.”
“just a unique, good for the soul experience. thank you.“
“It was very peaceful. Being that we are city people, the quietude was very relaxing. The yurt was well equipped and spotless. We felt very comfortable and at home. Chris was nice and informative. She had a very calm spirit. Star gazing at night was so beautiful. We saw over 5 shooting stars. Anyone who isn’t use to seeing many stars due to light pollution must take advantage!!”
–Joseph and Kristina
“HH was a special place of peace and quiet. The yurts were wonderfully equipped and extremely comfortable…..There are not many places as warm and welcoming.”
“The space was extremely comfortable and clean. Everything needed for a stay away was provided. The privacy and silence of the location was very nurturing. Having info for places to visit and knowing where to get goods made me feel at home. The trails are wonderful and the property is very well kept. There was a sense of order that helped me feel at home. Thank you for providing such a wonderful, nurturing space.”
“there is nothing better for the soul….. the mountain chalet is one of the most beautiful places we’ve ever been, situated within a beautiful setting. we loved seeing the wild turkey and deer each day and waking up undisrupted by city buses. it was the perfect break from urban life. thank you!”
–Mallory and Anisur
“[We liked] Everything!! You’ve created a masterpiece for couples to get away from the ‘real world’. We can’t wait to come back!!
—Anjoli and Sebastian
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