Finger Lakes Food & Forest:

A Wellness Retreat for Couples

                  october 5th-8th             

                                Looking for the perfect getaway where you can                                  relax, rekindle, and recharge with your partner?

Come discover the intimate beauty, award-winning culinary delights, and deep renewal of the Finger Lakes foods and forests this fall! 


This 4 day, 3-night, retreat includes:

  • Lodging in historic Glen Hollow cottage: select from four rooms in either the Main House or Guest House
  • Shinrin-Yoku Forest Bathing; daily guided walks through our enchanted forests for peace and well-being
  • Hands-on cooking class preparing fresh, local cuisine with our favorite local foodies
  • All your meals throughout the duration of your stay, including two nights out at area restaurants featuring innovators in the farm-to-table movement    
  • Curated tastings of award-winning wines and spirits in one of America’s top rated wine regions
  • Tranquil fall foliage Sky Ride at Bristol Mountain, soaking in the brilliant colors of the season

Depart feeling rejuvenated, inspired, and overflowing with fresh, creative energy to bring back to your precious life and work. 


your retreat


Food (& wine)

During your stay at the retreat, you will enjoy a broad sampling of the tastes and culinary delights that the Finger Lakes has to offer. From world-class wines, to innovative farm-to-table eateries, to spa-style cooking, your foodie guides to the region will introduce you to a balanced range of options that will awaken your palate and refresh the soul. You will have a dinner, and all lunches and breakfasts at Glen Hollow, include a cooking class lead by Melissa Kelly-McCabe and her sister Molly. Excursions will include wine tastings and dinners at two of our best local restaurants. 



Your journey into wellness begins the moment you enter the Finger Lakes, as your drive takes you along roads offering stunning views of the red-gold leaves and sparkling lakes of our region. At Glen Hollow, you will enjoy daily forest bathing explorations, including a walk to our own waterfall here in Seneca Point Glen (weather permitting.) These guided, meditative walks build on decades of research from Japan which reveal that these soulful encounters with the forest have lasting benefits for the immune system, mood, stress levels, and creativity.  For more information on Shinrin-Yoku go here.


Your Guides




Deb has been leading wellness retreats for 21 years in her beloved Finger Lakes Region.  She co-owns Finger Lakes Forest Immersion and serves as Director of Shimmering Light Farm & Renewal Center.  As a Forest Therapy Guide, Horticultural Therapist and Herbalist, Deb’s greatest joy is in helping people to deepen their relationship with the Earth, each other, and their own limitless nature.

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kelly sisters

Melissa and Molly live life with wonder, possibility and a pot holder in each hand! As two women who live happy, yummy lives with food intolerances, we have figured a way around nearly every food allergy there is!  We specialize in “allergen-free” cooking and baking, so that everyone gets to eat creative, delectable, healthy cuisine!




The culinary and creative arm of Glen Hollow, Lisa is a farm-to-table advocate who has studied fine cooking, bread-making, and baking at the Institute of Culinary Education in New York City.  As her day gig, she satisfies her curiosity as an editor and writer with a wide array of clients from political commentators and memoirists to print and digital products in the higher education sphere. Her family’s ranch is a leader in Wagyu beef production in the U.S.




Innkeeper and co-creator of Glen Hollow, Chris has been an editor and product developer for nearly twenty years. An experienced seminar and workshop leader, he now brings this experience to Glen Hollow where he regularly co-hosts retreats for writers and other visitors to the area. A long-time wine enthusiast, he will be introducing you to the wines of this great viticultural region. 


your lodging


Main House: The Silver Maple Suite

Located in the Main House, The Silver Maple suite consists of:

  • a charming bedroom with a full four-poster bed and window seat overlooking Seneca Point
  • a sitting room with writing desk, large screen TV, and seating for four
  • a bathroom with slipper tub and shower, marble heated floor, and walls of artisanal tile
  • after-hours access to main house amenities: garden room, kitchen, & hearthfire living room

$1375 per person for two ($2750)


Guest House: The Stable Bedroom

Located in the Guest House, The Stable Bedroom includes:

  • full-sized arts & crafts antique bed with memory foam mattress
  • access to guesthouse sitting room/kitchen and shared bathroom with waterfall shower

$950 per person for two ($1900)


Main House: The Swan Room Suite

Located in the Main House, The Swan Room suite consists of:

  • an inviting bedroom with queen-sized bed, writing desk, and antique furnishings
  • a fully stocked library with writing desk, plenty of space for quiet reflection
  • a bathroom with shower stall, partition of hand-crafted stained glass, and walls of artisanal tile
  • after-hours access to main house amenities: garden room, kitchen, & hearthfire living room

$1375 per person for two  ($2750)


Guest House: The Hayloft

Located in the Guest House, the Hayloft includes:

  • lofted sleeping area with luxurious canopy king bed
  • an area for quiet relaxation with seating for four, flat screen TV, and views of the brook
  • access to guesthouse sitting room/kitchen and shared bathroom with waterfall shower

$1175 per person ($2350)


 now ... book

your stay


Book Your Stay by calling the reservation agents at Finger Lakes Premier Properties:

(877) 510-8049 

Tell them you want to book the Finger Lakes Food & Forest Wellness Retreat at Glen Hollow

Mention PromoCode GlenHollowFLX to receive

a 10% discount on your package!