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Lodging Options

The Herbal Bear Botanical Medicine Program is held at a privately owned 30 acre facility that has one cabin on the property.

This cabin is the location for our teaching, meals and has two bedrooms that offer lodging to students. The field next to the cabin is where we offer camping space.

Additionally we have a property on the same road - about 1/4 mile away that houses the Herbal Bear Staff members.

When the Botanical Medicine Program is not is session - the cabin is offered as a private rental facility for vacationers. The prices that are reflected on our website for the cabin rental are for private vacation rental and do not apply to the students of the Botanical Medicine Program.

The lodging costs for staying at the Herbal Bear during the Botanical Medicine Program weekends are reflected below.

There are several lodging options available.

Lodging at the Herbal Bear Facility 

All lodging arrangements at the Herbal Bear must be made by June 10, 2011.
Please contact us to register for camping or if you have questions.

The Herbal Bear offers primitive camping space at the teaching location for class participants only and is only available during the scheduled weekend classes. You must provide your own tent and camping supplies. Our camping space has a shared porta-potty and an outdoor shower. Outdoor cooking and campfires are prohibited. Space for camping is limited. Those who camp are welcome to use the Hot-tub, pool and swimming pond located at The Herbal Bear Cabin. There is no cost for camping during the program. If this is your first time camping or you are an inexperienced camper, please visit our camping page for tips on what equipment to bring, how to choose a tent, how to set up a tent - etc.


Private Bedrooms:
The Herbal Bear also has two small bedrooms in our cabin - located at the teaching facility. Each bedroom has a full size double bed. Sheets and blankets and towels are provided. There is no air conditioning. Located at the cabin are the swimming pool and the hot tub.  Students may use these facilities after class hours. The cabin has only one bathroom, with a shower- located on the main floor. Students who stay in a cabin bedroom can use the shared bathroom or the outside shower. Because the cabin is rented between scheduled classes, students may not leave their belongings in their rooms from month to month. $125/room per weekend ($700 for all program weekends - Friday and Saturday nights). Click here to register for a bedroom space.

Private Bedroom images (click to enlarge):

Lodging at Nearby Motels, Hotels and Camping Areas:

The Colonial Motel
37283 Lower Main Street (State Route 23)
Grand Gorge, NY 12434
Tel: (607) 588-6122
Located in Grand Gorge (3 miles from The Herbal Bear). Within walking distance from the Trailways bus stop. Highly recommended for easy access to classes. Very Clean.

Mountain Meadow Inn
Lexington NY. Nice accommodation - approximately 10 miles away. Rates are $75 per night and up.

The Roxbury Motel
Located in the town of Roxbury - approximately 8 miles away.

Cave Mountain Motel
Another somewhat dated motel (right out of the 1950's) Basic but clean. Windham NY - 12 miles from Herbal Bear. Room rates $60.00 to $90.00 per night.

Albergo Allegria
43 State Route 296
P.O. Box 267, Windham, NY 12496
Phone: 518-734-5560
Fax: 518-734-5570
1892 Victorian mansion set in the Northern
Catskill Mountains $139.00 per night and up. 14 miles from Herbal Bear

Hotel Vienna
Proprietors: Eric & Amy Rasmussen
107 Route 296, P.O. Box 487
Windham, NY 12496
Phone: 518-734-5300
Fax: 518-734-4749
30 room European style chalet. Indoor pool
and jacuzzi. $125.00 per night and up. 14 miles from herbal bear.

For the economy minded:

The following listed motels offer basic services - a room with a bed and a private bath. The accommodations are plain and no-frills. You must have your own car to say at any of these locations -as we do not offer car service to the Herbal Bear from these locations.

The Copper Kettle Motel
Very basic Motel located in Windham NY - 15 miles from Herbal Bear Facilities -
please inquire about their summer rates - which are less expensive than the winter ski rates.

Cave Mountain Motel

Nearby Campsites:

Country Roads Campsite - Gilboa NY
144 Peaceful Road
Gilboa, NY 12076
(518) 827- 6397
Located 11 miles from The Herbal Bear. Campsites, RV and small cabins available. Prices range from $30 - $75 per night.

Please note - the campsite will not be open on the last weekend of the Herbal Bear Botanical Medicine Program.

Nickerson Park Campground
378 Stryker Road
Gilboa, NY 12076
(607) 588-7327
Located 10 miles from The Herbal Bear. Campsites, RV and small cabins available. Prices range from $26 - $38 per night.

Please note - the campsite will not be open on the last weekend of the Herbal Bear Botanical Medicine Program.

IF YOU ARE HAVING TROUBLE finding available accommodations - please e-mail or call us and we will try to assist you.