Gell: A Finger Lakes Creative Retreat

Gell is temporarily closed to the public for repairs and upgrades. We anticipate reopening the campus in late spring/early summer 2023. To inquire further, please email Chris Fanning, Director of Communications, Special Events & Operations:

Nestled among the Bristol Hills of New York’s famed Finger Lakes region, Gell: A Finger Lakes Creative Retreat offers visitors a unique opportunity for reflection, creative solitude, and personal growth. With a spring-fed stream, sloping meadows, and dense woodlands, Gell’s pristine environment is an ideal setting for emerging and established writers to create new work, watercolorists to paint en plein air, and for groups to gather. Two structures, Gell House and Gleason Lodge, are inspirational venues for writers' residences, intimate readings, corporate retreats, and private functions.

Book a private retreat at Gell House
Host your gathering at Gleason Lodge

For more information about Gell or to book your rental, email Chris Fanning at

"The Gleason lodge is an attractive place to hold a group meeting. The setting and surroundings are beautiful and inspiring, and the lodge itself supports authentic and deep interpersonal work. I recommend it without reservation.”

~ Dr. Mick Krasner - Mindful Practice Programs - URMC, April 27th, 2019