Located in Malone, NY just north of Adirondack State Park.
Our inaugural program of retreats starts summer of 2022.
Launch that project you've been dreaming about. Build your startup's MVP. Learn a new coding discipline. Take your open source project to 1.0. Give yourself a chance to focus on your most important work.
Totally immerse in your project, sharing supportive work and living spaces with a select group of peers. Leave your distractions and daily responsibilities behind.
Put in the time for deep work that is increasingly difficult to achieve in our normal environment of distractions and reactionary busywork.
Here you can flourish in your most creative, most effective, most productive form. You'll build lifelong friendships and connections to a network of interesting and creative people.
Get away from your daily grind, and accelerate your project or learning to the next level.
Hi! We are Pete Lyons and Christella Kay! We are life partners running this business together. We decided to build our lives with intention and in a way that lets us work for ourselves while helping others. We have a special fondness for Adirondack Park and are happy to be living here with nature at our doorstep.
Christella is an innovative thinker with a business degree and restaurant experience. She enjoys being around enthusiastic geeks and is excited to be fostering community and creating a curated ‘focus intensive vibe’ at our facility.
Pete has over 20 years experience in software development, and a deep appreciation for the value of personal development retreats. In his youth Pete spent 6 consecutive summers at an immersive music institute at Hartwick College in Oneonta, NY - a formative and wonderful experience he's delighted to share a flavor of with others.
Focus Retreat Center offers a quiet environment to focus on deep, self-directed project work. There are common areas suitable for idea sharing and team work as well as private rooms for solitary work. There are about 14 guests per retreat, usually for 3 weeks. An online community connects you during and after the retreat. Friendships and connections made here can last a lifetime.
We provide room, board, a curated environment, carefully screened peers, and light-touch facilitation. Guests get a level of depth of focus that is exceedingly rare in modern life's hustle and bustle. The retreat center offers a reprieve from the appointments, obligations, chores, routines and distractions of everyday life. We provide a space tailored for personal development and a right-sized group of peers to enrich and support each other’s experiences and develop life-long friendships.
Our brick and stone buildings were built in the 1930's as a school, and have had several renovations and uses.