Frequently Asked Questions

Where are you located?

Indian Head Retreats is located in the northeast corner of Pennsylvania, nestled in the beautiful Endless Mountains. Indian Head Retreats is 17 miles north of Honesdale, Pennsylvania and approximately 2 hours from New York City by car and 2 ½ hours from Philadelphia. More area information can be found at

What dates are available?

We are available from the beginning of May until the middle of June and then again from the middle of August until the end of October.

How many people can you accommodate?

We can sleep up to 500 guests in a mixture of private and communal accommodations.

Are bedding and towels included?

No, we do not supply linens, pillows, blankets, or towels. Most groups elect to bring their own. We recommend bringing a fitted sheet and a sleeping bag or blanket, at least one bath towel and and a pillow. Linen rentals can be pre-arranged. We are able maid service on request.

What is the food like? Can we have a special menu or meal?

Our food is healthy and generous and is served buffet or family-style in most cases. There is always a vegetarian option at each meal. We are happy to help design a custom menu to meet your specific needs, be it to meet a dietary concern or a special party or event. We capably accommodate vegetarian-only groups, groups that request specific ethnic foods, or groups that elect a very upscale menu for a party. We enjoy doing cookouts, barbecues, picnics, campfires, and other creative food experiences in fun venues. Our sample menus give a sense of what we do but are quite flexible to meet any special dietary needs or constraint.

Will my group have exclusive use of the property or will other groups share the property with us?

Exclusivity depends of the size and nature of your group, and the dates you elect. If your group is large enough to fill many of our bed spaces then you have the property to yourselves. If you choose dates when there are no other groups scheduled you might then have sole use of the property, but in this case we do not guarantee exclusive use. Smaller groups that require exclusivity may be accommodated but will incur an additional fee to guarantee this.

From this map you can see our property is extensive and multiple groups are easy to spread out. Weddings or other such large parties are presumed to require “the run of the place.”

What is involved if we would like to do a ropes course or another organized activity?

We have experienced and certified staff at every activity that are capable of both expertly running program and or supervising your group – adults or children. Many of our activities you may elect to do on your own and we just provide the facilities and equipment as needed. As with most details we are happy to accommodate based on your needs and wants.

Do you provide facilitators for team-building activities?

Yes and these leaders are certified, highly-trained and very experienced. We pride ourselves on a level of expertise here second to none with groups of all ages, backgrounds and sizes. We also provide a very dynamic and creative program so returning groups need not go through the same program every year.

Can you provide supervision for children?

Yes but as with all details advanced notice is greatly appreciated so we can provide adequate staff.

Where is the nearest medical facility?

Wayne County Memorial Hospital is located 25 minutes away, in Honesdale.

Are pets permitted?

In certain cases pets might be permitted, depending on your group. Please contact us to inquire.

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