Nature's Gate 

Healing and Creative Arts Center

Cossayuna, NY

Set in the rolling hills of Washington County, this 80 acre sanctuary and retreat center is centrally located between Saratoga Springs, NY and Manchester, Vermont.  Come to renew, be inspired, heal and create amidst lovely ponds, spacious lawns and well maintained forest trails.  Individual or group retreats with Intuitive counseling services available.  We offer ongoing classes and workshops to compliment your visit. 

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The Mission:

Nature’s Gate is a healing and creative arts retreat center for children and adults focused on personal empowerment, freedom and enlightenment.


Our mission is to create a thriving arts community and a model land stewardship through conscious co-creation with the spiritual realms that enliven the land and community.


At the core of this mission is the devotional service exemplified by a care-taking community committed to fostering Unity Consciousness as a way of living 

A new beginning for the land....

We are here as caretakers of the land. What does it mean to be a land steward, a conscious caretaker?

Who we are as individuals and as a culture is at the heart of this question. The vision for Nature's Gate comes from deep within the heart of being One with the land and a great desire to create peace, harmony and beauty.


Awakening consciousness is a large motivating factor here at Nature's Gate and our inherent nature as creative individuals fosters the mission of personal empowerment and creative endeavors.

Elandara Anderson purchased Nature's Gate in the late summer of 2015. She relocated  from Connecticut after receiving clear visions of Greenwich and the countryside. Born in Bozeman Montana, she never truly felt she was home in an urban setting. While she lived by the familiar saying "Home is where the heart is,"  Elandara feels Nature's Gate has been waiting a long time for her to be its divine land steward. She welcomes you to visit the sanctuary and feel the peace, beauty and sacred space that this land offers.


Come to Visit, or for a wonderful immersion!

This stunning 80 acre property is a perfect place to visit for a day,a weekend or a customize retreat. We welcome spiritual seekers, artists, writers, photographers and those looking for quiet, nurturing and inspiring support. We are hosts for individuals or organizations who seek an intimate sanctuary space to hold workshops or retreats.

We have a variety of accommodations from private and shared bedrooms in the Main Retreat House, to "indoor camping " at the Bohemian Bungalow. Several camping options provide privacy and solitude.  A large open campground with fire circle tucked into the forest is a perfect place for ceremony and family camping. Smaller intimate open lawn areas with fire circles surrounded by forest welcome you into the peace and quiet of our Sanctuary . See Retreat link for more details.

Seva / Serving from the Heart is welcomed! We have many opportunities for you to offer your talents and assistance to help us grow into our Dreams. Skilled and  knowledgable help is welcome!

You are invited to Join our Team!

Read more about our Master Plan

on The Vision and Investor Link

We are in the process of exciting changes as we expand our facilities to accommodate larger groups and new programming. We are creating an inspired land stewardship model that will be a stellar example for others to follow. 


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