Pine Lake view through trees

Pine Lake Environmental Campus Housing

If you like the outdoors and living in a natural setting, Pine Lake is for you!

Living at Pine Lake

Hartwick's Pine Lake Environmental Campus offers a unique residential alternative to residence hall life. Even though the setting appears remote, residents share a strong sense of community.

30 students make Pine Lake their Hartwick Home

Whether you choose a unique cabin or a room in Robertson Lodge, the Pine Lake living experience is unlike any other. Most Cabins have wifi access, landline telephones, heat & air conditioning, and full sized beds, while Lodge rooms and Hill and Dale cabin have XL single beds.

Pine Lake Housing Options

Upper class students can choose to live at Hartwick’s Pine Lake Environmental Campus through the Residential Life and Housing Independent Living selection each Spring.

Students residing at the Pine Lake campus, may not be under College disciplinary sanction and should be in good academic standing (GPA greater than 2.0) and must also provide their own transportation.

Baily Cabin at Hartwick College's Pine Lake Environmental Campus

Bailey Cabin

This two-story cabin that houses up to four students in four single bedrooms. Three bedrooms upstairs (two have skylights) are accessible by a narrow circular staircase and has an emergency exit exterior staircase. The downstairs contains a singe bedroom, bathroom, kitchen/living room, and opens onto an awesome wrap-around deck.


Cob House at Hartwick College's Pine Lake Environmental Campus

The Cob House

The Cob House offers two sleeping nooks (not full-size bedrooms). This earthen home has ten-foot ceilings, an open living area, and is built of largely local and salvaged materials. The exterior walls are built of cob, an earthen building material which is a mixture of sand, clay, and straw. A one-of-a-kind structure built by Hartwick students and alumni.


Crossroads Cabin at Hartwick College's Pine Lake Environmental Campus

Crossroads Cabin

Crossroads is a cozy, smaller cabin with an open, studio-style floor plan. Interior has separate bathroom, open kitchenette/living area/sleeping area. A small roofed porch offers one of the best views of Pine Lake.


Hill and Dale Cabin at Hartwick College's Pine Lake Environmental Campus

Hill and Dale Two Cabin

This cabin has two small single bedrooms, kitchen, bathroom, living room and porch.  It has no road access and students must be willing to walk across the lawn or through the woods to get to the cabin.


Outback Cabins at Hartwick College's Pine Lake Environmental Campus

Outback Cabins

The three Outback cabins (Outback One, Outback Two, and Outback Three) perch side-by-side in a micro-community in the woods. Each cabin has two single bedrooms, a living room, kitchen, bathroom, and a small porch.

Redwood Cabin at Hartwick College's Pine Lake Environmental Campus

Redwood Cabins

Redwood One Cabin has three single bedrooms.

Redwood Two Cabin has two single bedrooms.

Both have knotty pine interiors with a living room, kitchen, bathroom and a small screened-in porch overlooking the lake. Being furthest from the Lodge the Redwood cabins may experience weaker wifi signals.


Robertson Lodge at Hartwick College's Pine Lake Environmental Campus

Robertson Lodge

The Robertson Lodge has 8 bedrooms on the second floor, 2 doubles and 6 singles (each with XL single bed(s)), housing up to 10 students. The lodge is Co-ed and houses a mix of students. The kitchen and second floor bathrooms are communal for Lodge residents only. The first floor laundry, living, dining and bathroom are available for use by all Pine Lake residents. Lodge residents must coexist with other Pine Lake residents; please keep the common areas clean and welcoming. The Pine Lake Office is also located on the 1st floor of the Lodge.

The Robertson Lodge Apartment has 1 bedroom, open living room/dining, kitchen area and bathroom. Located on the ground floor of the Lodge, noise from above is easily heard in the downstairs apartment, so please respect quiet hours. Typically one Pine Lake RAs reside in this apartment.


Pine Lake Club

The Pine Lake Club works in close collaboration with Pine Lake Professional Staff and Resident Assistants to plan and market monthly programs and events such as contra dances, open climbing on the indoor bouldering wall or outdoor ropes course, community service projects, gardening, cider press demonstrations, local foods cookoffs and more!

Our mission is to extend the Pine Lake experience to all Hartwick students and community members.

Pine Lake Club