For some students, just visiting the Pine Lake Environmental Campus isn’t enough. Each year, up to 37 students make Pine Lake their Hartwick home. Pine Lake offers a unique residential alternative to dorm life. Even though the setting appears remote, residents share a strong sense of community.
Whether you choose a rustic cabin, the 1850 Farmhouse, or your own room in Robertson Lodge, the Pine Lake living experience is unlike any other.
Bailey Cabin: 4 bedrooms. Rustic pine interiors, south facing windows. Two floors, huge wrap-around deck, kitchen, living room, skylights. Deck offers views of Pine Lake.
The Cob House: 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: 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.
The Farmhouse: four bedrooms. Built in the 1830s, the Farmhouse has a kitchen, a living room, a roofed porch, and one small bathroom.
Hill and Dale Two Cabin: two small bedrooms, kitchen, open living area, spacious bathroom, deck. Remodeled in 2008.
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 small bedrooms, a living room, kitchen, bathroom, and a small porch.
Redwood One Cabin: three bedrooms. Knotty pine interior. Screened porch, kitchen, living room, bathroom. Picture window in living room overlooks Pine Lake.
Redwood Two Cabin: two bedrooms. Knotty pine interior. Screened porch, kitchen, living room, bathroom. Picture window in living room overlooks Pine Lake.
The Robertson Lodge: eight upstairs bedrooms. Two private bathrooms for residents upstairs. Large downstairs kitchen is equipped with two standard gas ranges, two refrigerators, and a dishwasher. Downstairs living room. Downstairs gallery and bathrooms are semi-public areas.
Interested in living at Pine Lake, or just want to learn more?
Contact Erin Toal, Interim Director of Pine Lake Environmental Campus, Coordinator of Challenge Education, Pine Lake Residency & Director of Awakening:
607-431-4547 (Challenge Education and Awakening office)
607-278-5429 (Pine Lake Environmental Campus office)
Pine Lake Handbook
Pine Lake Housing Application on HartLink
Pine Lake Work Order