For some students, just visiting the Pine Lake Environmental Campus isn’t enough.
Each year, up to 30 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 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.
Bailey Cabin: is a 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.
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.
Hill and Dale Two 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: 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 One Cabin: has three single bedrooms. The knotty pine interior also includes 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.
Redwood Two Cabin: has two single bedrooms. The knotty pine interior also includes 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.
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 Housing Floor Plans
Interested in living at Pine Lake, or just want to learn more?
Contact Erin Baxter-Toal, Director of Pine Lake Environmental Campus & Challenge Education:
607-431-4547 (Challenge/Outdoor Education office)
607-278-5429 (Pine Lake Environmental Campus office)
Pine Lake Handbook
Pine Lake Work Order