The Manor House at High Braes Refuge is the only retreat facility on the property. It sits on one of the highest points in Oswego County. It is situated at the end of a ¼ mile driveway surrounded by lawns and woods, which makes it the perfect spot for a group get away that will be quiet and private. This 7000 sq. ft. home was built in 1896 and still has much of the charm of that era. It has 140 ft of wrap around porch so there is plenty of room to sit in Adirondack chairs or porch swings and talk for hours.
We allow only one group at a time in the Manor House, so it’s not only home like in appearance, it is your home for the length of your stay with no distractions from competing groups.
The Dining Room has seating for 36 people. Quality food is an important part of a retreat experience. It should not taste like “camp food.” All meals are home made, and are designed to suit the type of group we are serving.
We will also accommodate special dietary needs such as gluten free and vegetarian. We will always work with food allergies where possible.
Meals are served buffet style, and we have the philosophy that we would rather throw something away then have a guest go without. Meal times are flexible and determined by the group needs.
The Chapel can also be used for group meetings and sessions. This chapel can seat 55+ and sits about 200 feet from the Manor House. It contains comfortable, stackable chairs so your group can set it up in whatever way that best suits them, or remove them for activities.
The Game Room is located in the Carriage House, just across from the Manor House. It contains games such as pool, ping pong, table soccer, and air hockey. It is available for guest use throughout their stay.
Make sure you take the time for a walk to the falls during your stay. This is one of the most beautiful areas on the property. There are miles of trails and they all lead to this one amazing spot, sitting a little less than a mile from the Manor House