March 12th, 2017

Seeking part time cook and host for Maha Rose North, our private retreat center near Woodstock.

From May through October, we host groups of 6-20 at our property a couple of weekends each month.  The facility consists of a farm house (our home), neighboring school house (workshop space and lodging), a cottage, and a cabin (both for lodging).  The structures were mostly built in the 1920’s, though the original house on the property dates back to the late 1800’s.  We are situated on nearly 10 acres of land, with trails that connect to 40 acres of State protected wilderness.  There is a wonderful lake 10 minutes away by bike, and a hidden waterfall 30 minutes away by foot.  We are in the foothills of the Catskills, minutes from the Ashokan Reservoir. 

The retreats run from late Friday afternoon to Sunday after lunch.  We are looking for that magical combination of person, who can manage logistics and arrival of the guests, prepare meals, and be available through the weekend for any needs the guests may have.  The kitchen is fully stocked, and we even have some menus prepared, that can be utilized.  We are looking for someone who can prepare a meal with love . If you live nearby or have a place you can stay, great.  If you live elsewhere, and would just be coming for the weekends, we could discuss some lodging options.  Camping is always available and free!

Here are the details:

Where: Hurley, NY

What: a cook and a host

When: 2 weekends a month at least

Time: 20-25 hours each week

Duration: early May-late October

Pay: $20 an hour (open to discussion)

Job description:


•liaise with retreat leader and guests in advance of weekend, to work out logistics

•welcome retreat leader and guests, get them settled

•present orientation of property to all, explain house rules, obtain waivers

•be main point of contact throughout weekend for any issues/needs


•shop for and prep food for the weekend

•maintain basic supplies for kitchen and house

•cook and serve 6-20 people

•tidy up space after retreat (guests are responsible for dishes!)

We are happy to answer any questions you may have, please email​.

December 27th, 2016

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