About Quarry House

We are a unique community wellness and education center  because of our settings. A 100 year old rustically renovated limestone scale house on the east side of Glens Falls is rich in history. You feel the spirituality immediately, as you literally, go past the Dead End sign and enter a new dimension. The Quarry House resides on over 25 acres of undeveloped land that creates the perfect ambiance for our mission.

In addition to our main room and front porch meeting room, we now have a finished a multipurpose room with its exposed underground stone wall.  This makes a great backdrop for your next workshop, class, meeting or event. You can either rent specific rooms or the whole building.

The main meeting room has a gas fireplace and can accommodate up to 60 people. The four season front room over the old “scale” has a wood stove and a 180 degree view of nature. It can accommodate around 20 people. Our large, newly renovated multipurpose room can accommodate 60 people.

Dr. Bill provides weekly guided group meditation, biweekly sound immersion and meditation sell DoTerra essential oils and Topix skin care products.  While you are there view some of incredible artwork which you may get him to part with.

The Quarry, a short way from the house is an natural amphitheater and vortex.  You can feel the special energy from the natural interaction of the quartz crystals embedded in the limestone and the mineral water under you because this is a special place.

The gazebo provides cover and the solar panels to run the well to keep the ponds filled. The labyrinth and medicine circle are available for meditation alone or in groups. The Quarry with its gazebo, barbecues, picnic tables and  firepit is a place to share with friends, host events or just for a family gathering to mark a milestone. There is a mile long trail through the wetlands, around the quarry & through the hardwood forest for walking and hiking. All are welcome to experience the tranquility, beauty & peace it offers.

About Us

William Brender, MD (Dr. Bill)

Dr. Bill practiced plastic and reconstructive surgery at Glens Falls Hospital for about 25 years before retiring. He opened the Quarry House in 2010 to preserve the natural beauty of the east end of Glens Falls and to find spirituality.  Our mission here is to create community (of like minded individuals), embracing nature (and re-establishing our link to it) and celebrating life.

William Brender, MD received his Bachelor of Science in chemistry and art at Union College in 1973.  He received his medical degree from New York Medical College in 1973. He finished a medical and surgical internship at Hartford Hospital, a general surgery residency at Mt. Zion Hospital in San Francisco and a plastic surgery residency at Albany Medical Center. He was board certified in general surgery and hand surgery and is still board certified in plastic surgery. He is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons and a life member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. He was chief of the Division of Plastic Surgery at Glens Falls Hospital and chairman of the Medical Education committee. He is still currently the President of the Warren and Washington County Medical Societies.

Events at Quarry House

Quarry House has regular meetings and is available to rent for  events, retreats and special occasions.  We would be glad to talk to you about your special needs and see how we can help you.  quarryhousesretreat@gmail.com, 518-832-1801 or @quarryhouseretreat.

For more information about upcoming events.

Upcoming Events