Isabella Freedman Jewish Retreat Center
116 Johnson Road
Falls Village, CT 06031
We are approximately two hours by car from
New York City and three hours from Boston in the Connecticut Berkshires. Presently we are not equipped to help guests set up rideshares. We appreciate your patience as we find a reliable and secure way in which to do this.
There is free parking on site.
MetroNorth (Harlem Line) from New York City to Wassaic, CT
From Grand Central Station
at 42nd Street (or Harlem-125th Street), take the MetroNorth Harlem line to the Wassaic train station. The
train ride takes about two hours and ten minutes, and Wassaic is about a 30
minute drive to the retreat center. Ticket prices range from $8 to
$22 each way, depending on age of passenger and time of travel. Shuttle and taxi service are available to the retreat
center from the train station — see shuttle information
Train schedules are available on MetroNorth's
Website (NYC to Wassaic, CT).
Peter Pan/Bonanza Bus Lines offer daily bus service to Canaan, CT from New York City and points throughout New England. Call 888.751.8800 for a schedule. This is a 3-hour trip from the Port Authority Bus Terminal. Third-party taxi service is available from the Canaan bus station to Isabella Freedman. You must call in advance for a reservation. Lakeville Taxi: 860.435.8000.
There are several airports approximately 2 hours from the retreat center. Isabella Freedman no longer provides shuttle service to and from the airport. Guests must make their own taxi or rideshare arrangements.
Bradley International Airport (BDL) in Hartford, CT is 50 miles (approx. 80 minutes by car) from Isabella Freedman.
Albany International Airport in Albany, NY is 80 miles (approx. 1 hour 45 minutes by car) from Isabella Freedman.
Stewart Airport in Newburgh, NY is 65 miles (approx. 1 hour 30 minutes by car) from Isabella Freedman.
JFK Airport in New York City, NY is 110 miles (approx. 2 hours 30 minutes by car) from Isabella Freedman.
LaGuardia Airport in New York City, NY is 100 miles (approx. 2 hours 15 minutes by car) from Isabella Freedman.
Newark International Airport in Newark, NJ is 120 miles (approx. 2 hours 40 minutes by car) from Isabella Freedman.
To & From the Train Station
For select retreats, Isabella Freedman offers limited shuttles to and from Wassaic Train Station
(trains to New York City, Grand Central Station). See TRAIN information above.
To determine availability of shuttles and book a shuttle for your next program, please or call 800.398.2630 ext. 4 to speak with
our registrar, at least 4 days prior to the start of your program.*
Shuttle reservations are NOT confirmed until payment is received. Costs and shuttle times are listed below.
New Car Seat Policy (as required by NY and CT state laws)
Adults must bring and hook up their own car seat or booster seat for any child under the age of 7 years or under the weight of 60 pounds. Due to state and federal regulations, any child who arrives at Wassaic Train Station without the appropriate car seat or booster seat will not be permitted to ride in a Freedman vehicle.
Arrivals on a registration day
Wassaic Train Station
Pick-up cost: $15* one-way See TRAIN information above.
|Shuttle Leaves Wassaic Station
||Arrival at Isabella Freedman
If you are in need of pick up from another location,
feel free to call us at 800.398.2630 x4 for local taxi service or rideshare information.
Departures on the final day of a program
Wassaic Train Station
Drop-off cost: $15* one-way See TRAIN information above.
|Shuttle Departs Isabella Freedman
||Train Departure to NY
Lakeville Taxi, (860) 435-8000, is available if you can’t make the listed shuttle times.
Lakeville Taxi Reservation Policy
Lakeville Taxi is a reservation service.
Rides messages must be left before 5pm and at least 24 hours in advance.
Credit card information must be provided with your reservation.
Your card will be charged if you cancel a ride with less than 24 hours notice.
*Pricing will increase for shuttle reservations made after this deadline.