a place to unwind. a place to celebrate. a place to be.
Searching for large open spaces, fresh air, amazing vistas, spring water, mountains, trees, flowers, birds, gardens, sun, moon, and stars?
Look no further ~ Nestled deep in the foothills of the idyllic CATSKILL MOUNTAINS, Turquoise Barn offers all of the above and more!
Turquoise Barn is a Green Certified, eco-friendly Retreat, Education and Event Center located approximately 3 hours from NYC in the magical foothills of the Catskill Mountains. Located on an ex-dairy farm, our historic 1700's Barn (the actual Turquoise Barn), 1800's Carriage House and Outdoor Event Space are available to rent for small or large gatherings including Weddings, Festivals, Retreats, Reunions, Vacation Rental, Photo & Video/movie Shoots.
Rent by the hour, day, weekend or week.
We invite you to join us in Paradise.
Turquoise Barn was established in 2003 by Michael Milton and Michelle Premura, two artists from East Williamsburg in Brooklyn, New York. Over the years, Turquoise Barn has grown from a small gallery/shop/cafe, and B&B to an eclectic event venue offering spaces, vacation rental, workshops, and retreats that are transformative, restorative, and organic in nature.
We work with a number of individuals who are responsible in helping the evolution of Turquoise Barn. Our partners and staff are composed of a number of highly trained and qualified individuals who host and co-host retreats & workshops, supply us with local services & products, and are responsible for helping us to create the evolution of Turquoise Barn.
Michelle is the owner and a co-creator of Turquoise Barn. She is a certified vegan & raw food chef & educator, natural lifestyle consultant, reiki practitioner, herbal alchemist, gardener, artist, jeweler, mother, wild food enthusiast and botanical cuisine aficionado. Michelle graduated from the University of Colorado-Boulder (magna cum laude) in Fine Arts - Sculpture. She also graduated as a gemologist from the Gemological Institute of America in Santa Monica, CA and studied jewelry design & manufacturing at the Instituto de Allende in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. Michelle has been learning and practicing whole food and natural living for over 30 years since she was diagnosed with thyroid cancer in 1985. In addition to hosting workshops and retreats at Turquoise Barn, she has also lectured and taught at a variety of schools and universities, as well as private events. Michelle also host rejuvenation retreats in Mexico and beyond. Currently, under the umbrella of Turquoise Barn, she is launching Luna-Chica, a travel related business which encompasses her passions for travel, food, art, & nature.
Michael is a co-creator of Turquoise Barn. Originally from Jamaica, Michael is a painter, sculptor, & performance artist who graduated from the School of Visual Arts in NYC with an MFA from the University of Colorado in Boulder. He is also a wood worker extraordinaire, and master at recycling/reclaiming materials to design & renovate spaces into unique, functional, and aesthetically pleasing works of art. Michael designed and renovated the Carriage House, Gallery and is currently completing the renovations on the "big barn." He is currently working on creating his 3rd annual outdoor Reggae Music Festival.
Michael (aka Miguel) is an 18 year old photographer based in upstate NY. Despite his young age, his work includes a variety of photography & video for local magazines, rap artists, concerts, engagement parties & weddings. He is available to create unique, one of a kind videos or photos for your event with a fresh perspective.