Sue’s Salve’s Herbal Retreat offers a chance to get back to the garden, feel your hands in the earth connecting to plant energy, then turning the plants into something you will delight in. A gathering place for herbalists, astrologers, artists and friends to find themselves at home!

Some of Our Retreats….

The house was originally built in 1835 as the Lock Keepers House when the Lock Haven Bellefonte Canal was in existence. Sue bought the house in 1993 and has entirely renovated the house and the gardens. She wants to share her love of home with you. ..

Kayaks are available.

Just walk out the front door

and get in the creek!

[Other Activities….]

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Personalize a retreat for yourself or share a private time of rejuvenating with others. Come and experience the pleasures of rural life, connecting to the earth through the garden, local hiking, kayaking or just simply swinging in a hammock reading and reflection. Enjoy being nurtured with healthy meals, finding a quiet space for yourself while giving yourself a gentle getaway .
Sue offers a space for healing and reflection through astrological analysis,  health and herbal consultations. Couples can come for partnership analysis through an astrological chart consultation .

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Choose from a variety of life enriching subjects

Crafting herbal skin care products
Creating botanical perfumes
Making herbal jellies & vinegar
Baking homemade herb breads
Making herbal remedies (syrups, tinctures, teas)
and more…
all from the garden

Introduction to astrology-beginners to advanced studies
Astrological Perfumes-creating personalized blends according to your birth chart
Lunar gardening-Principals of Planting by the Moon
Plants & Planets-The Planetary Hours and the Doctrine of Signatures
book an Astrology Reading with Sue
and more…

We can also offer yoga classes, massage, and private guitar lessons.
We will customize your stay to suit you.

Bed and Breakfast Only:
$95 per person per night, $150 per couple in a shared room

Weekend Retreats
Includes overnight stay with  meals
and workshops
Cost varies according to retreat: our upcoming retreats

The Susquehanna River and historic
downtown Lock Haven (3 miles)
Lock Haven University (3 miles)
Penn State University (30 miles)
Historic Williamsport (30 miles)
The Woolrich factory store outlet (10 miles)

Amish country and variety stores
The Pine Creek Valley (10 miles)
The Bald Eagle State Park (8 miles))
Countless hiking trails in the State Forest Millbrook Playhouse (1 mile)
The Piper Museum (3 miles)

Sentimental Journey Fly-In at Piper Airport
Summer Concert Series on the Floating Stage
The Heisey Museum (3 miles)
The Station Gallery (3 miles)
Hyner View & hang gliding (30 miles)

Located just 8 miles off of I-80, 3 miles from Lock Haven, PA, within 4 hours of NYC, Pittsburgh, Philadelphia and Washington DC. Arrive by car or fly into University Park Airport in State College, or take the GOTO bus to State College and we will arrange for transportation. *Additional fees apply.

Driving directions:

Take I-80 to exit 178 to US 220 North toward Lock Haven. Follow 220 N to exit 109 Mill Hall. Turn left onto Rt. 150 South. In 1.3 miles at the light turn left onto Crystal Beach Rd. We are the 2nd house on the right. 143 Crystal Beach Rd

143 Crystal Beach Rd.
Mill Hall, Pennsylvania 17751



within 4 driving hours of NYC,  Pittsburgh,  Philadelphia  and  Washington DC