record & retreat

Lafayette New Jersey makes you feel like you are in rural New England or some other equally peaceful place where the roads are populated primarily by horses, cows and corn.

 

GD PonderRosa Studios is set up on a hill in the middle of 10 acres surrounded by trees and neighboring (neighing) horses. The studio itself is private and cannot be seen from the road. It is completely sound proof on all sides and you can sit outside by the firepit, or wander the property and gardens when you need a break from all the fun inside.

 

If you are staying with us (see fun packages below), you’ll have full access to a gorgeous 2-bedroom apartment (that sleeps 4 comfortably, but up to 6 people) with fully appointed kitchen and 1 bathroom.

 

NOTE: the sound from the studio below does bleed into the apartment, so bring headphones if you think you might want to rest while the rest of your band is playing in the live room. Probably won’t be an issue with podcast recording. We will try not to book the studio for music recording when there are guests… unless the guests are doing the recording.

 

EASY

An easy train ride or car ride from New York City, it is worth the trip!

 

From our professional gear and sound in the studio to the awesome engineers who make things happen and the gorgeous and inspiring setting, once you make the trip, you’ll come back and you’ll definitely want to make time to stay longer…

IF YOU HAVE THE TIME...

Some of the best hiking, biking and even horseback-riding trails are within a mile of the studio!

You may want to check out the historic Lafayette village, which has at least a dozen antique stores and a nice café. 

Here are some ways to come Record and Retreat!

BY THE HOUR

Come to beautiful bucolic historic Lafayette, New Jersey (yes, it’s the New Jersey you never hear about. Shhhhhhh. It’s the best kept secret in New York) and record in our professional podcast studio for an hour or two or three. Includes one of our professional audio geeks and endless coffee, tea and good vibes.

 

BY THE DAY

Same gorgeous and professional accommodations plus…

  • A delicious gourmet luncheon (specialty in organic, local, vegetarian, vegan & gluten-free options)

  • Visit the antique shops in the historic village.

  • Go for a hike on miles and miles of nearby gorgeous trails of the Paulinskill Valley rail trails.

  • Shop at the nearby outlet stores.

  • Includes 2 hours of studio time with one of our professional audio geeks.

 

BY THE WEEKEND (Friday evening – Sunday noon)

All of the above, AND you get to stay in the 2-bedroom charming apartment above the studio overlooking the horses and the trees. Great for small group (2 – 5) or a romantic podcast weekend (hey, it happens).

  • Gourmet breakfast Saturday & Sunday (specialty in organic, local, vegetarian, vegan & gluten-free options)

  • Visit the antique shops in the historic village.

  • Go for a hike on miles and miles of nearby gorgeous trails of the Paulinskill Valley rail trails.

  • Shop at the nearby outlet stores.

  • Includes 4 hours of studio time with one of our professional audio geeks (in one day or divided between Saturday and Sunday)

 

Please inquire for our super reasonable pricing! GDPonderrosa@gmail.com   |   973.879.3199

EXTRA GOODIES

Podcast Consulting

Green Diva Meg is an experienced podcast producer. In addition to her award-winning media brand The Green Divas, she has produced for names like Car and Driver Magazine, Cosmo Magazine, Mariel Hemingway, The Population Institute and many more. She’s helped podcasters big and small either get started or enhance what they’ve already got going on. Make sure to book time with her while you are here!

 

Editing Services

Our awesome audio geeks are ready to help make what you’ve recorded here (or elsewhere) into podcast magic.

 

Custom Theme Music Composition

We happen to have some amazing resident musicians, who are great at composing original music to help brand your podcast.

 

Live FaceBook Podcast/Video Streaming

THIS is fun and we have a wonderful crew that makes this happen!

 

Additional Recording Time 

Best if booked in advance as it may not be possible on the “day of” to accommodate additional time. Discounted rate only applies to Day or Weekend packages. Booked hourly. 

Additional Meals

If you are staying with us, we will provide menus in advance and you can pre-order meals made in our organic kitchen or we can recommend local restaurants.

 

Yoga Classes

We do have regular yoga classes in the big house. If there is one happening while you are here, join in for a class or a Private Yoga session!

 

Massage

We also have a marvelous professional massage therapist nearby and you won’t regret booking an hour with her.

 

Horseback Riding

 

 

If you are coming by train from NY: Rides to and from Dover train station $25

 

If you are coming from Newark Airport: Rides to and from Newark Airport $75/ride. If you are coming from Kennedy or LaGuardia, sorry you’re on your own!

 

Local rides $10/ride. (or you can always try Uber/Lyft)