The Wellnesste Nature Sanctuary and Our Animals We believe in conservation and sustainability. Here at Wellnesste, we have domesticated rescue and wild critters alike. Lodging guests enjoy mingling with rescue dogs, chickens, and some very vocal ducks. As you explore our little Upstate New York sanctuary, you may spot many of our wild friends including deer, turkey, bunnies, birds, squirrels, raccoons, opossums, gophers, coyotes, owls, bald eagles, salamanders, garden snakes, frogs, and many others who we share our home with. Central New York is home to several beautiful rivers and we're lucky enough to have over a half-mile of frontage on the famous East Branch of Fish Creek. We also have two beautiful spring-fed ponds. We invite you to explore our sanctuary while you're enjoying a cozy cabin vacation and get back to nature. Wellnesste Lodge's rural roots means that you are sure to have a peaceful, quiet, and relaxing stay. Why We Started a Sanctuary and the Importance of Time Outdoors Research has shown that people in the United States spend between 85 and 95 percent of their lives indoors, and 75 percent of humanity currently lives in an urban environment. With such statistics in mind, we protect and own approximately 60 acres of beautiful forests, meadows, restored crop fields, wetlands, and waterfront so that nature can do its thing and humans can enjoy the property in its natural splendor. It’s no wonder why visitors to Wellness:té are drawn by the power of nature and come here to re-energize and de-stress.