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Jumpstart Weight Loss & Wellness

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Birch Creek Road, PO Box 517, Pine Hill, NY 12465 (Formerly Birchcreek Retreat)
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Jumpstart Weight Loss & Wellness
Ranked #1 of 3 Pine Hill B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I just came back from a two week stay at Birchcreek Jump start in Costa Rica and I lost 23 lbs. I have to say it was one of the best things I've done in the last ten years. I wasn't sure exactly what I was getting into, as a friend of mine went there when their location was in... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
2 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

I went to Jump Start/Birchcreek in NY for a seven day stay. Unfortunately, due to health reasons unrelated to Jump Start I left early. However, I was there long enough to be able to submit a review -- the place is terrible. Old and moldy, and I felt very, very unwelcomed there by Sophia and the new person, Julie. They... More

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birchcreek, Guest Relations Manager at Jumpstart Weight Loss & Wellness, responded to this review

Dear Reviewer, While we always encourage and welcome our guest reviews ( which are overwhelmingly excellent, by the way) sometimes a review is just so outrageous that a response is necessary. Unfortunately this is just such a review. I will first address the issue of your dog. Our pet policy is clear, strict and posted. All clients with pets receive... More

New Brunswick, New Jersey
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

I've been to Birchcreek in NY and although the manager (Sophia) was nice the place itself is a dump. The bedrooms are really old and not well cleaned (don't even think of checking under the bed!), the mattress must have decades of use and the gym is very old and not well equipped. I also felt a little unsafe as... More

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birchcreek, Guest Relations Manager at Jumpstart Weight Loss & Wellness, responded to this review

Thank you for reviewing Jump Start New York. I am glad that you were pleased with our NY Manager, Sophia. She is truly a gem! While it is true that our retreat in NY is held at an historic and beautiful estate built in 1896, the estate has been lovingly maintained and kept up to the standards our clients have... More

Umhlanga Rocks, South Africa
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4 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

This place was nowhere close to what I expected. After hours of research on Weight Loss Retreats I settled on Birchcreek in Costa Rica, which is now named Jump Start Weightloss Resort. I was the ONLY "guest" there, felt totally isolated, no TV, no gym (just an empty room with a "bowflex" type gym standing outside) and the beach is... More

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birchcreek, Owner at Jumpstart Weight Loss & Wellness, responded to this review

Dear Reviewer, Thank you for your review. We are sorry that you were disappointed with your Jump Start stay. Our website is very accurate and clear about what we offer and we stand by our outstanding program - along with thousands of very satisfied clients and repeat clients. You will be pleased to know that almost a year ago (your... More

1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

I had a wonderful new experience at Birchcreek Retreat NY. I drove 3.5 hrs from New Jersey and wasn't sure what to expect. Upon my arrival, I was greeted by their nice staff Dara, she answered all the questions and showed me around. I was not expecting 5 star facility as I know Birchcreek is suppose to be an experience... More

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Rockaway, New Jersey
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

I had a very warm and happy experience here. I had never juiced before and did not really understand the process, so this was hard for me. I honestly did not enjoy the juices. and my body rejected them. However, the staff was supportive and caring throughout my stay. They understood it was new to me and were very adaptable... More

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Chester, New Jersey
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

My stay was nothing short of wonderful and miraculous. I literally have been trying and failing for 17 yrs. at weight loss. I've been to the fancy shmancy super elite expensive places. Jumpstart doesn't mess around. They know how to get results. A different professional trainer every day, with a caring, knowledgeable and kind staff. Smaller is better, with individualized... More

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Charlottetown, Canada
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

Just Do it. Stop thinking about it and make a decision already, you will be glad you did. I am a healthy guy and didn't really have much weight to lose starting out as I was 186 pounds at a height of 5'10. After 7 days I was 8 pounds lighter at 178 so this was more about cleansing for... More

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Newnan, Georgia
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

I've been back a week from Costa Rica Birchcreek which was the best thing I ever did for myself. This place is on the non commercial side, a secluded retreat away from everything, close to a secluded beach with scenic views. This place is for those who truly want to change their eating habits and detox. This is not a... More

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New York City, New York
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2013

Birchcreek Costa Rica is a gem amid tropical beauty. You will lose weight, you will exercise, you will rest and recuperate, and you will have fun! Most importantly, you will learn food facts you never knew. Caring and compassionate staff, excellent spa treatments, clean and cozy accommodations, opportunities for touring and excursions - all here. Look no further - this... More

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Address: Birch Creek Road, PO Box 517, Pine Hill, NY 12465 (Formerly Birchcreek Retreat)
Location: United States > New York > Catskill Region > Pine Hill
Also Known As:
Birchcreek Retreat Hotel Pine Hill

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Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool
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Rapid Aggressive Weight Loss, Juice Fasting, High Octane Food Plan, Detox and Cleanse, Fitness Restoration, Stress Relief, Behavior Modification, Highly Individualized with a High staff to client ratio. Experience the Jump Start that comes from success! The Jump Start Weight Loss Program offers; Structured daily schedule, Jump Start's signature 'High Octane' low calorie juices and meals, Health and Weight Loss seminars and workshops and permanent lifestyle changes. ... more   less 
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