Sandanona Shooting Grounds front porch entrance

Sandanona

Orvis Sandanona, in upstate New York, is open 362 days a year. Visit and enjoy a round of sporting clays, attend a school, take a private lesson with one of our skilled instructors, join in on one of our monthly events, unwind on our wrap-around porch, let us host your next retreat, or hunt our fields with an Upland Membership.


This is a place where the traditions of the field and the hunt are held in the highest regard; it is the oldest permitted shotgun shooting club in the country. The main lodge was built during the presidency of Thomas Jefferson, and, using its richly textured past as a foundation, Orvis Sandanona has built a thriving, modern sporting clays shooting ground that is consistently ranked among the very best.


Whether you’re taking your first shot or you’re a seasoned uplands hunter—you will find something to love at Orvis Sandanona. We look forward to seeing you soon!

Contact Us

Sandanona Shooting Grounds

3047 Sharon Turnpike

Millbrook, New York 12545


Email: sandanona@orvis.com

Call: 845-677-9701


Open 7 days a week

Shooting Grounds hours: 9am–5 pm

The Bird Dog Cafe hours: 11am-3pm


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Our Services

Orvis introduced one of the first sporting clays courses in the country at its Manchester, Vermont, Shooting School. Orvis Sandanona upholds this tradition with two courses, running simultaneously on the property.


Our Woodland Course is a 18-stand standard, listed in Esquire magazine’s top 10 list of courses in the United States. The Upland Course, new in summer of 2019, boasts 15 stands and expands your options at the property. The diversity of the courses, in addition to the regular refreshes, offers shooters an ever-changing challenge. A trapper will join you on the course, ensuring you have the best experience possible.


Must be at least 12 years old to participate. Please call ahead for reservations.

If you cannot make one of our fly-fishing or shotgun shooting school dates, would like a refresher after a school, or if you need to warm up for that trip to England shooting high pheasants, or that trip to the Gunnison in Colorado casting for trout; our school instructors are available for private instruction all year round.


Private instruction is booked by the hour—one-on-one with an instructor or up to a group of four people. You can set curriculum based on what you want to cover: basics, preparation for an upcoming hunting trip, or perfect a specific shot.


Orvis Sandanona's highly trained instructional fly-fishing and wingshooting staff can help you at any experience level, from novice to pro. Call 845-677-9701 to make reservations


Must be at least 12 years old to participate in a shooting school.

Upland Memberships offer access to a members-only club room, exceptional upland hunting on the high fields above the clubhouse; driven, mallard, and continental shoots; and sporting clays and five stand at a member rate. Upland Hunting Memberships are reciprocal across all 3 Orvis Shooting Grounds.


Individual Membership Fee*: $2,500

Initiation Fee for Individual Members*: $3,500

*(One-time fee, for the first year, not charged again if membership is current and consecutive.)


Corporate Membership: $6,000

Up to 5 Representatives Hunting Membership


Added Membership Benefits

Memberships also grant equal privileges at Orvis Sandanona, Orvis Hill Country, and Orvis Pursell Farms. At Sandanona, in the beautiful and storied Hudson Valley of upstate New York, you can experience upland field hunts, mallard hunts, pheasant Continental, driven, and sporting clays as well as a wobble trap and 5-stand with access to the members-only club room. Hill Country offers upland hunting in the rich hills of southern Pennsylvania. Pursell Farms, on 3,000 acres in the rolling Piedmont region of central Alabama, offers members the opportunity to hunt quail, upland, pheasant Continentals, mallards, and an exceptional 12-station sporting clays course and five stand. At all Orvis Shooting Grounds, professional instruction is the foundation of a great shooting experience and is always available to members.


Memberships renew annually.

If you and your clients desire to take a step back in time and find yourself among the most beautiful scenery in the northeast, visit us at Orvis Sandanona.


Orvis Sandanona provides the ideal outdoor environment for corporate recreation. In fact, many top firms have made Sandanona their first choice when they are looking to conduct team-building exercises, bolster morale, and enjoy a respite from the office. We furnish the amenities that will ensure your time at Sandanona is productive and memorable. Our customized corporate retreat packages include sporting clays events, fly-fishing and wingshooting instruction, as well as professionally prepared cuisine.


Experience the rustic charm and unique sporting ambiance only Orvis can offer by selecting Sandanona for your next corporate outing.


Orvis Sandanona now has two additional meeting rooms in our barn annex, just a stone’s throw away from the main lodge. The rooms have the capacity to hold 70 people on the main floor and 20 people upstairs. After your group has enjoyed a day shooting or fly casting you can come inside the barn annex for meetings, seminars, luncheons, or dinner, all the while enjoying Sandanona’s rustic charms.

Orvis Sandanona is an Orvis-Endorsed fly-fishing outfitter and has a full-service pro shop on the premises. We are set amidst rolling hills and horse farms, just an hour-and-a-half from New York City, and are steeped in the tradition of fly-fishing. Whether it's wading for brookies and rainbows during the early season Hendrickson hatch or chasing big browns late season, our professional fly-fishing guides can tailor the day to meet your needs. We're just minutes away from casting in classic eastern trout waters like the Roeliff Jansen Kill or Wappingers. Take advantage of Orvis Fly-Fishing school instructors available for individual or group lessons on our stocked ponds or private trout stream. These experiences are open to all ability levels.

Orvis Sandanona Wingshooting School

The Orvis Wingshooting Schools were the first of their kind offered in the United States, and for over twenty-five years have offered shooters the finest wingshooting and hunting instruction available anywhere in the world. We offer both 1- and 2-Day curriculums, both designed to work with any skill level.


Based on the English Churchill method, our instinctive approach to shotgunning offers both the novice and the seasoned veteran a complete shooting system that can be used for upland and waterfowl hunting and sporting clays. The fundamentals of the Orvis system include stance, footwork, gun handling, swing, visual concentration, proper gun mount, and correct fit of the gun stock.


The Orvis shotgun shooting instructors are consummate professionals, who are beside you at every shot quietly analyzing and improving your style.


Must be at least 12 years old to participate.


Learn more about Orvis Sandanona’s 1- and 2-Day Wingshooting Schools


Orvis Sandanona Specialty Schools

In addition to our 1- and 2-Day Wingshooting Schools, Orvis Sandanona offers 1- and 2-Day Complete Upland Hunting Schools designed for students interested in learning or honing skills specific to upland hunting. Both schools include time spent in the field, alongside an instructor and field guide.


Learn more about Orvis Sandanona’s 1- and 2-Day Upland Hunting Schools


Orvis Sandanona Fly-Fishing School

Orvis Sandanona features a comprehensive Fly-Fishing School program based on the highly successful lesson format developed and refined over fifty years at our Vermont headquarters.


Expert Orvis fishing instructors will teach you multiple fly-casting techniques, essential fishing knots, equipment basics, and enough about freshwater entomology to make fly selection an easy, intuitive process. With two private ponds and a trout stream right on the property, small class sizes ensure quality personalized instruction for our students.


Learn more about Orvis Sandanona’s 1- and 2-Day Fly Fishing School

Fee schedule

• Ammunition not included

• Prices subject to change without notice

• 24-hour cancellation policy; a $40 fee will be applied for late cancellations


Sporting Clays Membership: $175

Family Membership: $275


100 Target Sporting Clays Round (minimum 2 shooters or 200 targets)

Member: $55

Non-Member: $85


Driven Flurry

Member: $10

Non-Member: $15


Wobble Trap

Member: $10

Non-Member: $15


5-Stand

Member: $10

Non-Member: $15


Shooting School

One Day (per person): $575

Two Day (per person): $1,149


Private Shooting Instruction

Member: $150/hr.

Non-Member: $175/hr.

$25 per person additional - (up to 4 people)


Gunfitting Session

Member: $125/hr.

Non-Member: $175/hr.


Private Instruction on Clays Course

Member: $150/hr. (plus sporting clays fee)

Non-Member: $175/hr. (plus sporting clays fee)

Available on sporting course

(groups of up to 5 people)


Fly-Fishing School

One Day (per person): $279

Two Day (per person): $489


Private Fly-Casting Instruction

1 Student: $75/hr.

2 Students: $95/hr.

3 Students: $125/hr.

4 Students: $155/hr.


Private Guided Fishing

Minimum of 2 hours, maximum of 2 clients: $125/hr.


Any Corporate, Group, or Individual

Custom days may be designed for your needs.

Reservations are required. For questions or to make your reservation, please call 845-677-9701 or email sandanona@orvis.com.

Driving directions

For GPS, please use:

3047 Sharon Turnpike

Millbrook, NY 12545


Where are we located?

Darien, CT – 70 miles (S)

Manhattan, NY – 80 miles (S)

Bergen, NJ – 91 miles (SW)

Albany, NY – 75 miles (N)

A woman being taught how to shoot
A man holding the machine that houses hot pink clays
A group of hunters around a stand shooting clays
Orvis Sandanona