Physical Address: 375 Pantherkill Road, Phoenicia, NY 12464
Mailing Address: PO Box 70, Phoenicia, NY 12464
Menla is conveniently located:
Bus tickets need not be purchased in advance, but to plan your trip via Trailways please visit: www.trailwaysny.com
Cross George Washington Bridge (upper level); take an immediate right onto the Palisades Parkway; continue to exit 9 West (NYS Thruway Albany 87). Drive for about 1 hour to exit 19 (Kingston exit); after toll booth stay to the right and take first right at traffic circle onto Route 28 West toward Pine Hill. Continue on Route 28W about 22 miles to Phoenicia in Ulster County. Continue approximately 1/2 mile beyond the Phoenicia sign and make a left onto Woodland Valley Road. At the T, make a right, continuing on Woodland Valley Road for about 1/2 mile. Immediately after the “Dangerous Intersection” sign, make a right onto Pantherkill Road. Continue to the end of road. Once you enter Menla’s front gates, bear slightly right/uphill, following signs for Registration, to the main parking lot in front of the Lhasa Inn, a large three-story beige building with a blue roof, fire escape, and trim. Park in the parking lot and enter Lhasa Inn through the second of three doors on the left/south side to find the Front Desk.
Take exit 19 and follow directions above.
The closest airports are Albany International Airport in Albany, NY, and Stewart Airport in Newburgh, NY. Via public transportation, you can connect to the Adirondack Trailways bus, which will bring you to nearby Phoenicia.
You may also fly into any of the major New York City airports and take the Adirondack Trailways bus from New York City, departing from Port Authority. All New York City airports connect to Port Authority Bus Terminal via public transportation.
From JFK and LGA:
From Albany Airport:
With advance notice, Menla provides a $5 shuttle to and from Phoenicia up until 8 p.m for people traveling by bus. Please call 845-688-6897 ext. 0 to arrange for pickup.
Due to Menla’s secluded location Car Services & Taxis are not always the most cost effective method for traveling to Phoenicia, New York. While we recommend taking Trailways Bus, if that is not an option for you & your group we suggest the following car providers:
Woodstock Town Car
Albany Taxi: (518) 888-1096
Carmel Car Service: (866) 666-6666
Red Hook Taxi: (845) 876-2010
Rhinebeck Taxi: 845-758-1478
“I spent the week in a yoga and meditation retreat. What a beautiful place! High in the Catskills mountains, where you can see the stars at night, and the trees are as high as the sky. The accommodations aren’t luxury, but they were perfect. Everybody is so kind and nice. We got to practice different kinds of yoga, and went to a couple of hikes. I felt happy and relaxed. They also have an amazing spa. How have I never heard of this place before? Now I can not wait to go again!”
“Menla means Medicine Buddha in Tibetan, but I think the esoteric translation must be ‘magic’. Menla is a place unto itself.”
“It’s not clear on your site HOW AMAZING the nature is!! I was blown away at the beauty and would have preferred an OUTDOOR retreat because of how epic the woods and creek were.”