• Reconnect With The Great Outdoors.

  • Getaway. Find The Flexibility

    You Need To Create The Perfect Urban Escape.

  • Discover Our World-Class Dewa Spa.

  • Explore Our Mountain Hiking Trails.

  • Picnic Lunch By The Pond?

    Detox With Fresh Juice and Organic Vegetables

    Straight From Our Garden.

  • Luxe Accommodations.

    From Private Rooms To Entire Cabins.

CREATE YOUR OWN GETAWAY

Looking for a quick weekend getaway?
The romance of an impromptu escape from everyday cares lies only two hours from New York City, in the heart of the Catskill Mountains. De-stress on more than 300 acres of private wilderness. Quiet hikes away from the crowd are just out your door. Unspoiled natural beauty adjoins state land, creating endless opportunities for wildlife spotting and discovering secret hideaways.

 

Serenity

Spend a long weekend (or a few weeks). Distance yourself while finding zen. Use the essence of nature to restore your mind and spirit in a peaceful refuge, far from the noise and anxiety of city life. Cozy, private cabins are available if you need more personal space or are traveling with family. Our small staff offers minimal-contact service, and with plenty of room to spread out, interaction with other guests is optional.

 

Wellness

Improve your fitness and mental clarity with private qi gong, yoga, and meditation sessions available to book a la carte daily. Relax with one of many nature immersion experiences. A fully equipped gym and outdoor pool are available as well. Awaken new senses with sound baths and sound therapy techniques that release stress through harmonic vibration. When the sun goes down, light up the night with bonfire magic under the stars. Find a full list of guest experiences below.

 

Let fresh air, light, water, movement, and sound envelop your senses in the mystical act of forest bathing. Book a guided hike or explore on your own. On-site and nearby trails range from easy to advanced. Our guides will introduce you to native flora and fauna found throughout the woods. There are three main hiking trails at Menla. Public trails and other adventures like fly-fishing, horseback riding, boating, and other mountain sports are a short drive away. As a wildlife refuge and Audubon bird sanctuary, there are numerous opportunities to catch a glimpse of your favorite feathered friends.

 

Food & Sustainability

From the bed linens to the cleaning products we use, every attempt is made to source ethically and sustainably. Our vegetarian farm-to-table menu features organic dishes right from Menla’s gardens. Enjoy lunch and dinner (included in the price of accommodation) through the Lhasa Inn to-go service. You can dine in the privacy of your room or al fresco on the deck overlooking Eva’s Pond. Learn about how we grow sustainably on one of our many garden tours. We cover everything from ecology and horticulture to the healing power of medicinal plants.

 

Dewa Spa

Artesian water, fresh from mountain springs buried deep beneath Menla, is used in our spa treatments. This natural, mineral-rich elixir acts as a tonic for internal ailments and skin conditions. From the Tibetan KuNye massage to herbal baths and energy readings, our knowledgable team of therapists offer world-class Eastern and Western treatments. Check out our spa menu for a list of all available experiences.

 

 

Create Your Own Getaway by selecting activities, then booking as many nights as you need. Now through July, all lodging is 20% off our normal 2020 rates. Further weeknight discounts apply to private and deluxe queen rooms.

It’s best to book activities at least 48 hours prior to your arrival. This ensures staff, teachers, and therapists are available when needed.
*Covid-19 Note: We’re dedicated to your comfort and safety. Read our COVID-19 Guidelines & FAQs to find out how we are tackling it.

 
 
 

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Menla Create-Your-Own Getaway

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Build a custom escape vacation by choosing activities à la carte. Only two hours from New York City, Menla lies in the heart of the Catskill Mountains. De-stress on more than 300 acres of private wilderness. Unspoiled natural beauty adjoins state land, creating endless opportunities for wildlife spotting and discovering secret hideaways. Let fresh air, light, water, […]

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Accommodation

Discover beautifully appointed deluxe private rooms and suites featuring unique Tibet-inspired artworks and features, or opt for our more modest shared cabins & cottages for couples, families, or small groups. ShareShareTweetPin...

Spa Menu

From our signature Tibetan KuNye massage to fragrant baths enriched with mountain herbs, personalized treatments drawing on Tibetan medicine and Ayurveda are what make Dewa a truly unique experience.   In addition to Eastern modalities, Dewa offers a full menu of Western spa...

Environs & Amenities

Our 325 acres of tranquil mountain forests and streams are tucked away in the priceless seclusion of the Catskills and feature a range of indoor and outdoor amenities, from our Dewa Spa to unique spaces for mind-body practices, from our dining areas to our hiking trails. Exercis...


Menla Guest Experiences

Menla’s tailored nature experiences and private classes let you design your own personal retreat, combining elements that are just the right fit for you. If you are leading your own group retreat, these experiences can add new dimension to your offerings.

Private Yoga Instruction

Whether a novice or a seasoned practitioner, benefit from expert private instruction on your choice of a variety of yoga styles.  The ancient asana practice of...

Private Meditation Instruction

Regular meditation is proven to benefit cognitive function, increase concentration, reduce stress, boost feelings of happiness, and lead to physiological benefi...

Healing Sound Bath

A beautiful meditation where harmonic vibrations are created by singing bowls, gongs, and other resonant instruments.   While you sit or lie down, a bath of s...

Guided Mountain Hiking

Take a guided hike on one of our enchanted trails and reap the many benefits of forest bathing. Short easy hikes (1-2hrs) and long intermediate-difficult hikes ...

Off-Site Hiking with Expert Guide

For a more formal educational hiking experience, take a hike in the local Catskills with an expert guide. Explore nearby favorites: Giant Ledge/Panther Mountai...

Menla Ecology Walk

Learn about our bio-region and how nature and humans have interfaced in this secluded valley. The Pantherkill Valley, our home, has been used by spiritual commu...

Garden & Horticulture Tour

Learn about the work that goes on behind the scenes to bring you Menla’s food and flowers! Our main garden is a source of food, flowers, herbs, medicinal ...

Medicinal Plant Tour

Menla is both growing and wild-harvesting a wide variety of healing plants. Learn about the growing techniques, healing properties, and ecological systems of ...

bonfire at night

Bonfire Under the Stars

Enjoy a sparkling, wood bonfire in one of our stone fire pits, a classic Catskills experience. Spend a couple of hours after dark in the glow of a nice wood fir...

Private Pilates Instruction

Pilates is a physical fitness system incorporating slow and precise movements for total body conditioning.   Focusing on core strength, Pilates is popular for...

Private Qi Gong Instruction

This practice consists of gentle flowing movements believed to help prevent or provide relief from chronic pain and illness. QiGong is designed to let your Qi ...

Health & Wellness Counselling

Have a certified Holistic Health Coach review your diet and lifestyle and help you make a plan that fits with your busy schedule and can be easily implemented ...

Astrological Consultation

Your astrological chart can tell you volumes about your life, its patterns, and even what obstacles and opportunities lie ahead. Expert astrologer Alexander Ma...

MENLA

375 Pantherkill Road, P.O. Box 70 Phoenicia, NY 12464
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