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.
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.
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.
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.
Now through March, all lodging is 20% off our normal rates. Accommodations with meals are available Thursday check-in through Sunday check-out or just for the weekend Friday check-in – Sunday check-out. If you are interested in a longer term stay that is unavailable though our website please reach out to us for a custom quote.
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.