• Reconnect with the Great Outdoors.

  • Luxe Accommodations,

    from Private Rooms to Group Cabins.

  • Discover Our World-Class Dewa Spa.

  • Explore Our Mountain Hiking Trails.

  • Detox with Fresh Juice and Organic Vegetables

    Straight from Our Garden.

Create Your Own Getaway

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Looking for a rejuvenating getaway only a few hours from New York City? Spend a long weekend (or a few weeks) in the heart of the Catskills. De-stress with one of many nature immersion experiences on more than 300 acres of wilderness. Mountain hikes away from the crowd are just outside your door ― our land adjoins thousands of acres of state forest, creating endless opportunities to sit back and take in the view or discover secret hideaways.

The newly remodeled 200-year-old barn has a chill vibe ― relax by the fireplace, play pool with friends, or catch a film. The Lhasa Inn features cozy, queen-sized rooms. Deluxe king suites are available in Kathmandu House and private cabins await those bringing friends or family in need multiple rooms and kitchen space.

Our Unique Getaway Experience

We strive to create a communal, trust-focused environment for those staying with us. As a Create-Your-Own Getaway guest, you are choosing to join us outside of the more structured group experience; because of this we recommend that you explore our website to understand Menla’s atmosphere and mission prior to booking.

Menla is a non-profit retreat center located in a remote area. You will encounter things here that differ from your traditional hotel experience. For example, we have an open door policy (all individual guest rooms have doors that lock from the inside or with key access, the main doors to buildings remain unlocked), no alcohol is sold on premises, vegan/vegetarian cuisine, and active wildlife.

Although we welcome children, Menla does not have facilities to accommodate young ones in a capacity that varies from the adult experience. Also, some lodging options involve many stairs (e.g. Thimphu) or are located up a steep hill (Potala). If you have questions, reach out to our Front Desk staff for further explanation.

 

Dewa Spa

The spa’s unique hand-painted architecture and Tibetan-inspired accents evoke a sense of tranquility, while saunas and steam rooms offer the modern version of practices used to detox for thousands of years.

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 problems and skin conditions. From the Tibetan KuNye massage to herbal baths infused with Himalayan plants, our knowledgeable team brings you a range of Eastern and Western treatments. Cool off with a dip in our outdoor pool or lounge nearby and soak in the sun. Check out the spa menu for a list of all available experiences.

Dewa spa is open Wednesday – Monday by appointment only. If you are interested in booking spa sessions during your stay we highly recommend scheduling your appointments a minimum of 48 hours in advance.

 

Wellness Getaway

Improve your fitness routine or take home new wellness skills with private qi gong, yoga, and meditation sessions. A fully equipped gym is available as well. When the sun goes down, light up the night with bonfire magic under the stars.

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. Other adventures like kayaking, horseback riding, and other mountain sports are just a short drive away. As a wildlife refuge and Audubon bird sanctuary, there are numerous opportunities to glimpse your favorite feathered friends. Classes and guest experiences are available a la carte ― you can find a full list below.

Wellness sessions such as yoga, meditation, sound healing and Chi Gong are booked through our spa. These options are available Wednesday – Monday during spa hours. Nature Experiences are available 7 days a week and can be booked at the time of registration or with our front desk with a minimum of 24 hours notice. We highly recommend for all CYO’s that you book all your wellness sessions or nature experiences at least 48 hours prior to arrival, as you may not be able to book once you arrive at Menla.

Food & Sustainability

As fresh as it comes. During the growing season, our vegetarian farm-to-table menu features organic dishes straight from Menla’s gardens. You can dine in the privacy of your room or al fresco on the deck overlooking Eva’s Pond. Learn about how we grow on one of our many garden tours. We cover everything from ecology and horticulture to the healing power of medicinal plants. Even cleaning products and decor are chosen with sustainability in mind!

Please note that breakfast, lunch and dinner are included as part of the Create Your Own Getaway accommodations package. Breakfast is from 8 – 9 am, Lunch is from 12:30 – 1:30 pm and Dinner is available between 6 – 7 pm. 

  

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Dewa Spa

Discover the ancient restorative therapies of Tibet at Dewa, Menla’s world-class healing spa and one of the few places in the West where you can experience the Tibetan KuNye massage.    Dewa offers a wide range of Eastern and Western spa treatments featuring the Tibe...

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. ...

Cuisine

Designed around fresh locally and seasonally sourced ingredients, including produce harvested from our on-site organic garden, Menla’s buffet-style dining features protein-balanced plant-based dishes. Our Executive Chef and her team bring a creative flair to dishes that are...


Getaway Meeting Spaces

Vintage Country Barn

Newly renovated, our charming 200-year-old Vintage Barn is a lounge space for all of our guests to sit and read by the fireplace, play pool or board games, or enjoy a film on the 75″ flatscreen TV. With its high vaulted ceilings, the Barn has excellent acoustics and affords...

Tara Sanctuary

With its unique septagonal architecture and enormous bay windows facing the southern mountain ridge, our Tara Sanctuary is a beloved space for one-on-one and small group movement and meditation classes, healing therapies, and sound baths. At approximately 615 square feet (diamete...

Yurt

Constructed in 2019, our Pacific Yurt offers an intimate circular meeting space for one-on-one and small group movement and meditation classes, spa therapies, and sound baths. With windows looking out into the forest, the Yurt is situated on the knoll above the enchanting Panther...


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 ...

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 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. Our Astrologers provide intuit...


Environs & Amenities

Our 330 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

375 Pantherkill Road, P.O. Box 70 Phoenicia, NY 12464
frontdesk@menla.org