Physical Address: 375 Pantherkill Road, Phoenicia, NY 12464

Mailing Address: PO Box 70, Phoenicia, NY 12464

Menla is conveniently located:

  • Two and a half hours north of New York City by car, three hours by bus
  • Three and a half hours from Boston by car
  • One and a half hours from Stewart Airport in Newburgh, NY
  • Two hours from Albany International Airport
  • Three hours by bus from New York City on Adirondack Trailways to Phoenicia, NY

To plan your trip via Trailways please visit: www.trailwaysny.com

By Car from New York City:

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.

*Note- January, 2017: Due to construction on one of the bridges in Phoenicia, please follow updated directions as follows:

Once you pass the Phoenicia Diner (on Route 28) on your left, make your second right onto Bridge Street (you will see a large sign that says Phoenicia) and then take your first left onto High Street. Follow High Street along stream, under the overpass which continues as Woodland Valley Road. Continue approximately 1.7 Mile then immediately after the “Dangerous Intersection” sign on the right, turn onto Pantherkill Road (there is a small sign, “Menla Mountain,” at the intersection). Continue up to the end of the road (.9 Miles) where you will enter the gates of Menla.

Through the gates, bear slightly right, uphill to the main parking area in front of a large three-story beige building with a blue roof, fire escape, and trim (Lhasa Inn). Park in the parking lot and enter Lhasa through the middle of three doors to find the Front Desk.

By Car from NYS Thruway 1-87 South:

Take exit 19 and follow directions above.

By Air:

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.

By Bus:

From JFK and LGA:
1. Schedule a shuttle from NYC Airporter. They pick you up from at the JFK and LGA airports – just have to look for NYC Airporter sign. The shuttles run every 30 minutes. No advanced booking needed but it might make the trip easier to have it booked in advance.  It takes about 45 minutes to get from JFK to Port Authority Terminal, sometimes in traffic an 1 hour. To Schedule a shuttle please visit: www.nycairporter.com.
2. Get off at the Port Authority Terminal stop. Go into the main entrance where you are dropped off.
3.  Go to the Lower Level and go to Gate 34 for the  Adirondack Trailways bus to Phoenicia, NY. It is ideal to try to line up the flight with the bus times, It takes about 45 mins to the bus from JFK. No advanced booking is needed but it is encouraged to book in advance online. Purchase the NYC Port Authority to Phoenicia NY ticket. The trip form takes about 3 – 3.5 hours. For schedules & to purchase your bus ticket online please visit: www.trailwaysny.com
From Albany Airport:
1. Go the Adirondack Trailways Bus stop near Southwest Airlines curbside check-in.  Take the Adirondack Trailways bus to Phoenicia, NY. It is ideal to try to line up the flight with the bus times. No advanced booking is needed but it is encouraged to book in advance online.  The total trip is about 1.5 – 2 hours.

Shuttle from Phoenicia:

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.

Taxi & Car Services

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:

Albany Taxi: (518) 888-1096

Carmel Car Service: (866) 666-6666

Red Hook Taxi: (845) 876-2010

Rhinebeck Taxi:  845-758-1478