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. Get exercise in our fitness room, pool, or on our tennis courts, peruse our garden, art displays, and gift shop, and enjoy our fire pits, pond, free campus-wide wifi, and stream-side sweat lodge.


PANTHER MOUNTAIN METEOR CRATER, SACRED SPRING, NAGA

Seated atop the world’s most ancient meteor impact crater, this hidden valley is a pristine eco-system, an oasis of remarkable spiritual energy residing on land long held sacred to local Native Americans for its extraordinary energy. For centuries before us, and still today, M...

HIKING TRAILS

We have three hikes restored so far on our property in addition to offering guided hiking on any number of off-site hikes. Menla’s hikes are the easy Waterfall-Medicine and Naga Trails as well as the intermediate-difficult Metta Trail. A number of lost trails remain to be r...

DEWA SPA

Specializing in ancient Tibetan therapies, our singular Dewa Spa is a truly memorable destination and day spa, offering a full array of high-quality Eastern and Western massages and services. Decorated with stunning Tibetan art and accents, Dewa features 10 private therapy rooms...

FITNESS ROOM

Newly renovated, our Fitness Room provides a quiet space for those who have a workout routine, including various weights, treadmill, stationery bike, and more. Located across from the Dorm Room in the lower level of the Conference Center, the Fitness Room is conveniently equipped...

ORGANIC GARDEN

Our half-acre organic flower, herb, and vegetable garden is lovingly cultivated by our Head Horticulturalist Lisa, her assistant, and many of our volunteers. Packed with visual beauty, delicious greens and other goodies grow in harmony with herbs and healing plants for both our K...

SAPPHIRE OUTDOOR POOL

Located right in front of our spa, the Sapphire Outdoor Pool offers a perfect place to relax in the sun with other guests. Swim in the cool waters on a hot day between classes or before your spa treatment, and enjoy open views of the sky and surrounding mountains, with trees and ...

BONFIRE PITS

A few fire pits are located in different areas of Menla. The central fire pit in our Four Corners Field in the middle of our property is the largest, affording views of the stars and Milky Way on clear nights. We also have a nearby second fire pit which is more secluded and is lo...

SWEAT LODGE

Menla’s sweat lodge is located in a secluded forested area tucked away down by the stream. Traditional sweat lodges are deeply healing and spiritually enriching Native American ceremonies. Since they take a lot of work to prepare, and most of our lodge leaders do not live i...

TENNIS COURTS

Set beside the Vintage Barn and the edge of the forest, with views of Pantherkill Mountain, our two tennis courts offer the chance to play tennis in a gorgeous location. Rackets and balls are stored in the back room of the Barn and are free to use. ...

EVA’S POND

Before Tibet House owned Menla, Eva Pierrakos established her Center for the Living Force here and gave channeled teachings on spiritual self-transformation from a being she called simply The Guide. Eva’s favorite meditation spot was the old wooden bench that sits at the he...

DINING AND GATHERING DECK AT LHASA INN

With views of the pond and southern ridge descending from Panther Mountain, a large outdoor deck sits just in front of the Lhasa Inn, providing additional seating for meals, a place for people to read or have interesting conversations, and a nice outdoor gathering area for occasi...

LHASA GIFT SHOP

Adjacent to the Lhasa Inn Front Desk is a small giftshop with an assortment of gifts, books, clothing, and health & beauty products for sale. Take home one of our Menla logo shirts, an elegant piece of jewelry, one of our Dewa beauty products, or simply an interesting book to rea...

CAMPUS-WIDE FREE WIFI

There is no cell service at Menla, but thanks to an extraordinarily generous grant from an anonymous donor, Menla now has fiber-optic high-speed internet, and we offer free wifi in all of our guest rooms and meeting spaces, as well as many of our outdoor spaces. There is no passw...

THINGS TO DO IN OUR LOCAL REGION

1) Drive or take a local bus into Woodstock or Kingston, each 30 min from Menla, to treat yourself to live music on the weekends, or find out ahead of time about the music, food, and craft festivals in the area during the summer and fall, and time your visit then. 2) Shop for ant...

AREA INFO & LOCAL WILDLIFE

Area Info The Catskills are one of the oldest mountain ranges in the world and used to be connected to the Alps before the continental divide. They play host to abundant wildlife, taking refuge in the “forever-wild” 300,000-acre Forest Preserve. At 3,720 feet above s...


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. ...

Meeting Spaces

From the biggest conference hall in the Castkills to an intimate septagonal meditation space suspended above the valley, Menla offers fully equipped facilities to accommodate a wide range of programs and groups of every size ...

Cuisine

Enjoy healthy cuisine expertly prepared by our dedicated French & American chefs, using produce from our organic vegetable garden and the best local offerings. Plant-based diet with meat dishes available by advanced request ...

MENLA

375 Pantherkill Road, P.O. Box 70 Phoenicia, NY 12464
845-688-6897 ext 101