Menla Mountain Retreat

Located in Phoenicia, New York, Menla Mountain is in a 320-acre forest preserve in the Catskill Mountains. Surrounded by thousands of acres of state forest, Menla offers a serene and inspiring experience. Throughout the year visitors can enjoy the fresh mountain air, abundant wildlife, and natural beauty of our valley’s exquisite landscape. Designed to meet the highest standards of comfort and convenience, their modern eco-friendly facilities are an ideal setting.

Menla is conveniently located:

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If you need to talk to someone at the retreat center, or if you want to give someone an emergency number, their number is 845-688-6897 x 0.

Menla Mountain Retreat
375 Pantherkill Road
Phoenicia, NY 12464



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 about 22 miles to Phoenicia. Continue approximately 1/2 mile beyond the Phoenicia sign on right and make first left onto Woodland Valley Road. After you cross a small bridge, you will come to a T. Make a right, continuing on Woodland Valley Road for about 1/2 mile. Immediately after the “Dangerous Intersection” sign on right, turn right onto Pantherkill Road. Continue approximately 2 miles to the end of road where you will enter the gates of Menla Mountain Retreat. Through the gates, bear slight right uphill to the main parking area in front of a large three-story beige building with a blue roof, fire escape, and trim (Delos Inn). Park in the parking lot, and enter Delos through the middle of three doors to find the Front Desk.


Take exit 19 and follow directions above.


The closest airports are Stewart Airport in Newburgh, NY and Albany International Airport in Albany, NY. Via public transportation, you can connect to the Adirondack Trailways bus, which will bring you to nearby Phoenicia. With advance notice, Menla provides a $5 shuttle to and from Phoenicia up until 8 p.m. Please call 845-688-6897 ext. 0 to arrange for pick-up.

You may also fly into any of the major New York City airports and take the Adirondack Trailways bus bus from New York City, departing from Port Authority. All New York City airports connect to Port Authority Bus Terminal via public transportation.


Call Adirondack Trailways, 800-776-7548 or visit their Fee Chart, for information and departure times to and from Port Authority Bus Terminal in New York City to Phoenicia, NY. Reservations not required. The trip takes about 3 hours from NYC and 2 hours from Albany. With advance notice, Menla provides a $5 shuttle to and from Phoenicia up until 8 p.m. Please call 845-688-6897 ext. 0 to arrange for pick-up.


Taxis are quite expensive in the area. Please call the Front Desk (845-688-6897 ext.0) in advance to arrange for our $5 shuttle service to Menla from Phoenicia.

Woodstock Town Car: 845-679-6656

Woodstock Transportation: 845-679-8294
Local and Airport

Northeast Transport Town Car Service (Town Cars, 14 Passenger Vans & SUV’s): 845-876-3000

Red Hook – Rhinebeck Taxi (cars stationed at the Rhinecliff Amtrack Train Station): 845-876-2010

Kingston Kabs: 845-331-8294
Local and Airport

Blue Mountain Limo: 845-246-4404
Local and Airport

New Cabs: 845-336-2400
Local and Airport

Town Car Taxi Service: 718-392-9191