Menla – Center for Health and Happiness

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Menla Mountain is the upstate New York retreat center of Tibet House US. Menla is 1500 feet above sea level and set on a 325-acre private nature reserve. At 3720 feet above sea level, the peak of Panther Mountain is one of the tallest mountains in the Catskills. Menla is located in a region of the Catskills renowned for its unspoiled beauty, variety of wildlife, abundance of rushing streams and rivers, and ancient forested mountains.

The Catskills are one of the oldest mountains in the world and used to be connected to the Alps before the continental divide. Aside from its natural splendor, the area offers such activities as hiking, swimming, kayaking, horseback riding, and cross-country skiing. For avid downhill skiers, the noted Belleayre and Hunter Mountain resorts are just half an hour away.

An easy drive from New York City, Menla is located in Phoenicia, NY—voted one of the “Top 10 Coolest Small Towns in America”—and just 20 minutes away is the most famous small town in America, Woodstock, known for its deep-rooted culture of music, art galleries, and great restaurants.

Our 4,000-square-foot, two-story Mahasukha Spa features eleven treatment rooms, Finnish and far-infrared saunas, steam rooms, rain showers with jets, Tibetan herbal soaking tubs, an Ayurvedic room, a couples massage room, a two-person Jacuzzi tub, a relaxation room with a view of our garden, men’s and women’s locker rooms, radiant heat, and climate control.

Adjacent to the spa are an outdoor swimming pool, a fitness room with Pilates equipment, a yoga studio, and outdoor tennis courts.

Word is…His Holiness the Dalai Lama got some of the best sleep of his life here!  Read more about it here.

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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

Menla, Pantherkill Road, Phoenicia, NY 12464