Menla Mountain is conveniently located near various major northeast metropolitan areas.
Physical Address: 375 Pantherkill Road, Phoenicia, NY, 12464
Front desk phone: 845-688-6897
The closest airports to Menla are the Stewart Airport in Newburgh, NY and the Albany International Airport (both about 1 ¼ hours from Menla). There is no public transportation from Stewart or Albany airports to Menla. We recommend taking a taxi from the airport or carpooling with other participants (you can coordinate with other participants on the Facebook page for your program).
You can also fly into any of the major New York City airports (JFK, LaGuardia or Newark), all approximately 2 ½ hours from Menla. From New York City airports, you can easily take a Trailways bus from Port Authority Bus Terminal to Phoenicia. The Port Authority is an approximate 25 minute taxi ride from LaGuardia, a 35 minute taxi ride from JFK and a 30 minute taxi ride from Newark (depending on traffic).
The Adirondack Trailways bus comes directly to the town of Phoenicia from the Port Authority Bus Terminal in New York City and is an approximately 3 hour ride. You can book your ticket in advance on their website or at (800) 776-7548. The bus is first come first serve even if you have purchased a ticket and we do recommend arriving to the bus station at least 90 minutes in advance. Menla offers a shuttle service from the bus stop in Phoenicia to the Retreat for fee of $5.00/each way. You must contact Menla at least 24 hours in advance at (845) 688-6897 ext. 0 or [email protected] to arrange shuttle pick-up.
The nearest Amtrak train goes to Rhinecliff, NY; this Amtrak station is approximately 50 minutes from Menla. The train ride from New York City is approximately 1 hour 45 minutes and departs from Penn Station in New York City (please be aware that there are luggage restrictions for some trains departing from Penn Station going to Rhinecliff). Menla does not provide shuttle service from the Amtrak station; however there are generally taxis readily available at the station. You may also reserve a car service in advance.
Please refer to the Menla website for complete and detailed information on how to arrive at the Retreat Center.