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.
375 Pantherkill Rd, Phoenicia, NY 12464
"Menla is an absolutely beautiful venue. It is a yoga retreat center and they have a lot of rules that are different than most wedding venues. But that is what makes it special. Some of the rooms are really great and some are not so great, but it still doesn't take away from how awesome this place is. A lot of the staff are super generous and thoughtful. The chef there is so great. He made our Sunday brunch and it was delicious!!! They have a spa and pool there that is really great too. Like I said before, it isn't a "wedding venue" so some things can be difficult because it is not set up for weddings. It is set up for yoga/spiritual retreats. If you are willing to take time, and are looking for something really unique then this is the place for you."