Mariandale FAQs

Exactly where is Mariandale? How do I get to Mariandale?

image3Mariandale is located in Ossining, New York, on Route 9, along the east side of the Hudson River. It is about 12 miles north of the Tappan Zee Bridge and about 30 miles from the center of Manhattan. Mariandale is located one mile south of the Metro North Railroad Hudson Line Croton-Harmon Station, and 30 miles from mid-town Manhattan. It is approximately ½ hour from Westchester County Airport in White Plains. The BeeLine bus system runs along Route 9 with stops close to the main drive, which is about 1/4 mile from the main building.

What kind of programs does Mariandale offer?

Mariandale holds two different kinds of programs, or events:

1) Sponsored programs are those that Mariandale offers, in concert with a presenter or facilitator. These include retreats, wellness services, arts classes, environmental programs, prayer or discussion groups, and many others. Through our programs, retreats, seminars, and workshops, we create an environment of tranquility and challenge that enables seeking, learning, and healing.

Trees and Sunlight2) Hosted programs are meetings and conferences held by nonprofit and not-for-profit organizations at Mariandale. The organizers reserve the space they need and then collect individual fees from their attendees. These are most often groups or organizations that need meeting space for a meeting, retreat, or conference.

What are the grounds like at Mariandale?

Mariandale grounds have our Nature Trail, walking paths, the Labyrinth, a Bee Yard, an outdoor pool in season, and reflection spaces with benches. Mariandale’s 61 acres overlook the Hudson River and the Palisades mountains, and boasts spectacular views of the sunset over the river.

Is Mariandale wheelchair/handicapped accessible?

Yes. Mariandale has an access ramp at the side entrance and there is an an elevator to all floors. There are also parking spaces designated for the handicapped.

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Can I look at a list of upcoming programs?

Of course. Please visit our Program Calendar.

If I want to look into holding a meeting here, or a conference here, how shall I start out?

Please contact us, or first review our Plan Your Meeting page.

Is the Dining Room alway open?

No. The dining room serves meals at 8 a.m., 12 noon, and 6 p.m. Coffee, tea, and beverages are available during the day.

How are meals served? May guests request special diets?

Meals are served buffet style and usually include soup, salad, a main entree, and dessert. Guests can request special diets with two weeks’ notice to our Registrar at mariandale@ophope.org

How many guest rooms are on site?

There are 44 guestrooms, with shared bathrooms and showers in each hall. There is one double room with a half-bathroom.

What are the guest room accommodations like?

Guest rooms are private and comfortable, with a twin bed, reading chair, reading lamp, sink and mirror, fan, desk and chair, desk lamp, and closet. Some rooms have air-conditioning. Heat is individually controlled.

Can we share rooms?

There is only one shared bedroom at Mariandale. There are 43 private guestrooms.

What are the meeting rooms like?

All meeting rooms are air-conditioned, and will be arranged to meet the needs of the group.

What presentation equipment is available for groups to use?

Mariandale has free Wifi throughout the building. There is never a problem with accessing services.

The following equipment is available for rental:

  • Large screen TV/DVD player
  • Microphone setup
  • Projector
  • Projection screen
  • Tables
  • Podium
  • Riser
  • Easel & markers
  • White board

What wellness services does Mariandale provide?

  • Massage (Including hot stone)
  • Healing touch
  • Yoga classes

Is there sufficient parking?

Yes. Mariandale has generous parking facilities on our grounds.

Can we use the grounds?

Of course. All of our guests are free to explore the grounds and visit our Labyrinth, Healing Hut, Gardens of Peace, Nature Trail and our statues. Read more about our beautiful surroundings on our Grounds page.

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