Mariandale FAQs

Where is the Center at Mariandale, and how can  I get there?

The Center at Mariandale is in Ossining, New York, on Route 9, on the eastern bank 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 Hudson Line Croton-Harmon Station (a 5-minute cab ride). 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’s programs and services include:

1) Sponsored programs are those that The Center at Mariandale offers, in concert with a presenter or facilitator. These include retreats, environmental programs, mind and body health, writing, arts, prayer or discussion, and social justice programs. Through our retreats and workshops and the beautiful land, we share 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.

3) The Mariandale Center also offers services, such as spiritual direction and wellness services that you can schedule directly at the Center with our spiritual directors and wellness providers.

What is the land like at Mariandale?

The Center at Mariandale is on 61 acres on the eastern bank of the Hudson River, in Westchester County. You’ll enjoy the Nature Trail, walking paths, the Labyrinth, a Bee Yard, an outdoor pool in season, and reflection spaces with benches. Mariandale overlooks the Hudson River and the Palisades mountains, and boasts spectacular views of the sunset over the river.

Is Mariandale wheelchair/handicapped accessible?

Yes. The Center at 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 always 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 vegetarian diets with two weeks’ notice.

How many guest rooms are on site?

There are 44 private 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  and air conditioning is individually controlled.

Can we share rooms?

There is only one shared bedroom at the Center at Mariandale. There are 44 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 and healing touch are available from our providers.

Is there sufficient parking?

Yes. The Center at Mariandale has generous parking facilities on our grounds.

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