Mariandale FAQs

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

The Center at Mariandale is in Ossining, New York, in the lower Hudson Valley 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 on Route 9, just 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 is the land like at Mariandale?

The Center at Mariandale is situated on 61 lovely, peaceful acres above the eastern bank of the Hudson River, in Westchester County. You’ll enjoy the outdoor Labyrinth, walking paths, an outdoor pool in season, and reflection spaces with benches. Mariandale overlooks the Hudson River and the Palisades mountains, and offers 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.

How can I see a list of upcoming programs?

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 8am, 12 noon, and 6pm Coffee, tea, beverages and fresh fruit are available throughout the day.

How are meals served?

Meals are served buffet style in our dining room, and usually include soup, salads, a main entree, and dessert, plus juice, soda, water, coffee, tea and hot chocolate.

Do you accommodate vegetarians and vegans?

Our Dining Services offers healthy, creative vegetarian and vegan dishes at every meal, along with meat-based options.

Can I request a gluten-free diet? What about other allergens?

We offer a variety of grains at every meal. However as some products come from outside vendors, and all types of food are prepared in our kitchen, we cannot guarantee an absence of allergens, such as gluten, nuts, and sesame. Cross-contamination may occur and we cannot guarantee that any food item will be completely free of allergens. We encourage guests with severe food limitations to bring their own food, to ensure safety. A guest refrigerator and microwave are provided on the Ground Floor for your convenience.

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, reclining chair, reading lamp, sink and mirror, desk and chair, desk lamp, and closet. All of our rooms are air conditioned, and heat and air conditioning can be controlled by room.

What are the resident floor bathrooms and showers like?

The bathrooms and shower room are communal, with private stalls. They are gender specific.

What are the meeting rooms like?

All meeting rooms are air-conditioned, and can 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 wifi. The following equipment is available for rental: Large screen TV/DVD player,  microphone setup, projector, projection screen, tables, podium, riser, white board, easel & markers.

Is there sufficient parking?

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

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