Private Retreats

Find the time for reflection and spiritual reconnection.

A private retreat of one or several days allows you to take some peaceful time away from everyday activities. This time can be spent in praying, reading, journaling, walking, resting, visiting our library, drawing in our creative room, and other quiet activities that restore the soul.

Many of our guests come for the quiet peace of our center land. They enjoy the gardens and trails, visit the Healing Hut and Labyrinth, and enjoy the magical views of the Hudson River and valley. Some enjoy the quiet corners of our Creativity Room and explore personal relationships with God while painting, taking photos, or drawing. you can read, sit in the Chapel, meditate, or walk the lovely 61 acres at Mariandale. Your time is your own.

During your retreat, you can enjoy a comfortable, affordable, private guest room. You can choose to conduct your private retreat in silence, or not.

2022: Update on Private Retreats

We’re planning on offering private retreats as COVID-19 restrictions are lifted, in accordance with public health guidelines. We offer the same peaceful, private guest room and shared bathrooms at the center.

We are happy to provide pre-packaged continental breakfast items (oatmeal, cereal, yogurt, and seasonal fruit). We offer full “kitchen privileges,” so that you can bring your own food and beverages, store your items in our refrigerators, and use the microwave and coffeemaker as needed.

Should you choose to dine out, feel free to visit the local food venues or take advantage of the online food delivery services at your convenience, such as or

Please Note: We ask that private retreatants comply with the following before making a reservation:

  1. If you are new to the center, we ask that you please supply a reference or recommendation letter or email from a person or organization known to Mariandale. Please address this letter or email to the Registrar at Mariandale, 299 N. Highland Avenue, Ossining, NY 10562, or email to
  2. Please note that you will need to adhere to local COVID-19 regulations, such as wearing a face mask. All shared areas, such as kitchens and bathrooms, are cleaned daily, and will be cleaned after use.
  3. We ask that you make a reservation for a personal retreat at least 14 days in advance of your arrival, as our guest rooms are often filled quickly by our programs.

Contact Mariandale’s Registrar at to inquire about private retreats, or send an Inquiry Form (see below).

Private Retreat Inquiry Form

Please fill out this form, indicating your contact information and the dates you would like to schedule a Private Retreat at Mariandale. Then, click the Submit button at the end of the form. We will respond to your inquiry within 48 hours, if not sooner.
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  • Please let us know if you have any special requests. We regret that we are unable to provide food services at this time, but there are kitchen facilities available, so that you can bring and prepare your own food.
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