Private Retreats

Find the time for reflection and serenity that you need to connect with your deeper self in the calm environment at the Center at Mariandale, where we welcome private retreatants.

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.

Summer 2021: Update on Private Retreats

We’re planning on offering private retreats on a limited basis during spring 2021. 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) but are unable to provide our usual lunch and dinner services during your stay. 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 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.

To send us an inquiry about a private retreat, please fill out the form below with the dates you are interested in coming to Mariandale.

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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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.

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 take their time to think while painting, taking photos, or drawing. You can choose to conduct your private retreat in silence, or not.

During your retreat, you can enjoy a comfortable, affordable, private guest room and three delicious, healthy meals a day, served in our dining room. After dinner you can read, sit in the Chapel, meditate, or walk. Your time is your own.

Contact Mariandale’s Registrar at to inquire about personal retreats, or send an Inquiry Form.

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 to
  2. Please make your reservation 14 days in advance of the desired arrival date.

Thank you for your interest in the Center at Mariandale. We look forward to seeing you here!

You can pay online by credit or debit card for your private retreat, on the following line. You will receive an email confirmation of your transaction.

Paying for Your Private Retreat

Please use this link to make a credit or debit card payment through our secure payment system.


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