Guest Information & Accommodations

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We provide retreat-style quarters to encourage a quiet contemplative atmosphere that has everything you need and nothing you don’t.With the exception of the Guest House accommodations, rooms are located in the main building, which at one time was formerly a catholic seminary. In the tradition of retreat-style housing, our accommodations are purposely modest, without the interruptions of television, telephone, or radio; however, we do offer complimentary wifi access throughout most parts of the building.

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Booking Options

  • Coming for a workshop, retreat, or lecture? Click Here
  • Not attending an event and want to stay with us? Click Here
  • Or call us by phone at 800-822-4547 ext. 22, Daily 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. EST
  • Interested in hosting your own Retreat with us? Click Here

Accommodations and Pricing

All accommodations include full use of campus facilities and amenities.

Rates do not include required daily $30 vegetarian meal plan.

Regular Accommodations
(per person/per night)

Room Type Monday-Sunday
Shared Room – 2 Twins, Shared Hall Bath* $65
Standard Room – Full or Queen, Shared Hall Bath $130

 

Deluxe Accommodations
(Max occupancy 2 adults*)

Room Type Monday-Sunday
Deluxe Room – 2 Twins, Full or Queen, Private Bath $175
Deluxe Suite – Full or Queen with pull out sofa, Private Bath $250

 

Guest House

Room Type Monday-Sunday
Guest House Suite $285

Facilities Use Fee

Seminar registrants staying off campus pay a “Facility Use Fee” of $40 per day, to cover the cost that we incur to accommodate your participation in the seminar. As with all of our accommodation types, the Facility Use Fee includes meals, hatha yoga classes, and full use of public guest facilities.

 Cost $40 per day

Children: We do not provide any childcare services and children cannot be left unattended. Children’s accommodations and seminar rates are the same as adult rates. Children under 16 are not allowed to attend seminars and children over 16 may attend with faculty permission. Please call us at 800-822-4547 ext. 22 for specifics.

*Accommodations for Snorers: Accommodations options for snorers are a single room, if available, or a double room shared with another snorer (unless you are coming with a roommate of your choice). If you are sharing a room and coming without a roommate and you snore, please let us know when you register, so that we can help you make the best arrangements.

Room Descriptions

Guest House Suite: Chalet-style two-bedroom apartment with private bath; small living room/sitting area with sleeper sofa; kitchenette with refrigerator (no cooking facilities).

Deluxe Suite: Full or Queen size bed; sleeper sofa; private bath; sitting area.

Deluxe Room: 2 Twins, Full or Queen size bed; private bath.

Standard Room: Private room with Full or Queen size bed; sink in room; shared hall bath.

Shared Room: Double occupancy room with two twin beds; sink in room; shared hall bath. There are a limited number of rooms with a full bed; please make reservations in advance*.

*Solo travelers: If you are traveling alone and have reserved a Shared Room, we will assign a roommate of the same gender.

Meals

Our nutritionally balanced vegetarian meals are freshly prepared by our kitchen staff and served with homemade bread, both whole-wheat and gluten-free.

Breakfast consists mainly of hot cereals (cooked grains), both dairy and non-dairy, homemade yogurt, and fresh fruit. In addition, eggs are served twice a week. Lunch, the main meal of the day, typically includes rice, legumes (dahl), vegetables (subzi), homemade yogurt, and salad. Supper is light, with soup, salad, a side dish, and fresh fruit. On Sundays, a homemade dessert is served at suppertime.

For special meals and some holidays including Thanksgiving and Christmas, specialty vegetarian foods are prepared and the holiday spirit can be seen in the delicious spread of offerings. A Pot Luck-style dessert buffet is sometimes provided with loving care from our resident families.

Your needs are important to us. We strive to provide as much information as possible about the ingredients in each meal, on the labels posted every day in the dining hall. Our food is completely vegetarian, but not vegan. Our style of cooking draws on ayurvedic principles, but is not strictly ayurvedic.

As much as possible, we try to provide special diet options, although we may not be able to meet all dietary requests. Daily, we offer dairy-free cereal at breakfast, gluten-free bread with each meal, and make-your-own salads at lunch and dinner, plus an unspiced version of dahl and subzi at lunch. When we can, we also provide non-dairy, gluten-free, and allium-free options for other dishes, and unspiced soup at supper.

Our food is consciously prepared with the intention to nourish body, mind, and spirit.

 

Guest Facilities

With the exception of the Guest House, rooms are located in the main building, a former Catholic seminary. In the tradition of retreat-style housing, our accommodations are modest, without the interruptions of television, telephone, or radio.

Wireless Internet: Access is available in many public areas of the Institute.

PureRejuv Wellness Center: A range of wellness treatments and health services—including therapeutic massage, ayurvedic consultations, biofeedback, and yoga therapy—are available by appointment. Call ahead to book your treatment at 570-647-1500. For more information on our wellness services, Click Here.

For more information on our health center services, Click Here

Bookstore: Our well-stocked bookstore carries an extensive collection of gift items, books, DVDs, yoga attire and props, products from our Total Health line, and much more. Enjoy chai and coffee, great cookies and other snacks.

*To accommodate the schedule of our trainings and seminars, the store hours often change
please call (570) 253-5551 ext. 21 to confirm

Hiking Trails: Our peaceful campus is surrounded by 400 acres of woods and meadows. We recommend that you bring sturdy footwear to explore the natural beauty of our trails.

To see more of our campus and its natural beauty, Click Here

Payment

For the total cost of your stay, add the cost of accommodations to the program tuition (indicated at the end of each program description). Full payment is required at time of registration and can be made with VISA, MasterCard, American Express or Discover.

Cancellations/Refunds: We offer a full refund to guests who cancel their reservation more than two weeks in advance of their arrival date. There is a $75 processing fee if a reservation is cancelled less than two weeks (14 days) in advance. We are unable to offer a refund if a guest is a no show or cancels within 48 hours of the arrival date.

Financial Assistance: The Himalayan Institute endeavors to make spiritual and educational programs available to everyone. We offer some financial assistance to students who would otherwise be unable to attend a program. Scholarships are by application only; deadlines apply. Call 800-822-4547 to request an application.

Arrival and Departure

Weekend seminars generally begin on Friday evening at 7:30 p.m. and conclude Sunday at lunch, unless otherwise noted in the seminar description.

Check-in time is after 4:00 p.m. on day of arrival. If arriving after the front desk closes, check-in instructions will be left for you at the reception area. Supper is served from 6:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. If you are not able to make it by 7:00 P.M., please plan to have supper before your arrival.

Check-out time is 12:30 P.M.

What to Bring: The Institute provides bed linens and towels. Please bring your own toiletries, including soap, toothpaste, bathrobe, slippers, etc. You may also wish to bring a flashlight, hatha yoga mat, and umbrella.

Dress: Modest, casual, and comfortable clothing is recommended.

 

Getting Here

For detailed information on driving times and directions, airports, taxis from Honesdale to the Institute, and driving service from the Wilkes Barre/Scranton airport, view our DIRECTIONS page.