Mohonk Mountain House
Address: 1000 Mountain Rest Rd.
City: New Paltz
This old majestic inn, built in 1869, overlooks sparkling Lake Mohonk in New Paltz, just 90 minutes north of New York City. Spend the day exploring the property's 85 miles of foliage-speckled nature trails or partaking in tennis, golfing, boating, horseback riding, or rock climbing. Then bed down in one of the Victorian castle's 265 rooms, or relax in the 30,000-square-foot spa's heated mineral pool and solarium. Rates include three meals daily, afternoon tea, and most activities.
Tags: luxury | expensive | historic | smart splurge
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