This lakeside Hudson Valley castle resort -- which is listed as a National Historic Landmark -- dates back to 1869 and is surrounded by 40,000 acres of beautiful forest. While Mohonk Mountain House is best known for its world-renowned spa, it’s also home to 85-miles of trails. Other features include an on-site lake, a beautiful indoor pool, a kids’ club, and a golf course.
What You Need to Know
Ever see the movie Dirty Dancing? Mohonk Mountain House sort of has that vibe, with a bit of a luxury bend. The rooms and cottages skew Victorian with pretty flowers and decor. Many of the guestrooms have a wood-burning fireplace and a private balcony or porch to enjoy the fresh air. The property is surrounded by nature, so naturally guests gravitate to outdoor activities like hiking, ice skating, snow shoeing, and swimming or kayaking or paddle boarding in the on-site lake.
Who Will Love It
This place really is perfect for families--and you’ll see lots of them. There are loads of activities for kids, but plenty to keep the entire family busy.
Who Might Not
This is not the place for those looking to party. As in, this is probably not the spot for a bachelor or bachelorette party.
The spa is spectacular. It’s also huge with sprawling verandas, a 60-foot-long indoor heated swimming pool, a fitness center, and wellness activities that include a range of yoga and meditation classes.
Stays include breakfast, lunch, and dinner, along with afternoon tea and weekend brunch (the latter of which is definitely not to be missed). Guided hikes, non-motorized watersports, and access to the property’s private beach are some of the many perks of staying here. Guests also have access to fitness and yoga classes, as well as nightly entertainment offerings.
Fees and Extra Costs You Should Know About
While a ton is included, spa treatments, private tours or activities, and alcohol is not included in the nightly rate, which starts at 574+ per night for midweek dates (Sunday – Thursday) from November through April 2021; weekends and holidays start at $820+ per night based on double occupancy
How to Get a Deal
Check the hotel’s website for ongoing deals. Currently, Mohonk Mountain House is playing host to a Hudson Valley Getaway package, that's available midweek (Sunday – Thursday) with discounts available year-round.
In the Neighborhood
Mohonk Mountain House is located on 1,200 acres private property surrounded by 40,000 acres of forest.
Mohonk Mountain House is 25 miles from Stewart International Airport in Newburgh, 70 miles from Albany International Airport, and less than 100 miles from New York City airports.
Nearest Public Transit
Train Service is available via Metro North and Amtrak trains to the Poughkeepsie Train Station. Bus service is available on Adirondack Trailways to the New Paltz Bus Station. The hotel can also provide car or helicopter service.
The Bottom Line
Mohonk Mountain House is the perfect getaway with plenty to do and loads of included activities.