Mohonk Mountain House

Mohonk Mountain House
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1000 Mountain Rest Rd
New Paltz, New York 12561
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Reviewed by Candyce Stapen

"Go jump in the lake" has been a favorite summer rallying cry at Mohonk Mountain House, near New Paltz, New York, since its founding in 1869. With towers, turrets, and a cliffside setting overlooking a pristine lake, the 261-room stone and wood structure has a Victorian castle-like look set within 2,200 forested acres of the Shawangunk Mountains. Located 90 miles north of New York City, the resort, replete with wood-paneled parlors, oak rockers, Mission-style tables, and hundreds of

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Mohonk Mountain House is a spectacular Victorian Castle overlooking Lake Mohonk in the heart of a scenic natural area comprised of more than 26000 acres. Since 1869 guests have found a place for recreation and renewal of body mind and spirit in our unique mountaintop setting. The sight of this enchanting castle sweeping lawns award winning gardens never fails to delight. A feeling of comfort and home prevails at Mohonk. With 266 rooms Mohonk offers accommodations to suit every need. Mohonk is a Full American Plan resort. Rates include accommodations three meals daily afternoon tea and cookies along with a wide variety of activities and entertainment. Complimentary year-round activities include indoor heated pool guided hikes nature walks fitness center classes yoga Pilates childrens programs and house tours. Complimentary seasonal activities include tennis mid-week golf putting lake swimming boating ice-skating cross-country skiing and snowshoeing. Spa Services horseback riding carriage rides and weekend gold are available for an additional charge. The Spa at Mohonk Mountain House offers 16 treatment rooms a full-service salon solarium with stone fireplace and an outdoor heated mineral pool indoor heated pool and comprehensive fitness center. Choose from among yoga Pilates Qi Gong aerobics and water classes. At Mohonk Mountain House find your perfect balance of activity rest and play.

Expert Review of Mohonk Mountain House

Active and Adventure Review of Mohonk Mountain House

By Away Travel Expert : Jeremy Pataky
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Active Expert Rating 5.0 out of 5
Recommended for:
Canoeing,Cross-Country Skiing,Day Hiking,Horseback Riding,Rock Climbing,Snowshoeing,Walking
Active and Adventure Expert Tips & Helpful Hints
  • Guests are provided with free cross-country skis by the Ski Shop to use on over 35 miles of trails.
This large Victorian castle is built on Shawangunk Ridge on the shore of Lake Mohonk, six miles west of New Paltz. A renowned and expensive luxury resort, Mohonk offers excellent guest services, posh accommodations, and a variety of outdoor activities. After hiking a stretch of the 85 miles of trail nearby, going cross-country skiing, rock climbing at Sky Top, or any number of other activities, guests can head to the cliff-top spa overlooking the deep blue lake for a massage. Surrounded by

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