Mohonk Mountain House

Mohonk Mountain House

Mohonk Mountain House: Something for All Your Senses

Only 90 miles from Manhattan and an amazing place to call home for a few days

The Mohonk Mountain House, located in the Hudson Valley and just 90 miles from Manhattan, is an amazing place to call home for a few days. The resort is a member of the Historic Hotels of America. It was founded by Albert Smiley in 1869, and over 145 years later, the Victorian castle is still a sight to see and experience. The magical Mohonk Mountain House offers unspoiled beautiful scenery, cuisine made using local ingredients, a serene spa, and wonderful hospitality. Nestled among 85 miles of hiking trails of the Mohonk Preserve, its backyard is the spectacular Catskill Mountains. I had heard the property was something to see, but nothing prepared me for the thousands of acres of incredible fall foliage displayed in red, orange, yellow, and green rows of trees. With so many possible paths to explore, each turn offered an even more spectacular view than the last.

The Mohonk Mountain House has something for everyone. It’s an incredibly romantic resort, as you can find so many secret nooks with benches within the hiking paths where you can sit and take in the views. The rooms are spacious with their own private fireplaces. There’s nothing like cuddling up with your loved one by the fire with a good glass of wine. The spa offers an array of massages, as well as facial and body treatments for individuals and couples. Each locker room also has a sauna and steam room, and there is a co-ed heated mineral pool outside. A solarium also offers a peaceful space with lounge chairs in which the two of you can just relax and drink in the gorgeous outdoors. Looking to unwind even more? They offer an array of meditation classes and private meditation instruction.

Mohonk is also great for families. There were many children enjoying the fun Halloween theme, haunted house, and Halloween Ball. However, even with the property and dining areas being so spacious, it did not affect the quaint romantic vibe. There are also ton of activities no matter the season.

Mohonk Mountain House

Mohonk Mountain House

Mohonk offers extensive menu options.

While it will be tough to choose what to do for the day when there are so many options, one thing you’ll definitely be doing a lot of is eating. For breakfast, you’ll enjoy a large breakfast buffet with an omelette and waffle station. If you’re there on a Sunday, you’ll have the breakfast buffet and also a huge brunch buffet which includes a cheese spread, lox, shrimp cocktail, an array of hot and cold dishes, and salads, as well as omelette and carving stations. Lunch is also a buffet consisting of salads, international hot and cold dishes, and carving stations, along with an extensive dessert spread. For dinner, you can choose the casual buffet option or dress to impress for a formal sit-down dinner with a quality three-course meal and an extensive wine list. The property also offers alternative vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free options. The award-winning chefs definitely go out of their way to make sure your dinner is prepared with your specific dietary needs and requests in mind. 

So if you’re looking for a gorgeous retreat, a romantic getaway, or a fun family weekend, try Mohonk Mountain House. Keep your eyes out for special themes and activities for the holidays. 

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