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Mohonk Mountain House

    Mohonk Mountain House
 in New Paltz
    Mohonk Mountain House
 in New Paltz


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  • Quick getaway to the most beautiful and elegant hotel on the east coast. Amazing food, grounds and staff.

    by Liquid114 on 2018-09-19 03:05 pm

    I have been coming to Mohonk for many years, only hiking the grounds and staying in town. For my first actual stay I couldn't have been happier. We literally pulled up the staff took it from there, luggage and car. Upon entering you realize you've take a step to the next level of hospitality. Paula at the front desk was incredibly helpful and kind. She went out of her way to make sure my friends and I had adjoining rooms. She immediately showed us the activities schedule and provided us with hiking maps and everything we needed in a matter of a few minutes.
    Our rooms went way beyond our standards. Beautiful bedding with classic furniture and wood everywhere. The hotel is magnificently maintained. I couldn't really find And imperfections the whole trip.
    The food is really what impressed me. We ate in the dining room; three course meal for dinner. And breakfast and lunch we're buffet which completely satisfied us. There were stations at each meal cooling customized dishes. Amazing.
    For fun went walked around the house, sitting in the many areas with excellent books. We went to the pool which is beautiful and refreshing. And finally we boated And hiking the rock scramble and lemon squeeze.
    When we left we booked the same time for next year and we're bringing another couple. I Absolutely love Mohonk mountain house and the people that work there like Paula made the experience even more enjoyable.

  • How bad could a pedicure be? I found out at mohonk

    by apritch325 on 2018-09-18 03:22 am

    I visited mohonk spa several weeks ago with family and friends. I chose a pedicure as my spa treatment as I have chronic neck issues and always afraid the masseuse will cause pain. The pedicure cost $80 including tip, which to me sounded kind of pricey, but I was up for the experience. The pedicurist was very pleasant and the surroundings were lovely. Now, the actual pedicure. No real difference from pedicures that have cost me $30. No great masssge on my calves or feet. But the worst piece to this is that the polish chipped after 5 days. I have never had that happen ever to me prior to this pedicure. So, skip the pedicure... absolutely not worth it and opt for something else . Complete waste of money.

  • Excellent, comfortable retreat

    by Wildlifeshooter on 2018-09-17 06:08 am

    High up on the Shawangunk Ridge above the Hudson Valley near the town of New Paltz, NY, sits Mohonk Mountain House. Mohonk is nearly 150 years old, yet fully updated and home to a magnificent spa. The hotel is perched on Lake Mohonk, near the top of the mountain, on one side, and overlooks a great swath of the Hudson Valley on the other. The large main, wood-paneled, dining room has a panoramic view of the Valley. The food is simply excellent. There are many activities available, including hiking, serious mountain climbing, horseback riding, tennis, swimming, ice skating, croquet, golf, and canoes and rowboats. The rooms are typically small but very comfortable and well-appointed. Most have balconies. There are often lectures given by outside groups and by staff. There are children's programs in the summer. The Skating Pavilion is covered, but otherwise open and near the Lake. The Spa is world class. The staff is attentive, professional, courteous, and knowledgeable. I have one minor criticism - sometimes reservations and check in can be glitchy, but that has been steadily improving.

  • Not worth the price

    by Jvalliant on 2018-09-16 12:49 am

    SO I have very mixed feelings about this place but I think the overall takeaway for me and my husband is that this resort is just not worth the exorbitant amount of money it costs.

    You can only get here by car. It is set back pretty far into the Mohonk Preserve, which is annoying to get to but offers up seclusion and really just puts you in the middle of absolutely beautiful nature so that is a huge plus.
    We had no trouble checking in a bit early, which we were grateful for. We were given daily schedules for the multitude of activities that are offered everyday. Again, this is a lovely feature of the resort.

    When we got to our room, we were a bit disappointed. We knew it wouldn't be fancy because we picked the lowest tier of room. To be frank, the price for this room was so outrageously expensive, we couldn't justify spending more. We did have a great view of the lake. Also, our room smelled musty and a bit moldy. I understand this is an old resort but with the amount of money people spend to stay here, you would think that they can get new carpets every few years. The bed was comfortable to sleep in which was nice but the sound coming from the hallways was very loud and kept us up at night. The doors are not very sound proof and this made for pretty restless nights until about midnight every night. Our room was also directly over a ballroom or an event space of some kind and we heard until about 10:30PM one night. If you like to go to bed early, that would keep you up. I would just ask when making the reservation about room placement to ensure you are not near this if you know this will bother you.

    When spending a fortune on a resort that includes food, you expect that the food will be outstanding. It was not here. It certainly wasn't bad. But it was just fine and very heavy. I was pleased to see everything labeled very well to help guide people with food restrictions and allergies. I am a vegetarian so seeing everything clearly labeled was a huge help to me. There were also several vegetarian options and lunches and dinners. The Sunday brunch, did not. The Sunday brunch started 10 minutes late which may not sound like a huge deal but if you have a train you have to catch (as my husband and I did), it was. When we finally got into the dinning room, it was very clear that they were not actually ready for guests. The cooks at each station were setting up still and the waffle irons were not even on. This was frustrating, especially because for me, waffles was one of 2 options (aside from pastries) that I had for hot food at brunch. The other option was an omelette. Everything else had meat in it. One nice thing that they did do at dinner our first night was give us a special anniversary dessert. It was very thoughtful and was delicious.

    Activities on the lake are available to guests were fun. We had a great time going out in a rowboat and hiking around in Mohonk Preserve. We also really enjoyed the yoga class we took. The instructor offered a lot of tips and great stretches that we are now incorporating into our yoga practice.

    We made a reservation for a couples massage but the morning of, we received a call that one of the therapists called in sick and we could either get 2 25 minute massages or one person could get the full 50 minute massage. We were disappointed but understood things happen. We were shocked at the way it was handled by the resort: they essentially did nothing. They told us that my husband could still use the spa facility even though he wasn't getting a massage. My husband would have been able to do that anyway. No discount on services, no extra time added to the massage, no spa products offered. We didn't even really feel like the people at the spa felt bad about it. The only person who was truly apologetic was my massage therapist. The massage I received was excellent. The mineral tub outside is nice but very small for the number of guests who come through the spa. The steam room and sauna are lovely and the locker room facilities are also very nice. I just wish they cared about customer service a bit more. We were very disappointed and this put a bit of a damper on our anniversary weekend.

    The resort grounds are stunning with a lovely flower garden in front. The history of the resort of interesting and is displayed on the walls. The hallways are filled with ramps and uneven flooring that gives a feel that everything was sort of fitted together at different times in history which is pretty cool honestly. The whole place is a bit musty and should really be attended to better. There are lovely porches that offer great views and nice sitting areas throughout. There is a gift shop to get keepsakes as well as anything you might have forgotten to pack. The staff overall is pretty friendly. I just don't think it is worth the small fortune it costs to stay here. I probably wouldn't recommend it to others. It feels like they are just riding on their reputation.

  • Vintage Charm

    by sheri121657 on 2018-09-14 04:38 pm

    MMH is a step back in time. For our extended family vacation, it was perfection. There are so many activities. The food is excellent. I loved the brioche with cheddar cheese, house-made butter, and lava salt. The wine list is wonderful. We used the wood burning fireplace in our rioom and sat in rocking chairs on our private balcony. The spa was so nice. Had a great facial and soaked in the mineral pool. I hope to return next year.

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