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Mohonk Mountain House

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


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  • Yet Another Magical Weekend on the Mountain

    by Carol H on 2020-04-23 11:47 am

    I was SO fortunate to be able to return to Mohonk Mountain House for their annual Murder Mystery Weekend at the end of February - right before the bottom fell out of everyone's lives! This year Mohonk celebrates their 150th year anniversary and in preparation for this tremendous milestone Mohonk made some amazing changes and improvements. The first thing that I noticed was that my room was completely fresh with new carpeting, wallpaper and updates to the bathroom. There, on the bed, was my gift for yet another return - a stuffed little pony. Mohonk reconfigured their eating areas and kitchens providing more variety in dining choices. Patrons may now book a reservation to watch the chefs prepare your choice of a lunch or dinner. The main dining room had quite a few more 'stations' where you can custom order various meals. It is best to keep in mind that a weekend at Mohonk Mountain House is NOT the time to be worrying about your diet!
    The new company that was hired to write the murder mysteries for Mohonk also did a fantastic job. The entire weekend was so much fun. I met up with old friends from previous years and made a number of new friends. Part of the way to enjoy the weekend is to produce a funny version of the solution to the mystery. Our team came together in a beautiful way and managed to produce a winning performance on Sunday morning. Then, the topping on the cake - I won a free weekend at Mohonk for next year's Murder Mystery Weekend. I continue to return to those wonderful memories during this COVID-19 crisis, knowing that there is an end to this madness. Next year I will be back at Mohonk Mountain House once again, enjoying their wonderful hospitality.

  • Our Retrospect Thoughts During This Virus - Remembering Our Stays...

    by Ed S on 2020-04-16 05:21 pm

    Though this is a retro of past experiences during this Health Crisis, someday potential guest may wish to try Mohonk as an escape for a true vacation and share our decades of experiences.....

    My Wife & I and My Family have been coming to Mohonk Mountain House since 1979, our first visit. Yes, Mohonk from then to now we have seen Mohonk thru the years.

    We consider the Mountain House and the Staff as our Second Family thru the years. A welcoming smile each time we arrive and recognizing dear friendly faces. And yes hugs and kisses during times before social distancing was established.

    Mohonk has gone thru many refits to keep up with the times and are still. There is a lot of property to keep up and that is why up keep is constant. But always making sure that the decor or refit will still keep Mohonk's classic and historical look the same.

    Many buildings to investigate that from the 1860's were added on to make this classic look to this day. Recently added is the new Spa a number of years ago but again to blend into the Woodland feature.

    So what to do in Mohonk, the No #1 thing is the vast number of trails to walk around the Mountain House and even venture into the Mohonk Preserve Property. Seeing the Mountain Valley facing the Gurks and Trapps, valley view from Cope's Lookout, the Vista by the property entrance, the Award Winning Show Gardens, climbing to the top of the Skytop. There you can view from the Tower close to 1500 feet above, on a clear day 5 states.

    Some like to climb and make their way to the top thru the Lemon Squeeze. A Cervice that is a real challenge.

    But my all time favorite is a 1 mile hike especially before breakfast, anytime of the day or after meals around the Lake Mohonk. Lake Mohonk "Lake in the Sky" is a 1/4 mile natural craved out lake. Such beautiful views walking around all the times of the day. Have you camera and video loaded.

    There are so many other activities that are too much to mention but can be viewed on the website.

    We enjoy the meals at Mohonk Main Dining Room, Granary (BBQ site from May to Labor Day ), the Surrey Dining Room ( Gourmet Style ), Carriage Lounge ( Bar & Bar Food ) and Snack & Treats at the Soda Fountain located in the Gift Shop.

    Not a meal but a long standing tradition is Mohonk Traditional Daily Tea Time in the Lake Lounge just off the Main Check In Lobby. Hot Tea, Daily Selection of Cookies and a time for House Guest Only for Social Gathering. Some holidays seasonal treats are offered.

    Evenings after Dinner is a special time at Mohonk. Some outside activities are held and posted on the Bulletin Board. Yes Movies are shown and also posted on the Lobby Bulletin.

    Mohonk is a special place that introduces programs that are Educational, Nature, Animal Education and sessions to learn more about Mohonk itself.

    But there times when Mohonk allows you to Let Your Hair Down. Country Dancing and even Modern Music and Bands of many styles of Music ex. Rock, Big Band to name a few... So there is something in the evenings for everyone.

    Oh By The Way.....There is a Historical Barn down the short hill to learn about the Past of Mohonk... Old Carriages, Vehicles, Woodworking, Iron Works with Demo's.
    The upper area introduces the Old Classroom of the Past..

    When walking to the Barn you will past the Stables.... where Mohonk's Horses can be rode, used in the properties Carriage Rides to name a few....

    Before closing please see during growing season the Show Winning Gardens that are well kept up and each year are developed by selected Theme for that year. A wonderful place to walk, photo taking and mediation. Even give a try to the Victorian Maze...Can you find you way out?

    Don't forget to visit the Garden's Greenhouse down the hill where this gardens are developed thru the Hothouses. There is also a area you can even take a plant or two home as a memory of your visit.

    Well I can continue to writing all our experiences thru the years. All the Theme Programs thru out the year held on many subjects like Hiking, Garden Week, Birding, Scottish to name a few.

    We have been coming for over 40 years and call it our 2nd home. I would like to keep it as a secret but know Mohonk should be seen and loved by everyone.

    Awaiting for this Health event to come to a end so we can and all can make their way or consider a visit to Mohonk.....

  • Mountain celebration

    by wed20202 on 2020-03-16 03:19 am

    We came to Mohonk to celebrate one of my daughter's upcoming weddings. This daughter is a low-key person who loves nature but didn't want the hoopla of a typical bachelorette. Our mini-vacation at Mohonk was perfect! We hiked the gorgeous grounds, ice skated, swam in the magnificent indoor pool, were pampered in the spa, and relaxed in the sun on the porch. We were so impressed with quality of the restaurants. My daughter enjoyed her special celebration so much that she immediately made a reservation for a "mini-moon" for her fiance and herself.

  • Not as good as 3 years ago

    by dapphil on 2020-03-11 09:39 am

    This is our 3rd time to Mohonk Mountain House. We are okay with the creaky floors and the small rooms where you can hear everyone. It is part of the old ambiance. What disappointed us on this visit was the food and the spa. The food in the Surrey restaurant was mediocre. I understand you are probably trying to save money but every entree was a piece of something (fish, meat, poultry) with a puree of potato or some other vegetable. There was no solid vegetable to be had. The appetizers were also unimpressive (one foie gras on the menu is enough). Once you ate the one or two good things on the menu, you were stuck by your 3rd or 4th night with trying to find something else good to eat. The desserts were awful, the best part were the petit fours at the end of the meal. As far as the spa on a Sunday afternoon, in the women's locker all the lockers were broken or did not have a robe to change into. The massage therapist, did the bare minimum (my husband felt the same way about his massage). On prior visits 3 years ago, the massages were awesome and the facilities were immaculate and in working order. Need to step it up or the price point will not be worth it.

    Owner Response
    Dear dapphil,

    We regret to learn that we did not meet your expectations in the dining room or the spa during your most recent visit. Your stay at Mohonk should always be a wonderful experience and I am sorry we fell short. Please contact us at at your convenience if you would like to discuss further.

    Barbara Stirewalt, General Manager

    MohonkGM, General Manager at Mohonk Mountain House, responded to this review

  • March Madness

    by Susan1013021 on 2020-03-08 05:10 am

    A quick decision to stay at MMH was a good decision! Four nights/five days of relaxation, good food and spa treatments were what we needed. The beds were just too comfortable - we were surprised how long and deeply we slept. The food at all meals was varied and delicious. We are already thinking of our next visit.

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