Located 90 miles north of New York City on the Shawangunk Mountain Ridge (aka "The Gunks") near New Paltz, Mohonk Mountain House is a haven for hikers. The Mohonk property is surrounded by thousands of scenic upstate acres featuring world-class cliffs, crystal clear lakes, beautiful waterfalls, unspoiled forests, and winding pathways that include 85 miles of hiking, walking, and running trails.
Such a beautiful setting demands nothing less than a picturesque palace beside it. A National Historic Landmark, castle-like Mohonk Mountain House features a wide front porch overlooking pristine Lake Mohonk, a private, natural half mile long, sixty-foot-deep mountain lake.
There’s always a free Adirondack chair on the Mohonk Mountain House porch, perfect for viewing the changing seasons as the sun scuds across the lake. Yet you'll want to get up and explore. A path leads around the lake, with charming gazeboes strategically placed for maximum romance. Practically every room at Mohonk Mountain House has a fireplace and balcony; the best rooms overlook the deep, blue lake.
Most recreational activities—including tennis, golf on the 9-hole, par 35 Scottish-design golf course, lake swimming, boating, croquet, lawn bowling, platform tennis, and use of the putting green—are included free for overnight guests at Mohonk Mountain House. Horseback riding, carriage rides, weekend golf, and spa services are additional.
While each season has its allure, some visitors believe the best time to visit Mohonk Mountain House is when a themed program is offered. Ranging from garden extravaganzas to mystery weekends, star-gazing to arts festivals, these programs can make a stay at Mohonk Mountain House even more memorable.
Although the town of New Paltz offers a range of eateries at all price points (Gadaleto’s seafood is especially noteworthy), Mohonk rates include breakfast, lunch and dinner—as well as that Victorian afternoon tea with cookies.
Couples who want to marry in this spectacular setting will find that Mohonk Mountain House maintains a wedding staff and offers a choice of four wedding packages: American Gothic, Edwardian Splendor, Victorian Memories, and Wedding Tapestry. Whether the bride and groom recite their vows beside the glistening lake, in the award-winning gardens, or in the nineteenth century parlor, they’ll find Mohonk Mountain House a magical place to celebrate their love.