Weekend Mountain Getaway

The Mohonk Mountain House was built near the deep blue waters of Lake Monhonk in 1869. This luxurious 266-room Victorian castle is one of the oldest American family owned resorts. Surrounded by thousands of acres of lush forest and winding trails, its just 90 minutes north of New York City. Mohonk or “lake in the sky” is tucked away at the top of the Shawangunk Ridge. Rock formations tower above the water, framing the 266-room Victorian castle. The sight of this magnificent architectural wonder never fails to thrill its visitors. The picturesque setting of the resort on the lake was even featured in an original picture print by Currier & Ives.

Mohonk Mountain House is a Full American Plan resort. Rates include accommodations, three meals daily, Afternoon Tea and Cookies, and most activities. Explore there award-winning Show Gardens, or lose yourself in the Victorian Maze. Resort guests may ride horses, go boating on the lake, play tennis, croquet, and shuffleboard, tour a historic barn and greenhouse, take carriage rides, swim or fish in the lake, receive spa treatments, visit the fitness center, play golf, listen to concerts and lectures, hike mountain trails, stroll through formal gardens and a maze, ride bikes, or go rock climbing. There is a gift shop that carries apparel, accessories, snacks, and beverages. Winter activities include snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, and ice-skating. Many of the recreational activities are provided as part of the room rate. The resort is open year-round.

Guests delight in Mohonk’s turn-of-the-century ambience and enjoy meals prepared by award-winning chefs, whose efforts have won numerous medals in national culinary competitions. Meals feature modern American cuisine emphasizing the use of ingredients indigenous to America. Wholesome foods prepared with seasonal, local ingredients are the hallmark of dining at Mohonk, and the spectacular natural setting is the final touch to the wonderful dining experience. Alternative “Sound Choice” items, appealing to the tastes of health-conscious guests, as well as vegetarian options, are on every menu.

When it comes to relaxation, Mohonk has it. Check out there Spa’s 16 rooms, solarium, stone fireplace, outdoor heated mineral pool, or the indoor heated swimming pool. Delight in a full menu of services in the Spa and salon, including unique Signature Treatments.  Want to keep in shape while on vacation? Visit the state-of-the-art fitness center. Choose from yoga, Pilates, Qigong, aerobics and water classes. Find your own perfect balance of activity, rest, and play.

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