Courtney Denton

Mohonk Mountain House

  • Where:
  • Why:Weekend escape
  • When:April 2021
  • Who:Myself and a close friend
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Mohonk Mountain House One of the best seats in the house is next to the lake on a sunwashed porch.

One of the best seats in the house is next to the lake on a sunwashed porch.

Mohonk Mountain House In the spring and summer, guests can take boats out on the lake.

In the spring and summer, guests can take boats out on the lake.

Mohonk Mountain House The view of the mountain house from the Skytop Trail.

The view of the mountain house from the Skytop Trail.

Mohonk Mountain House Sitting areas feel like cozy, antique, victorian living rooms.

Sitting areas feel like cozy, antique, victorian living rooms.

Mohonk Mountain House A good spot to dive into a book or cup of coffee.

A good spot to dive into a book or cup of coffee.

Mohonk Mountain House The rooms are quaint and have old world character.

The rooms are quaint and have old world character.

Mohonk Mountain House With a sitting area and fireplace, the queen rooms are perfect for parties of two.

With a sitting area and fireplace, the queen rooms are perfect for parties of two.

Mohonk Mountain House Antique furniture adds to the charm.

Antique furniture adds to the charm.

Mohonk Mountain House The updated bathrooms were a welcome touch.

The updated bathrooms were a welcome touch.

Mohonk Mountain House If you're lucky, you'll have dinner with a side of mountain views.

If you're lucky, you'll have dinner with a side of mountain views.

Mohonk Mountain House This lounge hosts afternoon tea, breakfast take-out, and a roster of events.

This lounge hosts afternoon tea, breakfast take-out, and a roster of events.

Mohonk Mountain House The Sunset Porch faces the mountain for a gorgeous evening view.

The Sunset Porch faces the mountain for a gorgeous evening view.

Mohonk Mountain House Walkways line the lakeside.

Walkways line the lakeside.

Mohonk Mountain House There's dozens of little lookouts along the cliffside with beautiful views.

There's dozens of little lookouts along the cliffside with beautiful views.

Mohonk Mountain House If your room faces the cliff, you'll have a view of the glacial lake.

If your room faces the cliff, you'll have a view of the glacial lake.

Mohonk Mountain House A beginners archery course is one of the dozens of activities they host throughout the week.

A beginners archery course is one of the dozens of activities they host throughout the week.

Mohonk Mountain House Grab a plant as a souvenir from the greenhouse.

Grab a plant as a souvenir from the greenhouse.

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Highs & Lows

  • If you can swing it, book a room with a view of the lake, the resort's crown jewel

  • The fireplace in our room was such a treat

  • A full day of outdoor events is bound to keep you busy.

  • There's several hiking trails starting at the house that accommodate seasoned and novice hikers alike.

  • The three-course meals felt elevated without being overwhelming.

  • Underwater music in the pool was a fun touch.

  • The view from the Sky Top Tower - where you can see 5 different states on a clear day - was absolutely breathtaking.

  • I wish we visited later in the season, as the lake was too cold to take boats out.

The Barometer

  • Design
  • Location
  • Future Forward
  • Night's Sleep
  • Service
  • Amenities
  • Takeable Treats
  • Refer a Friend
  • Overall Value
  • Life Changing
Total: 48/50

Important Bits

  • Type

    Resort

  • Vibe

    Rustic Victorian

  • Location

    Tucked away from it all

  • Rooms

    259

  • Arrival Experience

    Valet parking and luggage couriers made check-in seamless

  • Future Forward

    Rooted in environmental preservation, appreciation, and education

  • Music

    Upbeat American classics or orchestral arrangements

  • Year Opened

    1869

  • Designed By

    Napoleon LeBrun, James Ware

  • Health & Wellness

    Heated pool, movement rooms, and natural spa

  • Food

    Modern American fare

  • Bar, Events & Nightlife

    The Carriage Lounge for drinks and Parlor for nightly entertainment

  • Minibar & Retail

    The gift shop hosts an old-fashioned soda fountain

  • Accessibility

    Ramps lead up the main entrances, and the pool has a lift

  • Pet Friendly

    No

  • Children

    Yes

  • Price

    A bit pricey, but all-inclusive

  • Website

    https://www.mohonk.com/accommodations/rooms/

Mohonk Mountain House

Mohonk Mountain House

Mohonk Mountain House, Mountain Rest Rd, New Paltz, NY, USA

Hike to Sky Top Tower

Hike to Sky Top Tower

Sky Top Tower, Mountain Rest Rd, New Paltz, NY, USA

Swim and spa

Swim and spa

Mohonk Mountain House, Mountain Rest Rd, New Paltz, NY, USA

Antique hunting

Antique hunting

Antiques On Main, Water Street Market, New Paltz, NY, USA

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