Mohonk Mountain House, New Paltz

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  • We stayed at the Mountain House so we were able to enjoy the hiking trails, the hotel and the porch. The hotel is an old historic hotel. The rooms have wood burning fireplaces. The dining was good. No...  more »
  • Food was mediocre at best. Beef tips were tough. Chicken was like a piece of rubber from sitting so long on steam table. Bacon was so tough, my wife almost broke a tooth & had to discard the rest. Mas...  more »
  • It's a lovely setting but room costs are prohibitive. Accordingly, many of the recreational activities are reserved for overnight guests only. Considering the cost of a day pass or brunch package, tha...  more »
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  • Very expensive. Regardless, I though the food was outstanding, breakfast/lunch/dinner buffets. My first day there they had swordfish which was cooked perfectly, melts in your mouth, and too many other foods to count at each meal. Lake was clean and beautiful. Hiked the rock labyrinth up the side of the mountain, view from the top was great. Overall, lots of activities available, nice scenery, very pleased.
  • Mohonk Mountain House was everything we expected and more. The scenery is beyond beautiful — images don’t do justice. The staff was welcoming and accommodating throughout our stay, and any requests were done in a timely-manner. There are plenty of activities, both indoors and outdoors, to do to keep occupied; if you’re just looking to relax, the spa and a walk by the lake are great options. However, the most memorable activity of the weekend was our forest bathing session with Nina Smiley.The session is about mindfulness, learning how to be fully present and in the moment, without judging. We conversed with Nina while walking alongside the lake. Through mid-session, we sat down overlooking the lake and Nina emphasized the importance of breathing, focusing on the now, clearing the mind of thoughts. She asked questions and quickly understood the way our minds functioned. Before we could finish a sentence, she knew exactly what to say and how to help. By the end of our session, both my boyfriend I felt this is a skill we want to practice and master. During our time together with Nina, we both were able to focus on our breathing, our thoughts, and control what we feed our minds. There were times Nina was able to read our minds and help us come back to the present when she anticipated we’d sidetracked ourselves. It was a truly magnificent experience that we hope can continue. We look forward to our next session with Nina — she started something impactful. This session, or just mindfulness in general, isn’t only for busy/stressful lifestyles; it can apply to anyone and everyone. It’s a skill we all need to empower and practice. Thank you Nina!
  • The grounds and food are top notch. I would have given this review 5 stars but feel what they now charge cannot be justified. I have been there 5 times in the past 10 years. They have increased their prices so much that I am now looking for other options. The spa is beautiful however more options for beverages and food upon completion of your services are needed. Tea, grapes and tap water doesn't cut it. You pay top dollar for their services.
  • Great hiking at the resort but not in winter as most interesting trails are closed to hikers even when there is little snow. However, the adjoining Mohonk Preserve had hiking trails open. Enjoyed cross country skiing in the winter when snow was present. Snow shoeing also available. (Skis and snow shoes available for loan to overnight guests. Equipment was in good condition.) Good food. A little pricey but many services included. I've been lucky enough to be there with discounted conference rates. Not sure I would stay otherwise.
  • I didn't stay overnight at the resort but I went up for the day, getting there was incredibly easy and it's very secluded and private. The views are unreal and the golf course is very well kept. Would recommend anyone of my family and/or friends to go there

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