Everyone should treat themselves to a stay here, unless they are indifferent to nature and spectacular scenery.
We arrived the day after Labor Day, so some outdoors dining opportunities were no longer in service. But the swap was, NO crowds! Priorities are a trade-off. I believe there are fire works for Independence Day. Sounds wonderful - -fireworks over the spectacular lake. But, maybe MORE people there to share the event, would infringe on one's enjoyment - -likely great for families. I have heard many families return annually for reunions.
We arrived for "Music Week" which included in the price, three concerts each day. Each concert was a different genre of music, good for a new experience, and enlarging the opportunity for enjoyment.
Correction to a former person's review: breakfast and lunch are included buffet style with overnight guests, but the dinner, at least on week nights, is selected from a menu with four to six choices in four different courses. See the website for sample menus. Be sure to view the many other "theme weeks" - -something for every one. Alcoholic beverages are additional. No tipping. All included, but some activities might be extra. We did not encounter any employee who was not eager to please, pleasant, and helpful.
Fall would be beautiful with the autumn colors. September - -the mammoth garden was beautifully tended, with drop dead colors (planned, and changed annually) and spectacular dallias among other blooms. Boating on the lake was relaxing, and special. Winter with an ice rink, would greatly change the scene. Who needs/wants TV? I took photos of a bunny, and a deer snacking in the garden area.
When booking, I suggest you ask if there is a fireplace, what exactly is the view, how quiet is the room - -a corridor on the way to the dinning areas many not be desirable, or near an elevator. Valley view rooms also have a nice view. Free valet service was welcoming.
I live on the west coast, or I would visit Mohonk much more often. Worth the expense!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A hotel, built in the 1860's and filled with charm...ideal for families in summer. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Mohonk House
- Mohonk Mountain Hotel
- Mohonk New Paltz
- Mohawk Mountain House
- Mohonk Mountain House New Paltz Ny
- Mohonk Mountain House New Paltz New York
- Mohonk Mountain New Paltz
- New Paltz Mohonk Mountain House Resort
- Mohonk Hotel New York
- Mohonk Mountain House New York/New Paltz