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Mohonk Mountain House
Ranked #1 of 5 Hotels in New Paltz
Certificate of Excellence
Westchester, New York
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30 reviews
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“Amazing Property and Quality Food for a "Most Inclusive" Resort”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2014

All you need for a fantastic stay here is good weather, so you can enjoy all the amazing activities on this unbelievable property. The resort is nestled around a lovely lake, with an assortment of non-motorized boating for the family to enjoy, and surrounded by picturesque mountains, and limitless hiking trails and rock scramblers, for people of all athletic ability levels. If you would rather bike than walk the carriage trails, you can rent bikes, or ride a horse drawn carriage around the grounds. There is also a beautiful indoor pool, numerous tennis courts, basketball, a swimming area in the lake, and many other activities for families/couples that I am forgetting to name.

Although the resort itself looks fairly dated in certain areas, and could use a facelift on the exterior in certain parts, the Spa looks like it could be in a Ritz Carlton, with a beautiful private outdoor jacuzzi, and a lovely veranda to enjoy while waiting for your treatment. The fitness center is also very nice and updated. The resort is a "mostly inclusive" in that most of the activities are included in the price, and all the food is included, but not the alcohol. Unlike other "all-inclusives" I have been too- like Turks and Caicos Beaches Resort, the food here was much better quality, especially in the adult-only formal dining room. I had salmon and sea bass that were both excellent. The breakfast buffet had everything you could ever want to eat (and then some) and the outdoor lunch BBQ, set on a Mountain overlooking the lake, was very good, and a lovely venue.

If there was anything that could be improved, it would be their entertainment at night, which is dated (especially for the kids), and there is no TV in the guest rooms, so better entertainment would have been nice...The guest rooms are not that spectacular, but they are perfectly fine- a little small compared to what we are used to for an expensive resort. Last, a nice touch would have been to provide some free water bottles, or have more free non-alcoholic drinks and snacks in some of the common rooms throughout the day.

Overall though, we will surely be back. I have been here several times- for a corporate outing, an extended family vacation, a 50th birthday party, and just a couple's getaway, and loved my stay every time.

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2014

It really is the perfect resort -- tasteful and charming, with stunning surroundings and wonderful service. We came in for a night from Brooklyn with our three year old son and kept him up for the evening entertainment, which was a terrific swing dance group. The dinner was delicious, and the activities are all so much fun! We loved the hike up to the lookout and on our way back, we came upon a beautiful lily pond with frogs sitting on lily pads! We swam in the lake, and rowed boats. As another reviewer said, it's both wild and tame. The perfect combination. They hit every note. If only we could afford it, we would go all the time!

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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Somers, New York
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2014

We'd heard good things about the dining experiences, the cost of which was included in the insane room price, and so we anticipated three fine meals during our stay. We should have packed sandwiches. The thing we recall the most, though we've tried hard to forget, is the fries, which were so grease soaked they could have been wrung out and the oil reused. The steak was cooked too long, the veggies too little (some were squishy and some nearly raw, so on the average I guess they were perfect...) All in all, the three meals were of the sort one could get at Shoney's on a bad day there. On a brighter note, the mattress was fantastic and the view very nice. No complaints about the room. Also, it's interesting to note the number of chairs, some very puffy and comfy, throughout the entire building. No matter where one goes, there is no lack of a place to sit!

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Katie M, Guest Relations Manager at Mohonk Mountain House, responded to this review, 30 July 2014
Dear Nan83,

We’re delighted that you enjoyed so much of your Mohonk experience—the views, your room, and the public areas of our resort. We are sorry to hear that your dining experience with us did not meet your expectations. With our extensive menus, our chefs make every effort to use only the freshest ingredients, sourced locally as seasonally available, to prepare creative dishes our guests will enjoy. Please know that we continually strive to offer something for everyone, including vegetarian and vegan menu options, and welcome requests for those with special dietary needs.

Please contact me at bmoran@mohonk.com so that we can follow-up with you personally.

Sincerely,
Brian Moran

Guest Relations Manager
Mohonk Mountain House
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2014 via mobile

On a perfect summer day, my wife went running on the trails, the kids took out bikes for a 12 mile round-trip on bridle paths, to watch the cliff climbers. This gave me the morning to play 9 holes on the mountain golf course. The afternoon was family time at the signature lake, napping for the parents and boating swimming and fishing for the kids. All is well in paradise.

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Leesburg, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2014

We stayed here for a family wedding, and it was perfection from start to finish. The room was very comfortable, wonderful mountain views, the food was awesome, and no request was too big nor too small for them to handle. The carriage ride, which is an extra cost, is worth every penny spent - spectacular views of the grounds and surrounding lakes, mountain tops and wooded areas, with interesting commentary provided to entertain the customers. And though a bit expensive, it does include 3 meals per day, plus the afternoon tea, and most resort activities in the price, so it isn't as expensive as you may think at first for the overall value and beauty of the surroundings.

Room Tip: Room 558 is awesome, by the way for lake views, and is a bit larger, but room 403 is very nice as we...
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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with family
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New York, NY
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2014

I do not like resorts, but have always heard such wonderful things about Mohonk. And it lived up to its hype. Nestled in the Shawangunks, the surroundings are both wild and tamed. The hotel is legitimately antique, but has been kept up beautifully. We were in the oldest section (built in the 1890s) but our room had been recently and carefully renovated. The staff to guest ratio is practically 1:1, and everyone seems genuinely pleased to be working there and anxious to help you in any way they can. The resort offers events throughout the day -- boating, tennis, guided hikes, afternoon tea, evening campfires, just to name a few -- but also gives you almost complete freedom to explore the expansive grounds. The Labyrinth rock scramble is remarkable for being so unsupervised and challenging. The food is the only thing keeping my rating from a 5 -- it's not bad, it's just okay. Kind of what you expect from a kitchen trying to serve 800+ guests three meals a day buffet-style. (Kind of what I imagine you get on a cruise ship.)

Room Tip: Room 229 -- beautiful view. Small, but well-appointed and very clean.
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2014

My wife and I stayed here overnight recently. It's a beautiful resort with a classic feel. We cannot wait to go back. We stayed in a "country" style room with a balcony overlooking the lake. The room was recently renovated. It was clean and comfortable, a little cozy, but adequately sized. The porch was spacious with furniture for relaxing. Refrigerator or TV are not standard but available upon request. The staff were extremely friendly. This included everyone, from the front desk to the wait staff to housekeeping. The grounds were well managed and clean. It is family resort with a lot of activities for family members of all ages. With that said, don't expect to find multiple bars around the resort. There is only one, the Carriage Lounge. It is a bit small and is located in a part of the building without windows. Abe is a fantastic bartender who really knows his wines. All in all, a great place to relax and enjoy the great outdoors.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Property: Mohonk Mountain House
Address: 1000 Mountain Rest Rd., New Paltz, NY 12561-2814
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Region: United States > New York > New Paltz
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #1 of 5 Hotels in New Paltz
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££££
Hotel Class:3 star — Mohonk Mountain House 3*
Number of rooms: 265
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