Surrounded by miles of natural beauty in New York’s Hudson Valley, Mohonk Mountain House is a historic Victorian castle resort just 90 miles north of New York City. The importance of nature, recreation, and well-being have shaped a vision that began more than 145 years ago. In 1869, the Smiley family established Mohonk Mountain House as a small inn and tavern. It is now a 1,200-acre property that includes gardens and trails, spectacular cliffs, and carriage roads, with the pristine Lake Mohonk at its center. The site was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1986, and its conservation efforts have earned recognition from the United Nations Environment Programme and the National Trust for Historic Preservation.
Listed by Condé Nast Traveler magazine as “One of the World’s Best Places to Stay” and by Travel + Leisure magazine as “One of the World’s Best Hotels,” Mohonk Mountain House offers 259 rooms within an eclectic footprint that is an eighth-of-a-mile long. Many of its rooms feature balconies, presenting idyllic views of the Catskills, gardens, or Lake Mohonk. Wood-burning fireplaces, rocking chairs, and grandfather clocks lend a sense of tranquility, while modern amenities ensure comfort and convenience.
Guests often say that there’s a “sense of discovery” at Mohonk Mountain House. Many activities are available, along with the invitation to relax in a rocking chair and enjoy the “timeless” activity of centering within. The remarkable wellness and renewal opportunities in The Spa at Mohonk Mountain House, named the Best Resort Spa in the United States by Condé Nast Traveler readers, include a solarium, heated mineral pool, and extensive fitness center. Committed to physical and mental wellbeing, spa services also include meditation and stress reduction classes. For those who want to be active – tennis, golf, horseback riding, mountain biking, rock climbing, ice skating, snowshoeing, and much more are only moments away. A staff naturalist leads nature walks, and guided hikes traverse many of the 80 miles of hiking trails that branch out from the resort’s doorstep.
Offering relaxation, recreation, and wellness of body, mind, and spirit, Mohonk Mountain House remains a timeless touchstone for well-being, as well as for pleasure. This Hudson Valley resort stands amidst 40,000 acres of preserve land in a beautiful natural setting where Mindfulness at Mohonk Mountain House complements a vision that began over 145 years ago. Visitors are greeted with a warm “Welcome to our House,” as they discover a unique resort that has been family-owned and operated since its very beginning.