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Mohonk Mountain House Resort


Mohonk Lake
Mohonk Room
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Mohonk Mountain House - New Paltz, NY

You will transport yourself back in time while visiting the Mohonk Mountain House. Built on the deep blue waters of Lake Mohonk in 1869 by Albert and Alfred Smiley, this 251-room Victorian castle is one of America's oldest family-owned resorts.

The Mohonk is a wonderful and grand resort and only a short 90 miles north of New York City on the spectacular Shawangunk Mountain Ridge. It's just a short ride west from the NY throughway. Surrounded by thousands of acres of unspoiled forest and winding trails, Mohonk (or "lake in the sky") provides a unique setting for relaxation and renewal of the body, mind, and spirit in a beautiful natural setting.

The Mohonk House is a 4 1/2 Star Resort.

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Guided daily hikes around the lake and through the "Mohonk Preserve". The days exploring nature here, WILL be remembered as some of your best. There are vistas and views, quiet forest moments and a closeness to nature rarely experienced. One of the highlights is a walk through the labyrinth, a puzzle of giant boulders and rock formations that you scramble across, over and around. Another is the view from the tower looking out over primal forests virtually untouched by man. Walks here are for folks of all ages, some taken at your own pace.

Tennis on red-clay and Har-Tru® courts. Midweek golf on a 9-hole, par 35 Scottish-design golf course, fishing, boating (paddle, canoe or rowboat) and swimming in Lake Mohonk, croquet, platform tennis, lawn bowling, putting green, shuffleboard, greenhouse tours, fitness classes, kids' club, skiing, snowshoeing, ice skating.

Reading in the Library is a favorite pastime. And the Food..... Many resorts insist that their food is good, but at the Mohonk Mountain House (located so close to The Culinary Institute of America) food (and the serving of food) is an art. Much more than a place to eat, the dining room is a grand experience of days gone by with large windows with valley views. Family style seating provides for an ease of conversation and a forum for discussing the events and discoveries of the day.

Everywhere you turn, while staying at (and exploring) this grand resort, there is a new experience. Sitting in a rocking chair wrapped in a blanket in the crisp fall air, listening to a lecture on nature, working up a sweat while exercising you body, watching fish swim by from a perch above the lake, a relaxing nap in a cozy room, reading the titles of the books in the Library, exploring nature in the Mohonk preserve......are all experiences to be treasured.

Adults will find the Mohonk a comfortable fit and EVERY child deserves to experience the civility of the times represented by this Grand Castle of America.

Location/Directions

Coming from New York City
Go north on the NYS Thruway (I-87 north) to Exit 18, New Paltz.
After leaving the NYS Thruway at Exit 18, turn left at the traffic light onto Route 299/Main Street. Follow Main Street through New Paltz.
Immediately after crossing the bridge over the Wallkill River, turn right (follow "MOHONK" sign).
After 1/4 mile bear left at the fork and follow Mountain Rest Road and Mohonk signs to the Gatehouse. (NOTE: The Mohonk Gatehouse is located about six miles west of the Thruway Exit.)


Coming from Southern New York

Follow main highways to Route I-84 (west). Follow Route I-84 to NYS Thruway (north). Go north on the NYS Thruway (I-87 north) one exit to Exit 18, New Paltz.
After leaving the NYS Thruway at Exit 18, turn left at the traffic light onto Route 299/Main Street. Follow Main Street through New Paltz.
Immediately after crossing the bridge over the Wallkill River, turn right (follow "MOHONK" sign).
After 1/4 mile bear left at the fork and follow Mountain Rest Road and Mohonk signs to the Gatehouse. (NOTE: The Mohonk Gatehouse is located about six miles west of the Thruway Exit.)

Coming from Northern New England
Follow main highways to Albany, NY. Go south on the NYS Thruway (I-87 south) to Exit 18, New Paltz.
After leaving the NYS Thruway at Exit 18, turn left at the traffic light onto Route 299/Main Street. Follow Main Street through New Paltz.
Immediately after crossing the bridge over the Wallkill River, turn right (follow "MOHONK" sign).
After 1/4 mile bear left at the fork and follow Mountain Rest Road and Mohonk signs to the Gatehouse. (NOTE: The Mohonk Gatehouse is located about six miles west of the Thruway Exit.)

Coming from New Jersey
Follow State Route 17 (north) or Garden State Parkway (north) to NYS Thruway north (Route I-87).
Take NYS Thruway to Exit 18, New Paltz.
After leaving the NYS Thruway at Exit 18, turn left at the traffic light onto Route 299/Main Street. Follow Main Street through New Paltz.
Immediately after crossing the bridge over the Wallkill River, turn right (follow "MOHONK" sign).
After 1/4 mile bear left at the fork and follow Mountain Rest Road and Mohonk signs to the Gatehouse. (NOTE: The Mohonk Gatehouse is located about six miles west of the Thruway Exit.)

Coming from Pennsylvania & Delaware
From the Wilmington, Delaware area use Interchange No. 1 of the New Jersey Turnpike.
From the Philadelphia area, follow routes to Interchange No. 4 of the New Jersey Turnpike, near Camden.
From areas outside of Philadelphia, take Pennsylvania Turnpike to New Jersey Turnpike Interchange No. 6.
Continue north on the New Jersey Turnpike to the Garden State Parkway.
Drive north on Garden State Parkway to the NYS Thruway (I-87 north) to Exit 18, New Paltz.
After leaving the NYS Thruway at Exit 18, turn left at the traffic light onto Route 299/Main Street. Follow Main Street through New Paltz.
Immediately after crossing the bridge over the Wallkill River, turn right (follow "MOHONK" sign).