Situated right on Mohonk Lake in New Paltz, New York, Mohonk Mountain House is a mystical castle in a fairy tale. With amazing views, luxurious amenities, and mouth licious food, this place is worth a visit. Are you excited to know more about this place?


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Mohonk Mountain House

Mohonk mountain house
  • WI-FI: Free Wi-Fi
  • Menus: Dinner, Breakfast & More
  • Drinks: Beer, Wine, Full Bar & Cocktails
  • Rooms: 265

Mohonk Mountain House is located in the heart of the Hudson Valley, New Paltz (Only 90 miles north of New York City). Imagine living in a place surrounded by 40,000 acres of pristine forest, breathtaking views of the lake, and a beautiful natural setting. Wouldn’t that be fascinating? 

This National Historic Landmark resort offers many things, from a variety of recreational activities, farm-to-table cuisine, rooms with free Wi-Fi, and an award-winning spa. There are also biking trails and 85 miles of hiking trails near the Mohonk Mountain House for hiking lovers.

History of Mohonk Mountain House

History of Mohonk Mountain House

The origin of the Mohonk Mountain House is as incredible as its name. It is modeled after a Victorian Era castle. Yes, it is more than 150 years old, and it dates back to 1869. 

You’ll be more surprised to know that it is owned and operated by the same family from the last 150 years—the Smiley Family!

Currently, the fifth generation of the Smiley Family is running and managing the hotel. It is also recognized as a National Historic Landmark

A wooden bridge over a body of water surrounded by trees

Do you know that many famous people and celebrities have visited the Mohonk Mountain House? 

From Bill and Hillary Clinton, Andrew Carnegie, and John D. Rockefeller, to Jimmy Fallon and Stephen King, many more celebrities have enjoyed staying here! 

A scenic view of a lake surrounded by trees

This place offers an all-inclusive vacation that includes many amenities, three meals a day, plus tons of activities. Perfect for couples, families, and groups, this place has many things you can enjoy only here! 

What Mohonk Mountain House Offers?

What Mohonk Mountain House Offers

Albert Smiley got really inspired by the rocky cliffs rising above a crystal blue, glacial lake in the Hudson River Valley. Later, he decided to create Mohonk Mountain House, where guests could renew their bodies, minds, and spirits in the middle of this beautiful natural setting. 

It was originally a small guesthouse and now it has become a huge Victorian castle with fanciful turrets, local stone, and gabled-frame constructions. This place is full of entertaining things which you can enjoy doing with your friends and family such as 

  • Bar
  • Business
  • Detox
  • Family
  • Free Wifi
  • Gym
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Credit Cards
A couple of boats floating on top of a lake

Other than this, a 9-hole golf course, tennis courts, and a private beach are there. There is also an award-winning, eco-friendly 30,000-square-foot spa. Here guests can relax with a massage or enjoy the mineral pool. They can also enjoy the indoor pool, fitness center, and seasonal ice skating.

Live in Luxury Accommodation

Mohonk Mountain House  Luxury Accommodation

This resort has a total of 265 rooms, including guest rooms, five cottages, and the Grove Lodge, which has six guest rooms and a great room. Another famous room in which people love to stay is the Victorian-style Tower Rooms.     

Mohonk Mountain House bedroom

The reason behind this is Mohonk mountain house interiors such as wood-burning fireplaces, a combined sitting area and bedroom, and a private balcony with rocking chairs. All the interiors and decorations are eye-pleasing and attractive. 

Mohonk Mountain House bedroom with a red carpet

The resort also includes eight family suites with views of the garden and lake, nineteen large Tower Rooms in the turrets, and Seventy-eight Victorian Rooms. 

Apart from these, there are 151 Traditional Rooms that have unique antique-style furnishings. It offers various sleeping options such as two queens, one king, one queen, one queen, and one twin, one full, or two twins. 

Grove Lodge has six luxury guest rooms with private stone patios and stone gas-burning fireplaces. You can enjoy the beautiful neighborhood panoramic valley views, tranquil views while drinking your favorite drink and sitting in your rocking chair. 

Enjoy the Fresh & Delicious Food

Enjoy the Fresh & Delicious Food of mohonk mountain house

After looking for the accommodation, we always check the food, right? After all, a tasty meal with family makes the time more enjoyable and memorable! 

You’ll be happy to know that meals are included in the daily room rate (excluding alcohol).    

Mohonk mountain house dining table

All the food and beverage of Mohonk has local, fresh ingredients sourced from the Hudson Valley’s 50 nearby farms, as well as local breweries, distilleries, and wineries. 

From the chef-driven dishes to local dishes such as in-house dry-aged meats, house-made pasta, chocolates, pastries, and more delicious recipes.

So explore your options and enjoy meals including crab cakes, glazed beef short ribs, pan-seared branzino, and tiramisu cheesecake.

They also offer a special kids’ menu that has fun food items such as grilled cheese, spaghetti and meatballs, mac and cheese, and fruit with yogurt.   

Relax in the Spa

Mohonk mountain house Spa

Mohonk doesn’t have a regular spa facility that you can find in any other hotel; it has an award-winning spa! It has its own separate 30,000 square-foot wing that features 16 treatment rooms, a fitness center, a solarium, an indoor heated pool, an outdoor heated mineral pool, and a yoga/motion studio. 

Mohonk mountain house pool area

It features a nature-inspired treatment like massages. If you love getting body relaxing massages, you can go for the Mohonk Muscle Rescue. It is the most popular one. 

The complete package includes arnica oil for sore muscles, deep heat compresses, flowing Swedish massage, direct pressure point work, and stretches to improve range of motion. 

Have Fun in Outdoor Activities 

Have Fun in Outdoor Activities on Mohonk mountain house

After spending some time sleeping in luxurious rooms and eating the world’s best food items, it’s time to explore nature. Mohonk Mountain House is surrounded by 40,000 acres of protected forest and a pristine glacial lake. 

This place offers countless indoor and outdoor activities and experiences for guests of all ages. So, whether you’re staying with your friends or kids, you’ll indeed have so much fun while doing all the outdoor activities.

A group of people standing on top of large rocks

Love hiking? Explore the 85 miles of trails for hiking, rock climbing and scrambling, and mountain biking. Whether you want to try tomahawk throwing, paddleboard across the lake, or just relax in the spa, there are places to do everything. 

A man and a child fishing on a lake

There is also archery, campfires with live music, fitness classes; forest bathing; guided hikes; house history tours; lawn games, such as shuffleboard and croquet; meditation; mindfulness programming; outdoor movies; yoga; and tomahawk throwing. You can also enjoy playing golf, tennis, and horseback riding. 

A couple of people in a small boat on a lake

Seasonal lake activities such as swimming, paddle boating, kayaking, canoeing, and fishing also happen in summers. Whereas in winters, you can enjoy ice-skating, cross-country skiing, winter hiking, snow tubing, and snow-shoeing.

A couple of people that are standing in the dirt

For more relaxing activities, you can go for forest bathing, meditation, outdoor movies; yoga; and fitness classes. 


Events and activities are weather-dependent and can be changed or canceled without advance notice. So it’s advised to check the daily activities schedule to know about any changes or cancellations.

If you’re interested to know more about these types of unusual places around the globe, read our previous blogs such as POP-UP House by FIGR Architecture Studio, An Eco-Floating Hotel in Qatar, and many more. 

Explore, Eat & Enjoy!

An aerial view of a resort surrounded by mountains
A lake surrounded by tall buildings next to a forest
A group of people walking along a path near a body of water
A couple that are in a hot tub
A set of stairs leading up to the top of a hill
Three wooden chairs sitting next to each other on a patio
A large room with a bunch of tables and chairs
A group of people sitting around a campfire
A row of canoes on a dock next to a water

Imagine sitting in front of a fireplace and enjoying tasting the delicious meals. From the Mohonk mountain house exteriors to interiors, you’ll be amazed by everything. 

Final Words

Mohonk mountain house offers numerous luxurious facilities and outdoor and indoor activities. We highly recommend visiting this resort for those who love exploring nature and want to escape from the chaotic city life. You will have a memorable vacation time with your family or friends here.   

So, this is all about the Mohonk mountain house in New York. I hope you like this blog, please share it with your family and friends who need a summer vacation break. 

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