We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“A mountain treasure” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Mohonk Mountain House

Mohonk Mountain House
1000 Mountain Rest Rd, New Paltz, NY 12561-2825
845-256-2056
Website
Menu
Improve this listing
Ranked #10 of 111 Restaurants in New Paltz
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Woodstock, New York
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“A mountain treasure”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2013

This is a place that needs to be experienced at least once. So beautiful and peaceful. Another world!

Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

146 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    69
    37
    20
    13
    7
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room Tips
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Red Hook, New York
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“A wonderful winter night”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2013 via mobile

My party of 5 went to dinner at the mountain house one cold winter night.let me just say driving up to the mountain house is an adventure in it self. I felt like I was driving in the Swiss alps way way up we arrived early and spent some time looking around the mountain house.All I can say about the house breathtaking you just need to see it. Dinner was amazing from start to finish one of the best experiences ever. I had braised short ribs , the best I've ever had you could just tell the chef was top notch everybody in my party also loved their meals.I have never had a dinner with so many expectations where all met with flying colors

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
San Antonio, Texas
Top Contributor
573 reviews 573 reviews
461 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 91 cities Reviews in 91 cities
204 helpful votes 204 helpful votes
“Grandes Dames”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2013

The Mohonk is the grandes dames of summer resorts from a bygone era. Popular as an escape for the wealthy from the summer heat of the city, these type of resorts were a treatment from a previous age on the lifestyles of the rich and famous.

This old resort is a magnificent representation of one of those resorts, well preserved and as popular as ever it was. The views from anywhere on the property are spectacular, the lake - a sparkling alpine gem, and from the tower at the end of a well-worth-it hike - stupendous. A whole slew of superlatives are inadequate to describe this wonderful mountain hotel.

We came for the day to experience the luxury of this beautiful old hotel and to partake of the Sunday brunch (over $200 per couple). The spread was expansive in the main dining room and though there were a few stellar dishes, the food was a bit average overall. But again, the views from the window tables, the ambiance, and the pervasive grandeur of the place made one flush with awe like having drunk a good burgundy now flowing hot through your veins.

The elegance of place left me overwhelmed and a bit speechless; and I would return in a heart beat if ever I get the chance again.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
New York City, New York
Contributor
18 reviews 18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Had Dinner Only. Will never do it again”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2012

We had reservations for dinner only. We were told it would be a buffet and were not offered any other choices. Buffet was bad. And for those high prices, that makes you mad. Food was tepid, not hot at all. Salmon was hard as a rock with very little sauce. Ravioli and veggies were good...just not hot. Overall, we've had better at a Chinese buffet so there you go. Wine was good though. Not at all worth the price. We felt they were trying to get over because of the ambiance and the views. But it didn't work. Food was still mediocre.

    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes 6
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
ny
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“nothing like it anymore in US”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2012

This is one of the last American Castles and it really should be something to experience if you have the means, You can go for a meal or spa day and enjoy the grounds but if you can stay the night and get the royal treatment. The grounds are amazing as are the meandering hallways and rooms. Also some great hiking and views. There are great restaurants in nearby canal town of High Falls and some great history in the general area, great in the fall as well for "leafing".

Visited October 2012
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Mohonk Mountain House also viewed

 

Been to Mohonk Mountain House? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Mohonk Mountain House, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.