our family rented all 7 rooms at onteora mountain house and cottage last weekend. it is a hidden treasure only 1 1/2 hours from westchester or northern new jersey. some of us arrived on friday and enjoyed the day traveling to quaint woodstock and the splendid waterfalls of peekamoose mountain. the area is a treasure trove of natures splendor as the esopus creek babbles through the country roads. we enjoyed the woodstock cafes by day. the hospitality at the bears cafe in bearsville was as inviting as the sumptuous food. the tasty food/varied menu at the catamount restaurant and the live country band gave us the flavor of the local culture.
the highlight of the stay was just being at the onteora mountain house. the house resembles a swiss chalet. it is nestled high on the mountain overlooking the valley. its charm and comfortable bedrooms, with new bathrooms (some with whirlpools), were a delight for all three generations. we thoroughly enjoyed the leisurely breakfasts of fresh fruit, eggs, turkey sausage and corn cakes with red pepper sauce. the following morning the variety of crepes that followed the fresh fruit were scrumptious. juice and fresh brewed coffee were plentiful. breakfast is offered on the wraparound porch overlooking the creek and the surrounding mountains. it was served by two young men who truly went out of their way to meet everyone's personal needs. .
just absorbing the breathtaking vistas from the two expansive decks overlooking the creek and the mountains was a treat to the senses.
the staff was so patient in taking family photos for us even suggesting where and offering to take additional photos.
onteora mountain house certainly created a memorable experience for the entire family.
- Also Known As:
- Onteora, The Mountain House Hotel Boiceville