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Minnewaska Lodge
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Gardiner
Syracuse, New York
Level 4 Contributor
22 reviews
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“Fabulous place to stay!”
Reviewed August 6, 2011

My fiancee and I found this lodge en route from Syracuse to Kingston where he was picking up a car. We almost stayed at a Hampton Inn in Kingston for the same price, but since they had only 1 room left, we decided to keep looking- how lucky we were to stumble upon Minnewaska Lodge!

We checked in at around 11pm, so it was very dark outside and we couldn't see the grounds (or the mountains) until we woke the next morning. The lodge itself was gorgeous inside & out, The staff member who checked us in was very welcoming, told us about the complimentary breakfast, where the fitness room was, and that if needed ice, to come on back down & he'd be happy to get some for us from the kitchen.

What a beautiful surprise to wake up and open the door to our deck to see the sun rising on the Shawangunk Mountains! The grounds were just as amazing.... gardens, huge rocks, stone steps & paths, a huge deck on the back side of the lodge, adirondack chairs all around, and woods with paths to stroll on.

After showering we went down to breakfast in a large room with floor to ceiling windows looking back at the base of the mounatin, fire place, tables & comfy chairs. Breakfast was wonderful- fresh fruit, 3 different types of home made breads/coofe cake, about 8 different cold cereals, oatmeal, the most delicious trail mix/granola I've ever had, juices, hard bolied eggs, coffee, teas, water, breads/english muffins/bagels for toasting.

The room itself was very nice, comfortable king sized bed, lg flat screen tv, private deck w table & 2 chairs. The bathroom was pretty & VERY clean- white everything with a dark marble sink & Kiss my face brand products. I kept syaing I wish we could live here, right in this lodge! The only downside was we only stayed for one night and didn't get to explore the grounds & wodded trails more! Lodge is 5 miles away from Minnewaska State park which a great park for hikers, mountain bikers & rock climbers.

I highly recommend Minnewaska Lodge.... you will not be disappointed!

Room Tip: we stayed in rm 215 King cliff view with deck
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  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
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Wilmington, Delaware
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Reviewed July 11, 2011

Great location, great service, friendly and helpful stuff. It is THE place to stay in Minnewaska area.

  • Stayed January 2011, traveled with family
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Lucerne, Switzerland
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Reviewed July 10, 2011

Very nice location in forest and great cliff view.
The rooms are very clean and comfortable.
Breakfast is excellent and made with great care.
Staff is very friendly, courteous and competent.
We really liked our stay and enjoyed the Minnewaska lodge.
Highly recommendable!!

Room Tip: Take the cliff view room for great outlook.
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  • Stayed June 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 19, 2011

The lodge is located in a lovely area. It has great amenities and welcoming staff. We stayed six nights and used it as a base for exploring the Hudson River Valley. It was nice to have a computer that guests could use to access information. If visiting this area again, we would choose this lodging.

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled as a couple
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San Isidro de El General, Costa Rica
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Reviewed May 6, 2011

This hotel is nicely situated near the cliffs. The small but adequate room did have a deck with chairs which was nice. The advertisement boasted a "hot breakfast" but all there was was the usual budget motel buffet of fruit, muffins and instant oatmeal. No elevator, so we packed our luggage up the stairs. Glad we didn't have a 3rd floor room. Parking is a bit away from the lodge unless you get lucky so plan ahead if the weather is poor. All-in-all, a decently quiet and comfortable place.

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  • Stayed April 2011, traveled with family
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Exeter, United Kingdom
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Reviewed March 21, 2011

This was the second time we had run a training programme at Minnewaska, and we were not disappointed - it was just as good as we thought first time! Whether you are planning to go there for a vacation or, as we did, for some work, this is a very, very good place to choose. Beautifully situated below the Shawangunks, surrounded by national Parks and wonderful secnery, Minnewaska is a calm and comfortable place to be. The staff are outstanding and go 'the extra mile' to make your stay everything you want it to be.

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled on business
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Southington, Connecticut
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Reviewed March 14, 2011

I traveled with 3 other friends for a "girls weekend" and wanted a place that we could feel comfortable hanging out and talking, but also shop, hike and eat. This lodge was perfect! We were greeted by two friendly ladies behind the counter who treated us as if we were family. The homemade chocolate chocolate chip cookies in the lobby were a plus, too!

The location at the base of the mountain offered spectacular views. In addition, the hotel is conveniently located near the quaint village of New Paltz, numerous hiking trails at Minnewaska State Park or Mohonk Reserve. There were dozens of restaurants to choose from, but our suite was so comfortable and homey that we ended up ordering food to be delivered and hung out in the room.

The rooms were clean and the suite was spacious. We loved coming back from our hike to find a jar of homemade granola and 4 water bottles waiting for us in our room. The continental breakfast offered a wide variety of foods - cereals, fruit, breads, drinks and homemade baked goods. The great room was comfortable and if you didn't have a suite, could easily stay in there to play any of the numerous board games offered by the lodge or curl up in one of the large chairs to read a book from their bookshelf.

Usually we go to a different location every year for our reunion, but we all agreed we may have found our annual destination.

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled with friends
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Property: Minnewaska Lodge
Address: 3116 Route 44 55, Hudson Valley, Gardiner, NY 12525-5031
Location: United States > New York > Gardiner
Amenities:
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Gardiner
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3 star — Minnewaska Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 26
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Nestled upon 17 acres at the base of the rugged Shawangunk Mountains lies the Minnewaska Lodge, a uniquely designed 26-room property in the quaint town of Gardiner, New York. Surrounded by 25,000 acres of State park preserve, with breathtaking views of the Gunk’s Ridge 1,200 feet above the lodge, this Hudson Valley hotel offers a tranquil boutique experience. Minnewaska Lodge is centrally located just 75 miles North of New York City in the historic Hudson Valley, making it an unparalleled destination among New Paltz hotels for romantic getaways, weddings, reunions, corporate retreats, meetings, parties or small events. Accommodations at the Minnewaska Lodge are comfortable, providing the amenities and services of a fine hotel, with the ambiance of a cozy bed and breakfast. Oak Mission-style furniture and arts and crafts decor create a charming mountain retreat-like setting. ... more   less 
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