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!
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Minnewaska Hotel Gardiner