My husband and I stayed on a Sunday through Tuesday and got a special deal that included breakfast and dinner. The rate did not include lunch. We did not miss it. We had never stayed here before and had wanted to for many years. We stayed three days and two nights and checked out on Valentine's day and our entire stay was fantastic. We loved our warm, quiet, and cosy room, the incredibly picturesque surroundings both inside and out, and the snow was perfect. We also had a balcony that overlooked the mountains, and we went out on it several times. We had a very pristine private bathroom with a real claw foot tub too.
Some of the reviews here are so unfair to this place and frankly, I am shocked at some of the things people say about this gorgeous resort. We thought that the food was excellent, expecially for dinner and the custom made omelettes in the morning. There were NOT ANY poor quality issues. We encountered friendly and helpful staff all throughout the hotel, but then again, we are very friendly and kind people. We find that we get excellent service ALMOST everywhere when we appreciate people and smile and look at them in the eye instead of treating them with distain like we noticed that some guests did during our stay. We especially noticed this at dinner. We had fantastic and personal service, and kind and friendly waiters, with cuisine bordering on the sublime. Local gourmet cheeses and other unique ingredients were showcased, to our delight. The cookies at the informal Afternoon Tea were surprisingly homemade tasting.
I think that one of the perceived problems with this resort is that they charge according to the room you choose and the meals are included. People think that the better the room they pay for, the more outlandish the food should be. Everyone gets the same food, despite paying $250 or $2000 per night. If you do not like this arrangement, stay in the smaller rooms. Ours was extremely nice and had beautiful mountain views even though it was NOT on the lake side of the hotel.
The setting of the Mohonk Mountain House is nothing short of a page from a lavishly illustrated fairytale book. If you love historic hotels, or Victoriana, or romantic old world resorts, you will love this place. We can't say enough good things about it.
The same people are running this resort as previously ran it, and they still have to overcome the all hardships of getting the staff, food, and people up onto the mountain. It is quite out of the way and a major effort. I am very grateful that the family still makes the incredible effort and allows the public to enjoy this miracle of hospitality that is a world unto itself.
There are so many charming public rooms at this hotel, like the billiard room, the library, little parlors for ladies, and so much more. Also each wing and floor of the hotel has differant art, antiques, and sitting areas. We especially loved sitting by the huge fires in the bigger public rooms. Many of the guest's rooms have their own fireplaces.
While we were there, some of the rooms were being renovated. Everything was sealed off carefully so that guests would not be troubled by it, and the hours of work were only during the day. We were in an area that was down two halls from there, and we could not hear a thing due to the thickness of the walls. Actually we were intrigued and got to peek inside some of the "in process" rooms. They all had fireplaces and were in the older section of the hotel. They look like they will be gorgeous! If you are concerned about being put near renovation work, you should mention it when making your reservations. We were put far out of the way and did not know about any renovations until we got there and happened to go by when they were working. It is common for a historic hotel to be doing renovations, but it can happen at any hotel at any time.
My husband and I have traveled extensively in the US, Canada, and Europe. We feel well qualified to rate this place among our most enjoyed and best loved of all places we have been able to visit. As an Historic Hotel, it is a must see for the United States. We recommend taking the free historic tour for hotel guests that is offered most days.
We can't wait to get back there and hike all the trails and visit all the rustic gazebos and outlooks that dot the property. We were amazed and totally addicted. This hotel has character. Please don't compare her to chain hotels in the middle of a huge city. This is a grand and enchanting Victorian lady and she is one of a kind.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A hotel, built in the 1860's and filled with charm...ideal for families in summer. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Mohonk House
- Mohonk Mountain Hotel
- Mohonk New Paltz
- Mohawk Mountain House
- Mohonk Mountain House New Paltz Ny
- Mohonk Mountain House New Paltz New York
- Mohonk Mountain New Paltz
- New Paltz Mohonk Mountain House Resort
- Mohonk Hotel New York