Mohonk Mountain House

About Mohonk Mountain House

Mohonk Mountain House is a meal-inclusive luxury wellness resort focused on relaxation, rejuvenation, fitness, family leisure, and outdoor activities. Located in the scenic Catskills Mountains of New York, this resort is a throwback to the affluent lakefront camps and clubs established in the early 20th century throughout upstate New York.

The resort offers group fitness classes daily, as well as a robust schedule of organized outdoor activities. In addition, Mohonk includes a full-service spa, 6 tennis courts, and a 9-hole golf course, plus various events throughout the year.

Accommodations

Mohonk Mountain House offers 3 categories of overnight guest accommodations: rooms, suites, and cottages. All accommodations have an outdoor patio, air conditioning, free WiFi, and in-room safe. Some rooms offer a wood-burning fireplace.

Rooms and suites are centrally located within the main lodge buildings, while five cottages are scattered across the property. These private accommodations offer a kitchen, living area, 2 or 3 bedrooms, and a rustic Adirondack décor. Additionally, the resort offers one private guest house. Ideal for large family gatherings, the Grove Lodge features a great room, kitchen, and 6 bedrooms.

Fitness

Mohonk Mountain House has a strong focus on outdoor fitness. Activities include:

  • Hiking
  • Rock climbing
  • Mountain biking
  • Ice skating
  • Snowshoeing
  • Cross country skiing
  • Archery
  • Disc golf
  • Guided nature tours
  • Horseback riding
  • Water activities on a private lake, including:
    • Paddle boarding
    • Kayaking
    • Fishing

Group exercise classes take place every day and include yoga, pilates, meditation, qi gong, tai chi, barre, and water aerobics. Mohonk’s indoor pool offers panoramic views of the Catskills Mountains.

Food

Meals are included in the overnight rate, and dining options are plentiful. Guests eat either buffet style or from a robust menu, but there are no pre-set nutrition formulas designed for weight loss or calorie limitations. The menus offer healthy selections and some Hudson Valley local ingredients. Guests will choose from the Main Dining Room in the Mountain House for all meals, the Carriage Lounge for more classic bar fare, The Granary for casual outdoor dining, or optional room service.

Note that Mohonk Mountain House is not a weight loss-specific property, so guests with strict weight loss goals may wish to look elsewhere.

Extras

There are several unique fitness opportunities at Mohonk Mountain House. Tomahawk throwing takes place daily, and guests can learn to play Kubb, a physical chess game created by Vikings. Guided horseback rides, pony rides, and horse drawn carriage rides are available from May through October. Golfers can enjoy a 9-hole course with views of the Hudson Valley region, and the resort offers 6 tennis courts.

Location

Mohonk Mountain House is located on Mohonk Lake in the Catskills Mountains, adjacent to the Mohonk Preserve nature area. The area is known for hiking, wineries, changing seasons and fall foliage.

The resort is less than 2 hours from New York City. Guests will typically fly into either Newark International Airport or LaGuardia Airport, but will have to find transportation to Mohonk themselves, as airport transportation is not provided by the resort.

Pricing

This FitStay is a meal-inclusive luxury wellness resort, with regular room rates ranging from $680 to $1,130 per night. Mohonk is not on a specific schedule, so guests can book the resort for any length of time, starting with just one night.

Private cottages cost more than the standard room rate, and expect to pay extra for spa treatments, specialty classes, guided outdoor activities, golf, horseback riding, and alcoholic beverages.

Summary

Mohonk Mountain House is a luxury wellness spa primarily focused on outdoor activities, family leisure, relaxation, and distinguished services. Meals are included in the overnight rate, but many other amenities incur additional costs. Located in the Catskills Mountains of New York, this FitStay offers a full-service spa, indoor pool, organized fitness classes, lake activities, tennis, gold, and horseback riding.

Mohonk Mountain House may be a good choice for people seeking a meal-inclusive, family-friendly resort with many outdoor fitness options and lake activities near New York City. However, because of the lack of focus on healthy eating, weight loss-focused travelers should consider a different FitStay options for their needs.

Mohonk Mountain House Pros

  • Numerous outdoor activities – The private lakeside location offers kayaking, hiking, mountain biking, snowshoeing, outdoor yoga, nature walks, and more.
  • Unique exercise opportunities – Tomahawk throwing, tai chi, and horseback riding are among the list of activities at Mohonk.
  • Golf and tennis – A Scottish inspired 9-hole golf course and 6 tennis courts are available to overnight guests.
  • Family-friendly – Activities and dining options for families are abundant.

Mohonk Mountain House Cons

  • No calorie-limiting menus – Guests trying to achieve a weight loss goal must determine their own nutritional needs and self-regulate at the Mohonk restaurants.
  • Added fees – Many programs and services incur additional charges, on top of the already expensive nightly rate.

 

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