Garden Holiday at Mohonk Mountain House – New Paltz, NY


The Mohonk Mountain House is a historic, castle-like hotel that is located right on the Shawangunk Ridge–a truly breathtaking spot for a one-of-a-kind Hudson Valley treasure. Just 90 miles north of New York City and only a scenic 40-minute drive for guests at The Caldwell House, this National Historic Landmark Resort lets you take a step back in time.

This year the house will be hosting its 79th Annual Garden Holiday Week from August 24-29, 2014. While the house itself goes unmatched in grandeur and charming elegance, there is stiff competition with the surrounding gardens that are absolutely gorgeous. It is truly Mother Nature on display as the award-winning formal gardens literally paint a picture across the landscape surrounding the house. This year boasts a “South of the Border” theme and the gardens are bursting with a fiesta of color.

You will be surrounded in beauty as you explore the gardens during this celebration. There are rose and herb gardens, a children’s garden, wildflower and fern trails, rare specimen trees, heirloom plants and even a Victorian maze! On top of that are many hands-on activities and demonstrations from leading experts. Here are just a few of the wonderful activities you can take part in over the course of the week:

Enjoy a cup of tea and take a welcome tour of the gardens

Explore the world of the Dahlia with Head Gardener Andrew Sinno

Build a living mobile

Learn about garden photography

Discover the world of peppers

Create garden-inspired mocktails

Enjoy live “South of the Border” music at the Victorian garden party

Attend a square dance

Learn how to build a backyard Koi pond

This is a great week to stay at The Caldwell House, a charming and relaxing bed and breakfast in the heart of the lower Hudson Valley. Whether you are a professional landscaper, gardener at heart or just an admirer of beautiful things in nature, you can spend a wonderful afternoon checking out the mountain house gardens. Don’t forget to take pictures of your favorite spots to share with us! Spend your time with us at The Caldwell House and make your week that much more special. Contact us at (845) 496-2954 or (800) 210-5565 or you can check our availability online.

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