Day Trip to Historic Mohonk House in NY’s Hudson Valley

Breathtaking…awe-inspiring…magnificent…spectacular…these are just a few descriptions we’ve heard guests share about their experience during their stay with us. Our bed and breakfast is located in the middle of natural beauty and we’d love to see you this fall! We are surrounded by an abundance of things to do and see and less than an hour north of us is the majestic Mohonk Mountain House, a top attraction in New York’s Hudson Valley.  

Founded by the Smiley Family in 1869, this 265-room Victorian castle resort is only 90 miles north of New York City. You’ll find jagged, rocky cliffs hovering over a crystal blue, mountain lake and the Rondout Valley, with the Catskills in the distance. This breathtaking scenery was what inspired Albert Smiley to build a place where visitors could truly rest and be renewed in such a beautiful setting. This historic property has also been the backdrop for several movies and TV series! It’s just fairy tale settings that you have to experience for yourself and a perfect place for guests staying at our B&B to spend a day.  

It is all about the outdoors at this resort and guests can purchase a day pass to take it all in. Go for the day to explore the surrounding renowned hiking trails – there are more than 85 to discover! They range in difficulty from beginner to advanced and it is recommended that you bring a packed meal, bottled water, rain gear, and headlamp. Hiking begins and ends at the parking lot at the Gatehouse and trail passes are available for booking at a first-come-first-serve basis 72-hours in advance of your planned arrival date. Recommended trails include the Bonticou Crag Trail and the Table Rocks Trail. There is a Visitor Center where you can pick up trail maps. Fall is a popular time to visit and the parking areas at the trailheads can fill up quickly so it is best to get there early in the day. Also, note that a hiking pass does not include access to the interior of the house or lake swimming.

After a hike, relax with a cocktail while sitting in a rocking chair overlooking the lake. Then, take some time for a tour around the Victorian gardens, which have won many awards. There are French, German and Italian influences throughout picturesque and romantic grounds. Mohonk is truly a gardener’s dream! If you are in need of some pampering, a day pass can also involve in some indulging at their award-wining spa or you can brush up on your swing with a round of golf on their Scottish-inspired golf course.

Mohonk House is a nature lover’s paradise, and a true escape during your stay in the Hudson Valley. We can help you pick the best package and answer any questions you might have! You can book your next fall getaway directly online – it’s one of the best seasons to visit so don’t miss your chance this year!  

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