Mohonk Mountain House

Mohonk Mountain has been on our list for years. The hotel itself is a huge Victorian castle built into the side of a cliff. It’s dramatically beautiful, peaceful, and built into the Shawangunk cliffside in such a way that the lines of the natural surroundings and the building itself are blurred. It’s clear why this place has been drawing visitors internationally for 149  years. You’ll have everything you’d want in a luxury resort here including a full schedule of programming for kids that’s included with your stay. There is a group lake swim twice a day that I’d highly recommend.

My only gripe: I found the decor of the hotel to be a tad dusty. I understand it’s an old traditional “camp” style resort that’s typical of upstate NY. But still. Very Victorian. Regardless, I highly recommend this majestic Hudson Valley beauty!

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