An elegant winter getaway, Mohonk Mountain House offers
85 miles of hiking trails to explore via snowshoe. Its open-air
ice skating pavilion, well-groomed cross-country ski trails and
VIctorian-inspired architecture are simply charming.
INTO THE WOODS ...
One of America’s oldest family-owned resorts,
MOHONK MOUNTAIN HOUSE (800-772-6646;
mohonk.com) is a landmark in New York’s bucolic
Hudson River Valley. This sprawling Victorian castle
is the perfect spot for a winter getaway.
This grand hotel is set on the shores of Lake Mohonk, surrounded by thousands of acres of unspoiled
forest. It’s hard to believe this enchanted landscape
lies just 90 minutes north of Manhattan, especially
after it has received a fresh dusting of snow. Room
rates include all the activities, but anyone can drop by
and get a day pass to enjoy this beautiful property for
an afternoon. The hotel’s ski shop can set you up with
trail maps and rental equipment.
Some 85 miles of hiking trails wind through the
forested hills. In winter, a pair of snowshoes is your
ticket to explore the quiet backcountry. It’s an intimate way to experience the snow-covered forest,
leaving the crowds behind.