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Experience Brilliant Fall Foliage and Seasonal Bounty at Mohonk Mountain House
Budget-friendly getaway packages celebrate the local Hudson Valley Harvest
Local harvests and vibrant foliage beckon travelers to Mohonk Mountain House each autumn, where guests experience "leaf peeping" views and spectacular vistas. This fall, experience the Hudson Valley’s splendor with the National Historic Landmark resort’s new, culinary-inspired Seasonal Bounty Getaways.
The historic Victorian castle resort, located just 90 miles north of New York City, is hosting a series of affordable overnight packages that celebrate America’s favorite fruit, the apple, in September and the venerable pumpkin in October and November. Guests can delight in culinary treats, seasonal bounty spa treatments, and discounts inspired by the featured fruit. Guests will enjoy affordable midweek rates that include accommodations, meals, and many complimentary activities starting at $199 per person, per night – a savings of up to 35%.
During the Harvest Apple Getaway in September, the historic resort welcomes guests with a gift of apple butter, and a list of the area’s “you pick” farms for fresh apples. Every meal incorporates this sweet, tart fruit in dishes like Chilled Apple Soup and Apple Sorbet. Cinnamon apple chai tea is on the menu at Afternoon Tea and Cookies. The Carriage Lounge features a Hudson Valley Apple Sparkler as the evening cocktail. In the Mohonk Gift Shop, guests may enjoy tastings of apple specialties, with warm apple cider from local orchards for purchase at the Soda Fountain. Additionally, a 20 percent discount on red and green retail items and apple-related merchandise will be available at the Gift Shop, Spa, and Greenhouse.
The Great Pumpkin Getaway in October and November features a welcome gift of pumpkin butter, along with a list of nearby “you pick” farms for fresh pumpkins. The deep-orange fruit (not vegetable!) will factor into a medley of memorable foods and beverages, like moist pumpkin bread, Creamy Pumpkin Soup, and pumpkin spice chai tea at Afternoon Tea and Cookies. In the Mohonk Gift Shop, guests can enjoy pumpkin biscotti tastings. Specialty drinks include pumpkin chai smoothies at the Soda Fountain and, in The Carriage Lounge, a Spicy Pumpkin Martini cocktail. Additionally, a 20 percent discount on orange and brown retail items and pumpkin-themed merchandise is available at the Gift Shop, Spa, and Greenhouse.
At Mohonk Mountain House, overnight guests experience an outstanding array of complimentary outdoor adventures, including hiking and nature walks on 85 miles of trails, tennis, golf, swimming, boating and fishing. For an additional fee, overnight guests can enjoy onsite rock climbing on the spectacular Shawangunk Ridge, mountain biking, horseback riding, and carriage rides along some of the Hudson Valley’s most scenic countryside. The award-winning, eco-friendly Spa at Mohonk Mountain House offers seasonal bounty treatments throughout the autumn.
Overnight rates for the Harvest Apple Getaway (September 6 – 30) start at $199 per person, per night, based on double occupancy. Rates for the Great Pumpkin Getaway (October 3 – 28) start at $255 per person, per night based on double occupancy. From November 1 – 23, the Great Pumpkin Getaway rates start at $199 per person, per night, based on double occupancy. Rates are available midweek only, Sunday through Thursday nights. Taxes and service charge are additional. Guests enjoy special value rates at Mohonk Mountain House that include charming accommodations, a bountiful breakfast and lunch buffet, and a four-course dinner, along with Afternoon Tea and Cookies, and most resort activities.
About Mohonk Mountain House
Mohonk Mountain House is a National Historic Landmark resort and Historic Hotel of America located in the Hudson Valley region of New York State, just 90 miles north of New York City. Owned and operated by the Smiley Family since being founded in 1869, the resort has provided guests with recreation and renewal of body, mind, and spirit in a beautiful natural setting for 141 years. The award-winning 30,000-square-foot Spa wing at Mohonk Mountain House features 16 treatment rooms, a solarium, and outdoor heated mineral pool, along with an indoor heated swimming pool with an underwater sound system, comprehensive fitness center, and yoga/motion studio. The Spa is heated and cooled by a geothermal system and has a partial “green roof”. It has been honored as one of the Top Ten Hotel Spas in Travel + Leisure magazine’s World’s Best Awards and as one of the “Top 25 Resort Spas in North America” by Condé Nast Traveler magazine. "Travel + Leisure has also named Mohonk as one of the World’s Best Hotels for Families” and lauded Mohonk’s Kids’ Club as one of the Best Hotel Kids’ Programs in the United States. Mohonk’s spectacular Skating Pavilion is host to special activities including skating lessons and corporate teambuilding programs. For invigorating outdoor fun, guests enjoy 85 miles of trails for seasonal hiking, mountain biking, snowshoeing and cross-country skiing. Overnight guests can enjoy rock climbing on one of the most acclaimed cliffs in the world. The grounds feature exquisite gardens, a challenging nine-hole golf course, red clay tennis courts, and stables with horseback riding and horse-drawn carriage rides. The half-milelong, glacial-formed Lake Mohonk is ideal for boating, fishing, and swimming. Extensive composting, recycling, and nature interpretation programs are hallmarks of the ongoing stewardship efforts undertaken at Mohonk Mountain House. Over 40 theme programs are presented annually at this Victorian castle resort, including culinary classes, gardening workshops, music festivals, nature programs, and more. Overnight rates at Mohonk Mountain House include charming accommodations, breakfast, lunch, dinner, Afternoon Tea and Cookies, and most resort activities. For additional information, please call 800.772.6646 or visit the website.