Theme programs at Mohonk Mountain House define your stay around a particular theme, with carefully selected music, entertainment, dance, presentations, demonstrations, workshops, and tastings. Over 40 theme programs are presented annually.
*Program dates are subject to change.
The Ancient Art of Nature Awareness
November 28 - December 2, 2016
Join Michael Ridolfo, Mohonk’s staff naturalist for an immersion into the science, art, and culture of deep nature connection, mindfulness, and self-awareness. We will employ the time-tested principles of tracking and nature observation, authentic survival skills, and the spontaneous attention that occurs when we move through the arena of the natural world.
Ballroom Dancing Weekend
December 2-4, 2016
Bring a partner and twirl, spin, and glide through a magical weekend at Mohonk Mountain House, featuring dance classes, three fantastic dance events, and delicious cuisine. For beginners to advanced dancers—there's something for everyone!
This program is sold out!
Please join us for next year's program on January 5-7, 2018.
Self in Balance: A Women-Only Retreat
January 6-8, 2017
Come to Mohonk Mountain House for a special WOMEN-ONLY RETREAT with Anne Elizabeth Quinn, MS, CASAC. A popular and dynamic workshop leader and teacher who specializes in holistic health and personal renewal, Anne welcomes both returning participants and first-timers to Self in Balance. This year's program is "Happy New Year—Happy New YOU! The Art of Embracing the NEW."
"Taste of" Italy
January 6-8, 2017
Join us for a culinary weekend as we "visit" some of the celebrated as well as hidden gems of wine-producing regions of the world and sample great food, wine, and music. Renowned wine expert Kevin Zraly of the Windows on the World Wine School will guide you through an exceptional tasting of top wines while you enjoy a cooking demo and tasting from world-class chefs and music inspired by this wondrous land.
Join us for our third Film Focus Weekend and the return of The Black Maria Film Festival. Thought-provoking, inspiring, funny, and engaging, these award-winning short film collections will be presented in two sessions in our Parlor. Also, over the course of the weekend, check out great selection from past year's festivals, playing any time during the weekend. Other events include a late night showing of The Shining, a cocktail-making class and tasting featuring cocktails inspired by the movies, a selection of films from celebrated director, Ric Burns, and more!
The halls of the Mountain House echo with the sound of bagpipes, as the Mohonk grounds transform into the highlands of Scotland - join the celebration of all things Scottish. Our Scottish Weekend offers special performances and Scottish specialties at meals throughout the weekend!
Experience the transformative and restorative power of yoga. This joyful retreat is designed to help you explore and awaken your full potential. Release tension and stress as you learn to cultivate a deep sense of relaxation that will rejuvenate your body, open your heart, and calm your mind.
Learn simple techniques that can be used anywhere and anytime to bring the benefits of mindfulness into your life—right now! Throughout the weekend with Dr. Nina Smiley, learn how you can change your life one moment at a time. Nina's work has been featured in O, the Oprah Magazine, Real Simple, Martha Stewart Living, and The New York Times Online. Attend all of the sessions or just one—the choice is yours!
For couples who crave time together but don’t have time to plan, Mohonk Mountain House has the perfect solution—a weekend getaway designed especially for the two of you, with dance therapy lessons, a powerful musical performance with blues guitarist and rocker, Chris Bergson, a cocktail-making class and tasting, a massage class, and more!
Founded by Albert Smiley in 1869, Mohonk Mountain House continues the traditions and activities that are fun for all! We invite you to join us as we celebrate another year simply by enjoying a sampling of all that our House has to offer. Kick off your shoes at the square dance, take a nature walk with our Naturalist or a history tour of our House, and don’t forget to check out the Barn Museum, and more. There is so much to do on our mountaintop!
March 3-5, 2017
The game is on! Team up with other weekend detectives and help solve a mystery sure to satisfy the sleuth in you. Review crime scenes, observe the suspects in action, and enjoy the camaraderie and friendly competition. At the end, join your team and tell us "whodunit!"
Here is a weekend to let loose, have fun, and move, move, move! Have you ever wanted to learn a few dance steps but not had the time? Our "Mohonk Thinks You Can Dance" weekend is the perfect solution! Enjoy taking some basic dance lessons from renowned dance instructors, and try out your new moves each evening. Both Friday and Saturday night will be filled with music to Swing, Disco, Ballroom, and Salsa. Sunday morning delight in a variety of performances by our professional dancers followed by more dance floor time with instructors and new friends because, "Mohonk Thinks You Can Dance!"
Turn knitting into an art and fashion form at our House! This weekend will feature classes and technique workshops in knitting. Learn the basics, start a project, have fun with functional, fashion-inspired garments created with yarn and fiber that is as beautiful as it is practical. All skill levels welcome, from novices to veteran knitters!
March 24-26, 2017
Grab your best gal pals for a getaway weekend to celebrate you in the spectacular natural setting of Mohonk Mountain House. Enjoy dancing, Zumba®, a cocktail making class, crafting, and so much more!
Explore the divine world of chocolate at Mohonk Mountain House. If you love chocolate, this is the time to visit our mountaintop! Get the best recipes, advice, and samplings from those who have made their chocolate passion a lifetime pursuit. Chocolate-infused Mohonk - two great things mixed together to create the ultimate chocolate obsession.
April 21 - 23, 2017
Cheers! Prost! Salute! Join us as we celebrate New York State’s brewers with an array of local craft beers, food, crafts, and music during this exciting weekend devoted to all things beer! Experience a craft beer dinner pairing, lectures, and don’t forget to explore some of our regional best at our Craft Beer Expo with local brewers and purveyors. You’ll leave inspired to start brewing your own beer.