Mohonk Mountain House History

A Victorian Castle Resort in New York

Family-owned and operated since 1869, Mohonk Mountain House is an award-winning resort near the Catskill Mountains. Perfect for idyllic family vacations, romantic escapes, and instant getaways, our Victorian castle resort invites guests to be as active or relaxed as they want to be. Learn more about our historic New York resort and view our special offers below.


Founded by Albert Smiley in 1869, Mohonk Mountain House is a National Historic Landmark that must be seen to be believed.  More than 147 years later the Victorian castle resort still rests on a pristine mountain lake surrounded by thousands of acres of unspoiled natural beauty, and remains a treasured getaway for generations of travelers.

Environmental Stewardship

Mohonk Mountain House continues its 147-year commitment to environmental stewardship through earth-friendly activities and design features, an extensive energy saving and recycling program, and green initiatives that preserve the land and educate people.


Mohonk Mountain House has been a prestigious resort since its founding in 1869. Focusing on “staying the same, only better” has led to outstanding international recognition. Our team continues to focus on enhancing the guest experience throughout the resort.

Press Room

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Included In Your Rate

A stay at Mohonk Mountain House includes most activities along with charming guest rooms and delicious meals prepared by award-winning chefs. 

Charming Guest Rooms

  • Classic Rooms
  • Country Rooms
  • Victorian Rooms
  • Tower Rooms
  • Junior Suites
  • Suites
  • Lake View Rooms
  • Mountain View Rooms
  • Cottages

Included Meals

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Afternoon Tea and Cookies

Complimentary Activities

  • Lake and indoor pool swimming
  • 85 miles of hiking trails
  • Rock scrambling
  • Guided nature hikes
  • Scheduled children's and teens' programs
  • Tennis
  • Midweek golf
  • Boating on Lake Mohonk
  • Paddleboarding
  • Yoga, meditation, and fitness classes
  • House History Tours
  • Our Historic Barn Museum

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