A New York State Green Resort
A Leader in Environmental Stewardship
Mohonk Mountain House continues its more than 144-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. Recognized by the United Nations Environment Programme for “generations of dedicated leadership and commitment to the protection and enhancement of the environment,” our New York State green resort is a leader in preservation and education.
Eco-Friendly Design Features
The Spa at Mohonk Mountain House features a number of environmentally friendly design features, such as a geothermal heating/cooling system and a green roof garden terrace. Learn more about our green spa.
Get to know the surrounding areas in an eco-friendly way. Kids can participate in the Junior Naturalist Experience through the Mohonk Kids’ Club, which introduces children to the wonders of the outdoors with a hands-on approach. Our staff naturalist hosts regular nature programs for guests of all ages. Onsite hiking, rock scrambling, and guided rock climbing adventures invite guests to explore the Shawangunk Mountain Ridge.
Energy Saving, Recycling, and Conservation Efforts
Our staff makes every effort to conserve energy and recycle materials. Employing energy-efficient light bulbs, biodegradable laundry products, and non-aerosol cleaning materials, our resort strives to reduce its carbon footprint. We also run an extensive composting program to generate fertilizer for the gardens and golf course, as well as an integrated pest management system to reduce the use of pesticides. By composting and recycling paper, glass, aluminum, batteries, light bulbs and more, Mohonk Mountain House is reducing its waste sent to landfills by fifty percent.
Mohonk Mountain House is partnering with Clean the World to collect and send recycled soap and shampoo to countries in need of hygiene supplies. Since its inception, Clean the World has been steadily increasing its services and operations to accommodate rapidly expanding community needs. In the process, Clean the World has put over 11 million soap bars and 325,000 pounds of shampoo and conditioner back into human use, simultaneously eliminating over 750 tons of waste.
Hudson Valley Stewardship
Mohonk Mountain House has always been dedicated to preserving not only its own grounds but also the surrounding areas. In 1963 the Smiley family transferred 5,300 acres to the Mohonk Trust, now known as the Mohonk Preserve, which effectively established the first land trust protecting the Shawangunk Ridge. Mohonk Mountain House also donated a regional headquarters to the Student Conservation Association, an organization dedicated to developing conservation leaders of the future. The Mohonk Golf Course has been designated a Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary by Audubon International for environmentally friendly practices. Additionally, Mohonk Consultations, Inc. was founded to raise awareness and understanding of local and global ecological systems by sponsoring conferences at Mohonk Mountain House.