Couples’ Romantic Getaway: Spring
April 7 – 9, 2017
A getaway to Mohonk is the perfect cure for winter’s cabin fever.
As songbirds return and plants begin to bloom, breathe in the scent of spring while strolling through the vibrant colors of our greenhouse and hiking more than 85 miles of trails.
For couples who prefer the indoors, enjoy a weekend of dancing, live music, and tasting Hudson Valley wine and spirits from local vineyards and distilleries.
Your weekend wouldn’t be complete without a visit to our award-winning Spa. Indulge in a nature-inspired treatment and then soak in our outdoor heated mineral pool.
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
FRIDAY APRIL 7
Sip N Paint
Relax, enjoy a beverage, and explore your creative side with our resident painting instructor Alee Desiderio. Follow simple steps to paint a beautiful landscape! No previous experience required. Sign up is required, limited space available.
Note: Pre-registration is required. Space is limited. There is a $30 per person program fee. Includes one complimentary glass of wine during the event. Additional alcoholic beverages will be available for purchase. Guests must be age 21 or over to attend.
SATURDAY APRIL 8
Couples PiYo Class
Join our instructor Jen Deering in this fast paced, high intensity class that utilizes the dynamic movement of Yoga and Pilates to create a true full body workout.
Cupid’s Arrow – Archery Lesson
Join an Activities Staff member out on the range for hands-on introduction to archery focusing on safety and basic target skills.
*Limited to 26 people. All participants must go through a 15 minute safety protocol at the beginning of the session. This cannot be repeated if missed.
Hudson Whiskey Spirits Talk and Tasting
Tuthilltown Spirits is New York’s first whiskey distillery since Prohibition, distilling some of America’s most prized spirits here in the Hudson Valley. Enjoy featured handmade spirits, which start at the Tuthilltown farm distillery as raw grain and fruit, made without added flavor or color. Tuthilltown Spirits are the creators of Hudson Whiskey which is distributed worldwide.
Note: Pre-registration is required. Space is limited. There is a $30 per person program fee for admittance to the tasting. Guests must be age 21 or over to attend.
Concert with Beth Abrams, Peter Einhorn, and Lou Papas
A Concert of Jazz and other genres inspired by music’s innate fostering of intuition, communication, emotional connection, groundedness, meditative mindfulness, spontaneity & creativity. With artists Beth Abrams (vocals), Peter Einhorn (guitar) and Lou Pappas (bass). Beth, Peter & Lou have decades of performance & composition credits nationally, internationally and in our own Hudson Valley.
SUNDAY APRIL 9
“Love Birds” Hike
Do birds mate for life? Please join naturalist Michael as we learn about the behaviors of our resident and early migratory songbirds. 2 miles. Moderate pace.
Availability is limited. For reservations, please call .
OUR PROGRAM LEADERS
Alee Desiderio is originally from Buffalo, New York, she now lives and works in the Hudson Valley following her completion of BFA in Graphic Design from SUNY New Paltz in 2015. She also attended the Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design at the University of Dundee in Scotland. She works with contemporary design techniques as well as traditional practices of bookbinding, letterpress printing, painting, and printmaking. Her work has been featured in the Sheffield International Artist’s Book Exhibition, SUNY New Paltz foundation and degree shows, and at the Albright Knox Art Gallery.
Michael Ridolfo is the Mohonk Mountain House naturalist. After 20 years of rock climbing, ice climbing, mountain biking, skiing, winter mountaineering, nature photography, writing, and music, he began practicing the art of tracking, wilderness survival, and the native mentoring model. This journey has evolved into teaching children and adults how to deepen their relationship with the natural world. In 1999, he founded Wilderness Mind, a school dedicated to preserving the ancient arts of tracking and nature awareness.
Tuthilltown Spirits For 220 years, Tuthilltown Gristmill, a landmark which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, used waterpower to render local grains to flour. In 2001 Ralph Erenzo and Vicki Morgan acquired the property. In 2003, Ralph Erenzo and Brian Lee created Tuthilltown Spirits LLC, they converted one of the mill granaries to a micro-distillery. Two and a half years later, Tuthilltown Spirits produced their first batches of vodka from scraps they collected at a local apple slicing plant.
Today, Tuthilltown Spirits distills vodkas from apples grown at orchards less than 5 miles away and whiskeys using grain harvested by farmers less than 10 miles away. The farm distillery also produces rum, eau de vie, brandy and infusions. Guests are welcome to stop in for tastings during store hours and tours are offered by appointment.
When you visit during Couples’ Weekend, your overnight package includes:
- Three meals daily featuring fresh, locally sourced cuisine from our farm-to-table partners
- Access to more than 85 miles of the Hudson Valley’s best hiking trails
- Boating and fishing on Lake Mohonk (weather dependent)
- Daily Guided “House History” Tours of our National Historic Landmark resort
- Guided Nature Hikes with stunning views of the Catskill Mountains
- Yoga, Meditation, and Fitness Classes
- Heated Indoor Pool with underwater music
- Afternoon tea and cookies in our historic Lake Lounge
- Nightly Evening Entertainment
A la carte experiences available to overnight guests:
- A full menu of nature-inspired treatments at our award-winning spa
- The Carriage Lounge, featuring a full bar and handcrafted cocktails as well as hyperlocal draft beer and hard cider
- An award-winning wine list in our Main Dining Room
- Horseback riding, carriage rides, and pony rides (weather dependent)
- 9-Hole Scottish Inspired Golf Course