April 22 – 24, 2022
Cheers! Prost! Salute!
Join us as we celebrate the art of the brew with an array of local craft beers, food, crafts, and music during this exciting weekend devoted to all things beer! Learn traditional English drinking songs, how to start home brewing with the owners of Yard Owl Craft Beer, 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.
Guests are welcome to participate in our Hiker’s Holiday Weekend events featuring multiple guided hikes per day of varying levels and distances on Mountain House and Mohonk Preserve lands.
Availability is limited. For reservations, please call .
**Physical Distancing Requirements and Maximum Occupancy Restrictions
Masks are required at all times, even if you have been vaccinated. Please note our live music performances have two sessions of the same show. You may choose to attend one of the two shows. This will allow access to as many guests as possible. Between each session, we sanitize the room for the next audience to enjoy the show comfortably. We thank you for your understanding as we work to continue to make Mohonk a safe and fun environment for all.
PAST FEATURED EVENTS
Listed below are some of the many events featured in past years of this program.
Live Music with Gabrielle Stravelli**
Dedicated to the music and life of the “Red Headed Stranger”, Stravelli’s newest album “Pick Up My Pieces: Gabrielle Stravelli Sings Willie Nelson,” covers the full spectrum of Nelson’s catalog; from early hits like “Three Days” and “Blame It On The Times,” to favorites from his blockbuster album of American standards “Stardust,” to eternal classics like “Crazy” and “Nightlife.” Alongside the music, Gabrielle weaves in anecdotes from Nelson’s famously colorful personal life and storied 50-plus year career. Blending jazz, country, and blues, Gabrielle and her band reimagine the music of one of America’s most iconic artists.
English Drinking Songs
Join Bill and Livia Vanaver and John Kirk as they teach you traditional English drinking songs.
Explore, taste, and experience the unique flavor of the Hudson Valley during this special event with displays from breweries, cider houses, distilleries, and local vendors for our Hikers’ Holiday Weekend! Your taste buds will be tantalized by some of New York’s finest crafters including Mill House Brewing Company, Whitecliff Vineyards, Tuthilltown Distillery, and more. No fee.
*Must be 21 years old and have a valid ID to taste.
Live Music with MAMA JUKE**
MAMA JUKE plays a blend of New Orleans influenced blues, soul, funk, and folk. Comprised of actor/signer Elijah Bridges, lead guitarist Amos Rose, Brendan O’Grady, and drummer Jon Wert, this entertaining four piece will get your toes tapping.
Home Brewing 101 – Yard Owl Craft Beer
Curious about how beer is made? Interested in making your own home brew? Join brew master James Walsh of Yard Owl brewery in Gardiner, NY as he gives a detailed talk on what you need and how you can get started brewing your own craft beer.
PAST PROGRAM LEADERS
Yard Owl Craft Brewery
James and Michelle Walsh combined their excitement for the restaurant business and opened Mudd Puddle Café in New Paltz, NY. Fresh roasted coffee, hand crafted food, and a warm community space has been the focus since day one. In 2012, they expanded their passion for fine crafted beverages and food by opening Yard Owl Brewery in Gardiner, NY. Here, the team comes together to brew and serve expressive Belgian inspired ales paired with house-made pickled vegetables and eggs, and beer mustards that are served with cheese, charcuterie, and pretzels. This venue has enabled them to create a second community space and expand their creativity into another area of the food and craft beverage world.
Gabrielle Stravelli’s pairing of a jazz artist’s musicianship with an ability to interpret lyrics and connect with an audience has led to a richly varied career. She has headlined international and domestic jazz festivals and regularly leads her quartet in performances at the country’s finest jazz clubs and performing arts centers. As a U.S. State Department “Jazz Ambassador” she has performed and taught throughout Eastern Europe, the Middle East, Southeast Asia, and South America. “Dream Ago,” her 2017 release which consists primarily of original material, received a 5-star review from Downbeat Magazine and her 2019 release “Pick Up My Pieces: Gabrielle Stravelli Sings Willie Nelson” was featured by noted music critic Will Friedwald in the WSJ and awarded the 2020 Bistro Award for Outstanding Recording.
Bill & Livia Vanaver
Bill and Livia Vanaver are the co-artistic directors of The Vanaver Caravan, a Hudson Valley-based nonprofit organization that performs original, world-infused choreography and music, both locally and internationally. Since 1972, they have toured the U.S. and abroad with dancers and musicians collecting, performing, and teaching. Drawing from their ever-expanding repertoire of dance and music traditions, The Vanaver Caravan also provides cross-culture dance education through in-school arts residences and after-school classes. Wherever The Vanaver Caravan goes dance and music follows, inspiring people in every walk of life to join together in song, dance, and celebration.
MAMA JUKE is a gumbo of New Orleans influenced blues, blue-eyed soul, funk, and folk. Actor/singer Elijah Bridges brings elements of bluegrass and rag with his soulful harmonica, acoustic guitar, and voice. Amos Rose is a world traveling multi-instrumentalist who also sings and plays lead Telecaster guitar, and was recently featured by Jazz at Lincoln Center. Brendan O’Grady is an in-demand session musician, and fixture on the greater New York scene since his roots growing up in Yonkers. Drummer Jon Wert is a sought-after musician in NYC, collaborating with a wide variety of artists in the jazz, rock, pop production shows, and songwriter worlds. The result is a four-part-harmony freight train just a-hummin’ down the rails. The band has original music as well as a crowd-pleasing repertoire of cover songs.
Availability is limited. For reservations, please call .
When you visit for Brewmasters Weekend, your overnight package includes:
- Three meals daily featuring fresh, locally sourced ingredients from our farm-to-table partners. See our full list of dining options>
- Access to more than 85 miles of scenic hiking trails
- Yoga, Meditation, and Fitness classes
- Afternoon tea and cookies in our historic Lake Lounge
- Make an appointment to visit our Greenhouse
- Indoor heated pool with underwater music
- Guided hikes and outdoor activities with our Recreation team
- Nightly evening entertainment, special events, and more! See activities schedule>
- Guided nature hikes with stunning views of the Catskill Mountains
- Boating, and fishing on Lake Mohonk
- Rock scrambling our iconic Labyrinth and Lemon Squeeze trail
- Guided archery, and tomahawk throwing sessions
- Complimentary greens fees on our historic 9- hole golf course
À 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 hyper local draft beer and hard cider
- An award-winning wine list in our dining venues
- Scenic carriage rides
- Guided rock climbing with Alpine Endeavors
- Private fitness, yoga, meditation, and mindfulness sessions
- Private golf lessons, archery lessons and tomahawk throwing lessons with our pros
- Fishing pole rental, and bait for purchase
- Disc golf discs available for purchase (weather permitting)