HUDSON VALLEY HARVEST
September 18 – 20, 2020
Head on over for Hudson Valley Harvest and discover delicious, local food and the best of the harvest season. Join us in September as we explore the culinary treasures and local trades of the remarkable Hudson Valley region. If you love fresh, local food and drink and handmade goods, Mohonk’s Hudson Valley Harvest is the perfect place for you!
Availability is limited. For reservations, please call .
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 18
Harvest Treats at Tea Time!
Pumpkins and apples are featured at this afternoon’s tea, with special treats from the Hudson Valley alongside traditional tea-time goodies.
Live Music with M Shanghai Stringband
With an adventurous take on Americana, the “M” are not easily classified; they emphasize distinctive songwriting while retaining the immediacy of classic American roots music: “timeless Americana with a rock & roll soul.”
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 19
Wired Art Gallery
10am – 5pm
Check out some local art displayed from vendors across the Hudson Valley in a pop up from Wired Art Gallery, located just down the mountain in High Falls.
Food Demonstration with Ric Orlando: Potato Latkes!
Join celebrity chef Ric Orlando as he demos how to create his award-winning potato latkes. If you’d like to give them a try, Ric will be in the kitchen in the afternoon prepping the dish which will feature on the dinner menu as an appetizer.
Local Beer, Wine, and Music
2pm – 5pm
Join us for a fun afternoon of music, art, wine, and beer! Yard Owl Brewery will be selling cans of their delicious beer and Whitecliff Vineyard will be selling bottles of wonderful wine for you to bring home to friends, M Shanghai Stringband will provide some toe tapping tunes for you to enjoy, while the Wired Art Gallery will have local art set up on the lawn for you to browse and buy!
Willa & Company
A newly minted NY State Blues Hall of Fame inductee, singer/songwriter Willa Vincitore has been building a fan base across the Hudson Valley for nearly two decades. Her songwriting is an eclectic mix of blues, soul, rock, funk, and (occasionally) pop. Come and enjoy a jam-packed evening of Willa and her amazing Company!
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 20
Mr. Dan’s Landmark Walk
This walk with Paul Huth will cover some of the key features in the core area, including the garden and barn. Having worked on the mountain for nearly 50 years, Paul has carried on Dan and Keith’s natural and cultural history legacy, and will be focusing on Smiley Family stewardship over the last century and a half.
Availability is limited. For reservations, please call .
MEET OUR PROGRAM LEADERS
Ric Orlando has been called the Pioneer of Hudson Valley Farm to Table cooking. His tireless work in promoting the farms, products, people, and beauty of the Upstate NY region combined with his quirky sense of humor and rock and roll pedigree has made him one of the leading culinary spokespeople and best foodie draws for events, fundraisers and festivals. Ric’s cultural roots stem from the underground music and art scene in New York, New Haven, and Boston, where he also gathered his passion for Global flavors eating urban ethnic cheap eats. Ric’s Potato Latkes beat Bobby’s on the Food Network and he also won on the show Chopped twice. In the 2013 World Food Championships, Next Top Product Category, his Eggplant “Meatballs” won the top prize for the Northeast region. He also has appeared over a dozen times on the NBC TODAY show, PBS’s Simply Ming, NPR, Discovery, MTV, Sirius Radio, as well as many other regional media appearances. Ric produced, wrote and starred in the 13- episode regional Public Television series Ric Orlando’s TV Kitchen. Ric currently curates and cooks in the New World Bistro Bar kitchen. He has won The Albany Times Union Reader’s Poll Best Chef 5 years in a row from 2015-2019. He also hosts a popular podcast “One Million Stringbeans” and contributes to many regional and national food blogs.
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.
Wired Gallery was established in May 2012 with the mission to show works by Mid-Hudson Valley artists. Located at 11 Mohonk Road in High Falls, New York, and open Saturdays and Sundays 11am – 4pm, Wired Gallery was named “one of Ulster County’s most high-profile, prolific sources of quality art exhibitions” by Almanac Weekly.
M Shanghai Stringband
M Shanghai is a Brooklyn based folk collective, named after the Asian bistro in Williamsburg that hosted the band’s monthly residency from 2002 through 2009. M Shanghai’s legendary concerts are known for their unbridled joy, raucous energy and intimate subtlety, with all players crowded around one condenser mic “like the faithful taking communion, or sharks smelling blood in the water”. Their fifth album “Bedlam” was co-produced by multiple Grammy winner Damon Whittemore and released in May 2016.
Paul Huth brings nearly 50 years of natural and cultural history research on the Shawangunk ridge, mostly concentrated at Mohonk and the surrounding Mohonk Preserve. He worked for 15 years with the Preserve’s 1st Director of Research, Daniel Smiley, and with his brother Keith, founders of the Mohonk Trust in 1963. Paul followed Dan as the Preserve’s 2nd Director of Research and served for over 20 years. Paul authored and coauthored over a hundred Research Reports and published papers on a diversity of subjects, including the century old Mohonk Lake Cooperative Weather Station, where Dan and Paul both served as long-term Cooperative Observers for the National Weather Service. Paul’s decades of service insured the future of Dan’s science legacy, now being digitized, for future generations.
When you visit for Hudson Valley Harvest, your overnight package includes:
Our Culinary team at Mohonk Mountain House strive to ensure the health and safety of our guests and staff. Although our dining has been modified, we continue to provide exceptional food quality and unique dining experiences.
- Table Service in the Main Dining Room
Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner daily. Brunch menu on Saturdays and Sundays.
Our iconic Main Dining Room is available with reduced capacity and distancing between tables per NY state guidelines. Tablecloths will be replaced and chairs are disinfected between dining parties. We offer contactless menus for our guests via a QR code allowing guests to view menus on their personal devices.
- East Dining Room Marketplace
Dinner daily and Lunch (Monday – Friday)
Select signature items in a “Marketplace Grab-n-Go” setting with our culinary team ready to customize plates to your liking. Enjoy your meal “al fresco” on any one of our three covered porches overlooking Lake Mohonk or the Catskill Mountains. Each location is set up with physically-distanced picnic tables.
- The Granary Outdoor Barbecue
Lunch on Saturdays and Sundays.
Food service is in a takeout model and every picnic table is separated to ensure more than 6 feet between dining parties and table cloths are disinfected with every new dining party.
- Room Service
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner daily. Brunch menu on Saturdays and Sundays.
Guests have the option of ordering breakfast, lunch, and dinner from our in-room dining menu. Room service orders will be provided via “contactless delivery” to your guest room. Additional charges will apply for room service orders placed outside of meal periods.
All dining options described above are included in your overnight rate.
The majority of Mohonk’s recreation venues will be operational with physical distancing and cleaning measures in place. Activities and Evening Entertainment events will be modified to incorporate physical distancing measures and will be designed at outdoor venues whenever possible and will ensure six-foot distancing between guests’ parties.
- Nightly evening entertainment, special events, and more!
- Yoga, Meditation, and Wellness experiences
- Make an appointment to visit our Greenhouse
- Strolling through the Victorian show garden
- Access to more than 85 miles of scenic hiking trails
- Rowboats, canoes, and fishing on Lake Mohonk
- Lake swimming, kayaking, and stand-up paddleboarding available through September 20
- Campfires with s’mores, outdoor movies, evening lectures, and outdoor music on weekends
- Guided nature hikes with stunning views of the Catskill Mountains
- Rock scrambling our iconic Labyrinth and Lemon Squeeze trail
- Guided archery and tomahawk throwing sessions
- Complimentary court time on our Har-Tru and red clay tennis courts
- Complimentary greens fees on our historic 9- hole golf course
À la carte experiences available to overnight guests:
- The Carriage Lounge, featuring a full bar and handcrafted cocktails as well as hyper local draft beer and hard cider, now offering beverages to-go
- An award-winning wine list in our dining venues
- Guided rock climbing with Alpine Endeavors
- Carriage and horseback rides
- Private fitness, yoga, meditation, and mindfulness sessions
- Private golf, archery, and tomahawk throwing lessons with our pros
- Mountain bike rental to explore our single track trails
- Fishing pole rental, and bait for purchase
- Disc golf discs available for purchase (weather permitting)