Couples’ Romantic Getaway: Fall
November 15 – 17, 2019
The Shawangunk Ridge is a stunning backdrop for a weekend of romance with scenic views and crisp mountain air. Soak up the great outdoors together with a romantic carriage ride, mountain biking, rock scrambling, and hiking more than 85 miles of trails.
For couples who prefer to stay indoors, enjoy a weekend of dancing, live music, and tasting Hudson Valley wine and spirits from local vineyards and distilleries.
A couples’ 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.
Availability is limited. For reservations, please call .
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS: COMING SOON
Please check back for an updated schedule 3 months prior to the event.
Preview last year’s schedule:
Live Music with Danika Holmes
When you hear the term ‘acoustic duo’ you might imagine two people sitting on stools, lightly strumming guitars, and singing softly. This is not that kind of performance. Danika & The Jeb are dynamic, uplifting, and fun, while their music is a soulful combination of artfully written songs and powerful musical phrasing. Come join us for music and a drink at our cash bar.
Love Birds Walk
Do birds mate for life? Please join Naturalist Michael Ridolfo as we learn about the behaviors of our resident songbirds. 2 miles. Moderate pace.
AcroYoga is partner-based yoga with a base, a flyer, and a spotter. This class is designed to set a solid and safe foundation that incorporates strength training, basic flying, and Thai yoga massage. The beauty of this practice is that it cultivates trust, community, communication, strength, and surrender, all while having a blast! Wear comfortable clothes. All levels welcome.
Couples’ Photo Hunt
Get ready to recreate some photos we dug up from our archives of couples at Mohonk throughout the years. Come with your honey for this photo hunt with a romantic twist! Approximate length: 1 to 1½ hours
Wine Tasting with Kevin Zraly
Join us for a special wine tasting with internationally acclaimed wine educator Kevin Zraly where you’ll learn some tips about tasting while sampling some of our favorite wines.
*Note: Pre-registration is required. $30 per person program fee for admittance to the tasting. Space is limited. Participants must be age 21 or over to attend.
Live Music with the Chain Gang
This 5-piece band from the Hudson Valley will perform a large variety of Classic Rock and Pop music, with an emphasis on the 60s and 70s. Come and join the fun!
Couples’ Communication and Body Connection through Movement
Wake up to healing sounds and begin the day by enhancing the connection with your partner through the art of dance therapy! Hettie Barnhill will lead you through partnering exercises focusing on trust and therapeutic stretch. Couples leave this class feeling more in tune and grounded with themselves and their partners. Wear comfortable clothes – All levels welcome
MEET OUR PROGRAM LEADERS
Danika Holmes and Jeb Hart
When asked about why she has never applied to American Idol, Danika says “I never looked at the music industry like a lottery. I don’t need to buy a ticket. I simply need to be an artist.” Danika’s belief is that a well written song can embody all emotions of the human existence, and she articulates that beautifully with her slightly raspy yet warm voice and truthful lyrics.
Grand-nephew to the great country guitarist Clyde Moody, Jeb Hart can craft a story with six strings. Despite a car accident that left him unable to play for several years, Jeb’s determination to overcome prevailed. After listening to Jeb perform, the two most common responses from fans are “The best guitar player I’ve ever heard” and “It sounds like there’s two of him.”
Danika and Jeb are taking stages of all sizes by storm – having opened for mainstream heavyweights such as Lyle Lovett, Dierks Bentley, Phil Vassar, Tracy Lawrence, and others, to being named 2016 Artists of the Year from Concerts in your Home, their soulful and intoxicating sound lures in new fans daily.
Lana Heintjes, E-RYT200, is known for her soothing voice and calm presence. She has been an active and passionate yoga instructor since 2009, after she took her incredibly powerful 200-hr Yoga to the People teacher training in NYC. After discovering yoga in high school she felt like she had tapped into her life’s calling and found something that made her see the beauty of the world with clear eyes, and experience life with a healthy body.
The evolution of her yoga practice has taken her on and above her mat, indoors and outdoors, and has made her the vibrant and joyful person that she is today. She teaches Vinyasa yoga, partner yoga, aerial silks, restorative yoga, and gives Thai yoga bodywork. Lana is the co-founder of Yoga Mountain Retreats, which leads Yoga and Rock Climbing retreats internationally. She also specializes in teaching yoga and meditation to couples to help increase the quality and health of their relationship.
Lana is certified in Vinyasa yoga, restorative yoga and is a Thai yoga bodywork practitioner with a Bachelors of Science in Music. She has over 300 hours of training and 2,000+ hours of teaching experience. She currently resides in the beautiful New Paltz, NY. Follow Lana on Instagram @acrolana Find out more about her at www.yogamountainretreats.com
Hettie Barnhill is a Broadway entertainer, mentor, choreographer, and is very excited to return to the mountaintop for another wonderful Couples’ Romantic Getaway Weekend! Hettie recently made her debut at The Metropolitan Opera House in productions of “Elektra” and “Lulu.” Other credits include Broadway’s “Leap Of Faith” and the three time Tony Award winning production of “FELA!” This fall you can catch Hettie performing with Face Off Unlimited Comedy Improv in their new show, “Pillow Fight.” Off stage, Hettie produces, directs and is the owner of ‘Movement & Characters’ a school located in New Paltz NY, dedicated to bring industry professional classes in the performing arts to the Hudson Valley. She also is the Musical Theater professor at Nazareth College in Rochester NY. Hettie uses her art as therapy for people in need, receiving many awards for her outreach and service in communities. She was recently nominated for a 2017 New York Innovative Theater Award for ‘Outstanding Choreography.’ Find more about her at Hettiebarnhill.com and Movementandcharacters.com.
Availability is limited. For reservations, please call .
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
- 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
- Indoor Heated Pool with underwater music
- Afternoon tea and cookies in our historic Lake Lounge
- Special Events and more! See schedule of activities >
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
- Tour the scenic trails in an old-fashioned mule-drawn Carriage