Couples’ Romantic Getaway: Fall
November 20 – 22, 2020
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 live music, mindfulness, a massage lesson, and a cocktail demonstration and tasting.
A couples’ weekend wouldn’t be complete without a visit to our award-winning Spa. Indulge in a nature-inspired treatment and enjoy a soak in our outdoor heated mineral pool.
Due to Physical Distancing Requirements and Maximum Occupancy Restrictions: Please note our live music each evening has two sessions of the same show, an 8:30pm – 9:15pm and a 9:30pm – 10:15pm. 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.
Availability is limited. For reservations, please call .
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 20
Live Music with A Good Boat*
8:30pm | 9:30pm
A Good Boat is a suite of acoustic music and poetry inspired by the 14th century Tibetan text The Thirty Seven Practices of a Bodhisattva. The trio features bansuri flute master Steve Gorn, drum virtuoso Harvey Sorgen, with poetry and compositions by guitarist, and long-time performing artist at Mohonk, David Gonzalez.
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 21
Mindfulness in Minutes: Relationships that Really Work
Throughout the day, we are constantly interacting with other people—family, friends, colleagues. Discover how a mindful approach to relationships can lead to more skillful interactions. Instead of thinking “I wish I hadn’t said that” learn to change “that” behavior. We’ll also focus on your most important relationship—with yourself.
Cocktail Tasting with Mohonk’s Beverage Staff
Join Mohonk’s beverage department as they share their tips and tricks to making a series of delicious cocktails.
*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 Dylan Doyle Band*
8:30pm | 9:30pm
Southern born, Northern raised, Dylan Doyle has been musically steeped in everyone from Bob Dylan, Wes Montgomery and Bill Withers to John Prine, Jimi Hendrix, and The Band. From this background comes a unique musical interpretation that lies somewhere within the delta of Roots, Rock, and Jazz, giving him a style that defies classification.
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 22
Massage Lesson for Couples
Learn to give your partner a relaxing, health-enhancing massage. Join massage therapists from our award-winning Spa as they demonstrate simple techniques that encourage your muscles to relax and your mind to unwind. This clothed couples’ massage features techniques of deep touch, strength, and intuitive massage. Let the magic of this centuries-old tradition create a peaceful gift for you and your partner.
MEET OUR PROGRAM LEADERS
A Good Boat
A Good Boat is a suite of acoustic music and poetry inspired by the 14th century Tibetan text The Thirty Seven Practices of a Bodhisattva. The trio features bansuri flute master Steve Gorn, drum virtuoso Harvey Sorgen, with poetry and compositions by guitarist and long-time performing artist at Mohonk, David Gonzalez. Each stanza of A Good Boat is brought to life with beautiful tunes, vivid improvisations, and the compelling energy these three musicians bring to the stage.
“David Gonzalez performs with courageous humanity and brilliant creativity, his poetry and music uplift the spirit and inspire wonder” –Deepak Chopra.
Dr. Nina Smiley
Dr. Nina Smiley graduated from Vassar College, and earned a doctoral degree in psychology from Princeton University. She is co-author of The Three Minute Meditator and the CD Mini-Meditations That Will Enhance Your Life. Nina taught psychology at the University of Maryland and worked at the American Psychological Association. She has studied mindfulness with Jack Kornfield (founder of Spirit Rock Meditation Center), Sharon Salzberg (co-founder of Insight Meditation Society), and others. Nina’s work has been featured in O, the Oprah Magazine, Real Simple, Shape, Self and Marie Claire. She delights in sharing insights about mindfulness meditation and wellness.
Dylan Doyle has been touring nationally since age 15, and became a seasoned professional guitarist and singer at a very young age. He has played with such notable musicians as Rob Stoner (Bob Dylan, Don Mclean), John Platania (Van Morrison, Natalie Merchant), Ben Cauley (Otis Redding) and Bill Payne (Little Feat). Stoner has called Dylan one of the most prodigious players he has known with abundant natural talent. John Platania has referred to Dylan as “The Future.” Ben Cauley, after playing with Dylan in Memphis said, “Dylan Doyle sounds like a young Jimi Hendrix.” In the words of Bill Payne upon sharing the stage: “Music is a conversation. Dylan spoke beautifully and was listening to the musicians around him. His play was imaginative and original.” Attesting to Dylan’s versatility, Doyle has played the King Biscuit Blues Festival three consecutive years, and has headlined the Grateful Garcia Gathering, the largest Grateful Dead festival in the Midwest.
Availability is limited. For reservations, please call .
When you visit during Couples’ Weekend, 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
Lunch and Dinner daily.
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.
- 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
- Daily guided hikes with our Recreation staff
- Access to more than 85 miles of scenic hiking trails
- 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 courts
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 rides with scenic views of the Mountain House property
- Private fitness, yoga, meditation, and mindfulness sessions
- Private archery and tomahawk throwing lessons with our pros
- Mountain bike rental to explore our single track trails
- Disc golf discs available for purchase (weather permitting)