Couples’ Romantic Getaway: Spring
March 29 – 31, 2019
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 Hudson Whiskey Spirits Talk and Tasting.
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.
Availability is limited. For reservations, please call .
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
FRIDAY, MARCH 29
Mountain Jam Orchestra
Formed in 2014, Mountain Jam Orchestra has dedicated itself to authentically recreating the sound and overall vibe of an Allman Brothers Concert. In the past four years they have built an enthusiastic fan base for their fresh and entertaining show. Yard Owl Brewery, a local vendor from just down the mountain, will also be on hand, offering samples and craft brews for sale.
SATURDAY, MARCH 30
Early Hike with Naturalist Michael Ridolfo
Join us on a morning hike with our staff naturalist, who will share insights on geology and the local flora and fauna. Hiking shoes are suggested. Please dress appropriately as the weather may be cold. All levels are welcome.
Acro Yoga with Lana Heintjes
Acro Yoga 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
Discover your Creative Chemistry as a couple with nationally renowned artist, author, and Creative Behaviorist Elizabeth Bryan-Jacobs. We all have chemistry, but sometimes it’s not easy to find. Through her proprietary process, Elizabeth will guide you in expressing your deepest emotions with your partner on a romantic, art-making journey. The result will be a jointly created, mixed media work of art… and your newly discovered Creative Chemistry.
*Note: Pre-registration is required
Cocktail Class and Tasting*
Join a member of Mohonk’s Beverage team as they share tips and tricks for making a series of delicious cocktails.
*Note: Pre-registration is required and there is a $30 per person program fee for admittance to the tasting. Space is limited. Participants must be age 21 or over to attend.
Latin Jazz Express
Take on the dance floor as Lawrence Moses leads the Latin Jazz Express Band through a fusion of Afro-Cuban rhythms and song forms with jazz. The Latin Jazz Express keeps this great musical tradition alive with seasoned players from the orchestras of Machito, Eddie Palmieri, Chico O’Farrill, Tito Puente, Jr., Buddy Rich, Thad Jones, Maynard Ferguson, as well as other notable New York salsa bands. Come and enjoy the fun!
SUNDAY, MARCH 31
Acro Yoga with Lana Heintjes, Part 2
Acro Yoga is partner-based yoga with a base, a flyer, and a spotter. This class will build off of Saturday, but don’t worry if you weren’t able to attend, as Lana will guide all levels. Wear comfortable clothes. All levels welcome.
MEET OUR PROGRAM LEADERS
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-hour Yoga to the People teacher training in New York City. 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 she also 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 and 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 and find out more about her at www.yogamountainretreats.com
Mountain Jam Orchestra
Formed in 1969 The Allman Brothers Band was one of America’s most unique, influential and inspiring bands. While creating a whole new musical genre by incorporating the American sounds of Blues, Jazz, Country and Rock and Roll they had a special way of bringing people together and creating an an atmosphere of unity.
Formed in 2014, New York’s own Mountain Jam Orchestra has dedicated themselves to authentically recreating the sound and the overall vibe of an Allman Brothers concert. We strive to bring all people into the fold by providing what diehard Allman Brothers fans come to expect and to deliver the many hits they produced over the years that everyone has come to know and love. Our goal is everybody has good time. We always look forward seeing old friends and making new ones.
Elizabeth Bryan-Jacobs is passionate about communicating the relationship of the human body and spirit to nature and the Earth. She pioneered the field of Creative Behaviorism, a proprietary methodology that awakens the creative process in artists and non-artists alike to maximize their human and spiritual potential. To apply these principles with individuals and groups, Bryan-Jacobs developed Creative Awakenings™, a program that integrates this methodology with various wellness modalities. Creative Awakenings has become a highly in-demand program that she teaches at exclusive resorts and spas.
Bryan-Jacobs is also the author of the bestselling Chicken Soup for the Soul: Count Your Blessings, and Soul Models: Transformative Stories of Courage and Compassion. She also works closely with her husband, artist Bobby Jacobs, creating large-scale commission works for private and public collections, with works most recently acquired by Dell Children’s Hospital in Austin, Texas and for the city of Las Vegas. Her paintings and sculptures reside in numerous private and public collections across the United States, and she is currently pursuing a Master’s Degree in Art Therapy to further her passion for the therapeutic benefits of the arts. Bryan-Jacobs and her husband also founded the Spread Your Wings Project, a nonprofit with a mission of sharing the therapeutic benefits of public and community arts as an uplifting response to the challenges we face today. For more information, visit www.creativeawakenings.net and www.thespreadyourwingsproject.org.
Yard Owl Brewery
Yard Owl Brewery is located in Gardiner, New York, and was started by Kristop Brown and James Walsh, dear friends who grew the business from the ground up. What began as a hobby in their kitchen is now a rewarding and thriving enterprise. Kristop had previously established himself as an award-winning winemaker in the Hudson Valley, and James is the co-owner of the Mudd Puddle Café and coffee roasters in New Paltz, New York.
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
- Ice-skating in our open air pavilion
- Yoga, Meditation, and Fitness Classes
- Heated Indoor Pool with underwater music
- Afternoon tea and cookies in our historic Lake Lounge
- Complimentary greens fees on our Scottish-inspired golf course
- 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
- Horseback riding, carriage rides, and pony rides (weather dependent)