Couples’ Romantic Getaway: Winter
February 26 – 28, 2021
Escape to our mountaintop and experience a winter wonderland with your sweetheart.
For couples who crave time together but don’t have time to plan, Mohonk Mountain House has the perfect solution – a weekend getaway designed especially for the two of you – with music for couples, a beer and chocolate tasting, a massage lesson, and more! Only 90 miles north of New York City.
Book now to save 20% on this exclusive event!
Availability is limited. For reservations, please call .
SAMPLE SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
Live Music with Mara Kaye
“Mara Kaye is that rare cross-species phenomenon, a Blues Amphibian. When others “sing the blues” as if offering an unusual small plate at the tapas bar, Mara has so immersed herself in the idiom that she goes down to the bottom and doesn’t need air until the show is over. She’s a modernist rather than a museum piece: her creations can be darkly mournful, savagely vengeful, or gleefully erotic, but they are always leavened with Brooklyn spice.” – Michael Steinman, Jazz Lives
Food Demo and Tasting with Chef James Palmeri
Join Mohonk’s own executive Chef James Palmeri as he shows us how to make some delicious food- a great activity to do together or as a surprise for your special someone! Enjoy a taste of the recipe at the end of the demo.
Mindfulness in Minutes: Relationships that Really Work with Nina Smiley Ph.D.
Throughout the day, we are constantly interacting with other people—family, friends, and even 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.
Beer and Chocolate Tasting*
On this couples weekend we want to bring together two of everyone’s favorite things, beer and chocolate. This coupling may seem odd to some at first glance, but give it a chance and you will find it is meant to be. Join James and Joe of Yard Owl Brewery in Gardiner, NY for an intimate beer and chocolate tasting event.
*Note: Pre-registration is required. $30 per person program fee for admittance to the tasting. Space is limited. Participants must be 21 years of age or over to attend.
Live Music with the Slam Allen Trio
Slam Allen is an internationally acclaimed retro-singer, guitarist, and entertainer who uses the genres of Blues, Soul, R&B, and a touch of Rock and Roll to deliver powerful, soul-stirring performances. Tonight we will be immersed with Slam’s Trio in all styles of the blues, stage energy, and his own captivating original music! Cash bar available.
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
Mara Kaye is a Brooklyn Blues queen. In addition to performing regularly in venues from NYC to Moscow, everywhere from Joe’s Pub to Brooklyn dives, she also teaches classes and workshops on singing and interpreting the blues. She has performed in Mohonk’s Music on the Mountain program for the past three years. Visit www.marakaye.com for more information.
Nina Smiley, Ph.D.
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.
James and Michelle Walsh
James and Michelle Walsh combined their shared excitement for the restaurant business seventeen years ago 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. The beer is 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.
James Palmeri is Executive Chef at Mohonk Mountain House. Since arriving at Mohonk Mountain House in 2007, Chef Palmeri has created an outstanding culinary experience that embraces a farm-to-table philosophy, highlighting the bounty of the Hudson Valley region. The Wisconsin native graduated from the nationally acclaimed Culinary Institute of Kendall College in Chicago and has worked in resorts for most of his professional career. A good part of it was with Hyatt Regency properties in places such as Scottsdale, Arizona; Coral Gables, Florida; Las Vegas, and even the Cayman Islands. Palmeri also worked at the Four Seasons in big cities including Washington, D.C. and Chicago.
Availability is limited. For reservations, please call .
When you visit during Couples’ Weekend, your overnight package includes:
- Breakfast: Breakfast Buffet with made-to-order omelets, our famous mini-waffles, and more in our grand Main Dining Room; or Continental Breakfast in the historic Lake Lounge
- Brunch: Brunch Buffet
- Dinner: Surrey Fine Dining or Modern American Menu
- Afternoon tea and cookies in our historic Lake Lounge
- Complimentary weekend Kids’ Club drop-off program
- Nightly evening entertainment, special events, and more! See schedule of activities >
- Guided House History Tour of our National Historic Landmark resort
- Yoga, Meditation, and Fitness classes
- Visit our Greenhouse and Barn Museum
- Indoor heated pool with underwater music
- Snowshoeing and cross-country skiing on more than 30 miles of groomed trails (weather permitting)
- Winter hiking with MICROspikes® (weather permitting)
- Ice-skating in the open air pavilion
- Guided outdoor activities and hiking with stunning views of the Catskill Mountains (weather permitting)
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
- In-room dining
- Private fitness, yoga, meditation, and mindfulness sessions
- Disc golf discs available for purchase (weather permitting)
See full list of what’s included in your stay!