Couples’ Romantic Getaway: Winter
February 8 – 10, 2019
Escape to our mountaintop and experience a winter wonderland with your sweetheart.
For couples who prefer the warmth indoors, enjoy a weekend snuggled up near the fireplace, dancing to live music, or cozy up during an evening showing of a romantic movie. For adventurous couples, head outdoors and go ice skating in our open air pavilion or snowshoeing and cross-country skiing on more than 35 miles of groomed trails.
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, FEBRUARY 8
Live Music and Dance with The Dylan Doyle Band
Southern born, Northern raised, Dylan Doyle has been steeped in everything from Bob Dylan, Wes Montgomery, and Bill Withers to John Prine, Jimi Hendrix, and The Band. From this comes a unique musical interpretation that lies somewhere within the delta of Roots, Rock, and Jazz, giving him a style that defies classification. All are welcome! Cash bar will be available.
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 9
Mindfulness in Minutes: Relationships that Really Work
Throughout the day, we are constantly interacting with other people—family, friends, colleagues. Join Nina Smiley, Ph.D., to 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.
9:30am – 6pm
During this thought provoking game you and your partner will team up with others and attempt to successfully navigate a series of clues and riddles before times run out. You will have 30 minutes to work as a team and get out of the room.
*Pre-registration is required for this event. Space is limited, we suggest signing up when you make your room reservation.
Beer and Chocolate Tasting*
This weekend we are bringing together two of everyone’s favorite things, beer and chocolate. This pairing may seem odd to some at first glance, but give it a chance and you will find they are 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. Space is limited. $30 per person program fee for admittance to the tasting. Participants must be age 21 or over to attend.
Zach Ferrara & Romario Ferreira
This acoustic guitar instrumental group from the Capital Region of New York, play exciting takes on classic tunes in the styles of Gypsy swing, Latin jazz, American jazz, and contemporary music. The unique combination of Zach’s pick style playing and Romário’s fingerstyle create a distinctive, lively and spirited sound. Come and enjoy an evening of jazz!
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 10
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
Dylan Doyle Touring nationally since age 15, Dylan became a seasoned professional at a very young age. He has played with such notable musicians Rob Stoner (Bob Dylan, Don Mclean), John Platania (Van Morrison, Natalie Merchant), Ben Cauley (Otis Redding) and Bill Payne (Little Feat). Stoner 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, Dylan has played the King Biscuit Blues Festival three consecutive years as well headlining the Grateful Garcia Gathering, the largest Grateful Dead festival in the Midwest.
Nina Smiley, Ph.D.
Nina Smiley, Ph.D. graduated from Vassar College and earned a doctoral degree in psychology from Princeton University. She is co-author of The Three Minute Meditator, Mindfulness in Nature (2017), 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), Joseph Goldstein, and others. Nina’s work has been featured in The New York Times, Real Simple, Shape, Prevention, and O, the Oprah Magazine. She delights in sharing insights about mindfulness meditation and well-being.
Yard Owl Craft Brewery
Sixteen years ago, James Walsh and his wife Michelle 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, they brew expressive Belgian inspired ales and pair the beer with locally pickled vegetables and eggs, cheeses, and beer mustards. This has enabled them to create a second community space and expand their creativity into another area of the food and craft beverage world.
Michael Ryan is a graduate of Union College, the Culinary Institute of America, and the Swedish Massage Institute. He began his career at Mohonk Mountain House on Labor Day Weekend, 1998, at a time when Mohonk had only one massage room for the entire house. Michael was awarded Mohonk’s Employee of the Year in 2002 and was an integral part of the small transition team when The Spa at Mohonk Mountain House opened its doors on August 3, 2005. Michael loves sharing the art of massage with Mohonk guests and is delighted to be a part of this weekend’s event.
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
- Ice-skating in our open air pavilion
- Daily Guided “House History” Tours of our National Historic Landmark resort
- Access to groomed snowshoeing and cross-country trails (weather permitting)
- 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