February 10-12, 2017
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 dance lesson, wine and chocolate tasting, a massage for couples, and more! Only 90 miles north of New York City.
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Our 146-year-old Victorian castle resort in the heart of the Hudson Valley rests beside a glacially-formed lake, surrounded by thousands of acres of pristine wilderness. Enjoy hiking, yoga, fitness, and meditation classes, and use of our indoor heated swimming pool and comprehensive fitness center. These activities, as well as delicious meals, are included in your overnight rate. We also feature an award-winning Spa that offers a variety of treatments, an outdoor heated mineral pool, and a solarium for relaxation and renewal.
Couples' Romantic Getaway Activities
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9:00 p.m. Dance with Chris Bergson and Ellis Hooks
Come enjoy a show from Chris Bergson and Ellis Hooks. Chris and Ellis appear frequently in the Hudson Valley and Tri-State Area as an acoustic duo. They perform a mixture of classic soul/R&B covers and original songs drawing on Americana, Acoustic Blues and Classic Rock. They’ve prepared a special collection of songs just for you and your sweetheart. Cash bar will be available.
10:00 a.m. 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!
2:00 p.m. Afternoon Dance Lesson
Join Broadway star Hettie Barnhill again for an hour of fun, rhythm and sweat! Grab your partner and learn basic partnering dance styles such as the tango, hustle and foxtrot. This is an exciting way to get the heart pumping, benefiting the body, mind and soul. All levels welcome!
3:30 p.m. Scavenger Hunt
Get your best scavengers together to find the trivia answers and items in this classic Mohonk activity. Come with your honey for this scavenger hunt with a romantic twist! Approximate length: 1 to 1½ hours.
5:00 p.m. Chocolate and Wine Presentation and Tasting
What’s more romantic then chocolate and wine? Join us for a special wine and chocolate presentation and tasting.
*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.
9:00 p.m. Concert with The Gyrlz
Join The Gyrlz for a romantic evening of original love songs and specially selected songs! The Gyrlz are prolific songwriters and have appeared on over 20 million records worldwide. Between them, they have worked with everyone from Celine Dion to Theory of a Deadman. Their songs can be heard on radio, TV in movies, commercials and even in toys!
10:30 a.m. 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.
Chris Bergson was inducted into the New York Blues Hall of Fame in February 2015. With MOJO Magazine's #1 Blues Album of 2008, Fall Changes,#2 Blues Album of 2011, Imitate the Sun, and #3 Blues Album of 2014, Live at Jazz Standard, Chris Bergson has established himself as "one of the most inventive songwriters in modern blues music" (All Music Guide), creating his own blend of blues, roots and soul. Bergson has performed and/or shared the stage with Hubert Sumlin, Levon Helm, B.B. King, Norah Jones, John Hammond,Etta James, and Bettye LaVette, to name just a few.
Ellis Hooks began his singing career in the church choir, but fell under the sway of the soul, blues, and country music. At fifteen, he hitchhiked to NYC, playing the occasional club gig on Bleeker Street, and singing in Central Park. He earned enough for a one-way trip to Europe and spent time in Paris, Amsterdam, and in Milan, where he played tube stops and street corners.
Hooks is the true continuum in the Southern traditions of soul, blues, and gospel; his voice is his own, and his phrasing is a trademark. Given the powerful nature of his recordings and his now-storied intensity in concert, Hooks may indeed be the artist who brings these historic traditions back into the musical dialogue and onto the charts in the 21st century.
Hettie Barnhill is a Broadway entertainer, mentor, and choreographer. Hettie is very excited to be back for the Couple Getaway Weekend! Hettie was last seen in The Metropolitan Opera’s Productions of Elektra and Lulu! Other credits include Broadway’s Spiderman Turn Off The Dark, Leap Of Faith and Fela! Films: Bolden, Hello Brother Television: The Knick, Law and Order. This fall you can catch Hettie performing with Face Off Unlimited’s new improv live comedy 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 an instructor at SoulCycle throughout NYC. Lastly, Hettie uses her art as therapy for people in need, receiving many awards for her outreach and service in communities. Find more about her at Hettiebarnhill.com and Movementandcharacters.com.
See you there!
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