Opportunities for recreation and renewal of body, mind, and spirit in a beautiful natural setting.
Curated activities and events in our spectacular natural setting that invite you to discover just how deeply nature can nurture you. From exhilarating activities to moments of awe… the choice is yours! No matter the season, nature has the power to bring wellness into your life.
Enjoy a special time at Mohonk as the day comes to life. Nurture yourself with spaciousness and quiet your senses surrounded by silence as you relax on the boat dock. After enjoying the awakening of the day, take a walk around the lake before going in for breakfast.
Led daily by our Activities Staff. Explore our 85 miles of unique trails in a spectacular setting.
Mountain Bike Ride
Discover the exhilaration of mountain biking with our guided ride or on your own. Traverse a remarkable network of carriage roads with all-new gravel bike rides on an e-bike or an “original.”
A Mindful Hike
Eagle Cliff trail combines dramatic views of Mohonk Lake and Sky Top Tower. Scan the QR codes along the way to gain a deeper appreciation of your surroundings through guided mindful intentions from Nina Smiley, Ph.D.
Enjoy an excursion on the water as you glide along the perimeter of Mohonk’s glacial lake. Take in the panoramic views of our pristine forest and mountaintop.
Visit the Greenhouse
This magical glass house is where tiny seeds grow into our award-winning gardens. The Greenhouse reminds us that nature can be enjoyed indoors in the company of plants.
Facing west, Copes Lookout is an ideal sunset location. A summerhouse welcomes you to sit and marvel at the gifts nature provides us. The sun sets behind the Catskill Mountains giving you ample opportunity to reflect on the memories you created on the mountaintop.
Yoga Under the Stars**
Experience awe in the presence of the majestic night sky at our outdoor stargazing Yin Yoga Session.
In the Summer
An immersive outdoor yoga experience under the awakening morning sky. A guided meditative and yoga experience that connects body and mind with our mountain landscape.
Allow the gentle mid-afternoon flow of the forest to embrace you as you are led by our Activities Staff along hiking trails as you feel the energy of summer on our mountaintop as it surrounds you.
A total experience from the first invigorating moment of immersing in our glacial lake to the glory of gliding across the width of the lake. Pausing to view timeless cliffs from the middle of the lake can be incredible. The swim is summertime magic nurtured by a sky-water lake and nurturing you!
With “new eyes” when you join Michael Ridolfo, our Naturalist, to enjoy the outdoors with a deepened appreciation of the world that surrounds us. Learn how to “walk like a fox” in the woods and how to hear simple bird calls more mindfully.
Biophilia Garden Walk
Honor the need to connect with nature by spending time in our award-winning gardens. Open your senses to the awe and wonder of the natural beauty that surrounds you.
Lakeview Summerhouse Massage
Perched on the sweeping cliffs overlooking Lake Mohonk, this truly unique setting is a perfect outdoor sanctuary for specialty spa treatments.
The Sunset porch offers expansive views of the Catskill Mountains and one of the most iconic sunsets in the Hudson Valley.
Enjoy the fresh mountain air as you depart the Mountain House in darkness, guided by our Activities Staff, the stars, and moonlight. We’ll focus on all of our senses as we move silently through the night.
In the Fall
Sunrise at Sky Top Tower
Wake up early to enjoy this special time as the day comes to life! Nurture yourself with spaciousness and serenity while you hike the trails to reach the tower. Soak in the sunrise as it highlights our timeless cliffs and the tranquil surface of our sky lake.
Enjoy the crisp fall air and breathtaking views on daily hikes led by our Activities Staff. Explore some of the 85 miles of unique trails in our spectacular setting.
Mountain Bike Ride
Discover the exhilaration of mountain biking during this beautiful seasonal transition, with a guided ride or on your own. Traverse a remarkable gravel network of carriage roads with our all-new e-bikes or our original mountain bikes.
A Mindful Hike
Eagle Cliff trail combines dramatic views of Mohonk Lake and Sky Top Tower as foliage takes on autumn hues. Scan the QR codes along the way to gain a deeper appreciation of your surroundings with guided mindful moments from Nina Smiley, Ph.D.
Plunge into peace as you take a dip in Lake Mohonk for the benefits of cold therapy—endorphin release, joint and muscle relief, and an immediate energy boost. Wind down with tea or cider and guided yoga in our spa Motion Room.
Open Camp Self-Guided Yoga
Pick up a yoga mat at the Fitness Desk and head out into nature. Arrive at your location of choice and unfurl your mat, standing tall in Mountain Pose, centered and strong. Close your eyes, hear the water lap against the shore, and find peace within and without.
Sunset on Sunset Path
Facing west, Copes Lookout is an ideal sunset location. A summerhouse welcomes you to sit and marvel at the gifts nature provides. The sun sets behind the Catskill Mountains, offering time to reflect on the memories you’ve created on the mountaintop.
Fireside and Candlelight Yoga**
Your practice comes alive in the glow of our impressive 39-foot-tall stone fireplace in our open-air pavilion. Exhale your body’s unwanted stress and inhale the healing powers of nature.
In the Winter
Sunrise on Sunset Porch
Let your rocking chair support you as you marvel at the beauty of the Catskill Mountains bathed in the rose-gold glow of the rising sun.
Brisk Morning Outdoor Activity
Allow the gentle flow of the outdoors to embrace you as our Activities Staff leads you along hiking trails or forest edges. Feel the calm of winter on our mountaintop as it surrounds you.
Winter is the quietest season of the year, providing plenty of time for reflection. Outdoor meditation in a colder climate can increase blood flow, reduce stress and anxiety, and promote a stillness in the mind.
A Mindful Hike with Snowshoes or Micro-Spikes
Indulge your senses in winter as you hike Eagle Cliff. Enjoy the exhilaration of moving through a frozen landscape at your own pace, taking in views along one of the most spectacular paths on our mountaintop. QR codes along the way (voiced by Nina Smiley, Ph.D.) invite a mindful appreciation of your surroundings.
Visit the Greenhouse
Experience Biophelia, defined as the innate human instinct to connect with nature and other living beings. This connection is vital during the winter, when we feel a gradual need to retreat indoors as sunlight subsides and the world gets a little less green. On snowy, chilly days, you can warm up in our greenhouse, a natural sanctuary where tiny seeds grow into our award-winning gardens.
The grandeur of the Pavilion – huge timber beams, hand-hewn stone, and a 39-foot tall fireplace – welcomes you to a unique setting where you can glide mindfully around our outdoor rink. Savor a treat for the senses as you warm up with hot chocolate in front of a crackling fire.
Take a thrilling ride down our new snow-tubing hill just a short walk from the Mountain House. The spectacular view and the rush of adventure will have you smiling from top to bottom.
Campfire & Fireside Star Gazing**
Soak in the warmth of our cozy outdoor campfires. It’s a perfect end-of-day activity as you gaze up at the stars and snuggle up with friends and family.
At Mohonk Mountain House, nature is our sanctuary, and we invite you to make it yours too. Let the wonders of the great outdoors nurture your body, mind, and spirit. Discover the transformative power that lies within the embrace of nature. Join us for ‘Wellness in the Wild’ and experience the magic for yourself. The choice is yours, and the rewards are immeasurable.
Embrace nature, embrace wellness, and embrace tranquility.
**Select Scheduled Activity throughout the season
Plan a Day Visit
Whether you seek to explore 85 miles of hiking trails, stroll around our lake and gardens, or relax at our award-winning spa, there is plenty to do during a day visit to our mountaintop.
Spa treatment reservations come with access to the Mountain House, Greenhouse, Giftshop, Carriage Lounge, & more – including our 85 miles of trails!