Hello + welcome to this tiny space on the internet! I created this blog (+ changed the name twice since) 14 years ago as a creative outlet from my career in the emergency room as a PA. After spending the past 7 (or so) years on social media outlets, I have decided to delete all of the ones associated with this blog and get back to the heart of blogging.
I love finding new family friendly hotels and Mohonk Mountain House certainly lived up to my expectations! A few weeks ago we got the opportunity to visit Mohonk Mountain House for Mother’s Day weekend and it was the best gift ever! My kids had a blast feeding the fish, running around the tulip garden, playing in the kids club and going for a hike! I have had quite a few questions about the hotel in general so I am hoping that this post helps to clear up a few things! This hotel is 150 years old and has so much history! Situated in the gorgeous Hudson Valley, the mountain house has the most beautiful views from each room! Since it’s surrounded by mountains, the hiking is plentiful and one of the best features!
COST: average $765 per night in the summer (pricing varies year round)
WHAT’S INCLUDED? I’ve had many state that the pricing was out of their budget but you need to take into consideration that meals are all included here! Think about what you would be spending for a family of 5 to eat three times a day on any other vacation. The pricing also includes the indoor heated pool, guided hikes, evening entertainment, fitness classes, and children’s programs. Childcare is provided too! That is HUGE! It gives you and your spouse time to spend just the two of you!
FOOD: The food was absolutely AMAZING. Most of the meals are buffet style (there is an option for a sit down dinner) and there are plenty of stations for every one! You can go to the pasta station to have your favorite pasta dish made, get fresh cut fish, create your own salad, and much more! There are SO many options! Brunch is the same way. You can create your own omelette, build a plate full of waffles and strawberries or opt for some homemade oatmeal!
THINGS TO DO: Hiking, Take out a boat, Swim, Visit the horses, Walk the flower gardens, Feed the Fish, Play Basketball or Tennis, and so much more! For a full list of things to do, click here!
WHAT MAKES IT FAMILY FRIENDLY: Child care is provided with the cost of your room and the hours are great! They have a list of activities lined up for the kids by age and our kids LOVED it! There are also plenty of events/recreational activities outdoors for kids as well! I will say that it accommodates older children REALLY well because they have a lot of hikes/games for ages 7+! Please note that the child care is for ages 2+!
BEST TIME TO GO: Honestly, you cannot go wrong here! In fall, take in all the gorgeous foliage! In winter, Snowshoe, Ice skate on their rink, or watch the snow fall from the porch! In spring & summer, Enjoy the water activities that Mohonk has to offer!