Spa Day & Sunday Brunch at Mohonk Mountain House

This past Sunday, Sarah and I decided we needed some R&R in the burbs.  We’ve always wanted to try the Sunday brunch at Mohonk Mountain House and why not spend the day at the spa while we’re there?  For $175 including tax and gratuity, you get full all day access to the spa which includes sauna, mineral pool, brunch, and a massage.  You can sit in the veranda and chill by the fire place in your robe while drinking tea and enjoying the beautiful scenery.  The drive is about 2 hours from New York City.  The best part of the drive was from the main town in New Paltz to Mohonk Mountain House.  It was the prettiest drive I’ve ever seen in New York.  Once you arrive, you are startled by the massive Victorian Castle dating back to 1869.  I have to be honest, it looked really creepy and was creepy walking inside.  All I could think of was the movie, The Shining.  Besides the creepiness factor, the hotel staff was so nice and helpful even when we got lost in the maze of the hotel.  The spa was so relaxing.  The best part was soaking in the mineral pool outside while looking at the snow capped trees.  For brunch, we sat by the window with a view of the mountains.  It was like eating heaven.  There were buffets of hot food, salad bar, omlette and waffle station, and dessert bar.  My mission is to visit the Mohonk Mountain House every season.

{The back of Mohonk Mountain House}

Mohonk Mountain House 

1000 Mountain Rest Road
New Paltz, NY 12561