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Winter Fun

With an award-winning day spa, activities, dining, and sights — and named one of our top picks in this year’s guide to living the good life (for less) — this Ulster County resort has what it takes to make winter wonderland dreams come true

Photograph by Jim Smith Photography

With an award-winning day spa, activities, dining, and sights — and named one of our top picks in this year’s guide to living the good life (for less) — this Ulster County resort has what it takes to make winter wonderland dreams come true!

Where: Mohonk Mountain House. 1000 Mountain Rest Rd., New Paltz. 800-772-6646

What’s special: A Victorian castle, Mohonk Mountain House sits on 2,200 scenic acres on the Shawangunk Ridge. Built in 1869, it’s America’s oldest family-owned resort — and as Valleyites already know, it’s a great place from which to access Ulster County’s thousands of acres of pristine forest and winding trails. Go snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, tubing, and ice skating, too. Rather stay indoors? Relax by the wood-burning fireplace or head to The Spa at Mohonk Mountain House — voted “Best Day Spa” by our readers in 2010 — with its indoor pool, expanded fitness center, yoga/motion room, and full-service spa. You’ll also find a variety of accommodation options; check out our “Live the Good Life for Less” feature story to find more information on recent spa specials.

The deal: The Midweek Winter Getaway is $165 per person per night and includes two meals, afternoon tea and cookies, and most activities. Taxes and service charge are additional. Mention Hudson Valley Magazine upon check-in at the front desk and receive a special spa gift from Mohonk Mountain House, a $50 value. The spa gift includes a stress ball, a tube of Eminence Vanilla Mint Organic Hand Cream, and a plush pair of the world’s softest spa socks.

When: Sun.-Thurs., Jan. 3-Mar. 31 (excluding holidays)

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