Pickin’ Berries at Mohonk Mountain House

New Paltz’s prized jewel gives back to the Valley with its “Seasonal Bounty” giveaways

Hudson Valley readers consistently vote Mohonk Mountain House as the “Best Hotel/Inn” and “Best Place to Have a Wedding.” Now, New Paltz’s prized jewel gives back to the Valley with its “Seasonal Bounty” giveaways. Read on…

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

What’s special: Built in 1869 on the water of Lake Mohonk and tucked away at the top of the Shawangunk Ridge, this grand 267-room Victorian castle is one of America’s oldest family-owned resorts. Just 90 minutes north of New York City, it offers thousands of acres of pristine forest; an array of activities including golf, tennis, rock climbing, mountain biking, boating, fishing, and swimming; 85-miles of hiking trails; a kids’ club; and a spa. It is a Full American Plan resort that provides three meals and afternoon tea and cookies. The meals also offer vegetarian and “Sound Choice” items appealing to health-conscious guests.

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The deal: “Seasonal Bounty Getaways” packages: During July, the “Bountiful Blueberry Getaway” offers a welcome gift of blueberry jam, along with a list of Mohonk hiking trails to pick wild blueberries and special blueberry dishes — including muffins, vinaigrettes, sorbet and more. Come back in August, when raspberries take the spotlight. Mid-week (Sun.-Thurs.) prices start at $199 per night per person for the Blueberry Getaway and $255 for the Raspberry Getaway. This is a savings of up to 35 percent! Readers of Hudson Valley Magazine also receive a photo album with an etched silver-plated cover.

When: Valid Jul.-Aug. 2010

For up-to-the-minute deals, follow Alice Shapin on Twitter @greatraveldeals

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