Best Hotel Kids' Programs
Courtesy of the Mohonk Mountain House
Mohonk Mountain House, New Paltz, NY
Hotel Kids’ Program: At Mohonk’s camp, kids get to choose their activities (indoor or outdoor), such as a guided hike, an early-morning bird walk, animal tracking, or a project that teaches about local wildlife, like building a sheltered habitat to imagine what it’s like for an animal to survive the winter. The camp is free; rooms for four start at $554 (meals included).
Setting: In the midst of the Shawangunk Mountains of New York’s Hudson River Valley, Mohonk is a 140-year-old castle retreat that covers 2,200 acres, with 85 miles of hiking trails, nine holes of golf, a lake to swim in, tennis courts, stables, a campfire site, and a lawn for watching movies.
For the Whole Family: Two times a year (the next being December 13–23 and February 15–18, 2010), the resort waives room and meal charges (normally there’s an additional charge per child per room) for kids 12 and under.