Mohonk Mountain House
Family-owned and operated since 1869, the 251-room Mohonk Mountain House resembles a Victorian castle—albeit one known for its daily outdoor activities. In warmer months, guests can enjoy hiking in the surrounding Shawangunk Ridge (scale the 20th-century Sky Top Tower for the iconic five-state view), horseback riding, and canoeing. During winter, cross-country skiing and skating in the resort’s private pavilion prevail. Of course, leisure is accommodated with equal success: watch the sunset from a rocking chair on the East Porch, or engage a fellow guest in a game of chest across from one of the great fireplaces.