Friday, March 10, 2006

Dreaming of a getaway

A friend at work left this brochure on my desk today. She does this, every so often, because she knows how badly I want to visit the Mohonk Mountain House in New Paltz, NY. I almost stayed there on my honeymoon, but decided it was too expensive and probably not worth the money to be in such a beautiful place in the freezing cold weather. I had a chance a few years later when my car broke down on the Thruway at the New Paltz exit. A good mechanic nixed that chance.

I'm drawn not so much to the elegant accommodations and unique charm of the place (no in-room tv's and they serve tea and cookies each day!), but to the breathtaking scenery. Who wouldn't want to stay in a castle in the mountains with that view?

3 comments:

Endment said...

sounds like a fantastic getaway --- try for May or better still October. New Paltz is very photogenic then

LauraHinNJ said...

I have a hard time deciding when would be best - I'd love to see the gardens in spring, but hate to miss a weekend birding here at the coast. Fall would be spectacular too, I'm sure, but I'd miss a weekend here at the coast!

I may just tag along with my friend whenever she goes.

Mike said...

Birding in New Paltz isn't bad either and those Shawangunks are nothing to sneeze at!