Located in New Paltz, N.Y., the 145-year-old Mohonk Mountain House is just 90 minutes away from New York City, but it's a complete escape in every season—and for every generation of your family. Set on 40,000 idyllic acres of protected wilderness, the property boasts a crystal-clear lake for swimming, boating and fishing, not to mention miles of hiking trails. The resort has sumptuous rooms (ask for one with a fireplace), an award-winning spa and fine dining (all meals are included), plus a kids' program that will keep your 2- to 17-year-olds busy while you relish the unparalleled peace at this 251-room Victorian castle. A family vacation at its finest.
To visit: Mohonk Mountain House
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