Living in a Mountainside Woods new home, you’re close to so many world famous destinations, you’ll always feel like you’re on vacation.
Less than twenty minutes away, the Mohonk Mountain House must be seen to be believed. This 146-year old majestic Victorian hotel sits above beautiful Mohonk Lake, the deepest fresh water lake in New York, and is surrounded by 40,000 acres of unspoiled natural beauty. Recently recognized as one of the World’s Best Places to Stay by Conde Nast Traveler, you can enjoy a peaceful day of rowing on Lake Mohonk, climb to the top of Skytop Tower for a spectacular view of the Shawangunk Mountains or book a treatment at their world class spa. It’s a wonderful way to unplug from the everyday rush, whether you decide to make a weekend of it in the grand hotel, or purchase a grounds pass to enjoy selected activities on-site. Learn more about Mohonk Mountain House
If you enjoy history, it’s only a short drive to the Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt and the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library & Museum in Hyde Park, New York. Run by the National Park Service, FDR’s home sits on a bluff overlooking the majestic Hudson River. The museum and library include extensive galleries where visitors can experience the lives of Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt and the dramatic events of the Great Depression and World War II. While you are there, don’t miss Eleanor Roosevelt’s Val-Kill, a “cottage industry” experiment that revived handcraft traditions such as furniture-making, metalwork and weaving. As a skills training program, Val-Kill Industries provided a model for New Deal recovery programs. The cottage also became Eleanor’s home after the death of FDR. Learn more about the FDR Home and Val-Kill
Hungry? Why not stop at the Culinary Institute of America for lunch or dinner? The “CIA”, as it’s called by locals, supports three full service restaurants and the “Apple Pie Cafe”. Whether you are craving Italian, American or French, the restaurants at the Culinary Institute of America are run by students attending this famous school for chefs. And, if after sampling the delightful cuisine, you wish you could cook like that, you can even sign up for a weekend workshop and take your cooking to a whole new level.
So get started and plan your local adventure!