August 20, 2019
By Featured Venues & Destinations

In the scenic Hudson Valley, 90 miles north of New York City, Mohonk Mountain House is a Victorian castle resort that offers a spectacular setting for meetings. Founded in 1869 and surrounded by 40,000 wooded acres, it allows guests to unplug while they talk, work, and enjoy great activities on a property with a history as unique as its structure.

In today’s world, business is conducted in a complex environment that’s constantly changing. If you’re not resilient, it's increasingly difficult to navigate.

That’s why mindfulness — being present in the moment in a gentle, nonjudgmental way — has become a best practice for business as it supports mental flexibility and decision-making, as well as resilience. Research has shown that mindfulness meditation provides an opportunity to develop skills that can enhance performance and leadership in a complex environment.

Nina Smiley, Ph.D, director of mindfulness programming at Mohonk Mountain House, has curated two mindfulness training sessions especially for group meetings held at the historic resort.

In the hour-long Mindfulness in Meetings workshop, busy people who say they have “no time to meditate” learn stress-reducing, performance-enhancing skills they can use immediately.

For groups that need to get down to business and don’t have a full hour to spare, a 15-minute guided Mindfulness Session can begin the meeting and set the tone for the day. Emphasizing digital detox to promote being present in the moment and free of distractions, along with a healthy choice breakout, this Mindful Meetings Package Add-On is perfect for your next Mohonk meeting.

The Location

Mohonk Mountain House is easily accessible by car, train, or plane. Nearby airports include Stewart International Airport (25 miles), Albany Airport (70 miles), and the New York City area airports (100 miles).

Plan your next meeting here and find out why this spectacular region is being called “the Napa Valley of the East”! From scenic vistas to wine and distillery trails to historic sites, there are off-site experiences nearby that your meeting attendees will enjoy.

The Feel

After 149 years, Mohonk Mountain House continues to offer outstanding service and value with an emphasis on attention to detail, a spectacular setting, and a remarkable variety of resort activities that have made meetings at this National Historic Landmark successful for so many years. In addition, this award-winning resort provides modern amenities, including complimentary high-speed wireless internet access, while maintaining a sense of history that adds a unique balance to the guest experience.

The Benefits

Offering natural light and breathtaking views of the Catskill Mountains or the Shawangunk cliffs towering over Lake Mohonk, the 14 conference rooms offer more than 10,000 square feet of function space, ranging in size from the expansive Victorian Parlor to an intimate study. Overnight meeting packages include charming accommodations, three meals daily, a meeting room with a view, morning and afternoon coffee breaks, audiovisual equipment (LCD projector, podium, microphone, flip chart, and screen), and complimentary valet parking.

Relax and renew in between meetings at The Spa at Mohonk Mountain House. The 30,000-square-foot wing features 16 treatment rooms, a solarium, an outdoor heated mineral pool, steam room, sauna, and a full-service salon, in addition to an indoor heated pool, comprehensive fitness center, and yoga/motion studio. Choose from an array of spa services, including our line of Signature Treatments.

The Carriage Lounge offers creative cocktails and nonalcoholic beverages, along with a selection of light fare.

Recreation & Activities

On-site hiking, mountain biking, and rock climbing allow guests to explore the stunning Shawangunk Mountain Ridge. Groups will find more than 40 team-building opportunities available as well. For unparalleled experiences and world-class enjoyment, our staff will customize activities for any agenda. Face the challenge of the Mohonk Low Ropes Course, create a bike for charity during Mohonk’s Build-a-Bike competition, experience Human Ice-Bowling, and more!

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