so I made a Bucket list.
sounds plausible , for this Fall. The Mountain House New Paltz, N.Y.
better shot Of The Mountain House Hotel
A change in spelling from "Moggonck" to "Mohonk" is first seen in a
New Paltz Times article of July 6, 1860, where it is reported that
"A Mountain-House is being built at the north end of Lake Mohonk, at Paltz Point."
This is also the first instance found of the name - any name - being applied to the lake.
Built by Quaker twin brothers Albert and Alfred Smiley between 1879 and 1910.
It has 259 guest rooms, including 28 tower rooms, an indoor pool and spa,
and an outdoor ice-skating rink for winter use.
The picturesque setting of the resort on the lake was featured in
a picture print by Currier & Ives.
The property has been owned and operated by descendants of the Smiley brothers
since 1869. It consists of 2,200 acres (890 ha)
The property adjoins 6,400 acres (2,600 ha) of the Mohonk Preserve,
which is crisscrossed by 85 miles (140 km) of hiking trails and carriage roads.
The Smiley Family conveyed portions of their property into the Preserve;
they have received awards for the stewardship of their land and their early
environmental awareness. A reciprocal agreement allows preserve members and day
visitors to visit the resort grounds, and there is a network of well-maintained trails
that visitors can follow in all seasons. Both the original Smiley brothers
were temperance advocates, and banned liquor, dancing and playing cards on the premises.
The hotel obtained a liquor license in the 1960's*************************
The GRAND HOTEL on Mackinac Island
#2 Is the Grand Hotel, Ever see the movie Somewhere in Time?
I have dreamed about this hotel since about 1960, we walked in after the start
of the movie, I said to my friend, I bet that'
s the Grand, it was.
The Grand Hotel
This trip to the Grand Hotel may be next year
Have any of you been to The Mountain House
or the Grand Hotel ?
Tell me about it..Thanks yvonne
Posted by Yvonne @ La Petite Gallery
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