Girlfriend spa and shopping weekend at Mohonk Mountain House in New Paltz

travel makers mdNestled on the top of a hillside in the Shawangunk Mountains of New Paltz, New York, the Mohonk Mountain House is a Victorian castle that awaits you and your girlfriends for a fantastic spa and shopping weekend.

Mohonk Mountain House offers a ‘Shop, Stay and Spa’ vacation, where you can shop till you drop at the Woodbury Common Premium Outlets, located only about 45 minutes away, and then relax your sore tootsies at the many spa services that Mohonk offers. This is a great weekend getaway for you and your besties to enjoy together. Of course, you’ll chat over great meals too or just order in and catch up on your lives.

After you check in and before you even begin your adventure, make sure you sit with your friends and enjoy the view. Take it all in and start relaxing. But if you need more help taking the stress off, the Mohonk Mountain House offers private and guided meditation classes, two glass-enclosed verandas connect to a solarium complete with a stone fireplace, a mineral pool and an entire list of spa services, including reflexology, aroma therapy massages, facials and body masks.

The current Shop, Stay and Spa vacation package offers a $160 spa credit per person, along with a 10% discount on additional spa services, 15% discount on one purchase at Retail Outlets (Spa, Gift Shop, Golf Shop, Tennis, and Greenhouse), access to the sauna, steam room, outdoor heated mineral pool, relaxation verandas, and solarium and a Woodbury Common Premium Outlets® VIP Coupon Book worth hundreds of dollars in savings at participating stores.

Save room in your luggage because while you are at Woodbury Common, you can shop in such brand name outlets as Versace, Vera Bradley, Ugg, Toys R Us Outlet, Tommy Hilfiger, The North Face, Swarovski, Saks, Saint Laurent Paris, Ralph Lauren, Dior, Prada, and Coach, among many others.

If you’re looking for something a little more handmade, Mohonk has an entire room that is dedicated to the local artists, artisans, and products they offer, from photography and jewelry to treats from local farms. The Hudson Valley is known as a mecca of talented artists as well as unique antique shops in New Paltz and nearby towns. You and your girlfriends will pack so much fun and relaxation into one getaway that you’ll start planning your next one before you even check out.

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