Even if you have never heard of the Lake Mohonk Mountain House, you would probably recognize it by sight, as it is one of the most famous historic Ulster County Homes. This Gilded Age palace was immortalized in a famous print by Currier and Ives, as almost any Realtor giving you a tour of Ulster County will point out to you.
The Lake Mohonk Mountain House and Its Guests
The Lake Mohonk Mountain House was originally built as a vacation home for the Smiley family, eventually became a hotel for some very famous guests. Five U.S. Presidents have stayed there, as have Death in Venice author Thomas Mann, Gilded Age tycoons Rockefeller and Carnegie, and even Abdul Baha, the son of the founder of the Baha’i Faith. Stephen King even mentioned it in his novel The Regulators, which often gets overshadowed by a much more famous King novel about a far less friendly hotel. The hotel is still open for business, but Win Morrison Realty can show you so many other beautiful homes among Ulster County’s Real Estate Listings that, when guests come to visit you from out of town, they will prefer to stay with you in your comfortable home and just to drive to the Lake Mohonk Mountain House for a quick visit of a few hours.
The Beauty of Ulster County
The Lake Mohonk Mountain House, located just beyond the edge of the Catskill Mountains, is certainly an impressive sight, but beauty is everywhere in Ulster County. Homes from the late 19th century have been well preserved, and the county has consistently shown a strong commitment to preserving the natural environment. Without leaving your home county, you can go hiking in the Catskills or enjoy the scenery from the banks of the Hudson River.
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