Lake Mohonk Mountain House Complex

NW of New Paltz, between Wallkill Valley on E and Roundout Valley on W, New Paltz, New York


Photo taken by Carol



Street View 


Begun in the 1870s as a small resort for family and friends by the Smiley brothers, it became so popular that it was enlarged many times. Because of the Smiley's love of the outdoor life, the area around the hotel was treated as an integral part of the attractions of the resort. Much of this area was planned as an experiment in conservation of the natural environment, and as an educational tool for the study of botany, geology, and outdoor living. -- National Historic Landmark statement of significance, June 24, 1986

National Register information 

Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on July 16, 1973
Reference number
Areas of significance
Landscape Architecture; Conservation; Health/Medicine; Architecture
Levels of significance
National; State
Evaluation criteria
A - Event; C - Design/Construction; B - Person
Property type
Historic functions
Hotel; Conservation area; Resort
Current functions
Hotel; Resort; Conservation area
Periods of significance
1900-1924; 1875-1899; 1850-1874
Significant years
1870; 1902
Number of properties
Contributing buildings: 156
Contributing structures: 3

Update Log 

  • January 22, 2018: New Street View added by Michael Miller
  • April 29, 2011: New photos from Carol