PLACES TO STAY
There are many different suitable accommodations available for people visiting
the Shawangunks for rock or ice climbing outings. These range from free
camping to a five-star mountain resort. The choice is up to you.
Camp Slime: This area is located up on the Near Trapps cliff of the Mohonk
Preserve. From New Paltz, take RT 299 towards the cliff to the intersection
of Rt 44/55, make a right onto RT 44/55 and go beyond the hairpin turn
and up the hill. The campground is just left of the metal bridge overhead
at top of the hill. You'll need to park in the West Trapps parking lot
on the other side of the hill and walk. Mohonk Preserve day passes are
NYSDEC Multi-use area : This is a 52 acre multi-use area with free camping.
It can get overcrowded and be a bit loud. But hey, it's free. From New
Paltz, take Route 299 towards the cliff. About 1 mile before the intersection
of Route 44/55 you'll see a small brown sign on the left (and probably cars
and tents). This is it. There is a new spot on the right hand side of
the road as well just before the sign on the left. If you hit the intersection
of Route 44/55 and see the Mountain Deli you have gone too far.
NEW RULES AFFECTING THE SHAWANGUNK MULTIPLE USE AREA CAMPERS - and MAP
Creek View Campground : Located 7 miles north of New Paltz on RT 32 in
Rosendale. They offer tenting, rent out small rv/trailers, and hot showers.
If you're staying at the free campgrounds you can get a shower here for
a few dollars. Call them at 845-658-9142.
Yogi Bear campground/KOA 845-255-5193 : Located off RT 44/55 in Gardiner.
They offer tenting, rv hookups, and showers.
Super 8 Motel 845-255-8865: located in New Paltz near the Thruway
Econo-lodge 845-255-6200 : located in New Paltz.
Days Inn 845-883-7373 : located in New Paltz.
87 Motel 845-255-9220 : located in New Paltz.
High Falls Motel 845-687-2095 : High Falls, 8 miles North of New Paltz.
Mohonk Mountain House - This is THE PLACE to stay. They are located in New Paltz, on top of
the ridge. The last of the great mountain resorts, this castle like structure
is incredible. They are an all-inclusive resort, and now offer rock climbing at Sky Top to their overnight guests.. Call them at
Bed & Breakfast's:
The Suite Escape - 845-750-6252; a great space you'll relax in!
Minnewaska Lodge 845-255-1110: located in Gardiner right under the cliffs.
A great place to stay!
Mountain Meadows 845-255-6144: located in New Paltz, good view of the
Le'Fevre House 845-255-4747: really nice and only a minute or two from
Pine Haven 845-744-2330, nice country setting; massages, Reiki, Kinesiology,
Inn at the Ridge- 845-895-9251: located in-between Wallkill and Gardiner, at the foot of the Tillson Lake area, which is now under the Minnewaska State Park Preserve. They are pet friendly and are very close to all aspects of climbing & hiking.
Bernetta's Place - 845-464-5106: a pet friendly Bed and Breakfast in Gardiner providing great atmosphere and incredible access to Tilson Lake in Minnewaska State Park.
Inn at Twaalfskill, 845-691-3605: located in Highland, only 8-10miles
from New Paltz
In the Catskills, we suggest staying at:
5340 Route 28
Mount Tremper, NY 12457
A beautiful place to stay, conveniently located on RT 28. You can walk to the ice climbing at the Hobo wall, and only a few minutes to the other locations.
The Snowed Inn
Contact: Noreen and Ray Valcich
Main St., Tannersville, NY 12485
B&B in a century old house. 5 rooms share 3 bathrooms. Full breakfast.
Lounge with TV & VCR. Walk to nightclubs and restaurants. Reasonable
Staying in the Adirondacks we suggest:
The Keene Valley Hostel
Contact Jake or Robin
Dormitory style lodging in single or double beds for up to 10 people.
Full Kitchen, Washer/Dryer, 2 baths
Good atmosphere and located in the heart of Keene Valley
The Keene Valley Ausable Inn
Contact: Dave and Janet Holmes
Single or Double rooms available. Cable TV in rooms, continental breakfast
Main Street, PO Box 34, Keene Valley, NY 12943
If you don't need a place to stay, then check them out for great food!
(Ed. "Including the region's most amazing hamburger!
Staying in the Mt Washington Valley/North Conway, NH,
Cranmore Mountain Lodge
Contact: Jeanie & Kevin Flanagan
A great bed & breakfast in a great location.
They have a hostel that can accommodate about 24 people.
859 Kearsarge RD
P.O. Box 1194
North Conway, NH 03860
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