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What To Do On Your New York City Weekend Getaway

Updated on September 16, 2014


No other location has more to offer New Yorkers a retreat from the hustle and bustle of city life like Honor’s Haven Resort and Spa. Whether you want to participate in a wide variety of fun activities or relax amid the natural beauty that surrounds the resort, there is no bad time to visit. Honor’s Haven is a four season resort with 235 guest rooms with a number of amenities that make it a good getaway for individuals or the ideal site for business events. In the amazing setting where man meets nature, you can enjoy:

• Grand Banquet Room

• Various Customized Programs

• Expansive Conference Facilities

• Tranquil Lakes

• Breathtaking Views

• Fresh Mountain Air

• Golf

• Spa

• Exquisite Dining and Bar

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Honor’s Haven

Honor’s Haven is nearing completion of a multi-million dollar renovation that was designed to reestablish the resort as the “Crown Jewel” of the region. They are devoted to provide visitors with the friendly, courteous service that will make your stay relaxing and enjoyable. During your stay, you will enjoy award-winning gourmet meals while enjoying awe-inspiring views of the surrounding mountains. For those who are planning a special even or business conference at the resort, the fully renovated wedding, conference and banquet facilities are equipped to provide you with all the amenities you will need.

Many of the visitors who make their escape to the resort are in search of a relaxing, healing experience. The spa and fitness center, wellness center workshops and stress management classes will help you find the peace and clarity that you have been missing. For those looking for more activity, there are basketball, ping-pong, tennis and volleyball facilities indoors as well as a Robert Trent Jones, SR Golf Course and pro shop for your enjoyment. You can also take yoga classes or join in on one of the guided hikes to learn more about the area. Honor’s Haven is beautifully landscaped with an impressive flower garden, hiking trails and water fountain.

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The Spa

Most resorts offer some spa facilities. The Spa at Honor’s Haven is the ultimate luxurious experience with an indoor and outdoor pool, hot tub, cold plunge, wet/dry sauna, fitness center, shower facilities, tennis, basketball and hiking trails. Keep up with your Zumba workout with Zumba fitness classes or give them a try for the first time. The dance-fitness workout is the most exhilarating and fun workout available today.

The hot tub/cold plunge alternates between different temperatures to strengthen the immune system increase circulation, and improve digestion. The dry sauna has very low humidity levels and higher temperatures that boosts the body’s metabolic rate and improve your health. You can also improve your complexion with the wet sauna and improve respiratory problems.

When you hit the walking trails, you decide whether it’s for a leisurely walk or a more challenging hike. The variety of spa activities will help you improve your health and fitness level while helping you de-stress.


Many people acknowledge Honor’s Haven as being the hidden gem of the area where it sits between the Catskill Mountains and the panoramic Shawangunk. The area is appreciated for its vast wooded areas, crisp mountain air, tranquil lakes and inspirational views. Although the resort itself has a great many amenities to offer visitors, there are also many activities to enjoy in the area including museums, historic sites, museums and opportunities for adventure.

From the Movie Room with the 75” flat screen and DVD player, to the indoor volleyball, tennis and basketball courts, the resort offers everything that any visitor could want for a luxurious vacation stay. It is a place where nature meets technology, offering an experience that only Honor’s Haven can provide.

Take time to enjoy the experience of riding pedal boats on the lake. This is a good activity that is appropriate for almost every age of guest. Indulge in a facial or massage to chase the stress away. There are a variety of massage options available including Swedish, deep tissue, low back release, hot stone, reflexology and prenatal. There are plenty of activities to accommodate your needs whether you are traveling alone, as a couple or with the entire family.

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Local Attractions

In addition to the many activities available at Honor’s Haven, there are also many local activities that give you even more options to try something new or take part in some of your favorite pastimes. At Minnewaska State Park, view waterfalls and rock terrain where you can engage in world-class rock climbing. Additional activities are swimming, biking, bouldering, hiking, snowshoeing, and cross country skiing. There is also some of the most exciting hang gliding as you glide over the captivating views offered by the Shawangunk Mountain Region. Mountain Wings hang gliding is just 2 miles from Honor’s Haven.

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Sam’s Point Preserve

The preserve is just 9.3 miles from the resort, offering 5,400 acres of some of the most rare plants and animals globally, including black bears, foxes, bobcats, timber rattle snakes, and spotted salamanders. Another reason that visitors are attracted to Sam’s Point is the chance to hike through the Ellerville Fault, the greatest open fault in the U.S.



Kids-Friendly Activities

Kids love the area almost as much as adults. Bumper cages, and bumper boats, mini golf, bungee trampoline and skiing for all ages and abilities make it a fun place for kids to spend some time bonding with you. There is also an arcade, potato sack slide, go-karts, a mechanical bull and more at Holiday Mountain Ski and Fun Park just over 20 miles from the resort.

Planning Your Trip

Whether you are planning a weekend trip or a fun and relaxing vacation, make your reservations for Honor’s Haven early. As one of New York’s favorite getaways and a popular spot for visitors from around the country, accommodations fill up fast. Also check to see when the local activities you are interested in are available and whether you will need to make your reservation for those as well. Once you experience the magic of the area and this leading resort, you are certain to return time and time again.


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