AJA Architecture designs Mohonk Mountain House’s new Grove Lodge

The project blends with its surroundings to appear as if it was always on the property.

Mohonk Mountain House in New Paltz, New York unveiled Grove Lodge, the 1,200-acre resort’s first new accommodations in more than a century. Designed by Andrew J. Allison of Glens Falls, N.Y.-based firm AJA Architecture and Planning, the lodge has six guestrooms with locally crafted custom furniture.

Designed in the rustic Victorian vernacular that is said to signify the Mohonk property, the project blends with its surroundings to appear as if it was always on the property. The new 7,000-square-foot structure has native stones, reclaimed wood, natural finishes and sustainable materials throughout. Inside the lodge, there are modern amenities. Each guestroom has a natural stone fireplace, handmade furnishings, and a bathroom with a soaking tub and separate shower.

Guests booking all six rooms may access to the lodge’s 1,080-square-foot great room. Framed by an arched entryway, the space has cathedral ceilings, exposed wooden beams, natural hardwood floors, a wall of windows and a private stone patio.


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Works from local Hudson Valley artists are on the walls, including Nora Scarlett’s “Trunks in the Gunks” collection. Throughout the lodge, Dover Plains-based Hunt Furniture crafted custom-made dressers and desks that complement the lodge’s design.