Our Thanksgiving weekend wedding in 2007 was like a page from a fantasy. The Minnewaska Lodge was an ideal setting for the lovely autumn leaves, the breathtaking mountain backdrop and the staff that went above and beyond to accommodate us and our guests. The Minnewaska Lodge is located at the foothills of the Shawangunk Mountains in the beautiful Hudson Valley. Our out of town guests thoroughly enjoyed their stay in the Lodge and the location as a wedding venue was absolutely ideal. We arrived and decided to have the ceremony on the back deck, which was wonderful in the pictures- the mountains are absolutely incredible and the weather was perfect. The staff assisted us in planning our special day. With their help we were able to secure a fantastic caterer and coordinate our plans with a top-notch DJ, photographers and the most beautiful cupcake tower to complete our dream to a "T". If I could recommend a wedding venue, I would HIGHLY recommend the Minnewaska Lodge for small or intimate weddings, as the main room can accommodate about 50 people or so, but that was perfect for our day. Our family still gushes about how perfect our wedding was and I know it's because the location was literally a dream come true. If I could do it all over again, I wouldn't change a thing. I would also recommend the Minnewaska Lodge as a cozy retreat for anyone looking to escape to the mountains. With nearby hiking and biking and trails right out the back of the Lodge, nature enthusiasts are sure to enjoy this hidden gem.