Catskills
4:22 pm
Fri February 7, 2014

NY Resort Closed Following Virus Outbreak

A Catskill mountain resort is closing for a week after a virus sickened hundreds of guests and employees. 

Credit Mohonk Mountain House

The Mohonk Mountain House in New Paltz  closed Friday afternoon. It expects to reopen on Feb. 14. A spokeswoman for the historic resort says several hundred guests and staff started getting sick last Friday.

Mohonk has hired a disaster-remediation company to sanitize the resort, which can accommodate 600 guests.  It is a National Historic Landmark resort and Historic Hotel of America overlooking a lake in Ulster County.

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