Matt Petricone

IN THE HOUSE: In 1990, Bert Smiley *78 and Nina Feldman Smiley *79 left behind their careers in Washington, D.C., to take over as innkeepers at Mohonk Mountain House in New Paltz, N.Y. The historic castle-like resort, built in 1869 by Bert’s great-grand-uncle, accommodates up to 600 overnight guests. The Smileys live a four-minute walk from the resort, which sits on 1,325 acres of protected land. They are on call 24/7, but the arrangement suits them, says Nina: “People ask where we go on vacation, and we reply, ‘We stay right here. Why would we go anywhere else?’”  

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