NY resort closing for a week after virus outbreak

February 7, 2014 - 7:34 AM

Catskill Resort Virus Outbreak

FILE - A view of the Mohonk Mountain House in New Paltz, N.Y., in this Aug. 28, 2007 file photo. The Catskill mountain resort is closing for a week after a virus sickened hundreds of guests and employees. The Mohonk Mountain House in New Paltz will close at 1 p.m. Friday Feb. 7, 2014. It expects to reopen on Feb. 14. (AP Photo/Mike Groll, File)

NEW PALTZ, N.Y. (AP) — A Catskill mountain resort is closing for a week after a virus sickened hundreds of guests and employees.

The Mohonk Mountain House in New Paltz will close at 1 p.m. Friday. 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. It's about 90 miles north of New York City.