2014 New York Just Relax Week

Join Fred Theurkauf along with bridge superstar Larry Cohen and his charming wife Maria, in New York’s Hudson Valley at elegant Mohonk Mountain House Resort & Spa. This meticulously kept, Old World hotel has hosted kings, presidents, prime ministers and Hollywood stars from the early 1900's to the 21st century in quiet luxury & seclusion. Mohonk Mountain House was recently rated the "#1 Resort & Spa in the USA" by Condé Nast Traveler Magazine for 2013. We feel privileged that the resort & spa has found space for our Bridge "Just Relax" Week in the early autumn of 2014. Nestled in a secluded forest with its own private lake, Mohonk Mountain House combines a relaxing atmosphere, with the elegance of a manicured mountain retreat. You’ll wake to pristine fresh air before breakfast and retire to the scent of a crackling blaze in one of Mohonk’s classic fireplaces. You’ll enjoy chatting with fellow bridge players over a cocktail in the Carriage Lounge. You won’t want to miss our day-trip to the West Point Military Academy and an afternoon luncheon and bridge with local players in Poughkeepsie, NY. Mohonk Mountain House is the perfect setting for our 13th "Just Relax" Week. Come join Finesse West Tours’ Alumni & friends for a great week in New York’s Hudson Valley including sensational dining, bridge activities galore plus lectures by bridge superstar Larry Cohen.

Lakeside views of Mohonk Mountain House

The canoe dock on Mohonk Lake

On the putting green

Enjoying a short hike

Relax in the Spa Solarium Enjoy a massage
Take a warm but refreshing outdoor soak
Victorian Guest Room
Country Guest Room Classic Guest Room
The beautiful Indoor Heated Pool
a carriage ride passes A lesson on one of our clay courts

Dates: September 13 to 20, 2014 - 8 days
Cost: From $2,967 USD per person double occupancy
Single Supplement $798 USD

Tour Schedule
Day 1

Your 8-Day Package Includes

 Seven nights - eight days at Mohonk Mountain House Resort & Spa including all resort gratuities

 Sumptuous all-inclusive dining daily prepared by Mohonk's master chefs

 Bridge lectures & lively entertainment by international bridge superstar & ACBL Bulletin columnist Larry Cohen for five informative & fun-filled days

 Seven sessions of stratified ACBL duplicate bridge (5 different events)

 Day trip to the West Point Military Academy followed by an afternoon of Luncheon & Bridge with local Hudson Valley bridge players

 Relaxing horse-drawn Carriage Ride throughout the forested property.

 Easy Hiking (we have the scenic trails) • Boating (we have the canoes, oars & Mohonk Lake!) • Golf (we have the 18-hole course) • Tennis (we have the court, balls and racquets) • Swimming (we have the heated indoor pool)
• All Included in your Package!!!

 Gala Farewell Cocktails & Awards Dinner including thousands of dollars in Finesse West Tours door prizes

 Airport transfers and baggage handling from Stewart International Airport -Newburgh, NY (SWF)

 ......and much, much, more

Larry Cohen & his charming wife Maria at their Utah escape.
Larry Cohen - Bridge Expert Extraordinaire

Cost: Included

Larry Cohen has done it all in the world of bridge. As a player, he has won 26 National Championships and a multitude of prestigious events worldwide. As a writer, he is most known for his best seller on "The Law of Total Tricks". He has written many other books, magazine articles and bridge software as well. Larry also appears in two monthly columns in the ACBL Bulletin: 'The Real Deal’ and as a panelist on ‘It’s Your Call’.

In spite of his successful career competing and writing, it is teaching bridge that Larry loves most. Coincedentally, his first big teaching appearance was way back in the mid-1990’s when Finesse West Tours invited Larry to Sea Island, Georgia. From there, he went on to teaching local classes, land seminars and serving as the host and guest lecturer on more than 60 cruises worldwide. He is well known for his “Vugraph Projection” method where the students can see and follow on a large video screen. Also, his presentations are always filled with humor and a practical, easy-to-follow approach.

Cohen is not just about teaching and then retiring to his guest room. He prides himself on being available 24/7 for interaction with students. No question is off limits—Larry even welcomes questions about Fred Theurkauf (as long as it’s personal).

While not playing, writing or teaching, Larry enjoys hiking and golf and spending time with his lovely bride of 14 years, Maria. Come join Larry Cohen at Mohonk Mountain House Resort & Spa.

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