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Historical - Resorts and Lodges in New York
As one of the original 13 colonies, New York has seen its fair share of United States history over the past two centuries. Some of the historical events have been memorialized with statues, monuments, or are just recounted by word of mouth from generation to generation. The Empire State features a multitude of properties with plenty of history associated with them. Winter Clove Inn has a history that dates all the way back to the Revolutionary War, and features more than 150 years and five generations of lodging tradition. Geneva on the Lake is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and was originally built as a private home in 1914. That seems young when compared to The Rhinecliff Hotel, originally built in 1854 as a boarding house for wanderers and travelers. Create your own historical adventure through the state of New York, and make sure to visit a few of the properties listed below.
With Blue Mountain peaks towering above and Blue Mountain Lake sparkling below, the Adirondack Museum's vast campus features 22 displays in modern exhibition galleries and historic buildings. Learn about the history of the Lake George area and the lumbering industry that ties in so closely to the area.
From its beginnings as a private estate in 1883, Mirror Lake Inn has had an enriching journey that rubs off on every one of its guests. It was born as a resort in 1924, of the original Fuller Brush fortune & it quickly became a place where the wealthy would gather. Today, it retains its upscale charm, but it's just for you!
Here in Lake Placid, history is all around. Lake Placid was made famous by painter Georgia O'Keefe, and the Adirondack Mountains tell a story all on their own! Enjoy your visit at Hotel North Woods and learn a little about the history of the area.
Bluff Point Golf Resort has been a popular destination for famous politicians, athletes, and business tycoons for years and years. Their incredible lakeside location and championship golf course brings travelers from around the country to experience all that they have to offer. Come see where Presidents William McKinley and William Howard Taft,...
Cresthaven Resort was originally part of an estate owned by the legendary New York Times publisher Alfred Ochs, who purchased the Adirondack estate in the late 1920’s. The property's boathouse is now the Boathouse Restaurant. There are still traces of the style and elegance of years past that you simply will not find anywhere else!
The Rocking Horse Ranch Resort was built in 1958. In the beginning, this ranch was rustic and focused primarily on horses. While still remaining one of the largest guest ranches in the country, now it's focused on family entertainment, becoming the first in the country to have an indoor water park and dozens of other facilities and activities—and...
Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, Geneva On The Lake was originally built as a private home in 1914. Modeled after Villa Lancellotti in Frascati, Italy, the resort features Italian marble fireplaces, Ionic columns, wall tapestries, wood-coffered ceilings and classical sculptures adorning lush lawns. You'll truly feel like you've...
Built in 1940s, the The Mountain Brook represents the historic and architectural past of one of America's most distinctive regions. Today, it's the Catskills' only upscale Adirondack-style lodge, fresh from a sensitive - and spectacular - renovation that highlights its history even as it welcomes you in modern comfort.
The Catskill areas in New York have plenty of history surrounding them. While at the Crystal Brook Resort, ask the friendly staff for information on the resort and learn all about Oktoberfest. Head to Catskill Mountain State Park for the day to learn about the area. You'll be happy you learned a thing or two during your vacation!
Winter Clove Inn is more than a getaway; it's history is stemmed from the Revolutionary War. Once H.B. Whitcomb opened his farmhouse to summer guests, and this began five generations of innkeepers that have continued to maintain the inn's tradition of lodging and hospitality for over 150 years.
Built in 1909, The Otesaga provides the charm and gracious hospitality of a bygone era. When the hotel was designed, it was universally praised for its many marvels including 400 windows, a refrigerator that was cooled with 30 tons of ice and telephones in each room. Take a journey back to the golden age of the early 1900's when you book your stay...
Listed on the National Register of Historical Places for Greene County, Albergo Allegria is fully restored to its former 1892 glory including the original stained glass windows and handcrafted woodwork. Cottages One and Two were added in 1984, and echo the historic design down to the last keyhole window!
Gather a sense of the area's storied past by booking a room in one of Buttermilk Falls' circa-1764 Main House with river or garden views. Four architecturally intriguing guesthouses evoke an equally inspiring old rustic charm. For years, Buttermilk Falls Inn & Spa has prided itself on maintaining the architectural integrity of its buildings,...
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