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Photo uploaded on February 20, 2017.

The Catskill Mountain House was a famous hotel near Palenville, New York and in the Catskill Mountains overlooking the Hudson River Valley, built in 1824. In its prime, from the 1850s to the turn of the century, it was visited by three U.S. presidents (U.S. Grant, Chester A. Arthur and Theodore Roosevelt) and the power elite of the day.

The state now operates a large public campground, North-South Lake, near the site of the hotel. The Mountain House site is an easy walk from it along the popular Escarpment Trail.

All that remains of what was once America's most fashionable resort is the gateposts and the sweeping views from the cleared site.


More maps, photos from Historic New York Catskill Mountain House.