By Time and the Valleys Museum on Tuesday, Mar. 7, 2017 - 9:13 am
The story of the Catskill resorts from 1823 to 1974. Originally a slide presentation by Manville Wakefield, the program includes an introduction by Trustee Emeritus Barbara Purcell. Refreshments are included.
By Julia Reischel on Thursday, Apr. 23, 2015 - 12:14 pm
A year ago, on April 23, 2014, the Delaware County Board of Supervisors voted to ask the New York State Legislature to impose a 2 percent occupancy tax on room and hotel rentals in Delaware County. But despite broad support for the so-called bed tax among... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2015 - 11:21 am
Above: Cold Spring House in 2008. Photo by Erika Karl via Flickr.   The Tannersville village board has decided to demolish the mouldering ruins of the historic Cold Spring House, a once opulent 200-room wooden hotel that catered to Jewish guests during... Read more
By Katherine Speller on Friday, Jun. 6, 2014 - 3:15 pm
Above: A room at the Arnold House. Photo courtesy of the Arnold House.  For over a century, urbanites have found refuge in the Catskills. But the heyday of the grand Victorian mountain hotels is over, and the era of Borscht Belt resort kitsch is passing... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Friday, Apr. 25, 2014 - 11:29 am
Above: Business owners discuss a proposed bed tax for Delaware County at a public meeting in Arkville on March 25, 2014. Photo by Julia Reischel.  The Delaware County Board of Supervisors took the first step towards levying a two percent tax on room and... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2013 - 11:10 pm
Soon to be seen in Margaretville? Photo of Best Western sign by Flickr user ninniane; published under Creative Commons license. A long-planned transformation of the Margaretville Motel into a 62-room Best Western hotel got a major boost from New York... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Monday, Jul. 5, 2010 - 10:52 am
With the last Kutsher on the verge of retirement, the resort that inspired "Dirty Dancing" was poised to follow its Borscht Belt brethren into a long twilight of decrepitude. But in a lucky break for the 103-year-old hotel, caterer Mickey Montal and... Read more
By WP Newsroom on Monday, Apr. 19, 2010 - 2:04 pm
The Catskill Watershed Corporation and HospitalityGreen just announced a joint venture aimed at measuring (and decreasing) the impact of local hotels and B&Bs on the NYC watershed. From HospitalityGreen's press release: The Green Concierge project is... Read more
By WP Newsroom on Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2010 - 2:23 pm
Oklahoma investor Joey Abbo, who failed in his bid to buy the ailing Friar Tuck Inn in Catskill last year, says he's still interested in buying, if he has time to put the financing together. From the Times Union: Abbo says he had been working with several... Read more
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