catskill mountain resort hotels
Stanley Turkel | July 30, 2019
By Stanley Turkel, CMHS Hotel History: Catskill Mountain Resort Hotels This is the story of an area of 250 square miles, approximately an hour and a half drive northwest of New York City, which over the course of last century became a resort phenomenon unlike any other. The area had attracted tourists since the post-Civil War years because of its visual appeal and accessibility via two railroad lines, the Ontario & Western and the Ulster & Delaware. The new arrivals came up to the Catskill Mountains to settle, to farm, and to escape the unhealthy environment of urban tenement life. The message came back to New York’s lower Ea...
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