The Bear Mountain Inn, built in 1915 up at Bear Mountain State Park was a little bit of Yellowstone about 45 miles north of the New York City line. The Historic Landmark has been closed for renovations for 6 years; it’s scheduled to reopen February 18.
The Palisades Parks Conservancy tells us the grand old Adirondack style inn has been extensively renovated with 15 luxury guest rooms and suites, a restaurant and gift shop and 20,000 square feet of event space designed by Thomas Hamilton Associates.
It will be interesting to see how much of the original charm remains; the 1915 Inn was built by employees with wood and stone that they found in the Park. Note the unfortunate dropped ceiling in the new dining room, but it looks like some original windows are there and some of the woodwork was preserved.
photos: PiPC Archives.