In 1865, they arrived at the Lennon's White Silver Springs House for the medicinal springs, and stayed for the peace and quiet. For generations guests continue to arrive to this magnificent, on the NY Historical Register, Victorian 18 room Inn with its award-winning restaurant on 100 acres of country trails, 16 unit apartments complex, a 6-acre lake, fresh air and beautiful views. Now, the Bavarian Manor, with its third owner who took possession of this historic gem in 1931, continued the tradition of hospitality in the Northern Region of the Catskill Mountains, where historically the history of vacationing in the United States began. Washington Irving called the Catskill Mountains, a "spell-bound region" in the lands of his Rip Van Winkle, and so evident in the works of the American Artists Thomas Cole, Asher B. Durand and Fredrick Church, who too were captivated with its spiritual like beauty and in turn created the Hudson River School of Art from these very mountains. Committed to the environment this 19th century country Inn has fitted solar hot water panels onto their building and the 52kw solar panel array sits in the lower field. The main building, with wrap porch and delightful breezes leading to entry lobby with fireplace, cocktail lounge, full service restaurant, CIA and California Culinary approved extern-teaching kitchen and 18 en-suite rooms and owner's quarters anchor the property overlooking the lake is the 16 unit two story charming apartment complex, income producing or incorporate into the hotel for additional guests or retreat. Famed Hudson NY is 20 minutes away. Historic Athens and Catskill are also moments away. Enjoy great restaurants, shopping, and antiquing from Hudson to Woodstock to Albany.....check out The Great Northern Catskill Mt. Beverage Trail - featuring award winning craft beer and Hudson Valley wines! Every weekend you are also sure to find festivals, fairs, and fresh farmers markets! The area offers endless historic scenic drives and incredible hiking, as the Manor is on the edge of the Catskill Forest Preserve and its forever-wild 700,000 acres with 98 mountain peaks. Hike the amazing Kaaterskill Clove and waterfall! Ski Windham or Hunter...horseback ride, golf one of 10 courses within 25 minutes...visit Howe Caverns, Woodstock, historic Bronk House, Vanderbilt Mansion, FDR's Home, famed Olana...the Hudson River, 10 miles close, offers great tours travelling up and down on huge paddleboats or rent your own! Be a part of our great history! Live your dreams.
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