This is a unique opportunity to invest in a hotel, THE FRIAR TUCK INN, located in the heart of the Catskill Mountains just minutes from the villages of Catskill, Woodstock and Hudson and two premier ski resorts. With 500 hotel rooms, the approximately 382,894 square foot hotel is situated on 29.6 sprawling acres that include a one-acre pond and streams. The property is surrounded by the lush beauty of the Catskill Mountains with its rich wildlife and hiking trails, as well as ski resorts such as Hunter Mountain and Windham Mountain. The nearby Hudson River School Art Trail includes the Thomas Cole National Historic Site in the village of Catskill, as well as sites such as Kaaterskill Falls and Sunset Rock, which inspired 19th-century landscape painters.
What is the most compelling thing about this property?
Imagine if you could revive a great icon of hospitality in the booming new Catskills. In the 1970s it was a major convention destination, hosting the likes of The Sons of Italy and seating 2,000 people in one of its many dining halls. Imagine what you could do with 380 hotel rooms and nearly 400,000 square feet of hotel space? There are also numerous indoor and outdoor pools and a pond. It will take vision and deep pockets to restore it, but the result would be one of the best resorts in the Hudson Valley. And the town of Catskill will welcome you and applaud you.
Who is this house perfect for?
The Friar Tuck Inn would be perfect for a local or national investor/developer. It must not remain a hotel. It could become a mixed, luxurious and affordable housing project. The area is clamoring for more condos as people retire or leave New York. How about a wellness/spa retreat? Or a children’s amusement park?
What’s the fun thing to do within five miles of this house?
There is nothing within 5 miles except hiking but the town of Catskill is only 15 mins away and just across the river another 5 mins is the fabulous town of Hudson.
If this house could talk, what secret would it reveal about its history?
Wow, if Brother Tuck could talk, the stories would be amazing about all the famous and less famous guests he’s hosted over the years. It’s no secret that its former owners were forced to close in 2010. If the hotel could talk, it would beg us to find a white knight to save it and bring it back to glory.
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