Catskill Hotels

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Travel through a history of accomodations where Catskills tourists lodged during their excursions through one of America's most famed resort areas. According to the Catskill Institute, there were over 1,000 hotels spread across the mountains of Greene, Ulster, Delaware, and Sullivan Counties at one time. The Catskills were an exciting world full of pleasures to be enjoyed, with summer and winter activities characterized by entertainment, food, sports, card playing, and food again. Catskill Hotels, with a collection of some 200 images, tells the story of this world, which began with America's first resort hotel, the Catskill Mountain House, continued with places such as the world-famous Grossinger's, and can still be found today at Kutsher's Country Club, the Mountain House at Lake Mohonk, and a few other hardy resorts.
ISBN: 9780738511610
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: New York
Series: Images of America
Images: 200
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Irwin Richman has spent all or part of sixty-five summers in the Catskills. The author of The Catskills in Vintage Postcards, Hudson River from New York City to Albany, and Sullivan County: Borscht Belt, he is a professor of American studies at the Pennsylvania State University, Harrisburg. In Catskill Hotels he takes us through the silver age and the golden age of one of America's great resort areas and invites us to learn and to share memories.
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