Two Hudson Valley Hotels Highlighted in Historic National List
Do you prefer to stay in historic hotels or newer resorts? History buffs can visit the Hudson Valley to explore its landmarks and sleep in some of the historical sites around.
Some Hudson Valley towns date back to when they were named differently than they are today. For instance, Rhinebeck, NY is what we currently refer to this Dutchess County town as but in the past, it was known as Kipsbergen, NY.
The oldest intersection in America can be passed through in Ulster County, NY. You may have visited this road before and didn't even realize its historical influence.
While the Hudson Valley is known for its rich history, it can also be referred to as having some of the coziest towns as well. Two Hudson Valley towns were highlighted for being the coziest in America.
Recently, two Hudson Valley hotels were highlighted in a National Historic list, can you take a guess?
What Is The Historic Hotels Of America Organization?
Two Hudson Valley hotels can be found on the list of the Historic Hotels of America.
"is the official program of the National Trust for Historic Preservation for recognizing and celebrating the finest Historic Hotels. Historic Hotels of America was founded in 1989 by the National Trust for Historic Preservation with 35 charter members."
There are over 300 historic hotels that are included in Historic Hotels of America. They are located within the United States which includes 44 states. The Historic Hotels of America also have Puerto Rico and the District of Columbia hotels on the list as well.
"Historic Hotels of America is comprised of mostly independently owned and operated historic hotels. More than 30 of the world’s finest hospitality brands, chains, and collections are represented in Historic Hotels of America."
How Can Hotels Be Recognized To Be On The List Of Historic Hotels Of America?
Historic Hotels of America shared that, in order for a hotel to be nominated and also selected for membership, it would have to be at least 50 years old. The hotel must also,
"has been designated by the U.S. Secretary of the Interior as a National Historic Landmark or listed in or eligible for listing in the National Register of Historic Places; and recognized as having historic significance."
What Two Hudson Valley Hotels Were Highlighted In This Historic National List?
Ulster County and Rockland County hotels are on the list of Historic Hotels of America. It's possible that you or someone that you know have stayed at these resorts before.
Those who want to escape the business of life often visit this fan-favorite stay in the Hudson Valley. With beautiful views, great reputations and on-site activities to take part in, these hotspots continue to attract visitors from different states.
Mohonk Mountain House Is On The List Of Historic Hotels Of America
Historic Hotels of America recognizes Mohonk Mountain House in New Paltz, NY as a historic hotel of America.
They share information about Mohonk Mountain House
"Albert Smiley to create Mohonk Mountain House as a resort where guests could renew body, mind, and spirit in a beautiful natural setting. Now, over 150 years later, it is still owned and operated by the Smiley family. "
This Victorian castle sits on 1,200 acres with beautiful views of the Hudson Valley. Mohonk Mountain House is an award-winning resort that is eco-friendly.
"A U.S. National Historic Landmark since 1986, Mohonk Mountain House is truly among the most historic hotels in America."
Bear Mountain Inn Is On The List Of Historic Hotels Of America
Historic Hotels of America recognizes Bear Mountain Inn in Tomkins Cove, NY as a historic hotel of America.
They share information about Bear Mountain Inn,
"The historic Bear Mountain Inn is the centerpiece of a unique park system that stretches from the edge of New York City through the Hudson Valley. As one of the earliest rustic-style lodges built to take advantage of a natural setting, Bear Mountain Inn is a fabulous contemporary of the great National Park lodges."
Bear Mountain Inn shared that its resort is known as the
“finest examples of rustic Adirondack architecture in America '' upon its opening in 1915. It's fascinating to learn that park employees used all natural materials to help construct the Bear Mountain Inn.
The Bear Mountain Inn closed for six years in 2005 in order to perform renovations and restore details of its history. There are over 20,000 square feet available for event space on site.
Have you ever been to Mohonk Mountain House or Bear Mountain Inn before? Would you visit either one of these hotels on the list of Historic Hotels of America? Tell us more below.