The area while only 90 mi from NYC is vastly different. It's mountain type country & far colder.
Winter storms are frequent & unpredictable, lots of snow, ice & fog.Driving is treaherous.Old time
resorts struggled.to make ends meet..Summer is fine. Scenic & pretty& refreshing climate. Big
expensive resorts need big crowds.It ain't gonna happen 6 mos of the yr. Hugh Hefner built a
Playboy Club in the 70's about 35mi away.Beautiful place. nice golf course, resturant, skiing. It
was a financial disaster.Anybody spend big money to buid taking huge risk.Malaysia it's not!
OMG I actually agree with most of your comments. That is scary !!! Ya, I recall the Playboy Club in Great Gorge. Was a beautiful place; and yes, a financial disaster. Generally, in its heyday, in the 1950's to early 1960's; the Catskills was a place to go basically from July 4th to Labor Day; it was close to being a ghost town, even in its hey day, after Labor Day.
Thanks for the support. Those grand hotels were built as early as pre-WW1 .By the 1950's
they were really starting to show their age.The best one was the magnificent Grossingers.
Jenny G. spared no expense to continuosly maintain & upgrade. As you know it's still going
ok as a condo. Bur to duplicate it today, which is more or less what the plans call for would be
fantastically expensive. A gambling operation would,of course be a must. But with the short
summer season, IMHO, they could never produce a profitable operation. Honestly I don't think
these hicks know their a-- from a hole in the ground. The State of NY really blew it.
THirty years ago it might have been a different story.Bring backmore more memories?