I recently got a tour of the Bear Mountain Inn.  I am ashamed to admit this is the first time I visited the Inn and the Park.  Had I not had tunnel vision when my kids were younger, I would have made the 45 minute ride to visit.  They have a swimming pool, picnic areas, a zoo and an outdoor skating rink in the winter. (There were plenty of people on the ice when I was there.)  Best of all they have a Merry Go Round which features hand-painted scenes from the park and 42 hand-carved seats made to look like native animals.

The Inn has recently gone under extensive renovations!  Beautiful hardwood floors, and hardwood throughout the entire place.  A conference center that can accommodate 250 people with 4 break out rooms.  There are 15 beautiful guest rooms. Looking ahead three years down the road they plan on having a spa at the hotel.

They expect to open Valentine’s Day Weekend and rack rates are $250 per night.

They have a cafe that is currently open to the public.  The 1915 Cafe is named after the year the building was finished.  80% of the food served is sourced locally with their meats come from Smokehouse of the Catskills.

A stay here is close to West Point, Woodbury Commons, Palaia Vineyards, Brotherhood Winery, Applewood Winery & Warwick Valley Winery. Lots of hiking is available!