BEAR MOUNTAIN, N.Y., Feb. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The historic Bear Mountain Inn at Bear Mountain State Park, which had been closed for renovations for over six years, will reopen its lodging facilities to the public on February 18, 2012.
Originally built in 1915, the Inn has been extensively renovated to include 15 luxury guest rooms and suites designed by Thomas Hamilton and Associates, and over 20,000 sq. ft. of flexible event space. Room rates will range from $189 -- $450/night. The Inn also welcomes guests to the 1915 Restaurant, which features a local and sustainable menu, and the Bear Mountain Trading Company, where visitors can find park souvenirs, crafts, local food items, and jewelry.
Bear Mountain Inn is an historic landmark, listed on the National and New York State Registers of Historic Places, constructed entirely of stone and timber native to the area. Upon its opening, The American Architect declared the Bear Mountain Inn to be one of the "finest examples of rustic Adirondack architecture in America." Since that time, the Inn has hosted such dignitaries as President and Mrs. Franklin Delano Roosevelt and President Dwight D. Eisenhower. It has also welcomed the Brooklyn Dodgers, New York Giants, Green Bay Packers, champion boxer Jack Dempsey, and entertainment headliners Harry James, Tommy Dorsey, and Kate Smith.
The Inn is part of Bear Mountain State Park. The beautiful facilities include playing fields, picnic groves, rowboat docks, a swimming pool and bathhouse, hiking trails that include the first segment of the Appalachian National Scenic Trail, an ice skating rink, basketball court, the Trailside Museum and Zoo, and the delightful Bear Mountain Merry-Go-Round and pavilion. Event catering is under the leadership of award-winning Executive Chef Michael Matarazzo.
The Bear Mountain Inn is managed by Guest Services, Inc., a private hospitality company that has provided excellence in food, hotel, resort and leisure services since 1917. The Fairfax, VA-based company and its subsidiaries welcome guests in more than 250 facilities throughout the U.S. www.guestservices.com . For more information about Bear Mountain Inn, visit www.visitbearmountain.com or call (845)786-2731.
SOURCE Guest Services, Inc.