Bear Mountain Inn
Situated at the base of Bear Mountain and overlooking the shores of Hessian Lake, the historic Bear Mountain Inn, built in 1915, 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 State Park was born out of the conservation efforts of the Harriman Family in 1908, before ecological conservation was the popular movement it is today. What was soon to be the future site of Sing Sing Prison eventually became the hallowed grounds of The Bear Mountain Inn thanks to the Harriman’s and the youthful Palisades Interstate Park Commission. While development of the prison had begun in 1908, Mr. Edward Henry Harriman chose to donate thousands of acres of his family’s land (to eventually become Harriman State Park), along with $1 million to the PIPC on the condition that the State of New York stop work on the prison and make Bear Mountain into a park. By 1910, the base of Bear Mountain was bustling with activity to create a State Park.
Since its first year of operation in 1915, Bear Mountain Inn has been the centerpiece of the Palisades Interstate Park Commission. It was originally constructed as an open-air pavilion to facilitate food service. By the winter of 1923 the great stone arches of the Inn (still visible today) were retrofitted with windows and enclosed to make the Inn a year-round attraction.
The first leg of the Appalachian Trail was built at the property in 1923.
Original Property Opened: 1915
Historic Hotels of America toll-free reservations number (800) 678-8946
3020 Seven Lakes Drive
Bear Mountain, New York 10911
|Check-in time: 3:00 p.m.
Check-out time: 11:00 a.m.
Hotel Amenities & Policies
Adjoining Rooms: Adjoining rooms are based upon availability. Please speak with hotel once reservations have been made.
Age Requirements: Guests are required to be 21 years or older with photo identification to reserve a room and check-in. Packages that include alcohol require guests to be at least 21 years old at time of check-in. Guests under age must accompanied by an adult.
Airport: The closest airports are Steward International Airport (20 miles, 30 minutes) and Westchester County Airport (32 miles, 43 minutes).
ATM: Available and located in Bear Mountain Inn.
Cancellation Policy: Cancellations must be made 24 hours in advance (local hotel time) and 72 hours in advance during special events. The cancellation policy will be waived if nearby aiports are closed and/or roads are not clear in events of extreme weather.
Cribs and Pack-in-Plays: Available on a complimentary basis
Deposit: A deposit of 50% down is required at time of booking the cabins.
Early Check-In/Late Check-Out: Based on availability.
Extra Person Fees: Not applicable
Gift Certificates: Gift certificates are available. Certificates do not have any restrictions or an expiration date.
Handicap Accessible Rooms: Handicap accessible rooms are available at Bear Mountain Inn, Overlook Lodge and the Stone Cottages.
Hotel/Resort Fees & Taxes: Reservations at Bear Mountain Inn are subject to a City/State Tax of 11.375%. Reservations at Overlook Lodge and the Stone Cottages are subject to a City/State Tax of 13.125%. All reservations are subject to a $10 Amenity Fee which covers high-speed Internet access, two (2) bottles of water in-room, on-site parking, and the deluxe continental breakfast buffet.
Rollaways: Available for $10, per rollaway
Occupancy Restrictions: Accommodations with a king-size bed can accommodate three (3) people. Accommodations with double-size beds can accommodate up to five (5) people.
Parking: On-site parking is available on a complimentary basis.
Payment: A valid credit card is required to guarantee all reservations. An authorization will be taken on the credit card provided upon check-in and the card will be charged at check-out. Visa, Mastercard, Discover, American Express, Cash, and Third Party Authorization Forms are accepted forms of payment.
Pet Policy: Permitted in Overlook Lodge only; $45.00 non-refundable one-time fee, per pet plus $5 per day. There is a maximum of two pets per room. Pets may not be left alone in a room unless in a cage. Service animals are always welcome.
Smoking Policy: Smoking permitted in outside only, 25 feet away from entrances
Transportation: Public transportation is available by taking Metro-North Railroad's Hudson Line to Peekskill, Manitou, or Garrison train stations and then taking a taxi.
Travel Agent Commission: Eligible travel agents, with valid IATA, receive 10% commission on reservations booked at rack rate only.
The above list may not be comprehensive and information is subject to change without notice. Fees and deposits may not include tax. Taxes, fees, deposits, and policies are subject to change without notice.
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WWI: The Great War, 1914 ~ 1918
Situated at the base of Bear Mountain and overlooking the shores of Hessian Lake, the historic Bear Mountain Inn, built in 1915, is the centerpiece of a unique park system that stretches from the edge of New York City through the Hudson Valley.
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