Wednesday, June 15, 2011
Lake Minnewaska, which is now a beautiful state park near us in New Paltz was home to two large resort Hotels. Cliff House and Windmere.
These Hotels were owned by the Smiley Family which continues to own the nearby Mohonk Mountain House. The Smiley's had developed a strong reputation for quality service and the hotels were probably at their peak during this period.
Their promotional brochures reflect the era, and give one the sense of what the Hotels were like, and certainly created the impression that this vacation was a very stylish thing to enjoy!