A new project put together by Warren County Planning & Community Development chronicles the growth of early Warren County lodges and hotels, detailing their location and development as well as the role they played as Warren County grew and began to prosper.
Warren County has long been a destination for those from more populated areas, the burgeoning railroad industry and the bounties of the woods and waters drawing them by the thousands, even in the early 1800s.
At the center of the services for these visitors were the early lodges and hotels that provided not only a place for them to get a meal and rest their heads, but served as a focal point of early communities as well.
Warren County’s documented history of lodges and hotels dates back to the early 1800s, when the region’s vast timber resources and cold, clean lakes began attracting visitors from downstate.
“Historic Lodges and Hotels of Warren County” offers an in-depth, interactive collection of information that includes maps and photos of the accommodations that popped up across the county from Glens Falls to Lake George, North Creek to Sabbath Day Point in Hague.
This project is the second Warren County history-themed website created by Warren County Planning in recent years. In 2019, the department released the Warren County History & Culture Mapper, and in light of positive feedback, focused on this new history project.
The Historic Lodges and Hotels website starts with the story of Abraham Wing’s arrival in Glens Falls, where he opened Wing’s Tavern, what is known to be the first tavern/inn in the area. From there, it goes to the mid-20th Century, detailing how some of these businesses, such as The Queensbury Hotel in Glens Falls and Ashes Hotel in Warrensburg, remain in operation today.
To view the project in its entirety, click here.