American Lodge in Sharon Springs closing cafe at close of 12 months

Penni Schewe
Photo of Steve Barnes

The American Hotel in Sharon Springs.


SHARON SPRINGS — After far more than 20 several years of remaining one of the symbols of the renaissance of this Schoharie County village that was a resort desired destination for far more than a century starting in the 1830s, the American Lodge will near its restaurant at the conclude of this 12 months, and the lodge will grow to be a B&B right until it is offered.

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The announcement was created Thursday by the homeowners, Doug Plummer and Garth Roberts, refugees from the New York City theater entire world who moved to Sharon Springs in the early 1990s, opened a cafe and later acquired and renovated the American Resort over five several years, opening it in May 2001. The set the hotel on the industry in summertime 2020. Created in 1842, it experienced turn out to be so rundown that they paid out only $18,000 for it in 1996.

After closing for a winter season break at the commencing of next year, “(I)t is our plan to operate as a ‘rooms only’ small business till that particular customer is discovered (and indeed, Garth will even now be on board to make you a delectable breakfast),” Plummer and Roberts say in their announcement.

They continue, “The American provides an outstanding possibility for an aspiring Chef seeking to establish him/herself in a historic assets (& community).” The asking selling price is $1.375 million, according to the listing.

The resort restaurant has evening meal seatings at 5, 6 and 7 p.m. Thursday by means of Saturday Sunday brunch is 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Examine out the menus. Contact 518-284-2105. The lodge is at 192 Principal St., 50 miles west of Albany.

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