The Abandoned Hotel Adler – Where the Mountains Make Dreams

The Abandoned Hotel Adler - Where the Mountains Make Dreams

The Adler Hotel is along Main Street with a turn onto Adler Avenue, in the small town of Sharon Springs, Schoharie County, New York.

The Abandoned Hotel Adler - Where the Mountains Make Dreams
The entrance to the grand Hotel Adler.

Sharon Springs grew into the happening spa town that sprung up many resort hotels and spas. The Hotel Adler was no exception and became part of the growing resorts of the Catskill Mountains.

The Abandoned Hotel Adler - Where the Mountains Make Dreams
A dining room that has the windows all boarded up.

Built in 1927, it boasted 150 rooms. Styled in Spanish Colonial Revival; it caught the eye of many wealthy and rich travelers and families. Oscar Wilde, Steven Spielberg and various Vanderbilts have been noted to have stayed here. A mayor of New York, Ed Koch, was working as a bus boy here during the 1940’s.

The Abandoned Hotel Adler - Where the Mountains Make Dreams
One of the kitchens with a roll around T.V.

The cost for such a large hotel was $250,000 USD in the 1920’s. Louis Adler was the owner / proprietor and operated the hotel until selling it in the 1950’s.

The Abandoned Hotel Adler - Where the Mountains Make Dreams
A nice refrigerator and floral curtains.

The building had 2 kitchens and served Kosher food. There was a therapeutic sulfur spa on the grounds and offered the chance for many to relax on their get-a-way to the Catskills.

The Abandoned Hotel Adler - Where the Mountains Make Dreams
A small room with twin double beds.

It was purchased in 2004 by a Korean-American company Sharon Springs, Inc. but has been abandoned since then. According to locals the company has ceased to pay taxes and have forgone any upkeep since 2009.

The Abandoned Hotel Adler - Where the Mountains Make Dreams
When nature calls….

Rumors swirl that a maid was murdered on the fifth floor in the early 1980’s. The floor was allegedly closed off and no one stayed on it since then. Sightings, feelings of haunt and overall spooky sensations are reported by many who stayed here. This could partly have been due to the large atmosphere but declining clientele during the early 2000’s.

The Abandoned Hotel Adler - Where the Mountains Make Dreams
Pillows and mattresses looking dirty in a room on the upper floors.
The Abandoned Hotel Adler - Where the Mountains Make Dreams
A small single room with pink walls and sheer curtains.
The Abandoned Hotel Adler - Where the Mountains Make Dreams
Adding machines have long been a thing of the past.
The Abandoned Hotel Adler - Where the Mountains Make Dreams
Retro green wallpaper and an old rotary phone.

Where is the abandoned Hotel Adler in the Catskills resort area of Sharon Springs located? You can find it with these coordinates. 42.798804, -74.615053.

The Abandoned Hotel Adler - Where the Mountains Make Dreams
Aerial of the abandoned Hotel Adler and surrounding buildings.

Photographs by Christpher Titzer / Flickr. Licensed under CC.

Here is to you Riaan, happy birthday. I hope hotels never disappoint you (by hotels I mean me). You are the most wondrous person and deserve the world. Ek het lief vir jou.

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