Welcoming groups for meetings and functionsBear Mountain Inn has a long history as a hospitable venue for corporate meetings and events, social celebrations and family reunions. In fact, beginning in the early 1900s, millions of New York City dwellers came by rail and steamboat up the Hudson River to escape the city’s confines and enjoy the park, lake, fresh air, and magnificent views of Bear Mountain, proudly dubbed "the greatest playground in the world."
Built in 1915, Bear Mountain Inn was designed to replicate the turn-of-the-century Adirondack Great Camps as found throughout the National Park system. Though its origins as an open-air cafeteria were humble, the Inn went through many metamorphoses and by mid-century featured overnight accommodations, great food and service, and became a venue highly regarded for marking generations of milestones - hosting the most special corporate and social events.
Today, after being shuttered for many years, the Inn has been restored to its rustic splendor with stone and wood beams and expansive open-hearth fireplaces. Though many of the Inn’s original decorative items had been sold at auction, given away or dispersed to other state facilities when the Inn was closed, as people have learned of the Inn's ressurection, items have been returned, including chairs, tables and light fixtures, a testament to how much Bear Mountain Inn means to the people of New York.
The current décor remains classic Adirondack and comfortably rustic. The Inn features 12 guestrooms and three suites, while its sister property Overlook Lodge houses 24 guestrooms; and the four Stone Cottages feature six guestrooms each surrounding a shared common area with working fireplace (available seasonally).
Bear Mountain Inn hosts holiday buffet functions, business meetings, weddings and social galas, earning rave reviews in a variety of room configurations. On the ground level, the Inn’s 3,000 sq. ft. Appalachian Room can accommodate up to 125 for meals, 48 seated classroom-style. While the cozier 1,550 sq. ft. Adirondack room is perfect for small functions of no more than 50, both rooms access the exterior Maple Terrace and each features windowed walls for views of the grounds. On the Inn’s second floor, the Perkins and Harriman Ballrooms can be combined to offer 5,695 sq. ft. featuring overhead beamed ceilings, an open-hearth fireplace, rustic columns and views of the park and mountain. The Rockefeller Room and Boardroom are 600 sq. ft. each, while the Boardroom includes a tree top-level balcony.
A short walk away, there’s still more function space at the Overlook Lodge, where the Hudson Room accommodates 40, and two breakout rooms each seat 20. Lastly, there’s the Cliffhouse, a special rustic cabin of 1,600 sq. ft. that accommodates 30-classroom style, and 50 when seated at rounds. Expertly trained professional service and culinary staff leave planners and attendees wanting for nothing. Amenities at the Inn also include the Hiker’s Café for light fare and “grab and go,”
Restaurant 1915, the Blue Roof Tapas Bar and the Bear Mountain Trading Company. Sunday Brunch is served weekly at Bear Mountain. To relax and rejuvenate after meetings, attendees can set appointments at the Spa at Bear Mountain Inn or enjoy the park’s many amenities such as seasonal swimming and boating in summer, ice skating in winter, and year round hiking, and turns on the nostalgic Merry-go-Round.
Bear Mountain Inn is convenient to Westchester International Airport and accessible to Manhattan – just an hour away – via car, bus, train or cab.