Nevele Grand – Ellenville, New York - Atlas Obscura

Nevele Grand

Ellenville, New York

The remnants of a luxurious resort that saw its peak in the 1970s and 1980s has been abandoned since 2009, leaving behind the wreckage of both the hotel and a beautiful ice skating rink. 

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The Nevele Grande Hotel was a luxury high-rise resort in the Catskills. It dates back to 1901, when Charles Slutsky established a country club at the site in a valley west of the Shawangunk Mountains. The property grew over time with new wings and even an indoor pool added for visiting guests.

In 1964, architect Herbert D. Phillips designed a 10-story dodecahedral tower, which became the resort’s crown jewel. The property was the height of luxury, offering guests multiple ballrooms, a Hawaiian-themed nightclub, a health club, two golf courses, a roller rink, and natural lakes fed by a tall waterfall.

But by the early 2000s, the resort was struggling to come up with the money to maintain all of its facilities. The Grande Nevele closed in 2009. 

November 2022: Most of the location was still intact; fences surrounding the front path with opening at end of one portion of said fence; Armed security on standby, on ATVs; Site is private property, and not open to public.

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