The Vanderbilt House Hotel & Restaurant

161 Main Street
Philmont, NY 12565
(518) 672-9993


Lovingly restored, our grand hotel is just waiting for you to enjoy the eight comfortable rooms, each with private bath and decorated to encourage relaxation. Have a meal in our cozy tavern or larger formal dining room. Also relax in our Victorian parlor, or outside on our two-level outdoor deck overlooking scenic Summit Lake.

The Vanderbilt House Hotel & Restaurant was built in 1860 by the Vanderbilts to serve their railroad employees in upstate NY. Although the railroad across the street no longer remains, some inhabitants from a prior life apparently still do. In recent times, guests have reported seeing a child jumping on an upstairs bed when no children are at the inn. Guests have reported many apparitions and antics. Four different mediums, none of whom have known one another have visited the inn at various times and describe the same sights guests have reported seeing. The Vanderbilt has had many past and present visitors, some still interacting with one another.” –  From the book Haunted Catskills by Lisa LaMonica

Opportunities for visitors:

Overnight stays in a haunted inn. Also offering artful cuisine, professionally served in the gracious, comfortable setting of a historic building; Tuesday through Saturday, 5 p.m. – 10 p.m.

Days/times of operation:

Restaurant: Tuesday through Saturday, 5 p.m. – 10 p.m.

Hotel deals or packages:

View the rooms here.

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