In 1706, Johannes Hardenbergh purchased a two million acre tract of land that included almost the entire Catskills region from Nanisinos, sachem of the Esopus Indians. His grandson, Isaac Hardenbergh (1755-1822), was granted a large portion of that land in eastern Delaware County and built this home there in 1780. He also established a local mill, maintained the area’s first
Before/After Grossinger's Pool It's quickly being forgotten that the Catskill Mountains were once home to a number of luxurious resorts and hotels where city residents would frequently vacation, but once air travel became more affordable and popular, the Catskills quickly declined. Today, many former luxurious resorts are left to decay.