The Nash Family Welcomes You.
Welcome to The Colonial Motel! The motel is located in the heart of Grand Gorge, in the midst of a wide reaching forest in upstate New York. We offer a variety of premiere rooms both in the historic house or family-sized rooms in the motel section. In the summer we also have a private seasonal pool open for your use, to cool down in the hot weather during the months of July through August.
In Autumn, nature paints our rolling hillsides with bursts of bright orange and red. Deer, turkey and other small game thrive so abundantly among the foliage that this area has become famous to hunters all over the Northeast. Many of them return year after year to our motel.
Winter’s snowy blanket turns our village into a Christmas postcard, attracting skiers to major ski centers only minutes away. These ski centers (Plattekill, Windham and Hunter) offer plenty of lifts, well-kept slopes and the ﬁnest snow—making equipment. Cross-country skiing and snowmobile trails are just as convenient.
By Spring, the winter snows have melted into quiet brooks and streams teaming with trout for those of you who enjoy fishing.
Summer comes with an invitation to spend long days on any of the three nearby 18—hole golf courses. Stretch out beneath the warm sun beside our large heated pool, or attend the local Hunter Festival with its arts and crafts and delicious food.
Whatever season you choose, we hope you’ll come visit.
Years in the motel business have taught us that even though people like to travel, they still want to feel at home. We try very hard to help you feel that way!
Each of our rooms is tastefully decorated & designed for comfort. All rooms have their own style & each is equipped with cable TV, free WiFi (wireless internet) access, private bath, microwave, air conditioning, fridge & coffee/tea service. The rooms are spacious & we also offer efficiency units that allow for some light cooking. Daily maid service is, of course, included.
Over its lifetime, The Colonial has had only a few owners, and has been well loved & cared for. Built in 1842, our Inn was originally a doctor’s estate. Eventually it became "Steiner’s Colonial" and was operated as a boarding house during Summer months. Dan Tait operated it as a year round motel for the next 25 years, converting rustic cabins into a modern motel. And so now we are pleased and privileged to own and operate this grand lady whose guests become friends and return year after year.
Diane and Bob Nash