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Thompson House sold to LA-based Wylder Hotels

Jul 05, 2021 6:00 am

Melanie Lekocevic is reporting for Columbia-Greene Media the Thompson House, a Windham resort started by a local family 140 years ago, has been sold. The resort, located on Route 296, was sold by the Goettsche family June 10, to Wylder Hotels. “We purchased [the] Thompson House resort,” Wylder Hotels founder and CEO John Flannigan said. “We are going to be renaming it Wylder Windham and it will open in the spring of 2022. We have big plans to do a great transformation, but we will honor the soul and history of the property and bring it up to speed and make it magical again.” Flannigan declined to disclose the purchase price. Wylder Hotels is a privately held company. Flannigan said a large-scale renovation is planned and the work is scheduled to begin in the next month or two. "...We are in the planning stages right now and moving quickly,” he said. The 20-acre property has eight buildings and all eight are slated for renovation, along with the pool, landscaping and grounds, Flannigan said. Wylder Hotels os based in Los Angeles, and it owns two additional resorts in Hope Valley, California, and Tilghman Island, Maryland. The Thompson House has been in the Goettsche family since it opened in 1880. “We owned the hotel 140 years,” Eric Goettsche said. “My great-great-grandparents started it and it has been passed down through the family since then.” Goettsche, 64, said his impending retirement was the impetus behind the sale. “We are not getting any younger and it seemed like the right time to sell,” he said. “It was a hard decision to make, but it was the right decision,” Goettsche said. Read the full story at HudsonValley360 [dot] com.