Former Catskill Game Farm on the market again
Ted Remsnyder is reporting for Columbia-Greene Media the former Game Farm luxury camping complex, once the site of the historic Catskill Game Farm, is up for sale again. The property was sold in November 2020, for $1.9 million to Yonkers businessman Sidney Blauner and a group of investors. The 193-acre property on Game Farm Road in Catskill is now listed by the Corcoran Group with an asking price of $3.6 million. The Catskill Game Farm opened in 1933 as the nation’s first privately owned zoo. The site was home for more than 2,000 animals before it closed on October 9, 2006, after 73 years in operation. Ben and Cathy Ballone purchased the property in 2012 and converted it into the Long Neck Inn in 2019, with indoor lodging and outdoor glamping. When the property was sold 14 months ago to Blauner it was renamed The Old Game Farm. The current hotel includes The Old Catskill Game Farm Estate, a 9,000-square-foot mansion that was renovated from the zoo’s former giraffe house. Read the full story at HudsonValley360 [dot] com.