An upstate New York resort featured in The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel recently hit the market for $6 million. Scott’s Family Resort has been around since 1869, with six generations of the Scott family helping to run the old-fashioned, 1,000-acre property. It still maintains a nostalgic charm, with wood-frame buildings dotting the land around the spring-fed Oquaga Lake, which is used for everything from motorboats to water skiing. The facilities include tennis courts, docks, an 18-hole golf course, and courts for volleyball and shuffleboard. The waterfront Lakeside Room dining hall provides space for dining and drinking, and the Playhouse is home to nightly entertainment in the form of a ballroom with the capacity to host hundreds of people, a four-lane bowling alley, a classic ice cream and soda fountain, and Ping-Pong and billiards tables. The resort offers 134 guest rooms in its main lodge, two-story guesthouse, the Christie Inn, the Windermere guest building, and seven cottages. “It’s like a step back in time,” Patty Scott Holdrege, the eldest of the Scotts’ five children, told The Journal News. “It was a more graceful time, a more relaxed time.”
The resort was also the perfect location for The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’s protagonist Miriam “Midge” Maisel to join her parents for a summer vacation in the second season of the hit Amazon Prime Video series. On the show, Scott’s Family Resort was transformed into Steiner’s Resort, set in the fictional Catskills village of Pine Woods. The resort was shut down completely for six weeks of filming in the summer of 2018—which sparked renewed interest in the struggling destination. “Because of the show, things were beginning to pick up again,” Holdrege said. Scott’s Family Resort is shut down for the remainder of 2020, with hopes that a new buyer can help modernize the resort and get business booming again.
Originally Appeared on Architectural Digest