I first visited Lake Minnewaska and the surrounding area in the mid-80's. Fell in love with the place and would return for hiking and cross-country skiing trips as often as I could. Back in those days I swam in the lake many times. I never saw the Cliff House as I think it came down in the 70's; correct? I was fortunate to have seen & been inside the other hotel (Mountain House?) and used to "explore it" when the staff was not around
Two years ago I visited the park; first time back in decades. I was in the region for a high school reunion. I spent a wonderful fall day hiking around the old carriage roads and paths. Brought back many memories and I left at the end of the day with moist eyes. I hope to return again sometime.
I have some old menus and things like that from possibly circa 1930 that a former staff member gave me years ago. I think I posted on this site several years ago and offered to scan them and then send to somebody on this site. I had a big computer crash and haven't been back on this site since. If someone's still interested in receiving scans of these old items let me know.