Warwick Hospitality from the 1800’s – Today

Posted by on Aug 29, 2013 in Warwick In History Minutes | 0 comments

“Warwick in History” – The following was taken from the book TWO CENTURIES IN WARWICK.

In the early 1800’s, Cornelius Lazear established a tavern in New Milford. Later came the Riverside, and the New Milford Hotel.

Edenville had Peter VanHouten’s Tavern in 1791. Greenwood lake, which became a popular nineteenth century resort area, had many hotels. Bellvale, as the result of a pact among its inhabitants, had none, at least not for the fifty years up to 1889. However, the RISING STAR noted that the Mount Peter House, which overlooked Bellvale, was doing a thriving business in 1889.

Today, almost all of the old inns have disappeared, but new ones have come to carry on Warwick’s tradition of hospitality and good dining.