The Old Catskill Game Farm

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Once considered America's greatest zoo, The Catskill Game Farm housed over 2,000 animals with tens of millions of people having visited during its 73 year history. Today you can stay on the abandoned property and explore what remains. You have two options for your visit. You can spend a night under the stars at one of our private upscale campsites. Or you can stay at our boutique inn, The Old Catskill Game Farm Inn. Our property boasts 200+ mountainside acres, 3.5 miles of the original paved walkways and over 100 buildings of the old animal shelters are still in tact for you to explore.
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NDeMaio22
Durham, UK12 contributions
Rarely do I write reviews but felt compelled as our experience with at The Old Game Farm was one of the best I’ve had. This was a family gathering of twelve for a birthday celebration. Many of us had been at the Game Farm as kids so it was very nostalgic and special for us.

Shawn and Sid could not be more accommodating as hosts. Even before we got there, they ensured we had everything we needed upon arrival.

The house is comfortable and decorated tastefully and in line with the history of the property utilizing old signage and fixtures from the days of old. The kitchen was stocked with all the basics and we loved getting fresh eggs every morning from the chickens on site. Shawn took us a great tour of the property, along with his friendly goats.

Overall, a truly unforgettablegetaway with plenty to do on site and in the area. For those who have been there as kids, it will truly transport you back to the past. And for those who haven’t been there, it’s such a unique place, you will love it!
Written July 16, 2022
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Lisa C
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what a great time!! the inn was comfortable, clean and we enjoyed touring the grounds as well. I loved trying to match up my old photos to the current location. It was so nostalgic to go back and see the place that so many of us spend part of our childhood while on vacation! the only suggestion we had was to put signs at the locations stating what might have been there or even have an old photo of how it looked. I hope you continue to restore this great property!
Written August 8, 2021
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Jon B
Boston, MA117 contributions
This was an incredible stay at the Long Neck Inn at the Old Catskills Game Farm. All of the staff was so friendly and welcoming. I stayed in the Giraffe room which is the largest room and it was beautifully decorated. Had a great time talking to the Manager Moshe and Shawn the security caretaker was so great to talk to in answering many questions I had about the history of the farm. I spent 8 hours exploring the grounds of the game farm and it was truly remarkable. Sid the owner has done an amazing job at renovating the Giraffe barn and turning it into a stunning boutique hotel. It was a peaceful nights stay and just mesermerizing walking around taking beautiful photos of whats left of the over 120 buildings still standing of the game farm. I am excited about having the chance to come back again! This is truly a very unique experience that you cant find anywhere else!
Written October 5, 2021
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Bruce
North Brunswick, NJ129 contributions
Couples
It may be the most unique hotel I’ve ever stayed it. They converted the giraffe house into a 5 room hotel. It was decorated with the old Catskills game farm signs. Our room was spacious but lacked quality soaps and shampoo. Surprisingly there was only one role of toilet paper in the room. There a kitchen where you were able to cook breakfast, I made bacon and eggs. The old park is in a state of ruins and was fun to explore. They have goats that roam the grounds, chickens and cows. It was a nice experience
Written October 20, 2021
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Amanda C
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Booked The Long Neck Inn with a group of friends and had a wonderful time. It was a unique experience to stay at an old zoo turned hotel. The service was excellent. We enjoyed the hot tub, fire pit and walking our dog (a few rooms are pet friendly) on the property.
Written January 4, 2021
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Tom G
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Couples
The Old Game Farm was purchased by a young couple who are trying to open it again, but not as a traditional zoo. It is open for exploring as it has been aired on TV as one of America’s Abandoned Places. It is no longer abandoned and is being upgraded. The old giraffe house has been transformed into an upscale venue for weddings and other events. It also has lodging facilities. There is also upscale luxury camping units with private settings. It is a great place to explore. Self-guided tours are available and dates are posted on the website.
Written September 20, 2018
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Ellen B.
Allendale, NJ41 contributions
Friends
It wasn't like the Old Game Farm, nothing can ever compare to that. This is different, but the owners are doing their best. Nice place to bring the kids for a learning experience
Written June 11, 2018
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fourplay87
Catskill Region, NY1 contribution
Couples
Over all didnt know what to expect,the site needs alot of work,lots of structurol damage and high weeds.they are so ever trying to clean up the middle path and walk ways.Nice to just walk around and remember what the game farm used to look like.
Written February 19, 2018
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Thank you soo very much for taking the time to leave a review for us! I am very excited to say that we are going to be opening The Long Neck Inn this fall so a lot of upgrades and changes will be taking place on the property. Please feel free to plan another trip back in 2019 to see all of the progress!
Written February 22, 2018
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macleod007
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Family
Step back to place where you went as a child and remember all the sounds and smell from a place that made you happy. You see all the abandoned cages and gift shops but can still see all the animals that roamed the areas. It was great taking the kids to see and explain what it looked like back in the day
Written February 17, 2018
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Thank you soo much for sharing your experience with others! We really appreciate that you not only took the time to visit the property but also that you still have such a wonderful connection to its history! You are always welcome back!
Written February 22, 2018
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Mary Jo
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Spent a weekend in the fall at this lovely Inn in the Catskills. Cathy is a gracious host and exceedingly knowledgeable of the history of the Old Game Farm. The inn is impeccably decorated with memorabilia from the property giving it a nostalgic feel. Rooms are warm and cozy with all the amenities to be desired. We stayed in the elephant room.

I wish we had left more time to tour the grounds and get some hiking in. We did wander the property and explored many of the abandoned buildings which was a unique experience.

Definitely worth a visit any time of the year!
Written November 12, 2019
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