Historic House Listings

An old zoo! So cool! On 203 acres in New York. $3,600,000

April 18, 2024

How about a former zoo, turned boutique hotel! This would be cool to own! It was known as the Catskill Game Farm. It was built in 1933. It is located on 203 acres in Catskill, New York. In 2012, the former Giraffe House was turned into a unique boutique hotel. I bet there are a lot of paved trails. The main inn features six bedrooms, game room, outdoor hot tub and a chef’s kitchen. There are also multiple glamping sites. The zoo began as a family petting zoo. $3,600,000

Contact Jeanne Rakowski with Corcoran Country Living: 845-338-5832

From the Zillow listing:


Catskill Game Farm…203 acres 0f where stunning mountain views earn their bragging rights in every season. It began as a family owned petting zoo in 1933. In 2012 what had been called the Giraffe House was beautifully renovated with a nostalgic nod to days gone by, now a modern boutique hotel. Enter into a large living room style common area, the Inn has six beautifully appointed bedrooms, a game room, outdoor hot tub and a wonderful chefs kitchen. Additional amenities include upscale private Glamping sites. Imagine a residential development of this (1.5 acre zoning) area utilizing its multiple water wells. The typography lends itself to many privately sighted building locations which currently have road access. There is the possibility of reimagining existing structures for permitted uses as well. This is a magical Hudson Valley property.


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