Brown’s Hotel was a famous resort in the Catskills located in upstate New York. Only a few miles down the road from Grossinger’s, the hotel flourished from the 1940s to the 1980s. In the 1950s and ’60s, it was one of the more popular resorts along with Grossinger’s and the Concord.

By the mid 1980s, many of these resorts went into decline when families started to stay home during the summer thanks to the increasing availability of TVs and air conditioning. Brown’s eventually closed in the late 1980s, but the property was put to new use as a condo complex called The Grandview Palace.

In 2012, the complex suffered a major fire which destroyed many of the buildings. Today, the buildings that survived the fire sit abandoned and in disrepair. It remains to be seen what will be done with the property in the future.

View pictures of the abandoned Brown’s Hotel above.

Also see:

Abandoned Grand Catskills Resort: The Nevele

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