For greater than 150 years, Scott’s Family Resort has beckoned households to its almost 1,000 bucolic acres.
However the waterfront compound in Deposit, New York — just below a three-hour drive from town — is finest referred to as the idyllic backdrop for a number of beloved episodes of Amazon Prime’s hit collection, “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.”
The Catskills retreat in Delaware County, close to Binghamton in upstate New York, has been working since 1869.
However now, on account of lingering money owed and the ailing well being of its house owners, who’re of their 90s, the Scott household is able to cross the torch to a brand new proprietor for $6 million. The auction for the property ended on Sept. 17 with no certified bid, so it nonetheless stays in the marketplace.
Within the present, set within the Nineteen Fifties and ’60s, Miriam “Midge” Maisel (Rachel Brosnahan) is a housewife turned standup comic who spends summers on the fictional Steiner Resort in the so-called “Borscht Belt.” She and her household get pleasure from dances, picnics, bowling and July 4 fireworks on the garden.
In actual life, the 134 rooms, cottages and visitor homes at Scott’s Household Resort, set upon spring-fed Oquaga Lake, are usually open from Memorial Day to Columbus Day however are at present closed on account of COVID. It’s nonetheless accessible to hire out for personal occasions, excursions and occasional stays.
“It had the perfect 12 months ever after ‘Mrs. Maisel’ filmed there,” says Jonathan Meyerhoff, 53, who’s married to the Scotts’ daughter, Jai Hari Meyerhoff, and has been a customer for the reason that Nineteen Seventies when his mother and father had been performers there.
The Playhouse has a ballroom, a basic ice cream and soda fountain and a bowling alley from the 1900s with hand-set pins. Outside, there are water sports activities on the lake, in addition to courts for tennis, volleyball and shuffleboard.
An Instagram account referred to as Low cost Outdated Homes spotlighted the troubled resort with a plea to reserve it. The post has garnered almost 40,000 likes.
Meyerhoff helps to discipline calls and provides for the property, which isn’t publicly listed.
“So many individuals come again right here,” he says. “All people loves the household vibe.”
An earlier model of this story appeared within the New York Publish print editions on June 11.