Diamond Mills Hotel & Tavern
Diamond Mills Hotel & Tavern is truly unlike anything in the Hudson Valley. Just 100 miles north of New York City, nestled in the historic Village of Saugerties, Diamond Mills is a 30-room boutique Hotel featuring luxurious accommodations, fresh Farm to Table cuisine at The Tavern and a Grand Ballroom designed to service groups of all sizes, large and small, perched above the Esopus Falls.
In times past, 25 South Partition Street was home to the Martin Cantine Paper Mill built in 1888. At its peak, the Martin Cantine Paper Mill of Saugerties was the industry leader, having perfected the process of manufacturing coated papers, until closing its doors in 1975. In 1978, the Mill caught fire leaving little for salvation. For almost thirty years the property sat vacant, a lonely reminder of past progress, until Saugerties resident and entrepreneur Tom Struzzieri took interest in developing the site.
In 2007, Struzzieri was awarded a grant from the Empire State Development Corporation under its Restore New York Grant Program, which provides financial assistance for revitalization of commercial spaces, encouraging community growth and neighborhood development. With this grant and years of planning, Diamond Mills was erected after just 11 short months of construction. The elegant interior encompasses the finest furnishings and linens along with sophisticated, well-designed bathrooms and private furnished balconies, while the exterior of the property stays true to its predecessor, featuring solid brick facades and classic paned windows.
Diamond Mills Hotel opened its doors to overnight guests on December 9, 2011 and a few weeks later, The Tavern at Diamond Mills debuted its handcrafted menu highlighting the seasonal bounty of the Hudson Valley. Since opening, Diamond Mills Hotel & Tavern has received praise from local and international press such as The Wall Street Journal, New York Magazine, Huffington Post and The Robb Report.