Plans announced for new Eldred Preserve 

ELDRED, NY — The owners of the new Eldred Preserve, which is expected to open before the 50th anniversary of the original Woodstock Festival, which will take place in August 2019, have announced details about the project.

The new Eldred Preserve will include two establishments that are based on properties that are or were previously located elsewhere. The Bradstan Country Hotel, located in White Lake, will be a part of the new Eldred project as the Bradstan Boutique Hotel. And the owners of the former Old Homestead Restaurant, which was located in Monticello, will open The Old Homestead Restaurant and Lounge at The Eldred Preserve

The Bradstan is owned and operated by Sullivan County Legislator Scott Samuleson and Edward Dudek. A press release issued by the owners of the new Eldred Preserve, Dan Silna and his wife Joan, says the new Bradstan will “include an eight-room inn, three five-room lodges and five stand-alone cabins, for a total of 28 luxury accommodations.”

Samuelson said, “The redevelopment of The Eldred Preserve will continue to bring new life, growth and visitors to the Sullivan County area. We are proud that The Bradstan Country Hotel is a part of this endeavor.” 

Samuelson told The River Reporter that the Bradstan in White Lake will be closed, and serve as a private residence.

As for the Homestead, the press release says the former owners Paul Edelman and his wife Alice have agreed to come out of retirement to open the new facility at the Eldred Preserve, which will have a “significant farm-to-table component.”

Alice Edelman, said, “For over six decades, our restaurant earned the loyalty of thousands throughout the region and New York City. To have our legacy continue through The Eldred Preserve is an honor.”

The press release further says, “The Silnas plan to develop The Eldred Preserve property into an entertainment hub for the local community, as well as a draw for visitors to Sullivan County.

“In addition to the property’s impressive legacy and its pristine location, The Eldred Preserve’s proximity to so many outstanding Sullivan County entertainment options, including Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, Resorts World Catskills, Monticello Motor Club and the Delaware River Scenic Byway, makes it the ideal location to bring this project to life,” said Silna, a well-known pioneer in the textile industry and the former co-owner of the American Basketball Association’s Spirits of St. Louis.”

In 2016, some 80 acres belonging to the Eldred Preserve were sold to the Millennium Pipeline Company to be used as the site for the Highland Compressor Station for the pipeline.


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