There are basically three ways in and out of Narrowsburg, NY, and something new is happening in each direction. Let’s start our tour of all things new just over the bridge on the Pennsylvania …
There are basically three ways in and out of Narrowsburg, NY, and something new is happening in each direction. Let’s start our tour of all things new just over the bridge on the Pennsylvania side.
Foster Supply Hospitality, a Sullivan County success story, is known for revitalizing properties. Look no further than the North Branch Inn, the Arnold House and Kenoza Inn to see their magic touch. Their latest entry, a mid-century gem, is Hotel Darby, located at 9 Manor Dr. in Beach Lake, PA. The Foster team has spent well over a year renovating the beautiful property on the edge of the Delaware River. Their everything-old-is-new-again vibe hits you the minute you pull in and drive along the winding, tree-filled road. The clean, modern lobby. The inviting cocktail lounge with an outdoor seating area. The enthusiastic staff. Everything feels refreshed.
The current menu includes snacks, light bites and signature cocktails, such as their own take on a Negroni. Already a hit, all 27 rooms were booked opening weekend. Congratulations to the opening team.
Now let’s visit the other end of Bridge Street, just past the town’s only traffic light. While Narrowsburg Motors will continue to operate on the lower level, facing the street and on the newly created roof deck, the East Village meets southeast Narrowsburg with Bar Veloce, located at 174 Bridge St. This fresh-off-the-assembly-line homage to cars, speed and style will be opening soon.
In addition to an amazing, full-service bar, other plans include a daytime coffee bar and meeting room with full media. The already mentioned roof deck will be joined by outdoor seating on the street level where you can check out the classic Mustang and scooters.
The sign outside says, “Treat yourself,” and you will be able to soon.
And finally, over on Kirks Road, on the way to Callicoon, you’ll find Nora’s Luvin’ Spoonful, under new management. This Narrowsburg institution, responsible for more than one pound of my pandemic weight gain, was taken over by a new team as of May 14. The same delicious, friendly, customer-come-first service is still in place. The new owners, Sullivan County’s own Ben & Jerry, Beverly and Jerry Leonetti, have brought their own energy and feel to this Narrowsburg seasonal favorite. Last week’s special was a Rodeo Burger. Bust a Ford Bronco over to 141 Kirks Rd. soon. They’re sure to have something delicious for the cowboys and cowgirls in your life.
Of course, no mention of Nora’s would be complete without acknowledging former owner, Nora Manzolillo. Thank you for all the years spent serving the community—with ice cream. Best wishes on this new phase of your life.
Whichever one of these you visit first, be sure not to drive after drinking or with a brain freeze.