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Straus Center - Frost Valley YMCA

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Address: 21 Straus Ln, Claryville, NY 12725-5273
Phone Number: +1 845-985-2291
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Had a pre-arranged tour of Julius Forstmann's Mansion on site

We called ahead for a tour of the mansion. They were very helpful and set the time and date that we wanted. We enjoyed the tour guide who gave us a full history of the mansion... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 25 September 2016
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New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

We called ahead for a tour of the mansion. They were very helpful and set the time and date that we wanted. We enjoyed the tour guide who gave us a full history of the mansion and the people who first built it. It is amazing all the woodwork and details that went into this structure. They just celebrated 100... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016

Frost Valley is very picturesque and a beautiful place to stay. Frost Valley YMCA includes a few types of accommodations besides Strauss Center. Do not miss the monumental Frost Valley's Forstmann Castle.

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Phoenicia, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2016

I have the nicest people in my business staying at Frost Valley. they come in the town of Phoeniciais to patronize the business which is a lot more than I can for some camps Which is known to badger all of the bussiness.Frost valley quests are just looking for fun things to and eat ice cream at the ice cream... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2015 via mobile

As a child most of my happiest memories is from the straus house. We stayed here every summer for about 5 years. Great place to stay with kids

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Falls Church, VA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2014

We were part of a group of family and friends attending a wedding in Claryville, and staying at the Straus House. The place is really very comfortable, with linens, towels, and soap furnished, and plentiful if simple meals, including vegetarian options. (We had only breakfasts and lunches.) Cereal and milk, fruit, and coffee and tea are constantly available. The bedrooms,... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2012

We spent the weekend at the Frost Valley YMCA as part of a group attending the Bil Krauss Music Weekend (which I also highly recommend !). We stayed in the Lakeview Lodge which is a very up to date building overlooking the lake (hence the name). Our room had two queen beds and a private bath. It was very clean... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2011

They rent ski equipment on the weekends. Beautiful groomed trails. There is an easy trail for beginners available.

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McLean Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2010

Just returned from nearly a week staying at the Straus Center for a hiking program. The Center is quite comfortable. The public areas are warm and homey. The bedrooms, while on the small side, had private bathrooms which were on the large side. The meals were quite good and plentiful. The director of the Center is very detail oriented so... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 March 2005

My family got together last summer for a reunion weekend at the Straus Center at the Frost Valley YMCA. Once a summer home of the Guggenheim-Straus family, the house is rich in history, simple, comfortable, and just plain beautiful! Remote yet only 2 hours from NYC - we felt like we were in the middle of a primevil forest. There... More 

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