A crew was busy today moving holiday decorations from the Village maintenance barn to The Roseboro for the Victorian Holiday Celebration. Brent Ridge, Josh Kilmer-Purcell, Doug Plummer, David Cousineau, Ron Ketelsen, Mike McCallion, and Lester Higgins loaded a 16′ trailer in the pouring rain and moved them to The Roseboro. Josh and Brent got the decorations from a company in Boston who was getting rid of them and donated them to Sharon Springs. Our goal is now to have one of the best decorated Villages around.
Between now and December, volunteers will be needed to go through and sort the many rooms of holiday decorations. Help is also needed to decorate the Village and prepare for the Festival of Trees for the Victorian Holiday Celebration. If you are interested, please contact the Sharon Springs Chamber at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 518-860-5513.
It was a busy day today at The Roseboro. The 12 foot walls went up in the bathrooms off the lobby, thanks to Roy Hall, Jr. We have yet to cut the entire opening for the doors, but it is starting to look better already. New floors, toilets, sinks and plumbing still need to be put installed. We are trying to get the new restrooms done before the Victorian Holiday Celebration in December.
Paint colors were chosen for the dining room and we started to paint the walls cream color, the columns burgundy, the woodwork white – all trimmed in gold leaf. I have also started to reupholster the dining chairs with burgundy and gold fabric. We will use the same fabric for the drapes. It will look very rich!
Some great news!!! We received our final Certificate of Occupancy today for the lobby and restaurant area of the hotel. We are doing things in phases. I have opened the Roseboro Emporium Antique Store in the lobby for now. It has been open for a few weeks and doing very well. It is open on weekends. If you are looking for fine quality antiques, stop in and see our collection!
Thank you Rich Ackerbauer for this beautiful photo.
Recently, a visitor came to The Roseboro who was a former Sharon Springs resident. He sent me some photos of the hotel from the early 1970s. These were great photos showing many of the buildings that no longer exist today. Note that since this was a summer resort, all of the plumbing was on the outside of the building and was drained at the end of the season. The old kosher kitchens on the back of the hotel fell in and were later removed. The stables in the back and staff quarters were also torn down in the 1980s and 1990s due to deterioration. The last photo show what the Spring House Spa looked like before it was renovated. He also gave me an old map showing Sharon Springs back in to mid-1800’s which was a great find.