The Bridge Hotel, c. 1905. This was referred to as the "new inn" in Hurley when Homer visited in the 1870s.  It was much newer than Hurley's other inn, the Van Sickle Inn and Tavern.  It was named after the 160-foot wire suspension bridge spanning the Esopus Creek at the time. (James Decker collection)


Hurley Mountain Inn as it looks today, largely unchanged over the years.  (Photo: Mike Rice)