A look at the old Valley View House today

Valley View House

Turn the clock forward.

Back in 2014, I wrote a Throwback piece about my heritage that included memories of family vacations at a Polish resort in the Catskills. I couldn’t remember its name back then.

Readers pitched in, including family members of that place, who wrote in to inform me that its name was The Valley View House. Others posts followed. This became a popular thread. People have remained interested in following the plight of this place that was prominent in their growing-up years.

Another interested reader was Gerald Mejzak, who has kept in touch.

Valley View House

Now it’s fenced in.

Gerald recently drove past the property, and emailed me some of his photographs.

Valley View House

I can’t interpret.

Here’s the spot in Kenosha Lake in spring turning to summer 2021.

Valley View House

I can still unpack the car in my mind.

Thank you, Gerald, for sharing the Valley View now.

9 thoughts on “A look at the old Valley View House today

  1. parents had their honeymoon there in 1950 – and became family friends with the Bekarciaks over the years –
    Thank all involved for these posts!


  2. Ah Memories!

    “Light the corners of my mind
    Misty watercolor memories
    Of the way we were
    Scattered pictures
    Of the smiles we left behind
    Smiles we gave to one another
    For the way we were
    Can it be that it was all so simple then?
    Or has time re-written every line?
    If we had the chance to do it all again
    Tell me, would we?
    Could we?”

    I spend almost all of my conscious hours these days travelling down ‘Memory Lane’

    To quote my late father,
    “I live in my own little world, but it’s Ok; they know me there.”

    Besides, memories are all I have now, as I have quit drinking (a GOOD Thing—Believe Me)…
    My memories, of which there are so very many, provide good fodder for my favorite thing to do:
    Write On, Brother!

    Great Post and Great Photos, My Friend Mark
    My Best to you and yours,


  3. Mark,
    Thanks much for sharing with your following.
    Actually located near Kenoza Lake.
    Now that we see it today Dennis Port looks much more inviting!
    There is still a smaller resort called Kenoza Lake House on the same road.


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