Former Apollo Hotel Area

Woodridge, New York

privately owned

There were quite a few hotels that catered to summer resort visitors.  A list can be found at

Avon Lodge (formerly House of Joy) -- where Sid Caesar got his start
Alamac Country Club
Allentoff Hotel
Apple Grove
Apollo Hotel
Berger's Hotel
Biltmore Hotel & Country Club
Catskill Farm House
Blinder's Village View House
Centerville House
Centerville Pleasure House
Claremont House
Claremore Country Club
Cold Spring Mountain House
Fine House
Friedman House
Garden Pleasure House
Glory Hotel (once Hannover Stock Farms)
Golden House
Hanover Stock Farm
Highland Farm House
Hotel Israel (formerly Rabinowitz, Lindy)
Hummel's (later Kantrowitz House)
Lake House
Hotel Lindy
Neversink Hotel
New Palace
Olympic Hotel
Panoramic Health Farm
Pine Tree Country Club
Pleasant River Farm House
Riverdale Manor
Rosemond Hotel
Roseville Hotel
Rubinstein's Hotel
Shein's (formerly Fairview Farm House)
Silver Lake House
Slater House
Stratton Farm House
Sunny Acres Dude Ranch
Sunny Oaks Hotel
Vegetarian Hotel
Village Park House
Waldorf Hotel & Country Club
Hotel Weingerson
Wayside Inn
Welcome Inn

The Apollo Hotel (or its remnants?) are on top of a nearby hill. There is an old sidewalk in pretty good condition that runs from the road, past the driveway and home, and down hill to the brook.  At the brook there are the remains of a dam to hold the water back so the hotel guests could use the area as a swimming hole.   There are railings still standing along the contained waters and concrete steps leading into the water.

On the grounds are the remains of some hotel structures.  For instance, there is the remains of the woman's dorm for the female staff of the hotel and a pumphouse (still containing the old well pump). 

Dr. Patrick L. Cooney
* = 6/13/04, date plant found in bloom 

6/13/04.  Did not note down the plants when I visited, this is from memory. 

Acer platanoides (Norway maple - red variety) planted
Acer rubrum (red maple)
Acer saccharum (sugar maple)
Betula alleghaniensis (yellow birch)
Betula lenta (black birch)
Betula populifolia (gray birch)
Carpinus caroliniana (musclewood)
Liriodendron tulipifera (tulip tree)
Pinus strobus (white pine)
Prunus serotina (black cherry)
Pyrus malus (apple)

Shrubs and sub-shrubs:
Berberis thunbergii (Japanese barberry)
Elaeagnus umbellata (autumn olive)
Kalmia latifolia (mountain laurel) *
Rhododendron maximum (rosebay rhododendron)
Ribes spp. (currants) planted
Rosa multiflora (multiflora rose)
Rubus occidentalis (black raspberry)
Rubus sp. (blackberry) *
Salix sp. (willow)
Spiraea alba var. latifolia (meadowsweet)
Vaccinium corymbosum (highbush blueberry) lots

Parthenocissus quinquefolia (Virginia creeper)
Smilax rotundifolia (round-leaved greenbrier)
Toxicodendron radicans (poison ivy)

Achillea millefolium (common yarrow)
Alliaria petiolata (garlic mustard)
Ambrosia artemisiifolia (common ragweed)
Apocynum cannabinum (Indian hemp)
Artemisia vulgaris (Jack in the pulpit)
Asclepias syriaca (common milkweed)
Cerastium vulgatum (mouse-ear chickweed) *
Daucus carota (Queen Anne's lace) *
Eupatorium rugosum (white snakeroot)
Fragaria virginiana (wild strawberry)
Hieracium aurantiacum (orange hawkweed)
Hieracium sp. (hawkweed) *
Impatiens capensis (orange jewelweed)
Krigia biflora (two-flowered Cynthia) *
Maianthemum canadense (Canada mayflower) 
Medicago lupulina (black medick) *
Oxalis sp. (yellow wood sorrel) *
Plantago lanceolata (English plantain) *
Polygonum arifolium (halberd-leaved tearthumb)
Polygonum cespitosum (cespitose knotweed) *
Ranunculus acris (tall buttercup) *
Rorippa nasturtium-aquaticum (watercress)
Rumex acetosella (field sorrel)
Satureja vulgaris (wild basil) *
Sedum telephioides (garden sedum)
Sisyrinchium sp. (blue-eyed grass) *
Solidago spp. (goldenrod)
Taraxacum officinale (common dandelion) *
Tragopogon pratensis (goat's beard) *soon
Trillium sp. (trillium)

Juncus effusus (soft-stem rush) 6/19/97
Juncus tenuis (path rush)

Carex crinita (sedge)
Carex stricta (tussock sedge)
Carex vulpinoidea (fox sedge)

Anthoxanthum odoratum (sweet vernal grass)
Bromus inermis (smooth brome grass)
Dactylis glomerata (orchard grass)
Elymus hystrix (bottle brush grass)
Panicum clandestinum (deer-tongue grass)

Ferns and fern allies:
Equisetum arvense (field horsetail)
Lycopodium digitatum (southern ground cedar)
Lycopodium obscurum (ground pine)
Lycopodium lucidulum (shining clubmoss)
Onoclea sensibilis (sensitive fern)
Osmunda cinnamomea (cinnamon fern)
Polystichum acrostichoides (Christmas fern)
Pteridium aquilinum (bracken fern)