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Glass at Ledges Hotel

New York, California, Georgia, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania

Historic Dining Rooms With Unforgettable Views

By: Samantha Crespo

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When you’re craving a memorable meal with a view to match, consider these historic hotels.

The historic hotels of America are renowned for their rich architectural details and grand gathering spaces. Some are equally renowned for their outside views and onsite restaurants.

1. Glass at Ledges Hotel

This circa-1890 accommodation in Hawley, Pennsylvania, is nestled in the scenic Pocono Mountains. At Glass, start with the “All-American” wine, beer and spirits list, and enjoy waterfalls flowing over natural stone ledges outside.

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2. The Grand Café at Emerson Inn by the Sea

Open seasonally, the restaurant at this Rockport, Massachusetts, inn (circa 1856) offers sweeping views of the Atlantic Ocean and dinner selections with scrumptious regional flair. 

The Grand Café at Emerson Inn by the Sea in Rockport, Massachusetts

The Grand Café at Emerson Inn by the Sea in Rockport, Massachusetts
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3. Mohonk Mountain House

Since 1869, guests have retreated to this New Paltz, New York, castle-like resort surrounded by the pristine Catskill Mountains. In summer, the porch overlooking Lake Mohonk hosts cocktail hours and lobster dinners.

Mohonk Mountain House in New Paltz, New York

Mohonk Mountain House in New Paltz, New York
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4. Top of the Mark at InterContinental Mark Hopkins Hotel

This circa-1926 accommodation is capped by a rooftop lounge with a 360-degree view of San Francisco, California, including the iconic Golden Gate Bridge. Start with a menu featuring 100 martinis.

Top of the Mark at InterContinental Mark Hopkins Hotel in San Francisco, California

Top of the Mark at InterContinental Mark Hopkins Hotel in San Francisco, California
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5. ECHO at The King and Prince Beach and Golf Resort

The only oceanfront restaurant and bar on Georgia’s St. Simons Island, ECHO promises al-fresco views of the Atlantic Ocean. Enjoy local-seafood favorites after a day on the beach or golf course of this circa-1935 resort.

ECHO at The King and Prince Beach and Golf Resort on St. Simons Island, Georgia

ECHO at The King and Prince Beach and Golf Resort on St. Simons Island, Georgia
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6. Water Street at Harbor View Hotel of Martha's Vineyard

Lighthouse and harbor views from the dining room of this circa-1891 hotel in Edgartown, Massachusetts, create a charming experience. The highly-rated wine list and ingredients from local fishermen and island farms make it a delicious one, too.

Water Street at Harbor View Hotel of Martha's Vineyard in Edgartown, Massachusetts

Water Street at Harbor View Hotel of Martha's Vineyard in Edgartown, Massachusetts
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7. The Statehouse at Edgewater Madison

Since 1948, this Madison, Wisconsin, property has hosted international celebrities. They come, in part, to dine at The Statehouse on glittering Lake Mendota. There’s no better seat in town to watch the sun set, Wisconsin craft beer in-hand, before dinner arrives.

The Statehouse at Edgewater Madison in Madison, Wisconsin

The Statehouse at Edgewater Madison in Madison, Wisconsin
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8. The Spiced Pear at The Chanler at Cliff Walk

This circa-1873 accommodation is the first property on Newport, Rhode Island’s Cliff Walk, a string of Gilded-Age mansions overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. Indulge in the New England Tasting Menu for a sampling of local flavors.

The Spiced Pear at The Chanler at Cliff Walk in Newport, Rhode Island

The Spiced Pear at The Chanler at Cliff Walk in Newport, Rhode Island
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Spiced Pear Restaurant at the Chanler at Cliff Walk
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9. The LakeHouse at The Sagamore

This circa-1883 resort in Bolton Landing, New York, is defined by Lake George and the majestic Adirondack Mountains. Start with a handcrafted cocktail at the open-air restaurant.

The LakeHouse at The Sagamore in Bolton Landing, New York

The LakeHouse at The Sagamore in Bolton Landing, New York
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