Approach to the Mountain House

Catskill Mountain House

Sara Cole (1805-1857), A View of the Catskill Mountain House, oil on canvas, 1841, 15 x 23 1/4 inches, Albany Institute of History and Art.

A view of the Mountain House that many painters admired was from a big bend in the old stage road that came up the escarpment near North Mountain. First built in the Federalist style, the Mountain House later adopted a more Neo-Classical look, with thirteen huge Corinthian columns in front giving it the look of a Greek temple.