For Sale: Stone Castle Inn & Restaurant in Cairo, NY
Is there a chef out there who could imagine opening a farm-to-table restaurant in Cairo's old Stone Castle Inn? Or maybe there's a brewer with dreams of a landmark tasting room in the Catskills? I mean, check out that turret! When I was kid, this place was called the Stone Tower Restaurant, a cozy spot serving German fare. I'd love to see someone revive it. The only online listing we could find says that the property is off-market, but we called the number on the signs and it's definitely still for sale.
Built in 1960, this 3,165 square-foot space includes a full kitchen, 6'x8' walk-in fridge, a bar, a stone fireplace and a dining area that spans two floors. Maximum capacity is 99, with room for 6 more tables out on the deck. There's parking for 30 cars and 10 motorcycles, though the aesthetic might be improved by replacing some of the parking spots out front with a bit of landscaping or a kitchen garden to play up this retro castle's old-world romance. Up close, you can see a variation of colors in each carefully set stone. It's located at 194 Route 145. Asking price is $650,000.
The owner sent us the following images of the interior and further info on the space and its location: