The Rexmere on Blenheim Hill

Center for Sustainbility, hospitality and agriculture.

The Historic Rexmere a 100-room in Stamford New York came up for sale in 2014, after being used as an office building from many years.

Smorgas Restaurant Group made several visits with the intent of rasing funds to restore the building to its original state. The Rexmere was deteriorating rapidly and we saw an urgent need to preserve this magnificent building and its place in Catskill history.

And the group's wedding venue on Blenheim Hill Farm would provide guaranteed occupancy for 6 months of the year.

While we were exploring the opportunity, we learned that the Rexmere, one of the last standing hotels, known as the Queen of Catskills, had burned to the ground. This was a devastating loss to the area and our plans to restore the building fell apart. 

Instead of giving up, we decided to rebuild the Rexmere, but with modern and sustainable infrastructure, like geothermal heating and solar on our current land in Schoharie County.

  A 3-d rendering of the new Rexmere on Blenheim Hill Farm enables a view the structure from all angles, inside and out.

 

A 3-d rendering of the new Rexmere on Blenheim Hill Farm enables a view the structure from all angles, inside and out.

Postcard of the Historic Rexmere.

Postcard of the Historic Rexmere.

An artist rendering of the Rexmere placed near the lake on Blenheim Hill Farm. The structure's relationship to the water and land is similar to its original site.

An artist rendering of the Rexmere placed near the lake on Blenheim Hill Farm. The structure's relationship to the water and land is similar to its original site.

Architectual drawing of the second floor of new Rexmere on Blenheim Hill Farm

Architectual drawing of the second floor of new Rexmere on Blenheim Hill Farm

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The rebuilding of the Rexmere on Blenheim Hill Farm would combine the promotion of sustainability in agriculture, food and the environment. Situating the new Rexmere on the 150-acre land of Blenheim Hill Farm would tie all these subjects into one major destination offering education, celebration, lodging and hospitality, and involving the local community and providing significant employment in the area, both during construction as well as during operation.

Please contact Morten Sohlberg for more information regarding this project. morten@blenheimhill.com