Did You Know? The Chanler at Cliff Walk

January 27, 2014 By:Five Star Alliance


The building that is now The Chanler at Cliff Walk was built by Civil War-era New York Congressman John Winthrop Chanler. Construction was started in1870 and took three years to complete. The cost at the time was a staggering $30,000. The building was built as a summertime retreat for Chanler and his wife, Margaret Astor Ward. She was the great granddaughter of the first multi-millionaire of the United States of America, Mr. John Jacob Astor. The building remained a summer home within the Chanler family for approximately 50 years, hosting prominent figures such as President Theodore Roosevelt and poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. 

Current nightly rates at The Chanler at Cliff Walk start at $309 >>

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