The Buck Hill Inn
The Buck Hill Inn is an abandoned resort located near Buck Hill Falls in the Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania. The Inn opened in 1901 as a small 18 room wooden hotel. Shortly thereafter the Inn was expanded into a large stone resort that can still be visited today. The Inn was named one of the top ten convention centers in the United States during its heyday. Financial difficulties led to the resorts closure in 1990 and the Inn has sat abandoned for 25 years.
Backstory and Context
During its run the Buck Hill Inn was voted one of the top ten convention centers in America. An excerpt from "Great Convention Centers" by Eric G. Anderson states; "The largest resort in the Poconos is self-sufficient, even to having its own fire department. It also has 14 tennis courts, two golf courses and putting greens, two lawn bowling greens, an indoor and outdoor swimming pool, and an indoor skating rink almost as big as Madison Square Gardens."2
During its heyday the resort welcomed thousands of guests and became a playground for the rich and famous. Unfortunately in 1990 after the owners of the Inn filed for bankruptcy they immediately evicted guests and closed the doors forever. The Inn has sat abandoned for 25 years. In 2000 the Inn was featured on MTV's Fear where they claim the abandoned Inn is haunted and has caused numerous murders and suicides. There is still much debate over what to do with the abandoned Inn. In the late 2000s an investment firm had purchased the property but once the financial crisis hit the Inn went up for sale again. The Inn awaits decisions on whether or not to restore it to its former glory or demolish the resort and rebuild on the property .3