Are you familiar with the Borscht Belt? That is the name applied to the resorts that were tucked away in the Catskill Mountains. These vacation destinations drew families and the famous for swimming, golf, entertainment and luxury accommodations.

Today most of these grand resorts have been abandoned. In June of 2023, according to the Mid Hudson News, 3 of the remaining buildings at the Pines Resort in Fallsburg, NY went up in flames. Take a look at before, after and today images below.

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According to Abandoned, the Pines Resort was built in 1931 and, at the time boasted "cold and hot water in every room"! Over the decades the Pines grew and evolved into a place where families would go for indoor and outdoor swimming. The outdoor pool featured an iconic rainbow bridge.

It is said that the Pines Resort closed it's doors in 1998 due to financial struggles. Since that time, the buildings that once offered nightclubs, massive kitchen to serve hundreds of people and 400 guest rooms have been rotting. What is left is a sad look at a once jewel of the Borscht Belt.

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WARNING: Under no circumstances should you enter this property. By doing so you risk bodily harm and/or prosecution for trespassing on private property.

Rather than risk your safety we have collected a series of pictures that will show what the Pines Resort looked like in it's hey-day, how it appeared in recent years and video with a brief report on the fire.

Abandoned Pines Resort, Catskills

Part of the Borscht Belt of Summer resorts in the Catskill Mountains.

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Abandoned Nevele Resort, Ellenville, New York

WARNING: Under no circumstances should you enter this property. By doing so you risk bodily harm and/or prosecution for trespassing on private property.

Gallery Credit: Karolyi

Abandoned Frontier Town in Schroon Lake, New York

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