4. White Lake Mansion House

Photo by Marisa Scheinfeld from The Borscht Belt: Revisiting the Remains of America’s Jewish Vacationland

The White Lake Mansion House in Sullivan Country was established much earlier than other hotels and resorts in the region. The White Lake Mansion House was built in 1848 and was one of the first profitable hotels in the Borscht Belt region. The plans to tear down the building, which had become dilapidated beyond repair, were made in 2010, despite resistance from Sullivan County historian John Conway.