‘Pampered Postmaster’ welcomes hotel guests

The Roxbury Hotel in Stratton Falls, Roxbury, N.Y., invites guests to enjoy an extraordinary stay in uniquely themed rooms, each inspired by local history and folklore. Among these captivating accommodations is Room 33, known as the Pampered Postmaster.

This room draws its inspiration from Ira Hicks, who constructed the mansion part of the hotel in 1848. Hicks, who served as the postmaster for the Roxbury/Stratton area for many years, also operated a post office and general store at the top of the nearby waterfall.

While it remains uncertain whether Hicks was truly pampered, historical records show he built one of the grandest homes in the region and was actively engaged in business until the 1880s. The hotel envisions him as a forward-thinking bon vivant who enjoyed a touch of luxury. This vision is reflected in the design of the Pampered Postmaster room, offering a luxurious experience that honors Hicks’ legacy.

The Roxbury Hotel’s themed rooms, including the Beautiful Blacksmith, the Mill of the Frozen Falls, the Brothers Stratton, the Ghost and Mrs. Hicks, the Dashing Haberdasher, and the Fabulous Firkin Factory, provide a unique way for guests to connect with the area’s rich history, ensuring an unforgettable stay steeped in charm and character.

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