Hyde Manor was opened in 1865 by James Hyde and was consider one of the best and grandest hotels in New England. When the hotel was being built, a new train station and canal had been just built near the hotel, allowing easy access for wealthy tourists who wanted to come to the hotel. Hyde also advertised to the mentally ill or sick, claiming that mountain springs and the nature around the hotel had healing properties. In 1882, there was a fire at the hotel and the whole building burned down. Afterwards, Hyde decided to rebuild, but this time he made a even grander and bigger resort. The resort was then passed down to Hyde's son, who continued to expand the resort. The resort could hold 250 guests, and it was gas heated, had private parlors for guests, private baths, electric buzzers to talk to the front desk, fire escapes, and private cottages. These things were very luxurious for the time, and many people were attracted to the luxury of the hotel. They also boasted a lake, with a private boathouse, stagecoach service, and lots of trout in the lake for customers that like to fish. They also had lots of entertainment for the guests like a casino, live performances, cigar room, dark room (for photographers), 2 bowling alleys, music hall, ski hill,200 acre golf course, tennis and shuffleboard courts and a baseball diamond. When automobiles and planes were invented and started to be used more frequently, the Hyde's thought it would be great for business. Though people decided that long stays were not necessary anymore, and chains were created like the Hilton, or the Holiday Inn, and quickly the Hyde Manor became outdated. Hyde sold the property, and the new owners opened a hotel called "The Top Of The Seasons" but it closed in 1970. The family didn't have enough money to do anything with the building and left it. The building over the years, has been slowly deteriorating and most floors have collapsed and smaller buildings have fallen over.
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My rating for the hyde manor is a 3, it has such a good history and is accessible, but its mostly ruined and very dangerous.
I think it's very easy to access this building, but I think it's very dangerous, and most things are blocked off by the crumbling building.