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WASHINGTON IRVING'S SPIRIT IS ALIVE AND WELL IN NEW YORK STATE
Literature fans who call New York State home are fortunate. Our country's first internationally known author wrote his legacy in two of Gotham's most lush spots: the Hudson Valley and the Catskill Mountains. Washington Irving (1783 - 1859) authored two of the most renowned tales in ALL of literature.
Who dares step foot inside Sleepy Hollow on Halloween night for fear that the Headless Horseman may next choose they to toss his cranium at their head, as he did the feeble schoolmaster, Ichabod Crane, in The Legend of Sleepy Hollow?
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The Washington Irving Inn wins New York State Bed & Breakfast of Distinction Award
May 2, 2007—The Washington Irving Inn, Hunter, recently won the New York State Hospitality & Tourism Association’s (NYSH&TZ) 2007 Bed & Breakfast of Distinction Award. The winner was announced live at NYSH&TA’s 2007 Stars of the Industry Gala at the Westchester Marriott, Tarrytown, on April 23 at 7:30.
The award recognizes the B&B property that demonstrates architectural excellence and distinction; reflects significance or historical preservation; plays an integral role in promoting the local tourism economy.
The Stars of the Industry awards program honors employees, lodging properties and tourism-related businesses throughout the state who best represent the quality service and spirit of the tourism and hospitality industry.
The New York State Hospitality & Tourism Association (NYSH&TA) is a not-for-profit trade organization representing more than 1,400 member businesses and individuals in the lodging and attractions industry.