Successful Business + Building for Sale!
A true anchor of this rural community, Hoot Owl provides a warm and welcome landing spot for local residents and visitors alike. This successful, turnkey business has been lovingly maintained and upgraded, and has all of the necessary elements in place for an easy transition.
Hoot Owl has a spacious and inviting 36 seat dining room, a designated retail section, a cozy nook with a wood burning stove, and a 10 seat bar. There’s additional outdoor seating where guests can enjoy dinner in a bucolic country setting. Beyond the restaurant is a garden and yard area which works well for parties, growing veggies and herbs, and extending outdoor dining options. The dining room is an open, flexible space that’s easy to reconfigure to accommodate larger groups and events. A garage, adorned with a mural by local artist Lady Pink, is currently used for storage and additional refrigeration.
Opening its doors in 1947, Hoot Owl is an historic spot that had many lives before finding its way to the stewardship of the current owners. Thoughtfully revived to better suit modern day operations, they also retain a connection to the rich history of this popular establishment.
Operating at a profit, and currently only offering four dinner services a week, the possibilities for business growth are plentiful. With over 400,000 visitors to the area each year, and a growing local population, the avenues of expansion could include extended dinner hours, brunch, events, and off site catering!
Upstairs you’ll find a sunny 2 bed/1 bath apartment. This charming space has a (soon to be) updated kitchen, beautiful hardwood floors, a washer/dryer and its own heating system. Generate additional income using this apt as a rental property, or to provide housing for the owner or staff.
This idyllic country setting has excellent proximity to incredible upscale venues like Audrey’s Farmhouse + Greenhouses (a popular wedding venue!) and Wildflower Farms, Auberge Resorts, as well as incredible hiking and outdoor adventures. Minnewaska State Park (Sam’s Point) and Mohonk Preserve offer some of the most sought after hiking and climbing spots in the region and are all within 30 minutes away.
We encourage you to check out this lovely spot in person for dinner, but please do not make any direct inquiries to employees about this offering. Please contact the listing agent for additional information and to set up a private accompanied tour. Complete financials, as well as an inventory of included furnishings, fixtures and equipment will be provided upon request to serious buyers. Alcohol inventory is not included in the sale price.
Note: Please note that the very tip of this property, across the road from the actual buildings, and immediately adjacent to the Dwaar Kill creek is in flood zone AE. The rest of the property (including where the building/business is) is in zone X. The current owners have not been required to procure flood insurance but buyers are advised to research this as part of their due diligence. Buyer to confirm all pertinent information including square footage, property taxes, flood zone, short term rental restrictions (if any) etc.
0.6 Acres lot
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