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Hi everyone,

Now that we've gotten through the initial cleanup phase of our project, I'd thought I would drop a quick note here and introduce ourselves. In addition to the information below, you can find more about the project on our Facebook page (including construction updates, progress photos, renderings, etc.):

The Roundhouse at Beacon Falls project sits on approximately 9 acres of land near the intersection of Main Street and East Main Street and the Fishkill Creek. The project consists of the renovation and adaptive re-use of the existing historic mill buildings at 2 East Main Street and 10 Leonard Street and the construction of 3 new residential buildings, as well as landscaping and other general site improvements. The details for each component of the project are as follows:

The Roundhouse

The existing brick Roundhouse building will be converted into a 20-room hotel with luxury spa, 80-seat restaurant and bar that will serve the hotel and the community at large. The restaurant will have a small outdoor dining patio overlooking Beacon Falls and the Fishkill Creek.

Mill Building Hotel

The 2 existing brick mill buildings on the Leonard Street side of the site will be connected to create a hotel. There will be 38 rooms in the Mill Building Hotel, which, when added to the 20 rooms in the Roundhouse, results in a total of 58 rooms for the entire hotel.

Artist Live/Work Lofts

The non-historic structures attached to the future Live/Work Lofts will be demolished to expose the original historic brick structure which will be converted into 5 Artist Live/Work Lofts.

Catering Event Space

The historic mill building that sits on the top of the falls will become a Catering Event Space, capable of holding approximately 250 people for catered events. The Catering Event Space will open up to a patio and beautifully landscaped garden area, complete with a large deck along the creek overlooking Beacon Falls.

Future Residential Buildings

Three new multi-family residential buildings will be constructed on the northern portion of the Leonard Street side of the site. The design of the new buildings will reference the existing 3-story brick mill buildings in keeping with the historic nature of the site.


Restoration of the site’s existing historic Powerhouse will be conducted by our hydroelectric operator partner. The design of the building will keep with the historic nature of the site. The Powerhouse will be outfitted with large windows for public viewing of the hydroelectric generator and turbine inside.

Creekside Public Access Trail and Observation Deck

A walking trail, open to the public from dawn to dusk, will be constructed from Herbert Street to an area just below the falls. The trail will have several benches along its path that will offer spectacular views of the falls and the creek. In conjunction with the City of Beacon, permission will be obtained from Metro North (owner of the railroad tracks) to construct a large viewing platform on top of the old penstock that sits just below the falls.

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Comment by Mary Ann Kronk on September 14, 2011 at 6:49pm

Sorry I open of worms here....I agree with Bud - someone has obviously been offended, but your never going to please everyone.  Transparency is the best policy, but do not engage in making this site a rag fest! 


I'm just looking for a home for my sewing school - it is growing right out of my house - I can not fit another machine and I have too many students registering to do it from home.  I've look at some space on Main Street which would work well to accommodate a store along with the sewing classes.  One of the Council Candidates that I had been speaking with, (Tom Cunningham) suggested I look into the space being work on at the creek as there will be a building south of the falls - further down that he thought was going to be totally rebuilt which might be a good spot for a school such as I am suggesting.  I will be checking around - if anyone is interested in renting to me (I think 600 - 1000 sq feet should suffice for now) - please let me know.

Mary Ann

Needle Arts Guild of Historic Hudson Valley

Comment by Bud Siegel on September 14, 2011 at 5:26pm
I understand.  But your product is first rate -- it speaks for itself.  Nothing to worry about.  If you are in the hospitality business, however, someone will always feel slighted.  I have no advice about how to handle the online reviews -- some good, some bitter.  Perhaps to just factually address the misrepresentations simply and quickly.  I just know that sanitizing the discussion is not a path worth following. Just my thoughts.
Comment by The Roundhouse at Beacon Falls on September 14, 2011 at 4:27pm

Bud, I agree.  But...the deleted comment wasn't just a critical comment.  It was a series of false statements regarding our hiring practices, etc., that served no purpose but to damage our reputation and troll.  I know that most people are smart enough to see right through that, but we've worked too hard and invested too much to let something like that slide.  As I've stated before, if anyone has an issue or question about anything we're doing, give us a ring (845-440-3327).  



Comment by Bud Siegel on September 14, 2011 at 4:08pm
There's no reason to delete a critical comment.  You have a great project, censoring criticism just makes you look small in my opinion.
Comment by The Roundhouse at Beacon Falls on September 14, 2011 at 11:58am

Mary Ann,

Give our office a ring (845-440-3327) and we'll see what we can do.  

Comment by Mary Ann Kronk on September 13, 2011 at 6:59pm

I am wondering if there is an appropriate site/building in this project that might be interested in housing a School of Needle Arts?...Who owns this property and all these building in the Beacon Falls Round House Project?


Needle Arts Guild of Historic Hudson Valley

Mary Ann Kronk

Comment by Steve Knowles on August 16, 2010 at 4:38pm
Fantastic! I was walking down along East Main yesterday to look at the electric windows pieces, and saw the Roundhouse project underway. When I first moved to Beacon in 1999, I thought that building, and area, had the potential to be a fantastic place. A few years ago, some project was planned there, but never happened. This looks to be the project that will be the final piece of re-vitalization of Beacon (along with the transit development project, and Long Dock, and... man, there is a lot going on!)

All that needs to happen now is my artificial beach project idea; for the stretch of Hudson shoreline between the Long Dock area and Dennings Point (not necessarily all the way to DP). The quantity of sand necessary would be very low, and if I get around to it, I'll draw up a rough plan for it.
Comment by Salon Arje on July 31, 2010 at 9:19pm
Congrats from Salon Arje' We are VERY excited that you will be coming here. Just hope that everyone takes part in helping to keep it clean.
Comment by Mary Fris on July 30, 2010 at 8:21am
Bravo! This whole project is a shot in the arm for our community!
Comment by patrick casale on July 29, 2010 at 11:29pm
Wow this sounds excellent.....when do you expect to be finished with the 80 person restaurant portion? I would love to bar tend or wait tables for you!!

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