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137 East Front Street  Hancock, New York  13783
607-637-7100  fax: 607-637-4859

 

 

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Welcome to Bass' Hancock House Hotel. The name is over 100 years old. The hotel is brand new. 
  
Bass' Hancock House is located in downtown Hancock, New York, just a short walk from the headwaters of The Delaware River and the best trout fishing in America.  Your hosts are Lynn and Russell Bass, lifetime residents.
   You will find 32 tastefully designed and maintained rooms and suites decorated in the Mission Style. The Hancock House strives to anticipate your every need from the overstuffed pillows you'll find on your bed to the exceptional  service you'll receive throughout the hotel.
   Honest Eddie's Tap Room and The Maple Room Restaurant are located on the main floor.  You can enjoy breakfast lunch and dinner without leaving the hotel. You will find the prices more than reasonable. As a matter of fact, you'll receive a full
complimentary breakfast for up to 2 people at The Maple Room Restaurant each day you stay with us! Just ask the desk clerk when you check in. You'll also enjoy free wifi throughout the hotel.

  Feel free to visit the individual web pages of Honest Eddie's and The Maple Room and click on the menu button to view the sumptuous offerings.
   There is ample parking for all guests and visitors in our private, well lighted parking lot. There is also municipal parking facilities directly across the street.
   If you've forgotten to pack any toiletries just ask at the front desk.  We can generally provide you with complimentary items.
   The Maple Room is also available for large parties, meetings, weddings and other formal functions. The Maple Room seats up to 150 people and has modern A/V equipment & expert consultation available. Contact our banquet manager for more information.
   Russell and Lynn Bass hope you enjoy your stay at the Hancock House Hotel and will avail yourselves of the local color and our in house amenities.
   If you require anything during your stay with us please don't hesitate to pick up the phone and call the front desk.



               A Brief History of The Hancock House
   The new Hotel is fashioned after the original Hancock House built in 1848 by James and Susan Faulkner. It was called The James Faulkner Hotel and was operated on the site of what is currently The Grand Union supermarket.
  Some time later the hotel was sold to Charles Judson. He renamed the hotel "The Stage House", as stage coaches were the transportation of the day. A wooden road ran by the front door of the hotel & stretched all the way to Walton, NY, some 20 miles away.
   In 1872 the hotel's name changed again. The Hancock House, and a tradition of excellence, service and quality was born. Mr. & Mrs. Charles Bell bought the Hancock House in 1908. It remained a family venture until the death of Mrs. Bell in 1940.

   During that time many celebrities could be found at the Hancock House. FDR gave a speech from the second floor balcony in 1929 while he was Governor. New York Yankee great Lefty Gomez stayed at the hotel frequently. The 1940's and 50's were boom times for the old hotel.
   But nothing lasts forever. Rose and Paul Simek, the last proprietors, oversaw the razing of the Hancock House to make way for the Grand Union supermarket. The village would be without a Hancock House for the first time in over a century.
   Two  blocks to the east of the original Hancock House and 35 years later, on the site of a former soda fountain, women's clothing store, shoe repair and car lot, the new Hancock House has risen, dedicated to the same standard of quality that was enjoyed by Hancock House patrons over a century ago.



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