The MacAleese’s mountain house in Clifton

Mountain House/Home, after it was rebuilt when the original burned down. It was a hotel in the hamlet of Windfall run by J.W. MacAleese. Circa 1910-1920. Town of Clifton, NY. Photo courtesy of the Town of Clifton Museum.

The year before Carol Opdyke’s sophomore year of college, she lived with family in Cranberry Lake and worked at Dave & Louise MacAleese’s restaurant. She remembers walking two miles to work every day. Listen to Carol’s story here.


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