The Lakeside Resort Featured in “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” Lists for $6M in Upstate New York

The Lakeside Resort Featured in “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” Lists for $6M in Upstate New York

By Kathryn M.
Live out the life of Midge Maisel from the hit Amazon TV show by purchasing the 151-year-old Scott’s Family Resort.

The family-owned resort used to film an iconic episode of Amazon's award-winning show The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel is now for sale in upstate New York. Set in the late '50s and early '60s, the comedy series stars Rachel Brosnahan as Miriam "Midge" Maisel, a New York City housewife-turned-comedian who performs at comedy clubs under the name "Mrs. Maisel." In season two, Midge joins her parents on their annual vacation to Steiner's Mountain Resort in the Catskills, and while the fictional plot is wildly entertaining, the real-life resort is just as much fun.

The Scott's Family Resort in Deposit, New York, about three hours by car from New York City, was used for several 2018 episodes of The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.

The series' title character, Midge Maisel, is played by Rachel Brosnahan.

Officially known as the Scott's Family Resort at Oquaga Lake, the historic waterfront retreat has been in operation since 1869—with six generations of the Scott family working to expand the nearly 1,000-acre property to include a main lodge complete with a bowling alley and ice cream parlor, along with several detached cottages and no shortage of on-site activities. 

In the show, Midge visits Oquaga Lake with her parents, Rose and Abe Weissman, who are played by Marin Hinkle and Tony Shalhoub.

One of the resort's cottages was depicted as the family's home base during their stay.

The cottage's sun porch was shown in one scene, where Abe has a conversation with Jose Maisel, Midge's estranged husband, who shows up at the resort to see her.

Named the Windermere cottage, the multi-room structure is offered to large groups and comes with its own private dock along the lake. 

In total, the resort currently accommodates up to 250 guests and the large acreage includes a pair of 9-hole golf courses, as well as 2,000 feet of lake frontage. There's also even a 35-seat showboat that was formerly used as a sing-along cruise. However, the current owners recognize that some aspects of the resort will require modernizing.

After decades of ups and downs, the show's success only briefly turned things around at the resort, then lockdowns and travel restrictions associated with the COVID-19 pandemic forced the resort to close down earlier this year. With an auction ending unsuccessfully in September, the family is still searching for a buyer and are asking $6,000,000 for the business. Keep scrolling to see more, including clips from the television show side-by-side with views of the actual property.

During Midge's time at the resort, her mother introduces her to Benjamin (Zachary Levi), a single doctor also there on vacation. The two go for a ride in a row boat during one scene.

In another scene, the summer's annual swimsuit contest is performed on the main dock.

Midge and her mother, Rose, sit on the lodge's front porch.

Absent a few dozen spectators, the resort's dock and front lawn look much the same as they were depicted in the show. The lodge—or "playhouse" as the Scott's call it—contains many of the resort's hotel rooms, as well as a large ballroom, restaurant, and several recreation rooms.

One corner of the lodge features a vintage, four-lane bowling alley.

In the episode, Midge's ex-husband, Joel, takes a turn at the still-functional game.

The grounds also include several rustic cottages in various areas for guests to rent.

The lake frontage features several docks, a swimming area, and a boathouse.

Quiet and spring-fed, Oquaga Lake provides opportunities for a variety of water sports. The 971-acre property also comes with 21 individual tax lots and numerous structures.

The Scott's Family Resort, located at 591 Oquaga Lake Road in Deposit, New York, is currently listed by Hilco Real Estate and is accepting offers from interested buyers.

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