Tucked away in the Catskill area of New York State sits an old-school metallic mobile home. The vintage Spartanette camper is nestled beneath leafy green foliage, and surrounded by woods. And despite the trailer’s seemingly dated exterior, what’s hidden inside is a sight to behold.
Once upon a time, the Catskill Mountains were an in-demand destination for tourists, especially those from the Jewish community. In fact, the area became known as the “Borscht Belt,” named after an eastern European soup, because of the vacationers who so often visited.
By the 1980s, though, flying made reaching far-flung destinations much easier, so tourism to the Catskills waned. This left many resorts and campgrounds vacant, save for a few hotels that have remained in business.