Port Leyden Vacant Restaurant

Access to Snowmobile & ATV Trails

Built in 1860 as a hotel, the property is one of the few buildings that survived a village fire in 1889.  It is eligible for Main Street USA and historical restoration grants.   Located in a small Adirondack Village, it sits at the base of the Tug Hill Plateau, renowned for its record-breaking snowfalls. At a lighted intersection on the Black River Trial (Route 12), the property provides direct access to the snowmobile trial. Downhill ski slopes, four-wheeler trails, cross-country skiing, hunting venues and outstanding fishing sites on the Black River are minutes away. 

The business is not currently operating, due to the untimely passing of one of the owners.  There is a tremendous demand for it to reopen since it is the only venue of its kind in the village.   

There are no zoning laws in the Village; expansion of the premises would not be a problem and a use other than a tavern/restaurant would not be an issue.  The property is sewer-connected and uses Village water.

In addition to the main building, there is a 26' ax 44' barn, capable of housing 4 cars and sports vehicles.  There is electricity in the barn and it has a cement floor.  It is currently a source of income, leased to a bottle/can redemption center.  

The first floor (2140 sf) is currently configured as a restaurant and tavern. The commercial kitchen has been refurbished, brought up to code and has an Ansul system.  There are two 1/2 baths on this level.  Depending on the intended use of the building, the hospitality venue or any business could be operated by the new owner or it could be leased, continuing to provide funds to pay for and maintain the property. There are currently several viable candidates for the leasing of the premises. 

The second floor (2140 sf) configured as owner's quarters, now consists of nine rooms including a state-of-the-art kitchen with a DualFuel range, stainless energy-saver appliances, custom cabinetry and a farmer's sink; billiard room, living room, formal dining room, four bedrooms including the master suite with a huge walk-in closet, and 2 full baths.  There is a partially finished three-season porch, accessible through French doors from both the living area and the kitchen.  A large yard has been fenced with no-maintenance vinyl for privacy and provides security for pets and small children.  In lieu owner's quarters, it could function as a bed and breakfast venue, as rooming house or provide more space for a business operation of any kind. The demand for both year-round room rentals and seasonal accommodations in the area is high.  The property also lends itself to a corporate/family retreat.  The open area on the first level would provide ample space for large gatherings with food preparation accomplished in the commercial kitchen.  The second floor would easily provide generous accommodations for a sizeable group. 

There is a dry, full basement with a cement floor which is used for storage.

Offered at $189,000.  Bank-approved financing and cash offers will be considered.  More information about the property and more photographs are available upon request.

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  • Street: 7140 Main Street
  • City: Port Leyden
  • State: New York
  • Village: Port Leyden
  • County: Lewis


  • Property Owner: Sheila Callahan

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Square Footage (approximate)

Over 4,000
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