HISTORY

  • The original site of our family owned and operated resort was the site where the Albertina steamboat landed as well as other local steamboats that carried freight and many passengers.

  • In 1900 through 1907, two hotels were constructed, the Albion and the Jack Aherns Hotel that legacy continues. Both operated as a small summer resort with a riverfront dance hall that was an open-air pavilion where many gathered to socialize. During prohibition, the dance hall was enclosed to protect the patrons from the new law.Today, one of the hotels still stands erected and is known as the Overlook Cottage. The Peninsula house was once Riverfront dance hall and was converted after World War II into a summer bungalow colony.

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NOW

BRAND NEW WATERFRONT COTTAGES

  • Welcome to the Waterfront Cottages, a private waterfront retreat with spectacular views of the Atlantic Ocean and New York City skyline. 

  • Available year round, our waterfront, individual-housekeeping cottages come fully furnished, with microwave and cable TV. Each cottage is no more than ten feet from the water with picturesque views from each patio deck. Your stay in our cottages is guaranteed to be a tranquil excursion. The Waterfront Cottages are less than an hour from New York City by boat, car or public transportation.

  • Our 60 ft dock offers the best striped bass fishing around. Rent a boat, or take a ride on an off site charter vessels or simply start your day with a bicycle ride or short walk over the new Highlands Bridge to the Gateway National Recreation Area at Sandy Hook, a 7-mile long peninsula with over 1,600 acres of pristine beach and a spectacular holly forest where over 300 species of migratory shorebirds can be spotted. Spend the day sunbathing and swimming on the wide beaches or enjoy premier surf fishing. 

  • Horseshoe Cove on the bay side of Sandy Hook offers plenty of spots to anchor your boat and has ideal conditions for kayaking, parasailing, windsurfing and Jet Skiing.The Waterfront Cottages are located under the national landmark, Historic Twin Lights Lighthouse, Hartshorne Woods, Henry Hudson Bike Trail. 

  • There are many Zagat rated waterfront restaurants and dock and dine available at least four waterfront restaurants. Park your car or boat on our facility as all area attractions are walking distance and many a few steps away.

COLBY/BADRICK FAMILIES WELCOME YOU FOR OVER 6 GENERATIONS TO THE HIGHLANDS