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Catskills resort made famous by ‘The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’ to be sold

  • January 23, 2021

is being sold for the first time since the resort opened in 1869.

The 1,000-acre property in the Catskills was featured during three episodes of season two of the Amazon Prime hit television show “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.” As reported first by The Hollywood Reporter, it has been sold to Geragos Global, a Los Angeles-based investor in business, real estate and recreation founded by famed criminal defense attorney Mark Geragos.

For “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel,” Scott’s Family Resort was transformed into the Steiner Mountain Resort, a fictional Jewish enclave that serves as an annual upstate getaway for the series’ characters and their social circles.

A scene from season two of The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.

More:Here’s what’s planned for (The Marvelous Mrs.) Maisel Weekend at Scott’s Oquaga Lake House

Series stars including Rachel Brosnahan, Tony Shalhoub, Marin Hinkle and Alex Borstein went to Deposit for filming June 2018 against the vintage architecture and lush greenery of the Lake House.

Grant Wilfley, president of Grant Wilfley Casting Inc., is a native of Binghamton, New York, and auditions were held to give local actors the opportunity to be featured as extra’s on the show. 

“The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel,” created by Amy Sherman-Palladino — the same creator of hits “Gilmore Girls” and “Bunheads” — chronicles housewife Midge Maisel as she pursues a career in stand-up comedy after her husband leaves her and her two young children. The show won the 2018 Emmy Award for Best Comedy.

To commemorate the one-year anniversary of the filming, Scott’s Oquaga Lake House in Deposit hosted the first Maisel Weekend, featuring a variety of Maisel-themed activities, including performances by female comedians and a local big band.

The resort’s new soon-to-be-owner Geragos gained widespread fame representing criminal defendants in high profile cases. The Los Angeles attorney’s list of clients have included rapper Chris Brown, actress Winona Ryder, music legend Michael Jackson and politician Gary Condit. He was also the defense attorney for Scott Peterson in the Modesto, California man’s 2004 double murder trial.

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