July at the Grayhaven

We’re settled well into summer and are happy to ring in the first weekend of July with another awesome art opening, food from the Good Truck and a late night movie screening. Open to all Friday July 6th 5pm – 9pm. This month’s artist is Joshua Swartwood. Movie screens at 9pm.

Guests have been enjoying walking the property trails, fire pits, games of bocce in the front yard and swimming at our neighbor parks Robert H. Treman and Buttermilk Falls.

On July 20th we’ll be celebrating with FBM bike company with a cookout and screening of BMX bandits as part of their 25 year anniversary weekend of fun. Open to all Friday July 20th 7pm – 10pm. Movie screens at 8:45pm.

Hope you’re all enjoying the summer, look forward to seeing you soon!

xox Grayhaven Motel

DKA Retreat 2018

We hosted our first retreat last weekend. 50 Ithaca college cinema students descended on the property Friday night and had two and a half days of bonding, games, food and great activities. It was an absolute blast. 

Can’t wait to for summer reunion and wedding season and more retreats and group meetings to come. 

Gallery Night: Just a Kid from Akron

Join us Friday February 2nd, 2018 from 5pm to 9pm for art, beer, snacks and a nice warm fire.

Works by Adam Brazil, curated by M. E. Grimm

In “Just a Kid from Akron”, Adam Brazil evokes memories of a blue-collar upbringing through media-based assemblages. Examining working-class desires such as lotto, beer and sports, Brazil’s work conjures the nonproductive consumption of time as personalized art-objects that promise pleasure as a temporary refuge from the monotonous toil of subordinate employment.

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Gallery Night: Dead President

The old wall to wall carpet is gone, walls painted, gallery rail hung, wood stove cleaned and seasoned. The guest lounge is fully lounge ready and we’re excited to host our first gallery night opening next Friday, January 5th! 

Join us Friday January 5th, 2018 from 5pm to 9pm.

Dead President by Lauren Valchuis

Dead President re-appropriates ephemeral imagery of mid-century American political figures, namely that of John F. Kennedy, highlighting the pop cultural context and propaganda mechanisms in which they were originally produced. Through framing and exhibiting imagery extracted from vintage magazines, the idealization of an imagined present/past and the subsequent tragedy of its eventual demised is pondered. Join us on Friday January 5th 5pm – 9pm. Show runs through Jan. 18th.

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Remember the time we bought a motel?

That’s right. The time we were totally and completely out of our minds and bought a motel on 11 acres of woods and marsh land with a creek, a turn-of-the-century boarding house, a carriage house turned motel, two tiny cottages and a 10 room classic motor lodge in all it’s mid-century glory. Not to be forgotten are a few little shed-like structures and a pretty sweet garage.
We closed on the property and business mid Fall so we’re about 3 + months and 175.2 projects in. Simultaneously excited, inspired, terrified and driven. We’ve been posting photos of some of the renovations on instagram. Thanks for joining us for the ride!