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30+ Years, 3 Generations of Hospitality
Generations of Hospitality
Italian for the “Inn of Happiness” Albergo Allegria offers the grace and hospitality of another century. The architectural and decorative details that the innkeepers have endeavored to preserve throughout this sprawling 21 room bed and breakfast hotel is matched with the charm of a team of friendly professional staff.
Vito and Lenore Radelich created Albergo Allegria in 1982 from two neglected buildings rich in history and hospitality. Their daughter, Marianna, and son-in-law, Leslie, added to the family operations and have been welcoming guests alongside the Radelich’s for over two decades.
January 2014 ushered in the long-term plan of Vito and Lenore maneuvering into retirement with Marianna and Leslie taking the reins of the Inn. Both families are excited that the next chapter of Albergo Allegria is unfolding.
Marianna grew up in the family’s restaurant business. She added to hospitality the heritage of her parents and graduated with a Hotel Restaurant Management degree. Leslie, a native of Perth, Western Australia, met Marianna while traveling through Windham on a mission trip and they married in 1992. Leslie has since become an American Citizen, is an active volunteer and interior firefighter with Windham Hose Company #1, and holds the office of a Windham Fire District Commissioner.
Marianna and Leslie’s sons follow in the entrepreneurial tradition and opened their own business, Bean Wise Coffee, at the ages of eleven and ten. Justice and Maximum, now in high school, are the youngest members of the Windham Chamber of Commerce. They have expanded their customer base by offering Bean Wise Coffee in local retail shops and working on an ecommerce website. You can like their Facebook page.
Whether you’re a veteran inn-goer or new to the Bed and Breakfast experience, Albergo Allegria serves up classic hospitality and dream-worthy accommodations. The warmth of a bed & breakfast with the stellar amenities of boutique hotel! We anticipate your needs and try to think of anything that will enhance your stay. Unlike many lodgings, we offer LOTS of EXTRAS… Guest Pantry with complimentary soft drinks, hot beverages, homemade cookies, cold spring water, microwave with buttered popcorn, guest fridge, and freezer. DVD player in each room with a free video library of over 2500 movies… old classics, new releases, and everything in between. Large lounge with fireside couches, checkers, chess, board games, and guest computer with free Wi-Fi. Breakfast room with 30+ tea selections and locally roasted coffee, individual tables and staff that is happy that you’ve chosen Albergo Allegria.
TripAdvisor – Hall of Fame Recipient
Thank you for your honest reviews! Only 10 percent of accommodations listed on TripAdvisor receive this prestigious award. Albergo Allegria Inn has received the 2015 TripAdvisor® Hall of Fame award. The accolade, which honors hospitality excellence, is given only to establishments that consistently achieve outstanding traveler reviews on TripAdvisor, and is extended to qualifying businesses worldwide.
AAA – “Excellent” for 19 consecutive years – Top 5%
Receiving its first 4 Diamond Award in January 1998, Albergo Allegria was soon ranked in the top 5% of lodgings in the nation. In January 2016, Marianna chose to focus the inn’s industry recognitions with other organizations. Although Albergo Allegria is no longer with AAA, their cleanliness, customer care, and commitment to excellence will always remain part of the inn’s DNA.
Considered “America’s First Vacationland,” this area of Greene County has offered exquisite lodging accommodations since the 1800s. Sprawling resorts were nestled among the Northern Catskill Mountains, offering a cool refreshing retreat for affluent socialites looking to escape the heat of the cities. The Osborn House, a family owned seasonal vacation complex, swelled to a capacity of 300 summer tourists in the early part of the century. The 100-acre property changed owners several times and eventually over time was parceled off and neglected.