The Village of Owego’s oldest continually operated business has returned to its roots as the result of a multi-year renovation.
The Parkview Inn held a ribbon cutting recently to celebrate the return of overnight accommodations.
Mark and Beth Johnson purchased the Parkview in 2011 and initially focused on renovating the first floor eatery known as the Dugan House Restaurant and Pub.
Once that was completed, they turned their attention toward opening 9 hotel rooms and 5 studios for longer stays on the building’s 2nd and 3rd floors.
The rooms are well-appointed with unique period furniture, exposed brick and repurposed woodwork.
Beth says the well wishes of the community helped to boost her through the long, arduous process. “Mark and I are overwhelmed with the community interest and support every day. Every day we were asked, ‘How is the project coming? Can’t wait to see it. How great it’s going to be.’ And that was a huge driving point for us.”
The Johnsons added an elevator to the building which is fully accessible.
The building, built in 1867, sits in the heart of Owego’s historic shopping district with views of Draper Park and the Susquehanna River.