A building that's been a fixture in the town of Vestal for more than 175 years is about to come alive with activity again.

Town of Union resident Jeannie Post has acquired the Drovers Inn property on Pumphouse Road, just west of Main Street.

Post said she's planning to open a boutique hotel called the Trailside Inn. She also intends to open a restaurant at the site, which is located near the start of the western portion of Vestal's Rail Trail.

Drovers Inn was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2010. (Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News)

Post became interested in the property a little over a year ago, just before the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic. The sale was completed early this month.

The inn will feature five guest rooms. The restaurant will serve lunch and dinner. Post hopes to open the business around August 1.

The Drovers Inn was constructed around 1844. In recent years, it's been home to various restaurants and other businesses, including a photography studio.

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