The National Park Service put a “request for proposals” document online this week, seeking someone to
lease, repair and operate the historic Cliff Park Inn.
The place needs an estimated $1 million in repairs.
The request for proposals was only online for a day, and then the document disappeared.
It will be back on line soon said John Donahue, Superintendent of the Delaware Water Gap National
The document was removed so an attorney for the park service could make changes to language in the
Fair market rent of the Cliff Park Inn has been set at $65,000 a year. The deleted document said the park
service was willing to offset up to 100 percent of the rent for up to 10 years in exchange for expenses the lessee will incur by making needed improvements.
Instead, the park service will offer the lease for $1 a year, as a way to sweeten the pot, Donahue said.
The lessee will be responsible for bringing the ailing inn up to code.