When Jack Samenuk checked into Zabriskie House this week, there was no mystery about who he would encounter in the inn’s double parlor or wood-paneled dining room.
The only guests in the 11-bedroom property, which opened in January as part of the Inns of Aurora, a resort in New York’s Finger Lakes region, are Mr. Samenuk’s nearest and dearest: his mother, three siblings and their families, including two children, 3 and 4, and two Labrador retrievers.
The group also invited some in-laws to join them for a private dinner and backyard s’mores on New Year’s Eve.
“It’s just going to be us — no one else will be there,” said Mr. Samenuk, 21, a model and Fordham University student who lives in New York City.
“I feel like it’ll be our little home away from home.”
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