Sharon Springs is a quaint little upstate town that was in decay before a recent revival, indistinguishable from many except for the very interesting Sulfur Spa trade that has put the town on the map from the early 1800's until only a few years ago when all the Bath Houses and the Adler Hotel shut down, possibly for good. Through state grants and grand plans, supportively the spa and hotels will be restored and made into bigger (but not necessarily better) resort destinations.
Until then, the baths and The Adler stand like a ghost town, relics of the past, eerily with bed sheets still hanging in the windows and broken furniture lurking inside the broken glass. You can walk around the back of The Imperial Baths where a huge temple will surprise you. There you can still scoop out some sulfur water for yourself.
Up the street stands the impressive Adler, an interesting site for urban explorers and as it was built in 1929, lovers of old architecture. It's very haunted feeling, even though it was abandoned only a few years back in 2004. Up the hill in the distance was another abandoned site, but because of fences and warnings, we decided against a closer look. Here are some beautiful interior photos from a blogger with more guts.