a weekend yard sale at the motel. More than 500 people showed up.

B-52’s singer Kate Pierson and the artist Monica Coleman since 2004, just sold for $2.25 million.

The cabin interiors look plucked straight from the past: a bonanza of colors, retro-inspired furnishings and 1950s style kitchens.

Forty miles south in Sullivan County is the Glen Wilde, a 1940s colony of eight renovated one- and two-bedroom seasonal bungalows on 11 acres, now on the market for $850,000. The property, in Mountain Dale, has 17 units — nine unrenovated units have been gutted and are in need of T.L.C. — as well as a newly renovated four-bedroom stone house. The remodeled dwellings each feature a full kitchen and bath.

Norsdale, a chic mini motel of four rooms in the Ulster County hamlet of Phoenicia, meanders away from the typical neutral rustic cabin aesthetic in favor of brazen hues that follow the CMYK (Cyan, Magenta, Yellow and Key, or black) color model, standard in printing.

“Why does a motel need to have a cabin vibe? We decided we should create something super magical and unique,” said a co-owner, Jove Meyer, 36, an event planner and interior designer based in Brooklyn.

Glen Wilde and Norsdale have been listed by the Upstate Real Estate team of Keller Williams Realty Hudson Valley North.

In Cairo, N.Y., the Lantern Motel is on the market for $299,000, which includes a 14-room motel, three cottages, a single-family home and 13 acres of land — but it needs some work.

The cottages will need to be torn down, the septic needs replacing, and land will need to be cleared. “It’s been empty since the late 1990s,” said Arlena Armstrong-Petock, the listing agent with Country House Realty. The Lantern is in Greene County, and faces little competition, unlike the bevy of motels to the south. “There really isn’t one of these in this area,” Ms. Armstrong-Petock said.

Sylvan Motor Lodge.

The outdoor spaces got the biggest transformation. A covered grill area was turned into a kitchen, and new gravel and picnic tables were added to create an outdoor dining area. Most of the vintage pool furniture was sourced from old resorts in the Catskills.

24 Hour Plays. For now, they’ll steer visitors toward day trips to bike or kayak, or help bring in instructors for everything from yoga and cooking to spoon carving, pickling and foraging. They even know the best barn dances in the county to kick up your heels.

Soon they will paint the new name on the brick tower where the sign used to be. “I love seeing how everyone is reinventing these classic motels in different, highly personal and unique ways,” Ms. Bowen said. “The more motel makeovers, the better.”

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