In the midst of the majestic Adirondack Mountains, overlooking pristine Friends Lake, there stands a wondrous Guesthouse where luxurious lodgings, sumptuous beds, indulgent baths and unforgettable breakfasts join in an atmosphere of rustic elegance and lakeside living. The Lodge's five intimate guest rooms are uncommonly comfortable ~ both rustic and elegant, even magnificent. All guest rooms have king-size beds, large stone fireplaces and wonderful lake and/or mountain views, all have private luxury baths with deep-soaking Jacuzzi tubs, all rooms have a small wet-bar and refrigerator and television. The nightly rate includes an unforgettable breakfast, nightly turndown service, Wi-Fi and a variety of on-site activities. Within the lodge, enjoy relaxing in the mission-influenced classically elegant Adirondack Great room with vaulted log ceilings and magnificent stone fireplace or in the evening gather round the out door fireplace on the screened in porch. The ground floor that walks out to the lake features many relaxing sitting areas, a pool table, the wine cellar, a game table, a nine-person theatre, a sauna and exercise equipment (Bowflex, free-weights, an elliptical, medicine ball, swiss ball). Our 70- acre wooded property borders on pristine Friends Lake. Use our Kayaks or lounge in the sun before a dip in the lake. The lake is well-known for small mouth bass fishing. There is very nice hiking, cross-country skiing and snowshoeing right here on the property. Our beautiful 24’ ELCO electric launch is used for a late afternoon boat tour of Friends Lake complete with beverages and hors d’oeuvres.
5 on August 06, 2012
from arrival to leaving we were showered with friendly and knowledgable information and courtesy. everyone should stay at fern lodge at least once. great views of friends lake too.
5 on March 18, 2012
One of the few really well managed and staffed places out there.
4.6 on August 22, 2010
Beautiful setting, lake and lodge are relaxing. Sharon and Greg as innkeepers are relaxed, welcoming and gracious. They arranged a wonderful first night dinner for us at a nearby superb restaurant and an in room massage for two later in the week.
5 on June 23, 2010
From the moment you enter Fern Lodge there is a warm feeling of welcome! A meandering path down to the boat house brings one to a place of quiet beauty on the shores of Friends Lake.
4.6 on March 14, 2010
My husband and I stayed one night for our anniversary. We live right here in the Adirondacks but always enjoyed the Friends Lake Inn which Greg and Sharon previously owned. This was far superior! Unfortunately, the Taylors were away on a much deserved vacation. However, they left their Inn in wonderful hands. I wish I can remember the woman's name but she was fabulous! Sharon left a bottle of wine in our room with a lovely note for our anniversary. It was such a wonderful get-a-way even though it was only a few miles down the road from our home. I highly recommend the Fern Lodge and look forward to staying again in the future.
5 on February 11, 2009
let me say that my husband and I were stunned when we arrived at the Fern Lodge. We had seen the pics on the net and new it was going to be nice, but when we arrived into this heavenly solitude it was breathtaking. Nestled in the Adirondacks right on friends Lake made for a wonderful romantic weekend. The rooms were exquisite. massive king size bed with ulta soft sheet bedding. A beautiful gas fireplace right in our room set the mood. My favorite was the two person jacuzzi in the room, you want to talk relaxing, you have to experience it. My husband and I love to hike and there is endless areas to hike around around the property, We even were able to take a day in skiing at Gore which is only 15 minutes away. Sharon & Greg were such the gracious hosts. Sharon prepared each morning an amazing breakfast which was fuel for our day. Sharon also set up dinner reservations for us at the Friends lake Inn. Like I said a++.. My husband and I are looking forward to returning in the summer so we can take advantage of the Kyaking offered and a ride on Sharon & Greg's electric boat
5 on December 03, 2008
Sharon and Greg have thought of ever detail in this lodge. The Fern Lodge is luxurious and so relaxing. We definitely will be back!
4.4 on October 29, 2008
wonderful place, beautiful people, made our stay unforgettable. we are here 2nd time and we will be back again.
4.8 on May 17, 2008
The initial view of the lodge was beautiful,The lodge is gorgeous, and they have 2 cute yellow labs. We stayed in the Cedar room. Great place!
5 on December 10, 2007
The comfortable, romantic, exceptional, cozy, amazing, and gorgeous, weekend that the two of us enjoyed at The Fern Lodge was spectacular!!!! We never experienced such a great place.
Our newest room features a modern rustic motif a free form branch king-size bed, a walk out patio to the lake with its own fiepit, sitting area in front of the stone fireplace, jaccuzzi separate from the bath also fireside, a rain forest shower, WiFi, small wet bar/refrigerator.
The spectacular king-size Stickley bed and fireplace dominates our only non-rustic room.
The room is Mission styled with a beautiful Stickley bedroom set which beautifully complements the warm oak paneling/wainscoting. The luxury bath features a steam shower with deluge shower head and body sprays, a deep soaking Jacuzzi tub and copper sink. A fireside sitting area, wet bar and a refrigerator are in the room. Wi-Fi throughout the lodge is available to you. Look out over the lake on your open-air porch. This room is located on the main floor off the Great Room.
A magnificent king-size re-claimed barn beam bed in a cozy log cabin motif greets you in front of a beautiful stone fireplace.
The luxury bath features a two-person steam shower with deluge shower head and body sprays, a two-person deep soaking Jacuzzi tub and dual copper sinks. A fireside sitting area, and a refrigerator are in this rustic Adirondack accommodation. Wi-Fi throughout the lodge is available to you. Look out over the lake on your open-air porch. This room is located on the main floor, off of the Great Room.
The great cedar king-size bed takes center stage under the vaulted ceiling in this appealingly elegant and rustic western–influenced accommodation.
The luxury bath features a two-person steam shower with deluge shower head and body sprays, a two-person deep soaking jaccuzzi tub and dual sinks. A fireside sitting area, television and a refrigerator are in the room. Wi-Fi throughout the lodge is available to you. Private screened-in mountain view porch. This room is located upstairs on the 1st floor.
Our premier junior suite features a magnanimous free form yellow birch tree bed under a vaulted log ceiling.
A double sided fireplace separates the bedroom from the fireside sitting room. The sitting room boasts a luxurious two person Jacuzzi tub to soak indulgently in front of a romantic fire. The luxury bath features a two-person steam shower with deluge shower head and body sprays and dual sinks. A refrigerator is also in the room. Wi-Fi is available throughout this Adirondack lodging. Private screened-in porch overlooking the lake. This room is located upstairs on the 1st floor.
Countryside, Lakeside, Mountains
Albany, NY (ALB-Albany County) 75 miles
From Albany and Points South (4 ½ hours from NYC) Take the NY Thruway to exit 24 in Albany and take exit 1N (after the toll) to I-87 North (the Adirondack "Northway"). Drive approx. 1 1/2 hours, take exit 25 *(Chestertown/Brant Lake). Make a LEFT off the exit ramp onto Route 8 WEST. Drive 3 ½ miles, then make a LEFT onto Friends Lake Road. Bear right at the fork, drive 1 mile, then make a RIGHT onto the continuation of Friends Lake Road. After passing Friends Lake Inn, take your 2nd left (Indian Springs Road is the first Road) onto Hill Park Road. Go almost to the end. Take a right on Fiddlehead Bay Road. Go over the bridge, stay to the right- we are the last one in. Brown House with army green trim.
Amusement Park, Antique Shopping, Beach, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Outlet Stores, River, Ski area
Bed and Breakfast
BBQ grill, Conference Rooms, Copier, Fax Machine, Library, Private entrance, Telephone, VCR, Videos, Washer/dryer, Wedding Facilities , steam shower, 9-person theatre, sauna, beach and boathouse, lakeside firepit, Hot tub under the stars
Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, Board games, CD player, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, In-room internet, Desk, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Turndown Service, Wet bar, Wi-Fi
Bicycle riding trails, Bicycles, Billiards, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Cross-country ski trails, Downhill Skiing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Kayaking, Mountain Bike trails, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Snow shoe trails, Swimming, Water sports, Whitewater Rafting
, Wood-fired pizza
Tired of the hustle and bustle of the Holidays? Beat the holiday rush with a peaceful interlude and return your thoughts to what the holiday celebration really is all about with an overnight escape to the Adirondacks with your loved one…. Take a peaceful drive through the Adirondacks, stay in rustic luxury at The Fern Lodge overlooking Friends Lake. Included with your sumptuous fireside bedroom and unforgettable; enjoy a cheese and fruit plate and a bottle of wine in front of your own fireplace upon arrival and a cut-your-own Christmas tree at Starbuck Hill Tree Farm to take home with you! Begin a new Christmas tradition..