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Friends Lake Inn

963 Friends Lake Road , Chestertown, NY 12817 USA (Show map)
117 Reviews
$359 - $550
per night

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Friends Lake Inn is a fully restored 19th century Adirondack country inn overlooking Friends Lake. The Inn features the warm patina of chestnut woodwork, brick hearths and an original tin-ceiling. Gourmet dining is available daily complemented by an extensive award winning wine list. Seventeen luxury guestrooms all with private baths, some with jacuzzis, steam showers or fireplaces, welcome you to relax in style. An outdoor sauna in the gazebo overlooks a backyard pond and garden. In-ground swimming pool and canoes and kayaks available on Friends Lake.



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  • Guest room4.5
  • Services4.7
  • Value4.1
  • Cleanliness4.6
  • Dining4.7

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Friends Lake Inn our go to destination for a romantic getaway.

4.6 on June 26, 2014

We have stayed at Friends Lake Inn for our last five consecutive wedding anniversaries and we are always delighted with the choice! This year, our 19th wedding anniversary, was no exception. Thank you!

Excellent Experience

4.8 on April 29, 2014

We had a wonderful time celebrating Arbor Day at Friends Lake Inn - the Fieldstone suite was perfect - enjoyed the fire place, the jets in the tubs and the porch with easy access to the sauna and pool (brrrrrrr - too cold for the pool just yet!). The food was super and the wine list was enormous. Service was top notch. Would definitely recommend it for those times when you really want something very special. CAPL in Greenfield Center NY

Good, But Not Great.

3.4 on April 01, 2014

On our last stay, we spent one night in Ledgestone and one in River Rock. The rooms were beautiful, charming and the fireplace was wonderful and cozy. In Ledgestone, the mattress was ridiculously uncomfortable, and I am NOT a picky sleeper. What was more disappointing was the presence of mold and wood rot in both bathrooms. You would think that for $500 a night, the bathroom would be pristine. With that being said, the food and service were lovely and I will most likely return. However, I do think that their prices are a little high for what they offer in terms of room accommodations.

Delightful Respite at Friends Lake Inn

4.6 on March 20, 2014

Everyone we came in contact with was professional, courteous and friendly. The owner is on site and mingles with the guests. A special treat was the wine cellar tour conducted by the owner and enjoyed with other guests and a sort of "meet and greet" with wine provided by the innkeeper.

Beyond Expectations you Expect

5 on March 19, 2014

We went for an over night Anniversary celebration, and we were flabbergasted, astonished, and overwhelm in all aspects of service. David and Christine Zigler "39 years"

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Location Type

Lakeside, Mountains


Albany, NY (ALB-Albany County)

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Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, National/State parks, Nature area, Trails for hiking/skiing on site, Outlet Stores, River, Ski area

Inn Details

Establishment type

Country Inn

On-site amenities

Board games, Conference Rooms, Copier, DVD Player, Desk, Fax Machine, Internet Service, Library, Piano, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, VCR, Videos, Washer/dryer, Wedding Facilities, Wet bar , featherbeds, sauna

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, CD player, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, In-room internet, Fireplace, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Ironing Board, Private entrance, Radio, Telephone, Turndown Service, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Billiards, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Cross-country ski trails, Downhill Skiing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Hunting, Kayaking, Mountain Bike trails, ice skating, snowmobiling within driving distance, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Ski rentals, Snow shoe rental, Snow shoe trails, Swimming, Swimming pool, Tennis courts, Whitewater Rafting

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  • Check In:: 2pm
  • Check Out:: 11am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Suitable For Children: 12 years old and over
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No

Terms and Conditions

  • Deposit Amount Required: A 50% deposit is required for stays of 2 or more nights.
  • Cancellations: Due to our intimate size, cancellations affect us significantly. A last-minute cancellation gives us little chance of filling space due to our remote location. For these reasons we uphold a strict cancellation policy. If a cancellation is made 14 days or more prior to your arrival date, you may elect to receive a refund of your deposit less a $40.00 processing fee, or apply the entire amount towards a future stay within the next year. If a cancellation is made less than 14 days prior to your arrival date, no refund will be possible regardless of the reason, as we will have turned away many other potential guests.



Tammy Breymaier

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Resident Pets

2 Dogs

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  • Time Served: 8-10:30, Sundays 8-12:00
  • Serving Location: Breakfast/dining area

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian , Monthly wine dinners, Special Holiday Menu


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963 Friends Lake Road , Chestertown, NY 12817 USA (Show map)

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