The Fairlawn Inn

7872 Main Street , Hunter, NY 12442 USA (Show map)
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The Fairlawn Inn was recognized by the NY State Hospitality & Tourism Association as the #1 Inn of Distinction for 2010. The inn is also #1 by tripadvisor. and is four key rated by Green Key Global out of five keys. Quite the accomplishment for a 112 year old home. Walk to town where you can enjoy three movie theaters, performing arts center, cafe, craft and fine art galleries, bookstore and more. Several restaurants are within walking distance. Rooms all contain a Queen sized bed, Flat screen HD Cable TV with DVD players, Alarm clocks and A/C. The Inn is in the Northern Catskills that offer all types of winter, spring summer and fall sports... we have something to do all seasons. We are within walking distance to Hunter Mountain for concert series and festivals.



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  • Guest room4.4
  • Service4.6
  • Value4.3
  • Cleanliness4.5
  • Onsite Dining4.6

Exceeded Our Expectations

5 on March 23, 2018

The Fairlawn Inn exceeded my girlfriend and I's expectations. We had a great weekend due to the conditions at Hunter, complimented by the service at Fairlawn. The meals were fantastic, the rooms were clean and warm. Couldn't have asked for much more other. Also, you cant beat being 0.4 mi from the entrance to the mountain!

Shhhh Hidden treasure in Hunter NY

5 on March 22, 2018

My husband and I are regular visitors of the Fairlawn Inn. We fell in love with the Fairlawn in 2008. We loved it so much, the Fairlawn hosted our wedding in 2012. The charm of each room decorated with beautiful antiques to the unique décor of each bedroom is only the surface of what we love about the Fairlawn. Chuck the Inn keeper welcomes you with a smile and gives you the details of the Inn, keys, snacks, and the most important the time of Breakfast. Chuck has a way of brining the guests together without you even knowing it is happening. I have given many reviews of how wonderful the gourmet breakfast are prepared. But sometimes its nice to sit and listen to what other people are saying too in the dinning room. Each day the breakfast includes fresh fruit,homemade breads, or muffins, juice, and a hot breakfast menu to please everyone. Our most recent stay March 16-18 2018 I sat in the dinning room and just listened to what was being said around me. As the couples/ families arrived to breakfast you could her them say what a wonderful presentation was given to them. They had never had such a wonderful breakfast given to them at an Inn. As I sat and watched every guest enjoy their meals only leaving empty plates and compliments behind. The wonderful breakfast and friendly atmosphere are what keeps my husband I going back. We have our next visit planned already. If I had to sum up our stay each time at the Fairlawn I would say this, The Fairlawn is a place where strangers check in and friends check out.

Great Inn for the value

4.4 on March 11, 2018

My wife and I spent a weekend at this Inn this past February. The host was great and they were able to accommodate our late arrival. Rooms were very well kept and warm. The overall place is charming and would recommend for any couple looking to get away from NYC and get some fresh air and relaxation.

Cute and Cozy stay

5 on March 04, 2018

The whole experience was delightful. Rooms were beautiful, breakfast was delicious, and the company was great. Deffinitely recommend staying here.

Charming, Eco-Friendly B&B with Modern Amenities

5 on February 08, 2018

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Fairlawn Inn! Chuck and the rest of the staff were friendly and welcoming to my husband, myself, and our Golden Retriever. Our room (the Willow Room) was cozy and impeccably clean, and we really enjoyed relaxing by our in-room fireplace after a chilly day on the slopes. There is a good bit of yard that our dog enjoyed playing ball in. The added amenities around the inn (snacks, cold beverages, tea station, pool table, etc.) really elevate the experience and differentiate it from an average hotel stay. We also appreciated the green initiatives implemented here. The breakfast is outstanding - very well-rounded with healthy/vegetarian/gluten-free options. The proximity to Hunter Mountain cannot be beat! We cannot wait to go back.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for spending the time to review us. Lily (the golden retriever)was a pleasure to have at the inn. Her exuberance as she played in the snow was great to watch. You commentary is appreciated as we try to make our inn a comfortable second home to each guest. We cannot wait to have you back.

- Chuck (innkeeper)

Lovely stay upstate!

4.6 on February 05, 2018

My husband and I enjoyed a recent 2 night stay at The Fairlawn Inn. One of the things I appreciated most is the green-aspect of the inn and their efforts toward being environmentally conscious. The morning breakfast was delicious and the service prompt and friendly. Convenient location to Hunter and Tannersville and not far from Windham. We would definitely return.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for your kind review and noticing our commitment to green that we have at the property. We are the only historic home in North America with a four key out of five key rating with Green Key Global. Quite the challenge in a 114 year old home. We look forward to having you back and hope it is soon. Thanks Again.

- Chuck (innkeeper)

unpleasant innkeeper

2.6 on January 11, 2018

This Inn advertises "Pet Friendly" and why we booked . The Inn has two pet rooms. We booked one. The Innkeeper expressed total surprise that we had a pet. I pointed out that the Inn was empty, except for one other booking, and we had one of the two pet rooms, yet he denied knowledge of any pet booking.. The Room was listed for three people. One adult and one child initially took occupancy for one of four nights. another adult joined on day two with a 4lb Service dog.. The Innkeeper again professed shock at this He was paid for the pets and an extra person. . Finally, the pets are registered Service Animals and normally are not charged. The Inn is kept beautifully,the breakfast is very good, but served for only one hour. It is in a good location, but the infrastructure: heat and plumbing need significant upgrades. The room was very cold and due to his general unpleasantness we left a day early.

Innkeeper Response
I was expecting this commentary and review. The room was booked on an online travel agency and did not indicate a third person or dogs were part of the reservation, The room was booked for TWO Guests and no dog was indicated. The (surprise) dog barked incessantly the first morning at which time I had guests in an adjacent rooms that did not come down for breakfast so I am sure they were disturbed. She did go up to insure the dog stopped when I made the request. That day, a third guest arrived. I was courteous even though surprised by an additional guest and dog. The second dog also barked when they left the room. Policy of the Online travel agency provides the assurance that you do not have to accommodate additional surprise guests and ask the entire party to leave. I took hospitable approach, charged for the additional guest, dogs and was courteous throughout their stay. I welcome service dogs and all previously booked dogs in dog friendly rooms. I read in the ADA guidelines that "service dogs" are trained to not bark unless is a necessary part of their service. Service dogs are also to be with owners 24/7 not abandoned when they leave for dinner or other times of the day. If the dog does bark you read that it is appropriate to ask them to leave. I did not ask them to leave but did indicate that I had a full house the final night of their stay and the dogs could not bark. I was polite and courteous throughout their stay. They never indicated there was an issue with being cold as we could have adjusted the thermostat upon request.

- Chuck - the innkeeper (innkeeper)

Victorian Gem.

4.2 on December 17, 2017

A beautiful warm feeling Victorian house with a host by the name of Chuck. He is kind and respectful but he has a amazing breakfast menu which he does himself.

November Getaway

4.6 on November 20, 2017

My wife and I spent the weekend of 11/3 at the Fairlawn. The room was everything we expected. We enjoyed the home cooked breakfasts every morning. After a day of hiking on Saturday the hot tub was just right. Chuck provided great recommendations for dinner and was always pleasant to chat with during breakfast.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for your kind words - we hope to see you again soon.

- Chuck - the innkeeper (innkeeper)

Weekend Getaway

4.6 on November 15, 2017

We visited Fairlawn with another couple while in town for zip lining. We were welcomed with a grand tour and invited to enjoy the amenities. After a few games of pool, we headed out to dinner. We returned to a cozy warm room. The room was beautifully decorated and created the feelings of Home. Delicious breakfast !!

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Rooms & Rates


A sunny bright room in the second story turret. Pale yellows and blues are featured with a flat screened TV w/ DVD player. Comfortable seating. The bathroom features a antique six foot clawfoot tub and overhead and hand showers. Room also features Cable TV, Telephone and A/C. This room does not accept pets.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $159 - $249


A sunny and airy room on the front of the house with views of the mountain. It features the largest bathroom in the house with a mirrored vanity, six foot antique clawfoot tub and recently added british overhead and hand showers. This is the room the bride would use to get ready for a wedding. The room includes a fireplace, an upholstered settee, cable tv (flat screen with DVD player, telephone, a/c and is quite large. This room does not accept pets.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $179 - $279


A southern exposure makes this a bright room. It is the largest bedroom in the house and features a large bath also. The bath includes a six foot clawfoot tub and overhead and hand showers. The room features a flat screen TV, DVD player with cable, telephone, mantle (no fireplace)and a/c. It has views of the garden and mountains from its bay window. The room may accomodate 3 people, $40 charge for additional guest upon check-in. This room does not accept pets.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen , 1 Twin

Nightly Rate: $159 - $249

Mountain Dew

The coziest and quietest room in the house. It is separated by a stairway, closet and is in a corner location with minimal views of the back yard. It is decorated with Chinese style. It has a stand up shower, a flat screened TV with DVD player, cable, telephone and a/c. Accesses the main part of the house at the top of the stairs. This room does not accept pets.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $149 - $239


This room is decorated in reds and taupes in a wainscoted room. It looks over the upstairs porch with access to both the house and the upstairs porch. The room contains two large comfortable chairs, a flat screened TV with DVD player, cable, telephone and is very comfortable and quiet. Individual heat and a/c controls. This room does not accept pets.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $149 - $239

Raspberry Bramble

This room is accessed privately from the second floor porch. It is done in rich tones of purple, gold and jewel tones. It features two comfortable chairs and queen sized bed. The bath contains an antique tub with overhead and hand showers. It views the garden and catskill mountains. There is also a telephone, flat screened TV with DVD player and a/c. The room may accommodate 3 people, $40 charge for additional guest upon check-in. This room accepts pets if they are 40 lbs or less for an additional $25 - pets must be crated in guests absence.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen , 1 Twin

Nightly Rate: $159 - $249


This room is privately accessed from the second floor porch and is just off the second story gazebo which features new all season wicker furniture in season. The room has a cast iron and brass bed, a fainting couch and period wallpapers along with a flat screened TV with DVD player and telephone. The bathroom features an antique tub with new overhead and hand shower. This room accepts pets if they are 40 lbs or less for an additional $25 - pets must be crated in owners absence.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $179 - $279


This room is situated off the first floor porch and gazebo with private entrance. It features a brass bed, two comfortable wingback chairs and fireplace (in season). The room has a flat screened TV with DVD player, telephone, a/c and its bathroom features a marble jetted tub for two, overhead shower and nickel silver custom sink. It looks out on the garden and Catskill mountains and is closest to the parking lot with private entrance. This room does not accept pets.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $199 - $299

Spring Valley

This room is custom decorated in Red and White with a fireplace. It features a private access from the porch, closest to the entrance. The room looks over the cutting garden and has a telephone, Flat screened TV with DVD player and a/c. The bath features a marble shower but no tub. This room does not accept pets.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $179 - $279

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Location Type

Countryside, Downtown, Mountains, Rural, Small town


Albany, NY (ALB-Albany County) 75 miles

Directions to property:

South - NY State Thruway to Catskill (Exit 21) West to Highway 23A - 23A up the mountain - approximately 12 miles to the Fairlawn when you reach the traffic light in Palenville. North - NY State Thruway at Saugerties (Exit 20). After Tollbooth make a left at the light (Hwy 32). Follow a short distance over the overpass and make the next right (Highway 32)Follow several miles and make a left on 32A when you come to a fork in the road and a flashing light. Take to the next traffic light (several Miles) in Palenville and make a left. Approximately 12-14 miles on this road is the Fairlawn Inn

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Beach, Concert venue, Eco-tourism, Extreme sports, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, The New Zipline at Hunter Mountain, Pleshacov Piano Museum, Three movie theaters in walking distance, North South Lake State Park, Kaaterskill Falls, Myriad Hiking Opportunities, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ski area, Sports venue, Vineyard, Winery

Inn Details

Establishment type

Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Amenities Basket, Billiards, Board games, Coffee/Tea facilities, Conference Rooms, Copier, Fax Machine, Fridge, Hairdryer, Ironing Board, Library, Movie library, Outdoor grilling, Parking, Private entrance, Telephone, Videos, Walk to mass transit, Wedding Facilities, Wheelchair access , Large Porches, Comfortable new wicker furniture, Many gardens and incredible views, Walking distance to activities and restaurants, On bus route to and from NYC

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, DVD Player, Fireplace, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, VCR, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bicycles, Billiards, Bird watching, Canoeing, Cross-country ski trails, Downhill Skiing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Hunting, Kayaking, Mountain Bike trails, Tubing, Ski lift ride open in summer - Wed, and Weekends, The New Zipline at Hunter Mountain, mountain biking - on new terrain park, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Ski rentals, Snow shoe rental, Snow shoe trails, Swimming, Tennis courts, Water sports

Check Dates


  • Check In:: 3pm - 7pm
  • Check Out:: 11am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only Outside only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Limited Children 10+ if well behaved - some flexibility mid week
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Prior approval required Main Policy, Cannot be barker's!
  • Disabled Access Limited

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: During ski season, holidays and festivals
  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: One nights stay, unless Ski season or Festival weekend where entire stay is billed unless rooms are resold.
  • Cancellations: 14 days all refunded, 7 days in off season. Full stay charged with possible midweek gift certificate forwarded for Ski season, Holidays and Festival weekends if canceled within 14 day period.



Chuck Tomajko

Languages spoken


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About the innkeepers

Cooking, entertaining, Travel, Collecting, Painting, Antiquing, Auctions

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  • Time Served: 8-9
  • Serving Location: Breakfast Room, Breakfast/dining area, Dining Room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian

Signature Dish

French French Toast
A croissant filled with cream cheese, made into french toast. Topped with a four berry compote with a side of whipped cream. As seen in "Dining Where" magazine in 2009.