The Fairlawn Inn

7872 Main Street , Hunter, NY 12442 USA (Show map)


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
  • Value4.2
  • Cleanliness4.5
  • Onsite Dining4.6

One night get away

3.0 on January 16, 2017

My stay at this b&b was ok, based on reviews, I expected a little more. I booked a room with jacuzzi and a nice shower but unfortunately I was not able to use it. It was cold and I was offered a different room that didn't have such nice bathroom. It was also cheaper but I was never offered a refund for the difference. Not a big deal, just a small detail. The breakfast was very good and the service also good.

Innkeeper Response
My apologies for this experience for this guest. I remember her clearly and we immediately responded to her concerns, adjusted the heat and ultimately relocated her to an alternate room. We make very effort to accommodate everyone and deal with each situation quickly to resolve any issue the guest might experience regardless of their level of expectation. We did that in this case quickly and cheerfully. We are sorry we did not reach her level of expectation though we tried and thought we had succeeded. Again our apologies.

An oasis in the mountains

5 on January 01, 2017

We stayed for two nights in order to ski for a day and do some exploring in thea area. This B&B sets the bar for any inn anywhere. All the thoughtful amenities -- hot water all day for tea or cocoa, a Keurig, snacks and fruit, soda or seltzer -- were such a nice touch. We enjoyed utilizing the glassware and ice at the bar to enjoy some bourbon while we played pool in the parlor. The house is decorated beautifully with lots of lush plants and tasteful paintings and prints. Would definitely stay here again.

Family Reunion

4.6 on December 14, 2016

The Fairlawn is a beautiful facility and filled with lots of interesting artifacts. We were there during the holiday season so it was even more festive. The rooms were wonderful and the service was great. Breakfast was excellent.

amazing b&b!

4.8 on November 23, 2016

The inn is unique and beautiful! probably the best one around. The owner was very nice and hospitable. The room was big. comfortable, and had everything we needed and more! The accommodations exceeded my expectation - there is a even pool table. We highly recommend it

Pleasant stay in the Catskills

3.8 on November 01, 2016

Chuck is an excellent host who provided great suggestions on everything from restaurants to shopping to excursions. He also provided nice extras like water and snacks for days we were hiking, a host dedicated to his guests having the best visit possible. Facility itself charming and with great water pressure - something we've learned to appreciate when staying in older lodgings :-)

Wonderful fall weekend, great stay at the Fairlawn Inn

4.4 on October 31, 2016

We came with family, and had two rooms. Both were lovely, breakfast was great. We stayed two nights, would stay again. The owner couldn't have been more helpful.

The Greene room

4.0 on October 30, 2016

Wonderful place, owners amazing people and easy check in. Recommended so many good things to do for a small town. Was very quiet get away and would go again and the breakfast was incredible.

Lovely B&B

5 on October 24, 2016

We had a wonderful time at the Fairlawn Inn. It was a beautiful inn with delicious food in a very cute town.

Comfort, great food and excellent service

3.8 on October 23, 2016

We stayed 2 nights in October 2016, having found the Fairlawn Inn on the internet. Chuck was an excellent host, very friendly and accommodating. One of our party had made a special dietary request in advance and Chuck went over and above to accommodate this. The bedroom was really comfortable with plenty of space, and the breakfasts were excellent - we liked the communal feel at breakfast time and enjoyed chatting with fellow guests. We would definitely recommend the Fairlawn Inn

Wonderful B & B

4.0 on October 09, 2016

We spent two nights in the Fairlawn Inn and were very impressed. The owner is very helpful with information about restaurants, places to go, etc. The breakfast was wonderful - juice, coffee, pastries, fruit and after that anything you want - eggs, pancakes, etc. The Inn is beautiful and very well decorated. We stayed in the Glenwood room and loved the double jacuzzi and the fireplace. For some reason I can't click on "outstanding" and can only hit "Exceeded my expectations", but I would really rate the Inn as outstanding in all aspects.

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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: $129 - $179


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: $149 - $229


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: $139 - $199

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: $139 - $179


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: $139 - $199

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: $149 - $199


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: $129 - $219


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: $149 - $249

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: $149 - $229

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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

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Inn Details

Establishment type

Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Billiards, Board games, Conference Rooms, Copier, Fax Machine, Fridge, Ironing Board, Library, Movie library, Private entrance, Videos, Walk to mass transit, Wedding Facilities , 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, Amenities Basket, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, Fireplace, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, VCR, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bicycles, Billiards, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Cross-country ski trails, Downhill Skiing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, 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

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  • 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.
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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.

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