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Friends Lake Inn

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963 Friends Lake Rd., Chestertown, NY 12817
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Friends Lake Inn
Ranked #2 of 7 Chestertown B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've been going to the Friends Lake Inn for approximately 15 years. I've been there as a couple, in groups of 4, and many more. It remains a great place for very good food, wine and other cocktails served in a warm and friendly environment during any season of the year. Last Sunday night was my sisters birthday, and you... More

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Brooklyn, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed a fun and relaxing long weekend in the Field Stone room in mid- August. The room was comfortable and clean and we thoroughly enjoyed spending evenings in our porch. The fire place looked great and there was plenty of wood available, but the weather was slightly too warm for a fire. The pool area was inviting and the... More

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tammy f, Owner at Friends Lake Inn, responded to this review

Thank yo for reviewing the Inn. Your right - the staff and food are both exceptional. We are in the process of upgrading a number of items at the Inn to include a few that your mentioned. The dining room renovation is currently underway and will be complete this week. We have new toiletries for the rooms. They are both... More

Briarcliff Manor, NY
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We've been wanting to check it out for years ever since my sister honeymooned there. It's good, but somewhat overpriced. Certainly the wine is. No TVs and lousy wifi in the rooms. There weren't many kayaks and only one canoe, which I thought was going to be a total drag, but surprisingly, it wasn't a problem. I think we just... More

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tammy f, Owner at Friends Lake Inn, responded to this review

I'm sorry you felt our wine was over priced. We specifically select our wine to be high quality and unique. In doing so we price the wine in line with the market. We want all of our guest to enjoy our Inn, the cuisine and the natural beauty of the area. More

Albany, New York
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3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Friends Lake Inn on Friends Lake in Chestertown, NY has new owners, John and Trudy have retired and passed the baton to John and Tammy. The staff has remained essentially the same and the transition appears to have been seamless. The kitchen and dining staff are all familiar and continue to make dining a memorable experience - go on... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Even with new inkeepers, Friends Lake Inn remains our go to get away. The service is impeccable, and the staff provide world class service to all guests. Near Lake George, Gore Mountain, and Saratoga. The wine list is excellent and the recently added beer list is outstanding. We will definitely be returning.

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Somerville, New Jersey
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

In summary, I give this place 2 stars because the things I expected to make it stand-out were disappointments, and because of a bad experience with the owner. The Good: There is nothing touristy about this place. It’s off the beaten path, and has a nice old school feel to it that I enjoyed. the pool looks great, and the... More

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tammy f, Owner at Friends Lake Inn, responded to this review

Small businesses have to be accommodating to succeed –and we do that well as can be seem from the vast majority of reviews. However, they cannot and should not be intimidated by threats to their reputation from a guest who does not want to live up to their end of a booking commitment. Here’s the rest of the story… This... More

New York City, New York
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lovely lodge off the beaten path, cozy clean room, wonderful staff from time of booking throughtout stay (especially Joyce), delicious food/wine/bear and cocktail selection near Lake George, Saratoga Springs and more. Would definitely return.

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Kingston
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

This is mine and my fiancé's second time here at Friends Lake Inn and we've been blown away both times! We went this time for my fiancé's birthday and were surprised with a personalized menu wishing him Happy Birthday up top along with a birthday card signed by the staff. The staff are always so friendly, the food is amazingly... More

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tammy f, Owner at Friends Lake Inn, responded to this review

Than k you for the GREAT review! We look forwarding to seeing you soon. More

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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Although skeptical about being off the beaten path we were more than pleasantly surprised by the location and accomodations and food at this beautiful lodge. Across the street is a beautiful lake with canoes and kayaks gratis from the lodge. We stayed in one of the Adirondack rooms which had a huge fireplace and looked out over the lawn, gardens... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Stayed at the Inn over two nights, very welcoming, friendly staff. Food is amazing, wine list is endless, and the outdoor amenities, including access to one of the areas only private lakes, lets you work off all the great food. Paul, the sommelier spent the time to get to know us, what we liked and disliked, and then selected the... More

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tammy f, Owner at Friends Lake Inn, responded to this review

The Inn is a great place to get away from it all! And it sounds like you thoroughly enjoyed all of the Inn's amenities - including the wine list! Please come back for a visit and sample our new craft beers. More

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Additional Information about Friends Lake Inn

Address: 963 Friends Lake Rd., Chestertown, NY 12817
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Location: United States > New York > Chestertown
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Number of rooms: 17
Also Known As:
The Friends Lake Hotel Chestertown

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