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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
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Brooklyn, New York
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24 reviews 24 reviews
3 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW 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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Briarcliff Manor, NY
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3 hotel reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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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Albany, New York
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3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week 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
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 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
1 review
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 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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New York City, New York
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 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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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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5 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
1 review
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

New York City, New York
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109 reviews 109 reviews
27 hotel reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

We overnighted at this rustic inn where everyone was friendly. We didn't meet the innkeepers so it was a bit impersonal. We had a large, simply furnished room with a king=size bed and a screened porch. The bathroom was large with an excellent stall shower. So, no complaints. Dinner which was part of our MAP was enjoyable - a moist... More

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

I'm glad that you had a pleasant stay at the Inn. I'm sorry that I was unable to met you, but I am just returning to work after being off a bit with a knee problem. 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): $$$$
Also Known As:
The Friends Lake Hotel Chestertown

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