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The Friends Lake Inn

Friends Lake Rd., Chestertown, NY 12817
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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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Oyster Bay, New York
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8 reviews 8 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Wife and I needed a getaway weekend and the Friends lake Inn exceeded our expectations. Beautiful inn and the staff were excellent - very professional, courteous, and friendly. Enjoyed a nice hike in the woods, relaxed by a fire then had a great meal at the restaurant. Only problem was we wish we could have stayed longer.

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Troy, New York
2 reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

Mid-winters visit was fantastic. The inn keeper was very accommodating. The room was excellent (updated and clean, spacious) and very relaxing. Staff made us feel right at home. Food also, dinner was really like nothing I've ever tasted, very enjoyable. The trails are a nice bonus for outdoor activity. I feel like sometimes you go places and you get what... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

Spent a late February weekend at the Friends Lake Inn with extended family. The place is nothing short of spectacular. You can see room photos on the web so I won't describe them other than that they were very clean and comfortable, and as nice as they appear in pictures. The food was phenomenal. Between the members of our party... More

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Watertown, New York
2 reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

I (we) surprised my wife for her 40th birthday by bringing in her two sisters and family for a weekend at the friends Lake Inn. I was concerned that the staff might blow my cover and accidentally reveal my plan as they give all their guests a personal welcome letter with all the dinner reservations and itinerary for the weekend,... More

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Syracuse, New York
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014

Thank you for one of the most memorable weekends anyone could ask for! The views, hospitality and food were excellent and allowed for a very relaxing and magical time. My husband and I came here for a weekend getaway and immediately fell in love with the place. We enjoyed a sleigh ride, an in-room couples massage and cross country skiing.... More

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Albany, New York
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51 reviews 51 reviews
5 hotel reviews
112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014

Friends Lake Inn is a very special place for us, having gotten engaged there in October 2003...we have been back several times in the past ten years and each time it seems like they add little touches to really make it a wonderful experience for their guests. This time we took advantage of a holiday weekend and booked a one... More

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Greenfield Center, New York
4 reviews 4 reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014

My wife and I spent a special time at Friends lake a couple years ago and returned this year for another special time. We spent the night Saturday, January 18th, went moonlight snowshoeing and had a wonderful dinner. The following day we went on the best ride we have had in a long time. Friends Lake Inn works with a... More

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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 hotel reviews
182 helpful votes 182 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2014

We spent last weekend here with friends of ours and had a great time (again). The weather was not very nice and the roads were very icy. We spent all of Saturday reading, talking, laying around and totally relaxing. Being with friends at Friends Lake Inn is special enough, but the service, kindness and pampering by the hosts and the... More

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Lake George, New York
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131 reviews 131 reviews
3 hotel reviews
143 helpful votes 143 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

Spent our third New Year's Eve at the inn. Each time being an individual who does revues for the media I try to find something that is not up to my standards. Simply, are you receiving the quality of service, food and ambiance you are paying for. Time after time this inn exceeds or equals the price assigned to the... More

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Glenville, NY
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29 reviews 29 reviews
9 hotel reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2013

I usually go to the great Inn during January or February when they have their overnight packages including a wine pairing dinner. The ambience, service and food are always excellent. I would highly recommend the midnight snow shoe package as well.

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Also Known As:
The Friends Lake Hotel
The Friends Lake Hotel Chestertown
Address: Friends Lake Rd., Chestertown, NY 12817
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Location: United States > New York > Chestertown
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #2 of 7 B&Bs / Inns in Chestertown
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
An Adirondack Inn with Luxury lakeview accomodations, imaginative New-American cusine, a superior wine collection. All in the midst of the Adirondack Mountains overlooking Friends Lake. ... more   less 

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