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“Paradise in the Catskills”
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Inn at Lake Joseph
Ranked #1 of 2 Forestburgh B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed June 30, 2008

The Inn is truly magnificent from the excellent accommodations and period furnishing to the wonderful and friendly staff. Everything was exactly as described on the website if not more so. Stepping into the 135 year old Inn itself was like stepping back in time.

This is Paradise among the Catskills. A great place
just to lounge and unwind or use as a "home base" for the many nearby things to do and see in the area.

While it was our first time it will not be our last. In
fact, we're already booking our return. Thank you Ivan & Ru Weinger, the owners, and Debbie along with everyone else
that made our "weekend get-away" a memorable experience. Don't change a thing!

  • Stayed: May 2008, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 28, 2008

What a fantastic Inn, when you first come up the driveway the beauty of the main house takes your breath away! We had a wonderfully relaxing time. Everyone was so friendly and helpful, we would like to make it a annual trip!

  • Stayed: June 2008, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank 612gemini
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Reviewed June 26, 2008

Just returned from a wonderful and quiet weekend..We chose the Inn based upon Tripadvisor reviews and we were not disappointed. The grounds are extensive and well cared for, our room was well appointed and tranquil. We were welcomed graciously and everything we needed was quickly and efficiently obtained.
It's the beauty of the natural setting, the ability to relax and feel removed from New York City that makes this place so special.

Lots of great rooms to choose from-and you can bring your dog..Just wish they served an evening meal-It was hard to leave.

  • Stayed: June 2008, traveled as a couple
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Thank tituspaddler
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Reviewed June 2, 2008

We stayed here while house shopping on the many Sullivan County lakes. I wanted to find someplace that exuded that Adirondack Lodge style so that I could get my wife excited about driving every weekend to the Catskills, and this place exceeded all of my expectations. We stayed in the Hemlock room and it was perfect. It was a snowy night and we curled up in front of the fireplace and enjoyed our little lodge in the woods. Each of the buildings had slightly different vibes, but I really wanted that rustic cabin feel so the Hemlock's building worked perfect. There were a few other couples that were there who went snow-shoeing but we skipped out on it for house hunting. We ended up purchasing an amazing lake house about 15 miles away from the Inn, and whenever we have friends visiting for weekends we send them to the Inn at Lake Joseph. It's definitely an incredible get-away from New York City and in a special place in the undiscovered western Catskills.

  • Stayed: February 2008, traveled as a couple
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Thank petercasella
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Reviewed May 2, 2008

It was our honeymoon! Unfortunately, we spent all our time planning the wedding and little time on the honeymoon. Based upon the website and the expensive price we thought we were going to a luxurious place. We did find the people to be pleasant, although a bit odd. The unit we stayed in was the Eagle's Nest. It has not be renovated since the 80's. The furniture was worn out, the bed was extremely uncomfortable, the kitchenware was very limited, the floor creaked in the bathroom area, the television was very dated, and the unit smelled funny because of one of those plug-in air freshners. It was way too expensive for what was offered. I would not recommend this unit to anyone. The main house was clean, the food was good, but the computer did not work. The other unfortunate thing about this inn is it is in a very impoverished area of New York. Sullivan County is not a desirable place to spend any time. We did leave early, went north about 2 hours and really enjoyed the rest of our honeymoon. So, my advise is don't go to Sullivan County, drive a few more hours north and you will find many nice places to stay and lots of great things to do.

  • Stayed: April 2008, traveled as a couple
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4  Thank L0vie
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Reviewed May 1, 2008

What accolades can I write that haven't already been said about
the Inn at
Lake Joseph. We had an absolutely wonderful, if not perfect
weekend
getaway. Ironically, I found the Inn at Lake Joseph by accident
while
surfing the inernet. I used to live in that area years ago and
didn't know
that the Inn existed. Truly it is a "best kept secret." Thank
you Ivan
and Ru. We'll be seeing you again soon when we'll need to get
away from the
hussle and bussle of the city.

Stayed: April 2008
Thank oldskooltoo
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Reviewed April 8, 2008

Our weekend away was wonderful thanks to the friendly staff, beautiful room and great surroundings. The dog food in the cupboard was a nice surprise too :)

Pet and people friendly - such a nice change from most places.

The jacuzzi was amazing, and the room is well equipped with all the basics for self-catering too (not that we did!). Ivan was a gem and helped us find a great restaurant and laughed with us at some of my partner's antics!!

Will definitely be back and have raved about it to a number of other friends already

  • Stayed: February 2008, traveled as a couple
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Thank Bluewolfmoon
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Additional Information about Inn at Lake Joseph

Address: 162 St Josephs Rd, Forestburgh, NY 12777-6230
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Location: United States > New York > Catskill Region > Forestburgh
Amenities:
Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 B&Bs / Inns in Forestburgh
Price Range: $259 - $399 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Inn at Lake Joseph 3.5*
Number of rooms: 16
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Inn, with working fireplaces, whirlpool baths and private sundecks, is located in Upstate New York on a 250-acre private lake. Like resort lodging, Inn at Lake Joseph provides a variety of summer and winter recreational facilities, including access to a health and fitness spa. But unlike larger hotels, with just 18 guestrooms, a luxurious, yet informal, casual country retreat that assures guests a relaxing, private, rustic mountain lake environment awaits. Very much like the Berkshires, White Mountains, Adirondacks and Poconos, the Catskills surrounding the Inn offer spectacular scenes of lakes and rivers, as well as hiking trails with views of majestic peaks and isolated waterfalls. However, unlike these other regions, The Inn is no more than 2 hours from New York City. ... more   less 
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