The Fairlawn Inn is in a good location in a nice town. My issues may have stemmed from the fact that we visited in early November right before they were going to close up for the season. It was obvious that it is a one man show and on this particular weekend, the man in charge seemed about ready to close up shop.
The inn consists of a main house and what seems like a poorly-constructed addition jutting out the back. The room we reserved in the main house had already been given away by 4 PM, the room we were given had a leaky ceiling, the replacement room wasn't leaking but it was a bit less comfortable than the first. The basic amenities were fine. The heat, plumbing and television all worked. Overall cleanliness was average, the first room's pillowcase did have a blood stain on it. The teenage boy handling the housekeeping apologized and replaced it.
The proprietor had a lot of rules to lay out and really wasn't interesting in small talk. Also, I would avoid trying to contact him after 8 PM. We were feeling a bit put-off by being scolded for ringing the door bell to be let in at 8:45 so we didn't stick around for breakfast. As it was, we were told we could only get it from 7:30 to 8:30, a bit early for a Sunday morning. Based on the menu, it looked like it would have been a pretty good meal.
Given the location and the condition of the main building, I can see how this might be a real charming place during peak season. Unfortunately, we just didn't have a particularly good time with it.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Circa 1904 fully restored and updated Victorian Mansion. Nine bedroom B&B all with private baths, free WIFI queen sized beds, Flat Screen TV's with DVD players, includes a full cooked to order breakfast. Centrally located in the Catskills with many attractions, within walking distance to Hunter Mountain a four season Ski Resort. Newest attraction is the Zip line adventure, the tallest and longest in North America. Adjacent to the Hudson Valley and many activities too numerous to mention. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Fairlawn Hotel Hunter