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Fairlawn Inn
Ranked #1 of 3 Hunter B&B and Inns
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Brussels, Belgium
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“Great place to stay!”
Reviewed September 7, 2009

We booked a trip last minute before the labor day weekend so we ended up with the smallest room in the inn. Still, it was very nice and had all the necessary amenities for a weekend getaway and was reasonably priced. In the evening, the innkeeper lit a a fire on the outdoor patio area (very nice custom-made fire pit) and offered marshmellows for roasting which was very cool. The highlight of our stay were the breakfasts and I am not a morning person who normally even eats that early. The "croissant filled with cream cheese turned into a french toast covered with a berry compote" descripton may sound strange but it was absolutely amazing as were the omelettes. Chuck the innkeeper was very friendly, even made sure that we had proper glasses for our wine instead of drinking from plastic cups. Location is great for hiking and antiquing in the area.

  • Stayed September 2009, traveled as a couple
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QUEENS,NEW YORK
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Reviewed August 26, 2009

The inn and it's grounds are very lovely . We stayed in the Glenwood room . It was decorated in charming, rustic style and was quite clean and comfortable. It had a nice flat screen TV and fire place, which I imagine would be great in the winter. The higlight of the room was the spacious whirlpool tub. It was a great place to unwind after a long day. We never sampled the breakfast, but the interior of the inn was extremely cozy and comfortable. The outside of the inn is lovely with an assortment of flowers, pretty fountains and lounge chairs. I also loved the Victorian style of the inn. It makes you feel as though you are in a bygone era.
The inn is well located and a short drive to town, which has a variety of shops and restaurants. Overall a very nice time and a good value.

  • Stayed June 2009, traveled as a couple
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upstateNY
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Reviewed June 30, 2009

Friends and I had a four night stay at the Fairlawn Inn that began with a welcoming barbeque. The setting allowed enough options to find a spot to sit alone if you'd like, or join in on the social interaction in a comfortable dining room, covered porch, or open patio with beautiful landscaping.

My room was immaculate and very comfortable, quiet, and private. The breakfast Chuck (Inn owner) prepared melted in my mouth with a special each morning.

The location of the Fairlawn Inn was perfect for our weekend event. Upon our return from our days festivities, we were welcomed with tea and snacks which was an appreciated added touch.

I am so looking forward to enjoying another Fairlawn Inn experience with Chuck and my friends next year!! Thank you, Chuck, for your hospitality and providing us with more great memories of our weekend visit!

  • Stayed May 2009, traveled with friends
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New York
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Reviewed June 25, 2009

This hotel was perfect. The rooms were beautiful designed. Everything from the garden to the bedroom was filled with wonderful colors. The bed was cozy. The breakfast was delicious. It was a great stay and would be highly recommended.

Did I mention that the inn keeper was fabulous. He was friendly and even provided directions around town. They have everything there and ready for you. They even have on site parking.

  • Stayed May 2009, traveled with friends
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Chatham, NY
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Reviewed June 4, 2009

2009 was the third year that a friend and I stayed at The Fairlawn Inn during Mountain Jam, and, this year, other friends of ours joined us. Our rooms were beautifully decorated and very clean and comfortable. Some of us had beautiful claw foot tubs to soak and relax in others had a jacuzzi. The outdoor sitting areas and gardens were gorgeous, and the fire pit was a welcoming spot to relax at night. The innkeeper was extremely accommodating of all of our needs. The inn is withing walking distance of the Hunter Mountain Lodge and is conveniently located to good restaurants. There are great things to do all year round in this beautiful part of the Catskills. I highly recommend a stay here any time of year.

  • Stayed May 2009, traveled with friends
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Alexandria, Virginia
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Reviewed March 10, 2009

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.

  • Stayed November 2008, traveled as a couple
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Ctomajko, Owner at Fairlawn Inn, responded to this review, July 30, 2009
First of all I do not understand when a guest waits four months to post a review. But regardless I would like to respond to it.

As you can see we normally get five stars and are proud of what we have to offer. The ceiling being leaky, is a result of previous guests not insuring their shower curtains are securely inside the tub when they use the shower, water leaks out and fills the ceiling below. We constantly maintain the inn and this may have been a time when we were waiting to get it patched and repaired. The section was covered as best we can to make it as attractive as possible and we did relocate the guest. We have since left more visible notices for guests to try and alleviate this issue. The inn is 106 years old and has that type of "Charm" let us say.

I will not apologize for any room at the inn. We constantly update linens, decor, clean carpets and insure it is impeccably clean. Unfortunately a stained pillow case got through the folding process but was immediately replaced with a clean one. Things happen and in this case and every case we address it immediately. You get incredible value when you stay with us.

The "poorly constructed" extension is the same age as the front of the house and is maintained to the same high standards, always. This is an opinion of a guest, not a construction expert and I would like to see what is poorly constructed about it . We maintain the property always, you cannot afford to let it go ever.....

The guest complained about ringing the bell to get in, had he listened to the orientation that is given to every guest so they can take advantage of every amenity we offer, he would have understood the second key on his key ring allowed him access to the house and all of those amenities 24/7. Breakfast - a full cooked to order gourmet meal is served from 8-9am with special requests entertained if a guest needs a special time. That timeframe was covered in the guest orientation also had he cared to listen. Coffee, fruit and pastries are left out later for late sleepers.

We are proud of the cleanliness standards, level of amenities and what we offer at the Fairlawn Inn. We are in the top three inns of distinction in NY from the New York State Hospitality and Tourism Association for 2009, another reason we are prideful of our property. Upon arrival if any guest is unhappy with their accommodations or any part of their experience we try to adjust it until the guest is happy.
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Reviewed February 3, 2009

Came up to Hunter for a quick 1-night ski wknd. Called the Inn that saturday afternoon and booked Mt Dew room with 2 lift tickets for $238. Thought it was a great deal.

Inn is well located on 23A about a hundred yards past Hunter's main entrance. Exterior is lovely. Interior is uniquely decorated. a little cluttered with lots of antique style furniture. Dark and quaint.

Location is good for skiing, but for dinner and drinks you have head back to Tannersville.

Chuck, the innkeeper is a former executive at Sonic Restaurants, and extends warm hospitality.

Our room was nice, a little bit small, but had a small flatscreen tv, private bath, and comfy enough bed. Some of the colors were mismatched a little bit, but largely had an Asian motif going on.

Breakfast the next morning was delicious. Apple cider, coffee, fresh fruit, omelets or delicious blueberry pancakes. A treat.

Exactly what we expected and we would happily return.

Stayed February 2009
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Property: Fairlawn Inn
Address: 7872 Main Street, PO Box 182, Hunter, NY 12442
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Location: United States > New York > Catskill Region > Hunter
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 3 B&Bs / Inns in Hunter
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Fairlawn Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 9
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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