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Friends Lake Inn Bed & Breakfast

963 Friends Lake Road
Chestertown, NY 12817

Phone 518-494-4751

EmailContact by Email  trudy@friendslake.com
Website http://www.friendslake.com

Experience the comfort and intimate ambiance of our handsomely restored inn, surrounded by the natural beauty of the Adirondacks. Guest rooms at our Adirondack Mountains bed and breakfast feature antiques, fine fabrics, and featherbeds, most with lake views, Jacuzzis and/or fireplaces. Nationally acclaimed cuisine is served daily in the candlelit nineteenth century dining room, complemented by gracious service and a Wine Spectator Grand Award-winning wine list. Swim at the beach or in the pool, canoe, or fish on Friends Lake. Ski, snowshoe or hike on 32 km. of trails. Come visit our Adirondack Mountains bed and breakfast soon--we look forward to meeting you! AAA . DiRoNa award of dining excellence

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$300+

  • Cash
  • Check
  • Visa
  • MC
  • AmEx
  • DC
  • Traveler's Cheques
  • Gift Certificates

Weekends, Holidays, Peak Season

Yes

Over 12

17

Mountains

Onsite, Business Hours

  • Pool
  • Free Onsite Parking
  • Gardens on Property
  • Laundry/Drycleaning Services
  • GLBT Friendly
  • Green/Enviro-Friendly
  • National Historic Registry

Onsite , Nearby

Smoke-Free

Yes

Inside

Wireless, Complimentary

Limited


Our seventeen guest rooms are individually decorated and range from warm country to more rustic, but sumptuous "Adirondack". Each of our luxurious guest rooms has its own distinct personality, yet all are equally charming. Which room you choose depends on availability and your chosen level of amenities desired. Our "Traditional Rooms" and "Adirondack Lodge Rooms" differ in price according to the varying amenities. All contain at least a queen bed or better, private bathroom, and an outdoor view. Many include a Jacuzzi, balcony, fireplace, magnificent lake or mountain views and other pleasurable luxuries. All rates are based on double occupancy. Single Rates are available upon request. Rooms 3, and 17 are the only guest rooms that can accommodate 1-2 extra persons. Additional persons are $90 each per night MAP, $40 each per night B&B."

  • Non-Smoking Rooms

Queen, King

Private

Front Desk

  • Air Conditioning
  • Antique Furnishings
  • Bathrobes
  • Featherbeds
  • Fireplaces
  • Hairdryers
  • Luxury Linens
  • Private Deck
  • Private Entrance
  • Refrigerators
  • Rollaway Available
  • Telephones
  • Whirlpool or Jacuzzi
  • Alarm Clocks
  • Ironing Boards
  • Turndown Service
  • Laundry Service

  • CD Players
  • iPod Docking Stations
  • Video Library

More about on our rooms


 

Our regionally acclaimed dining room captures the ambiance of the 19th century while specializing in sophisticated 21st century cuisine and service. Chef Matthew Bolton's imaginative New-American cuisine is exquisitely prepared and includes homemade breads and irresistible international desserts. Complement your selections with wine from our award-winning collection.

Enjoy the best food and wine in a simple but elegant setting. As the sun dips low outside, the dining room, with its tin ceiling and burnished woodwork, glows with rustic elegance. The meal, always of the freshest ingredients, is creatively composed and professionally served.

After a good night's sleep visitors enjoy a hearty country breakfast featuring everything from locally smoked Oscar's bacon and Eggs Benedict  to Cinnamon Apple Filled Sweet Potato French Toast.

Several dining options are available to you: our Lakeview Dining Room is a sunny room with a beautiful view of the lake.

The Main Dining Room is the Inn’s original dining room, complete with burnished woodwork, a brick fireplace, and painted tin ceiling.

Finally, our private Wine Cellar Dining Room accommodates parties of up to 14 at one large dining table. Comfortable Mission-style furniture and an antler chandelier grace this space, which guests enter after passing by a glass-enclosed portion of the cellar, housing a portion of the Inn's extensive wine collection.

Yes

Full

Individual Tables

Yes

Beer, Wine, Spirits

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Special Diets Accommodated
  • Vegetarian Options

  • Picnics Available
  • Room Service

$30+

Yes

Wine Spectator Grand Award of Excellence

DiRoNa

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  • Amusement Parks
  • Antique Shopping
  • Art Galleries
  • Beaches
  • Biking
  • Boating
  • Canoeing/Kayaking
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking/Nature Trails
  • Historic Sites
  • Horseback Riding
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Hunting
  • Library
  • Museums
  • Rivers/Lakes
  • Shopping
  • Snow Skiing - Cross Country
  • Snow Skiing - Downhill
  • Snowmobiling
  • Sports Events
  • State/National Parks
  • Tennis
  • Whitewater Sports
  • Winery Tours

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Corporate Retreat Package

The Friends Lake Inn specializes in hosting small corporate meetings and executive retreats!

Cross Country Ski or Snowshoe

So Much To Do In The Adirondack Mountains!

Friends Lake Inn Romance Package

Enjoy a romantic stay in luxury accommodations and spark some romance!

Helicopter Ride Package

A bird's eye view of the Adirondacks!

Massage Package

Enjoy a wonderful massage package in the heart of the Adirondacks!

Sleigh Ride Package

Dashing through the Adirondack snow! Enjoy a horse drawn sleigh ride through the beautiful snow covered mountains!


 

$185 per person single occupancy per package day
*Applicable any Sunday through Thursday, non-holiday. Tax and gratuity are additional.

The meeting package includes:

  • Lodging Accomodations
    17 luxury guest rooms with lake views in a traditional Adirondack Country Inn. All rooms feature featherbeds, robes, hairdryers, irons and ironing boards. Evening turn-down service is provided.
  • Exquisite Cuisine
    Served fireside in the main dining room or one of the other private dining rooms; breakfast, lunch, dinner.
  • Morining and Afternoon Breaks
    Choose from an array of options to best suit the group’s needs.
  • Meeting Room Space
    Choose between our new Adirondack Conference Room equipped with easel, markers, white board, and overhead projector or the lake view Murphy Room, or the more informal library/living room space with a fireplace for more intimate discussion.

$45 per person per day includes:

  • Coffee on arrival with muffins and fresh fruit
  • Refresh at mid-morning (options available)
  • Lunch with choice of entrée
  • Afternoon break (options available)
  • Meeting space
  • In-house basic audio/visual equipment
    Tax and gratuity are additional

Conference Room 17 X 29 (Max 22 persons)
Murphy Room 23 X 23 (Max 40 persons)

Other options include the Parlor or the Library

Choose Two of the Following for Morning and Two for Afternoon
ASSORTED MUFFINS & PASTRIES
BAGELS
CROISSANTS
FRESH WHOLE FRUIT
INDIVIDUAL FRUITED YOGURT
GRANOLA BARS
CHEESE PLATTER
ASSORTED COOKIES
BROWNIES
POPCORN
POTATO CHIPS
PRETZELS
TORTILLA CHIPS & SALSA
HONEY ROASTED PEANUTS
ASSORTED MINI CANDY BARS

Choose Two of the Following for Morning and Two for Afternoon
COFFEE, DECAFFEINATED COFFEE & ASSORTED TEAS
HOT CHOCOLATE
INDIVIDUAL FRUIT JUICES
MILK
SPARKLING SPRING WATER WITH LEMON AND LIME
FLAVORED SPARKLING WATER
ICED TEA
LEMONADE
ASSORTED SODAS

For each additional item chosen, add $1 per person

Business Meetings at Friends Lake Inn are tailored to the specific needs of your organization. We can provide meeting room space for commuter or overnight conferences, with breakout refreshments and coffee, lunch and dinner as required. Choose between formal seminar rooms or an informal library or living room space with a fireplace.

The Friends Lake Inn specializes in hosting small corporate meetings and executive retreats. We are located in the southeastern corner of New York’s Adirondack Mountains; only thirty-five minutes from Glens Falls, less than one and a half hours from Albany, and just ten minutes from Interstate 87. The Inn, with its Adirondack Great Room/Library and sun-filled "Murphy Room" meeting room, is the perfect place to host your next retreat or conference for up to 30 persons.

The Inn was built in the 1860s and has enjoyed a 130 year tradition of fine cuisine and warm hospitality. Known as a haven for those seeking a relaxed environment, the Inn has been restored to its original beauty and quiet elegance. We are dedicated to excellent service and high quality in a comfortable environment.

If your agenda leaves time for fresh air and/or exercise, the Inn can offer you numerous choices. Miles of trails for hiking, mountain biking, and cross-country skiing are right out the back door. Nordic ski rentals are available on premise. Horseback riding, whitewater rafting, golf and tennis are nearby. Guide service is available for fishing, hunting, wilderness hiking and/or mountain biking trips. Team building professionals are available for indoor and/or outdoor sessions.

We would be honored to host your meeting. Copier, fax, VCR, an overhead projector, and light secretarial duties are included. There are rental charges for all other A/V equipment rentals.


 

  • Business
  • Family Reunion
  • Social

  • Onsite Catering

Indoor

More about our meetings services


What could be more perfect than an outdoor wedding at Friends Lake Inn? With our beautiful pond and gazebo as a backdrop, an elegant enclosed tent, exquisite food and exceptional service, we have been proud to be a part of some of the most memorable wedding receptions ever on our own back lawn.

We offer a variety of wedding packages which can be customized for your own special day. The most popular is our "Signature Sampler Reception", where food is prepared and served at various stations throughout the event. We provide a pasta station, a cheese and fruit table, salads, and a carving station, for example. This creates a casual party atmosphere, allowing your guests to eat and drink when they want, and the freedom to visit, sit, or dance, without being forced to stay in one seat. Traditional buffets are also offered, along with sit-down dinners.

  • Ceremony
  • Receptions
  • Rehearsal Dinner
  • Bridal Luncheon

  • Indoor
  • Outdoor

50-99



Butternut Squash Bisque

This a rich, thick bisque that can be enjoyed for a light lunch or a beginning to a delicious dinner. Will quickly become a staple every Fall season.