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Friends Lake Inn

963 Friends Lake Road
Chestertown, NY 12817

Phone 518-494-4751

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Experience the comfort and intimate ambiance of our handsomely restored historic Adirondack hotel near Lake George, New York. Choose from 17 guestrooms, with styles ranging from rustic mountain elegance to traditional b&b, with luxurious amenities, including steam showers, jacuzzi tubs, cozy fireplaces private decks, and outdoor entrances.

Our nationally acclaimed cuisine in our Adirondack restaurant, is served daily in both our romantic fine dining room, complemented by a Wine Spectator Grand Award-winning wine list, or our casual taproom featuring regional beers. Guests are treated to a full made-to-order breakfast each morning, either in our sunny lake view dining room or delivered to your room. Swim at the beach or in our heated pool, canoe, or fish on Friends Lake. Ski, snowshoe or hike on 32 km. of trails starting at the property. Come visit us soon--we are your all-inclusive romantic getaway in the Adirondacks!

  • Select Registry member since 1998

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$200-299, $300+

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

Weekends, Holidays, Peak Season


Over 12


Rural, Mountains

Onsite, Business Hours

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

Onsite , Nearby




Wireless, Complimentary


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. The perfect setting for an upstate New York romantic getaway! Our Adirondack, Luxury and Lodge Rooms differ in price according to amenities, but they all offer at least a queen bed or larger and private bathroom, and many include a Jacuzzi tub, balcony, and cozy fireplace. 

  • Non-Smoking Rooms

Queen, King


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 our rooms

One of the highlights of our Adirondack hotel is our award-winning restaurant featuring New-American cuisine that is expertly perpared using the freshest local ingredients. Guest may choose from several dining experiences, including our romantic main dining room or the more casual taproom featuring regional microbrews. For private events, our wine cellar dining room accommodates parties of up to 14, which guests enter after passing by a glass-enclosed portion of the cellar, housing a portion of the Inn's extensive wine collection. A unique and elegant atmosphere for special events!

After a good night's sleep visitors enjoy a hearty made-to-order breakfast featuring everything from locally smoked Oscar's bacon and Eggs Benedict  to Cinnamon Apple Filled Sweet Potato French Toast. We look forward to welcoming you soon!



Individual Tables


Beer, Wine, Spirits

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Special Diets Accommodated
  • Vegetarian Options

  • Picnics Available
  • Room Service



Wine Spectator Grand Award of Excellence


More about dining at our inn

  • Amusement Parks
  • Antique Shopping
  • Art Galleries
  • Biking
  • Boating
  • Canoeing/Kayaking
  • Culinary Classes
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking/Nature Trails
  • Historic Sites
  • Horseback Riding
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Library
  • Museums
  • Rivers/Lakes
  • Shopping
  • Snow Skiing - Cross Country
  • Snow Skiing - Downhill
  • Snowmobiling
  • State/National Parks

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Plan your next corporate retreat or business meeting at Friends Lake Inn! We offer a variety of settings tailored to the needs of your event, including from formal seminar rooms to casual living spaces and can provide all inclusive packaging for dining and activities.




  • Business
  • Family Reunion
  • Social

  • Onsite Catering


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What could be more perfect than an outdoor Adirondack wedding at Friends Lake Inn? With our beautiful pond 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, as well as elopement packages for those wanting a more intimate celebration.

  • Ceremony
  • Receptions
  • Rehearsal Dinner
  • Bridal Luncheon

  • Indoor
  • Outdoor


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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.