We spent two magical nights and days at The Hedges. What an amazing place! This was a splurge for us, but we wanted to stay at this historic Great Camp (built by industrialist and Civil War General Hiram Duryea) located on beautiful Blue Mountain Lake. What we hadn't realized ahead of time was just how incredibly much we would get for our money. We stayed in the historic Main Lodge (built 1880). Our room was immaculately clean and had lake views. Included in our lodging fee were breakfast and dinner, served in the wood-paneled dining hall and cooked to order from a menu of choices. Hot and cold drinks were available throughout the day at the dining hall, and afternoon snacks (muffins, cookies) were also free for the taking (yum!). My 50-something husband and I had a blast with all the recreational activities. We canoed on the breathtakingly scenic Blue Mountain Lake in The Hedges' classy, cane-seated Old Town canoes. We played horseshoes, tennis on the clay court, and rode the bikes that are available to guests. The property, including both lodges and cottages, stretches along the lake's edge. Groups of Adirondack chairs cluster among the trees and allow for quiet reading and chatting in this lovely setting. The staff went out of their way to make us comfortable and to help us relax. The historic lodge great rooms and game rooms are open to guests for reading, playing cards, etc. I felt like I had traveled back in time as I sat in General Duryea's living room, overlooking the lake, and read my book. What a gem this place is! Many guests said they've been coming to The Hedges for years. If you stay here, you will quickly understand why.
- Also Known As:
- The Hedges Hotel Blue Mountain Lake
- Hedges Blue Mountain Lake
- Hedges Hotel Blue Mountain Lake