We booked a last minute trip to the Adirondacks for our anniversary, and had the good fortune to select the Fern Lodge for two evenings. The property is beautifully situated to explore the area - into the Adirondacks & over to Lake George. It also has a pretty amazing list of amenities - from an outdoor hot tub overlooking the lake, kayaks, sauna, lake-side fire pit, boathouse with a deck to read overlooking the lake and even a movie theater!
Best of all, the rooms are simply fabulous. We stayed in the "Oak" room, complete with a working fireplace, extraordinary "steam shower" and a deck with chairs and a swing with a fabulous vista of the lake.
Beyond the property, however, the owners and staff make the Fern Lodge a truly marvelous destination. We enjoyed complimentary hors d'ouevres and wine at happy hour each evening, allowing us to meet fellow guests from literally around the country and Australia! We woke to filling, gourmet breakfasts. And Sharon and staff are exceptionally well-informed about anything you might like to know about the area.
The weather kicked up and the lake was breezy during our stay, so my wife was disappointed we didn't get to take a boat ride around Friends Lake. Sharon kindly offered us a ride on our departure day, when the weather improved, capping our trip with a nice memory. (It would have been quite easy to say "too bad, maybe next time.")
We both enthusiastically recommend the Fern Lodge for a getaway to a truly scenic part of the Northeast!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Our luxury Adirondack lodging includes a choice of five intimate guest rooms that are uncommonly comfortable ~ both rustic and elegant, even magnificent.Other hotels in the Adirondacks cannot live up to our resort standards. All guest accommodations have king-size beds, large stone fireplaces and wonderful lake and / or mountain views. All rooms have private luxury baths with deep-soaking Jacuzzi tubs, and all rooms have refrigerators. The nightly rate for Adirondack lodging at our Southern Adirondack Mountain resort includes an unforgettable breakfast, an evening boat tour of Friends Lake (seasonal) with wine and hors d'oeuvres, a full "help yourself" honor bar, nightly turndown service with chocolate truffles, Wi-Fi and a wide variety of on-site activities. Consider our private getaway for your elegant Adirondack wedding or honeymoon.In addition to luxury Adirondack lodge style accommodations, enjoy relaxing in the mission-influenced classically elegant Adirondack Great room with vaulted log ceilings and magnificent stone fireplace. In the evening, gather round the out door fireplace on the screened in porch. The ground floor of our hotel on Friends Lake walks out to the lake features many relaxing sitting areas, a pool table, bar, wine cellar, a game table, a nine-person theatre, a sauna and exercise equipment (Bowflex, free-weights, an elliptical, medicine ball, Swiss ball).Our 70-acre wooded property borders on pristine Friends Lake. Use our kayaks or lounge in the sun before a dip in the lake. The lake is well known for small mouth bass fishing. There is very nice hiking, cross-country skiing and snowshoeing right here on the property.Our beautiful 24' ELCO electric launch is used for a late afternoon boat tour of beautiful Friends Lake complete with beverages and hors d'oeuvres. Fern Lodge is unmatched among romantic Upstate NY hotels. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Fern Hotel Chestertown