I rely heavily on the TripAdvisor reviews so I went ahead and booked a two night stay at this B&B. I can only say that these rave reviews bear little or no relation to the reality of this inn.
The non-working elements were; the air-conditioning, the shared computer. The staff consists of two people who openly bickered with each other in the shared kitchen over many issues.
Hidden charges: add 10% on top of any room rate to get the real room rate. The rationale is that this will cover the tips that you would pay the staff (both of them). Also, no matter what your experience you will pay for two nights.
We checked out after one night and the total bill made the nightly rate just short of $700.00. For that room rate I want to have a really great place.
This is not a really great place.
First of all it is almost exclusively for dog owners and their extended dog family. Dogs are everywhere you look including the pool and the lakeside and their refuse in under foot at all times. I had the bad judgment to wear suede shoes in a light green color which are now soaked in dog stool and dog hair.
Our complaints about the room (on a 90 degree day, it was hot without the air conditioner) were met with, "We have cups of ice in the kitchen." You could not sleep in the steaming heat.
This was not acceptable, making me wonder who on earth is writing these glowing tributes over and over.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Inn, with working fireplaces, whirlpool baths and private sundecks, is located in Upstate New York on a 250-acre private lake. Like resort lodging, Inn at Lake Joseph provides a variety of summer and winter recreational facilities, including access to a health and fitness spa. But unlike larger hotels, with just 18 guestrooms, a luxurious, yet informal, casual country retreat that assures guests a relaxing, private, rustic mountain lake environment awaits. Very much like the Berkshires, White Mountains, Adirondacks and Poconos, the Catskills surrounding the Inn offer spectacular scenes of lakes and rivers, as well as hiking trails with views of majestic peaks and isolated waterfalls. However, unlike these other regions, The Inn is no more than 2 hours from New York City. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Inn At Lake Joseph Hotel Forestburgh