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Inn at Lake Joseph
Ranked #1 of 2 Forestburgh B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
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3 reviews
“Wonderful!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2014

The Inn at Lake Joseph is wonderful! We stayed in the carriage/cottage house and our room was spacious, very comfortable and immaculate. The staff is all just perfect. Ivan, Matt and Michelle could not have been nicer or more accommodating. It was our first visit to the area so we had a lot of questions and everyone was so helpful. Thank you for a wonderful time! We will be back soon! We would not hesitate to recommend the Inn to anyone. Thank you for a wonderful vacation!

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2014 via mobile

This is a lovely historic property (formerly a Cardinal's retreat) in an idyllic setting that has been nicely restored and upgraded without eliminating the original character and charm. The resident owners are a New York couple who cater to their guests with enthusiasm and attention to detail. This is not a place to cheap out but the value is there with complimentary meals, snacks and resort amenities including bicycles, billiards and water craft on the abutting lake. Ask for the cottage rooms. They are oversized with decks, private BBQs, kitchens and fireplaces. This is our third visit. What a great place!

Stayed June 2014
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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2014

We spent a long weekend at the inn and it was absolute perfection. The room was cozy and very clean. The only thing that would have made it better would have been curtains we could have closed over the blinds since they didn't keep much light out come morning. The inn itself was welcoming and comfortable. Everyone was super nice. The grounds were beautiful and we loved how easy it was to go from one activity to the next. The lake is peaceful and getting out on a rowboat or kayak was as easy as just walking over to the lake. Breakfasts were easy and delicious. We couldn't have been more relaxed!

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Poughkeepsie, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2014

My husband and I needed a getaway but wanted someplace close to home as we didn't want to travel far; we live in Ulster County so Sullivan County was the perfect choice. We made a great decision to book our stay at Inn at Lake Joseph. The hospitality from start to finish was wonderful. We were greeted by Michelle and later on met Matt and the owners Ivan and Rue. All staff members were lovely and we felt right at home. Our room, the Kingfisher was great - - fireplace, hot tub, large bathroom, king size bed and private sundeck.... We had comfortable and sound night's sleep!

Breakfast each day was delicious ... and filling! There is such an array to choose from, from hot to cold! Also, the self-serve lunch was perfect; an assortment of lunch meats and salads -- a light lunch to help hold you over 'til dinner.

We enjoyed the outdoor heated pool and relaxed pool-side often! We also took a walk to the lake (about a 3-minute walk) and enjoyed some time on the lake on a rowboat.

It was a wonderful get-away and we're looking forward to going back next Spring!

Room Tip: We stayed at Kingfisher (has a private sundeck)!!
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2014

My husband and I had an amazing time at Inn at Lake Joseph. We were there for Memorial Day Weekend, and because the Inn is small, it did not feel at all crowded. The staff were all incredibly helpful and accommodating, the food was great, and so was our room. We came up with a dog, and the place was very dog friendly and a really nice place to spend the weekend. We would definitely come up again!

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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68 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2014

Can't say enough great things about this exceptional place. We were holidaying in Manhattan from London and had a few days to get out of the city. So glad we found the Inn at Lake Joseph. The surrounding countryside and lakes are stunning. The Inn is just gorgeous- stayed in the Willow, which was almost like having your own cottage. BBQ'd amazing food from local farms out on the deck every night (you'd pay a fortune for the equivalent in London) . The Inn provided charcoal, matches and even sticks and marshmallows. All very luxurious- the Willow has its own jacuzzi and you can even electronically adjust the firmness of the mattress. Never seen that before! It's very peaceful- have never slept so well. There is a massive array of food at breakfast and the delicious hot breakfasts (again, using local produce), are cooked to order. A special mention must go to Michele and Ru's scrumptious baking. You are encouraged to get your lunch from the well stocked larder area- we made up picnics from the various breads, cheeses, hams, salami's and there is a big array of salads. Lots to do both in and around the Inn- hire of all the equipment is included. We visited a Farmers Market and the Justus Ashalter Maple Syrup producers, a family-run place where they talked us through the maple syrup production. Also drove out to Hyde Park. Thank you to Ivan, Ru, Michele and Matt for your warm welcome and incredible hospitality. Nothing was too much trouble- even sorting out why my credit card had been stopped! This is the most idyllic place. Felt totally refreshed and recharged after staying here. Hope to return one day!

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
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West Milford, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2014

If you like rustic atmosphere, and want the charm of the great outdoors, with all of the comfort and ammenities of a B&B or Lodge -AND you have a dog, than you will absolutely love the Inn at Lake Joseph. We wanted for absolutely nothing - food was fabulous, and they had options available throughout the day. Packed a picnic lunch and took the row-boat out in the lake for a romantic afternoon. Hiked with the dog and he loved it - I have the best pictures at sunrise at the shore by the boat docks. So beautiful as the fog lifted off the lake and the sun hit the fall colors in the trees.
Breakfast - well - the selections were more than I've ever had at this type of establishment - and ingredients were very fresh and of great quality. We stayed in one of the rooms not in the main house - with a private deck, kitchen, soaking tub and a fireplace! We will definitely go back!

Room Tip: Stayed in one of the cottage rooms - The Hemlock - was perfect - couldn't have picked a better r...
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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Michele R
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Property: Inn at Lake Joseph
Address: 162 St Josephs Rd, Forestburgh, NY 12777-6230
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Region: United States > New York > Catskill Region > Forestburgh
Amenities:
Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 B&Bs / Inns in Forestburgh
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Inn at Lake Joseph 3.5*
Number of rooms: 16
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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