Just outside the idyllic hamlet of Chestertown, you’ll find one of the best destinations for your Adirondacks getaways. Picturesque forests and untouched nature surround our luxurious boutique hotel—creating the perfect atmosphere for relaxation and rejuvenation. Folks have been retreating to the Adirondacks for decades to escape the daily grind and stresses of city life. At Friends Lake Inn, you’ll feel a world away!
When you start planning your summer Adirondacks getaways, there are a few things to keep in mind. This area of Upstate NY is remote, so you’ll want to stay in a place where everything is on-site. This includes dining options, hiking trails, and comfortable accommodations—our boutique hotel has all that and more! Our beautiful hotel and grounds are the perfect setting for special occasions, anniversaries, romantic getaways, or just a place to escape because you deserve it. You’ll find everything you could ever want in a mountain getaway and more at our upscale lodging!
As a guest at our Adirondack Hotel, you’ll quickly see that our welcoming and professional hospitality members have your best interests in mind. We’re happy to recommend the best things to do in the area and beyond. The menu at our on-site restaurant is seasonal and creative. We have two spaces, the more casual Birch Bistro and our elegant Main Dining Room, for more intimate meals. Retreating back to your guest room will be one of the best parts of your Adirondacks getaways; each room is beautifully designed and full of the necessary amenities for the most memorable trip. Check our upcoming summer availability and book your stay today!
Sometimes the best Adirondacks getaways include a minimal amount of activity: relaxing by the lake, catching up on a good book, or enjoying a glass of wine on the porch. But for those who recharge with adventures and new experiences, there are so many fun things to do near our boutique hotel in Chestertown and the Lake George area. Here are the top ten things to do on your summer Adirondacks getaways:
As you plan your summer Adirondacks getaways, you can look no further for your lodging accommodations. All guest rooms are differently-themed, each to charmingly reflect the natural beauty of the Adirondacks. Each is unique in decor and amenities offered—we have many return guests who choose a different experience each time. Rooms are split into Lake Rooms, Tree Rooms, Bird Rooms, and our secluded cabin with a private outdoor firepit and full kitchen. Depending on which route you take, you’ll have a cozy fireplace, a balcony or porch, or a window seat to admire the lovely view and much more for one of the most Adirondacks getaways.
Not all lodging properties in the Adirondacks offer on-site dining; in fact, our restaurant is a culinary destination for those heading to the area for day trips as well. We’re known for creating wholesome and hearty meals with unforgettable and personal service. Though our Main Dining Room is a beautiful space with white tablecloths and historic woodwork, the atmosphere is never stuffy, we offer a laid-back approach to delicious food and time spent with friends, family, and your partner. Our farm-to-table menu is perfectly paired with our award-winning wine selection.
In the acreage surrounding our luxury boutique hotel, you’ll find plenty of wilderness to explore. We have our own curated trail system weaving through the forest, perfect for a day exploring in the sunshine and fresh air. In the evenings, spend time by the outdoor fire pit, in our unique tranquility room, or with a lively game of pool or watch a movie in our shared media room. There are so many things to do in the Adirondacks during your stay, many of which you won’t need to leave our property to experience. Plan for summer now and book your room today!
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