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1 bedroom, premium bedding, individually decorated
1 bedroom, premium bedding, individually decorated
1 bedroom, premium bedding, individually decorated
1 bedroom, premium bedding, individually decorated

Guest reviews

4.4/5 Excellent
28 reviews
Guests rated this property 4.8/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

Free WiFi
Breakfast included
Parking included
Air Conditioning
Business Services

Cleaning and safety practices

Cleaned with disinfectant
Hand sanitizer provided
Personal protective equipment


Explore the area

Popular LocationFriends Lake1 min walk
Popular LocationLoon Lake Beach4 min drive
Popular LocationLoon Lake9 min drive
AirportGlens Falls, NY (GFL-Floyd Bennett Memorial)44 min drive

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  • Basic Room

    4.3/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 301 sq ft
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Queen Bed
    More detailsBasic Room
  • Luxury Room, 1 King Bed

    5/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 300 sq ft
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 King Bed
    More detailsLuxury Room, 1 King Bed
  • Premium Room

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 King Bed
    More detailsPremium Room

About this area


Located in Chestertown, Friends Lake Inn is near a train station. Tannery Pond Community Center and North Creek Depot Museum are cultural highlights, and some of the area's activities can be experienced at Gore Mountain Ski Resort and Pack Demonstration Forest. Take in the nearby slopes with cross-country skiing and ski runs, or check out other outdoor activities such as sledding and snow tubing.

Visit our Chestertown travel guide
Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Friends Lake - 1 min walk
  • Loon Lake Beach - 4 min drive
  • Loon Lake - 9 min drive
  • Tripp Pond - 11 min drive
  • Pack Demonstration Forest - 20 min drive

Getting around

  • Albany Intl. Airport (ALB) - 84 min drive


  • Main Dining Room — 1 min walk
  • Bistro — 1 min walk
  • Main St Ice Cream Parlor - 6 min drive
  • Luna's Pizza - 6 min drive
  • O.P. Frederick's - 7 min drive

About this property

Friends Lake Inn

Romantic hotel with free breakfast and restaurant
Along with a restaurant, this hotel has a bar/lounge and a conference center. Free cooked-to-order breakfast, free WiFi in public areas, and free self parking are also provided. Additionally, concierge services, a library, and free newspapers are onsite. All rooms are individually decorated and offer free WiFi and free local calls. Premium bedding, coffee makers, and hair dryers are among the other amenities available to guests.
Friends Lake Inn offers 17 air-conditioned accommodations with coffee/tea makers and bathrobes. Each accommodation is individually furnished and decorated. Beds feature premium bedding. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access.

Bathrooms include showers, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. Business-friendly amenities include phones along with free local calls (restrictions may apply). A nightly turndown service is provided and housekeeping is offered daily.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter

Social distancing

Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Hand sanitizer provided
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • Free self parking

Food and drink

  • Free cooked-to-order breakfast available daily 8:30 AM–9:30 AM
  • 1 restaurant
  • 1 bar

Things to do

  • Billiards/pool table
  • Hiking/biking trails
  • Private picnics
  • Snowshoeing


  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Gift shop/newsstand
  • Library
  • No elevators

Guest services

  • Concierge services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Luggage storage
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Ski equipment rentals
  • Ski passes
  • Ski storage
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Turndown service
  • Wedding services

Business services

  • Meeting rooms
  • Conference center


  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace


  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.
  • Handrails in stairways
  • Visual alarms in hallways


  • Beach towels
  • Designated smoking areas
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Romance packages available

Room amenities


  • Air conditioning
  • Premium bedding


  • Bathrobes
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Shower

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker


  • Free local calls
  • Individually decorated
  • Individually furnished
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Phone
  • Turndown service



Check-in from 3 PM - 11 PM
Late check-in subject to availability
Minimum check-in age - 21


Check-out before 11:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open daily from 8 AM - 9:00 PM
To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property ahead of time using the information on the booking confirmation
If you are planning to arrive after 7:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation
Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available
Cribs (infant beds) are not available

Property payment types

Important information

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
Long-term renters welcome
This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place
Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F
Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer

Property is also known as

Friends Lake Inn Chestertown
Friends Lake Inn
Friends Lake Chestertown
The Friends Lake Hotel Chestertown
Friends Lake Inn Hotel
Friends Lake Inn Chestertown
Friends Lake Inn Hotel Chestertown

Frequently asked questions

Is this hotel pet-friendly?
No, only service animals are welcome at the property.
How much is parking at this hotel?
Self parking is free at this property.
What time is check-in at this hotel?
Check-in is from 3 PM–11 PM. Late check-in is available during limited hours.
What time is check-out at this hotel?
Check-out is at 11:00 AM.
Where is this hotel located?
Situated in the mountains, this romantic hotel is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Friends Lake and 2.5 mi (4 km) from Loon Lake Beach. Tripp Pond and Loon Lake are also within 6 mi (10 km).

Guest reviews

Overall score and ratings for Friends Lake Inn

5 - Excellent
4 - Good
3 - Okay
2 - Mediocre
1 - Poor
Service and Staff
Property condition

4/5 Good

  • Liked: Staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities


Stayed 3 nights in Jul 2020

4/5 Good

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort

Stayed 1 night in Feb 2020

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Beautifully peaceful

We loved our stay at Friends Lake Inn. The service is excellent. The staff is outstanding. From Eva at the front desk, to Mary (housekeeper/breakfast staff), we couldn't have asked for a better staff. The breakfast is included (you do pay for 18% gratuity and taxes) and it is delicious. The menu includes cinnamon french toast, waffles, eggs, oatmeal and a frittata (changes daily). Everything is farm fresh and cooked to perfection. Each room at the Inn is different. We had a room on the 3rd floor (up a narrow steep staircase) with a two person window seat with a "peak" of the lake. There is hiking attached to the property (the best trail is about 6 miles round trip and takes you to Palmer Pond). Remember to pick up a trail map. There is also kayaking and canoeing on the lake (included). If you're looking for a peaceful place to stay for a few nights, Friends Lake Inn is perfect.

Stayed 3 nights in Aug 2019

4/5 Good

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

peace and quiet and attentive staff. comfy beds and good food

Stayed 7 nights in Aug 2019

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

We loved the tranquility, quaintness and "homey" feel of the property. The staff was wonderful!

Stayed 2 nights in Aug 2019