Fern Lodge, New York State
|46 Fiddlehead Bay Road, 12817, Chestertown, New York State, UNITED STATES.|
Description: Fern LodgeStanding on the shores of Friends Lake, in the heart of the Adirondacks, Fern Lodge is a charming small boutique hotel, offering luxurious, intimate bed and breakfast accommodation in a fabulous lakeside setting. Fern Lodge offers spectacular lake views from many of its rooms and public areas, and also boasts an outdoor hot tub, a fitness area and a sauna.
Arranged around the spectacular Adirondack-style great room, with its double level vaulted log ceiling and an immense natural stone log burning fireplace, all rooms at Fern Lodge are individually furnished and decorated, and come with king-size beds, Jacuzzi tubs and stone fireplaces. The lodge features a number of charming common areas, including an outdoor fireplace in a screened-in porch, a wine cellar, a games room with table football, darts and a pool table, a full bar area, a patio with an outdoor hot tub, and a lakeside fire-pit. Activities available on site or close by include hiking, mountain biking, boating, kayaking and fishing on the lake, golf, or skiing and other winter sports.
Nightly rates at Fern Lodge include an unforgettable breakfast, and according to the season, evening wine and hors d'oeuvres on an exclusive boat tour of Friends Lake, or by the fireside in winter. Fern Lodge also has a fully stocked honesty bar, guests will also be charmed by the nightly turndown service with delicious chocolate truffles.
Type of rooms: Fern LodgePine Guest Room:
A magnificent king-size re-claimed barn beam bed in a cosy log cabin motif greets guests in front of a beautiful stone fireplace. The luxury bath features a two-person steam shower with deluge shower head and body sprays, a two-person deep soaking Jacuzzi tub and dual copper sinks. A fireside sitting area, and a refrigerator are in this rustic Adirondack accommodation. Wi-Fi is available throughout this Adirondack lodge style hotel. Guests can look out over the lake from the open-air porch. This room is located on the main floor, off the Great Room.
Oak Guest Room:
The spectacular king-size Stickley bed and fireplace dominates the only non-rustic room in the lodge. The room is Mission styled with a beautiful Stickley bedroom set which beautifully complements the warm oak panelling/wainscoting. The luxury bath features a steam shower with deluge shower head and body sprays, a two-person deep soaking Jacuzzi and dual copper sinks. A fireside sitting area, and a wet bar with a refrigerator is also included in the room. Wi-Fi is available throughout the lodge. This room offers great views over the lake from the open-air porch. This room is located on the main floor, off the Great Room.
Cedar Guest Room:
The great cedar king-size bed takes centre stage under the vaulted ceiling in this appealingly elegant and rustic western-influenced accommodation. The luxury bath features a two-person steam shower with deluge shower head and body sprays, a two-person deep soaking Jacuzzi tub and dual sinks. A fireside sitting area, television and a refrigerator are in the room. Wi-Fi is available throughout the lodge. This room has a private screened-in mountain view porch. This room is located upstairs on the 1st floor.
Birch Guest Room:
The lodge's premier junior suite features a magnanimous free form yellow birch tree bed under a vaulted log ceiling. A double-sided fireplace separates the bedroom from the fireside sitting room. The sitting room boasts a luxurious two person Jacuzzi tub to soak indulgently in front of a romantic fire. Other features that distinguish Fern Lodge from other hotels in the Adirondacks include the luxury bath that features a two-person steam shower with deluge shower head and body sprays and dual sinks. A television and refrigerator are also in the room. Wi-Fi is available throughout this Adirondack lodging. The Birch Room has a private screened-in porch overlooking the lake. This room is located upstairs on the 1st floor.
Forest Guest Room:
This suite features a modern rustic motif with a free-form branch king-size bed under a vaulted ceiling with a beautiful lake view. Guests can pass the sitting area in front of the stone fireplace to walk down to the lake from the private patio with its very own fire pit. The two-person deep soaking Jacuzzi is separate from the bathroom to also view the fireplace and the lake. The bathroom features a magnificent shower with waterfall shower heads and real rocks to sit and enjoy the water flow... This room has a television and is located on the level that leads directly out to the lake.
Additional information: Fern Lodge
Fern Lodge is an adults only establishment.
Number of rooms: 5
Official category: 4 stars Bed and Breakfast.Smoking policy: Non-smoking property.
Credit cards accepted: American Express, Visa, Euro/Mastercard.
How to get here: From Albany and Points South: (3 ½ hours from NYC, 1 ¼ hours from Albany) Take the NY Thruway to exit 24 in Albany and take exit 1N (after the toll) to I-87 North (the Adirondack ''Northway''). Drive approx. 1 1/2 hours, * take exit 25 (Chestertown/Brant Lake). Make a LEFT off the exit ramp onto Route 8 WEST. Drive 3 ½ miles, then make a LEFT onto Friends Lake Road. Bear right at the fork, drive 1 mile, then make a RIGHT onto the continuation of Friends Lake Road. Continue a mile, pass Friends Lake Inn, go up the hill and take your 3rd left, onto Hill Park Road. Go almost to the end. Take a right on Fiddlehead Bay Road. Go over the bridge, stay to the right ? we are the last one in. Brown House with army green trim.
From Rutland, Vermont and Points East: (1 ¾ hours) Travel 25 miles (40 kms) on 4W to Whitehall, NY. In Whitehall, you may either 1) Turn LEFT onto 4S, drive approx. 10 miles (16 kms), then turn RIGHT onto Rte 149. Follow to the end of Rte 149 (about 20 miles), then turn LEFT onto Rte 9. Follow signs to I-87 North, and proceed to Exit 25. * Follow directions from the South. OR 2)Turn RIGHT onto Rte 22 North and head toward Ticonderoga. Travel 26 (42 kms) miles to Route 9N, then head south to Rte 9 toward Hague. When you reach Hague, turn onto Rte 8 West and drive approx. 18 miles (29 kms). Pass I-87 Exit 25 ramp. *Follow directions from the South (see Albany).
From Buffalo and Points West: (5 hours) Drive east on New York State Thruway to Exit 33 (Rome/Rte 365). Turn RIGHT onto Rte 365 and follow until you reach Rte 8. Turn LEFT onto Rte 8 (about 2 hrs.) passing thru Speculator, Johnsburg and Wevertown. After you pass the Loon Lake Dam (on your left), turn RIGHT onto Friends Lake Road. Bear RIGHT at the fork, drive 1 mile, then make a RIGHT onto the continuation of Friends Lake Road. Pass Friends Lake Inn, go up the hill. Take your 2nd left, (Indian Springs Road is the first Road) onto Hill Park Road. Go almost to the end. Take a right on Fiddlehead Bay Road. Go over the bridge, stay to the right - we are the last one in. Brown House with army green trim.
GPS Coordinates: 43° 37' 30.97'' N 73° 50' 58.02'' W
Nearest airport: Albany International Airport - 117 km.