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The Fern Lodge Information

Description

In the midst of the majestic Adirondack Mountains, overlooking pristine Friends Lake, there stands a wondrous Guesthouse where luxurious lodgings, sumptuous beds, indulgent baths and unforgettable breakfasts join in an atmosphere of rustic elegance and lakeside living. The Lodge's 5 romantic guest rooms are uncommonly comfortable ~ both rustic and elegant, even magnificent. All guest rooms have king-size beds, large stone fireplaces and wonderful lake and/or mountain views, all have private luxury baths with deep-soaking Jacuzzi tubs, all rooms have a small wet-bar and refrigerator and television. The nightly rate includes an unforgettable breakfast, nightly turndown service, Wi-Fi and a variety of on-site activities. Within the lodge, enjoy relaxing in the mission-influenced classically elegant Adirondack Great room with vaulted log ceilings and magnificent stone fireplace or in the evening gather round the out door fireplace on the screened in porch. The ground floor that walks out to the lake features many relaxing sitting areas, a pool table, the wine cellar, a game table, a nine-person theatre, a sauna and exercise equipment. Our 70- acre wooded property borders on pristine Friends Lake. Use our Kayaks, canoes and Stand up paddle boards or lounge in the sun before a dip in the lake. The lake is well-known for small mouth bass fishing. There is very nice hiking, cross-country skiing and snowshoeing right here on the property. Our beautiful 24’ ELCO electric launch is used for a late afternoon boat tour of Friends Lake complete with beverages and hors d’oeuvres.

Facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Bar
  • Books, DVD, games
  • On-site entertainment
  • Free high speed internet
  • Free WiFi internet
  • Sauna
  • Weddings & private parties
  • Outdoor hot tub
  • High speed internet
  • Meet & greet service
  • Plug adapters
  • Turndown service
  • Fitness or sports facility
  • Shop/boutique
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Ice machine
  • Sun loungers or beach chairs
  • Breakfast lounge
  • Housekeeping - daily
  • Express check in
  • Express check out
  • Safe deposit box
  • Ski passes for sale
  • Game room
  • Massage services
  • Outdoor fireplace
  • Sun terrace
  • Pet(s) live on property
  • Breakfast in the room/unit

Parking

  • On-site parking
  • Free parking
  • Electric vehicle charging

Dining

  • Cooked breakfast
  • Breakfast
  • Free breakfast
  • American breakfast
  • Healthy breakfast
  • Vegetarian options
  • Vegan options
  • Gluten-free options

Activities and Experiences

  • Billiards / pool / snooker
  • Bird watching
  • Boating
  • Canoeing
  • Cycling
  • Dart board
  • Fishing
  • Horse riding
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain biking
  • Art galleries & museums
  • River rafting
  • Shopping
  • Antiques & fairs
  • Theater
  • Walking
  • Water activities
  • Adventure
  • Arts & crafts
  • Beach activities
  • Card, board, video games
  • Games, chess, cards
  • History/science museums
  • Hunting
  • Mountain sports
  • Retreat
  • Skiing - alpine
  • Wild life
  • Skiing - cross-country
  • Hiking

Accessibility

We are very sorry- we have rooms on the main level- but not specifically handicapped accessible. There are stairs to go out to the patio and significant steps down through the gardens to get to the lake.

Policies

Check in: 2:00 PM till 9:00 PM
Early check-in available on request
Check out: 11:00 AM
Late check-out available on request
Child Policy: Adults only
Smoking Policy: No smoking
Pets: No pets
Accommodation type: Bed and Breakfast
Booking Terms and Conditions

Directions

  • Road from New York City (250.0 miles)

    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 a 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.

  • Road from Buffalo (340.0 miles)

    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. Continue a mile, pass Friends Lake Inn, go up the hill and a 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.

  • Road from Montreal (170.0 miles)

    From Montreal and Points North 2.5 Hours) Take US Interstate 87 South to exit 25 (Chestertown/Brant Lake). Make a RIGHT 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 a 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.

  • Road from Rutland, Vt (100.0 miles)

    From Rutland, Vermont and Points East (1 1/2 hours) Travel 25 miles on 4W to Whitehall, NY. In Whitehall, Turn LEFT onto 4S, drive approx. 10 miles, 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.

 

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