Inn at Lake Joseph

162 St. Joseph Road, Forestburgh, New York 12777
Innkeeper(s): Ivan and Rue Weinger
 
  • Introduction

    The Inn, located high in the Catskill Mountains on a 250-acre private lake about two hours from New York City, hosted its first guests in 1984. Like resort lodging, the Inn provides a variety of summer and winter recreational facilities, including the use of a nearby full-service health and fitness club. But unlike larger hotels, the Inn, with just 17 guestrooms, is an informal, casual country retreat that assures guests a relaxing, private, rustic mountain lake environment.

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    Breakfast is served on the screened veranda, surrounding guests with the sounds and feel of the lush green forest.

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    When glassed in during winter, guests experience the beauty of a surrounding snowscape. Over the years, the Inn has received various awards and has been praised in travel articles and publications, as well as by guests themselves on Trip Advisor.

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    The Inn consists of three distinct dwellings: The Lodge with its casual English Country environment; and for more rustic accommodations, the Adirondack-style Cottage and Carriage House guestrooms with their own private entrances, where pets are welcome. In addition, most of the guestrooms have working fireplaces, whirlpool baths and private sundecks. For photos of rooms, rates and things to see and do, click on the Visit Website link.

    Inn at Lake Joseph is listed on the
    National Register of Historic Places.

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  • Things To See and Do At The Inn

    Inn at Lake Joseph, Forestburgh, New York, activities

    Fishing
    Kayaking
    Boating
    Swimming
    Hiking
    Tennis
    Biking
    Gym
    Lawn Games
    Eagle Watching
    Wildlife Watching
    Black Brook
    The Fire Pit
    Cross Country Skiing
    Snowshoeing
    Sledding and Tubing
    Massage (Additional Cost By Appointment)

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  • Things To See And Do Near The Inn

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    Below is a list of some of the more popular attractions, and recreational opportunites.  For a complete discription of things to see and do in the Catskill region, you may browse through the surrounding county travel guides located at the bottom of this page.

    Bethel Woods Center for the Arts

    The Eagle Institute
    The American Bald Eagle nesting on Lake Joseph. Experience the sense of power as the eagles soar above you. The Eagle Institute

    Performing Arts    
    NACL Theatre
    Tusten Theatre
    Forestburgh Playhouse
    Shadowland Theatre
    Weekend Of Chamber Music

    Clubs and Taverns     
    Forestburgh Tavern & Cabaret
    The Dancing Cat
    Villa Roma
    Aroma Thyme
    Casino & Raceway
    Rolling River
    Benji & Jakes
    Luzon Station
        
    Balloon Rides   
    Wandering Winds
    Fantasy Balloon
    Above the Clouds

    Hang Gliding   
    Moutnani  Wings
    Fly High HG

    Paintball: Kittatinny

    Scenic Driving Tour: Upper Delaware River

    Kayaking, Canoeing, Rafting: Kittatinny

    Winter Recreation: Holiday Mountain

    Segway Tours: Woodridge Tours

    Mountain Fun Park: Holiday Mountain

    Mountain Zip Line Rides: Kittatinny

    Sky Diving: The Skydive Ranch

    Golf  
    Grossinger
    Tarry Brae
    Concord

    Go Kart Racing: Oakland Valley Race Park
         
    Hiking   
    Mullet Falls
    Bashakill

    Horseback Riding    
    Bridle Hill Farm
    Sonoma Falls
    Catskill  Pheasantry
    Holiday Mountain

    Exhibits & Galleries  
    Brookhouse Gallery
    Sullivan County Museum
    Dyberry Weaver
    Catskill Artists
    Museum at  Bethel Woods
    Catskill Art Society
    Caskill Fly Fishing Museum
    DVAA
    Fort Delaware Museum
    Ten Mile River Scout Museum
    Rosco O&W Railway Museum
    Rolling River
    Root 52 Gallery

    Gaming:  Casino & Raceway

    Farms:  
    Rosehaven Alpacas
    Natures Alpacas
    Pond Farm & Renewable Center
    Neversink Farm
    Justus Asthalter Maple  Syrup

    Historic Sites:   
    Minisink Battleground Park
    Grey Towers
    Covered Bridge
    Delaware & Hudson Canel
    Kadampa Meditation Center
    Fort Delaware

    Fairs: Neversink Little Worlds Fair

    Glass Factory: Gillinder Glass Factory

    Antiquing:  
    The Country Bum'Kin
    Lee Hartwell Antiques
    Ferndale Antiques Marketplace
    Antique Palace Emporium
    Kraus Farm & Artisans
    Town and Country Antiques
    In 2 Retro

    Flea Markets:   
    Fiddlers Market
    Callicoon Flea Market

    Bait & Tackle:  
    Catskill Flyes
    Barryville Sportsman
    Eldred Preserv
    Catskill Fly Fishing Center and Museum

    Farmers' Markets:
    Sullivan County Farmers' Markets
    Barryville Farmers' Market
    Bethel  Wood
    Silver Heights Farm
    Eureka Market
    Catskill Harvest Market

    Specialty Shopping:
    The Crystal Connection
    The Arati Store
    Birch Ridge Kennel
    Java Love Coffee
    The Rustic Cottage
    Harnett Designs
    Region General Store
    Canaltowne Emporium

    Wineries
    Orange County Wineries  
    Sawangunk Wine Trail
    Ulster County Wineries    
    BashaKill Vineyards


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  • Meetings & Events

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    Unlike larger hotels, your group will share our facility with no one. The estate, mansion, grounds, lake and recreational facilities are yours exclusively for your entire stay. Unlike larger hotels, we tailor meals, housekeeping and other services around your schedule, not ours. Peruse our website or call us to determine if our facility would be appropriate for your gathering. If you feel we can contribute to the meeting goals you have in mind, please feel free to contact us for additional information including group rates. In the meantime, we invite you to explore the rest of our site to see all that the Inn at Lake Joseph has to offer.

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    "There is no doubt that this inn is the definitive small meeting venue within three hours of New York City."

    "We liked the idea of having the entire inn to ourselves. For the first time, we didn't feel like small fish in a big pond."

    "The rooms were comfortable, the food was good, the facilities were fun and our meeting was a success."

  • Directions

    From New York City & Vicinity  (including JFK & La Guardia Airports)

    • Take New York State Thruway (I-87) north to Exit 16 onto Rte. 17
    • Then west to Exit 104.
    • Bear left to first light.
    • Make left and go to end of street.
    • Make right onto Rte 42 South.
    • Following Rte 42 signs, go 4 1/2 miles.
    • Look for the “Lake Joseph” sign on your left.
    • Make a left onto Lake Joseph Drive.
    • Follow signs on trees for 3/4 mile to the Inn at Lake Joseph.


    From Newark Airport

    • Take I-78 west to Rte 24.
    • Take Rte 24 west to Rte 287 north.
    • Take Rte 287 to the New York State Thruway (I-87) north.
    • Take I-87 to Exit 16 onto Rte.17 west, and then to Exit 104.
    • Bear left to first light.
    • Make left and go to end of street.
    • Make right onto Rte 42 South.
    • Following Rte 42 signs, go 4 1/2 miles.
    • Look for the “Lake Joseph” sign on your left.
    • Make a left onto Lake Joseph Drive.
    • Follow signs on trees for 3/4 mile to the Inn at Lake Joseph.


    From Western New York

    • Take Rte 17 east to Exit 104.
    • At the light, go straight through, and follow that street to the end.
    • Make a right onto Rte 42 South.
    • Following Rte 42 signs, go 4 1/2 miles,
    • Look for the “Lake Joseph” sign on your left.
    • Make a left onto Lake Joseph Drive.
    • Follow signs on trees for 3/4 mile to the Inn at Lake Joseph.


    From Albany & Points North

    • Take the New York State Thruway (I-87) south to Kingston.
    • Take Rte 209 south to Rte 17.
    • Take Rte 17 west to exit 104.
    • Bear left to first light.
    • Make left and go to end of street.
    • Make right onto Rte 42 South.
    • Following Rte 42 signs, go 4 1/2 mils.
    • Look for the “Lake Joseph” sign on your left.
    • Make a left onto Lake Joseph Drive.
    • Follow signs on trees for 3/4 mile to the Inn at Lake Joseph.


    From Philadelphia, Allentown, Scranton & Points South

    • Take I-476 (PA Tpk, NE Ext) north to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre areaTake exit 115 to merge onto PA-315 N toward I-81 N.
    • Take Interstate 81 north towards Scranton
    • Take exit 187 to merge onto Interstate 380, then to Interstate 84 east to the first New York State exit (exit 1).
    • Make right at the exit stop sign and go into Port Jervis, following signs to Rtes 42 and 97.
    • Follow Rtes 42/97 north/west to Sparrow Bush, where Rte 42 turns north.
    • Make right onto Rte 42 north and follow for 13 miles.
    • Just past the Forestburgh General Store/Post Office (on left), make a right turn onto Saint Joseph’s Road.
    • Drive 0.8 miles, and the Inn is on the right.  (The Inn sign is hard to see from this direction, but the Inn is a big mansion on top of the hill—you can’t miss it.)


    From Western Pennsylvania

    • Take I-80 east to I-81.
    • Take I-81 north to Scranton area and follow signs to I-84.
    • Take I-84 east to the first New York State exit (exit 1).
    • Make right at exit stop sign, then left at the light and go into Port Jervis, following signs to Rtes 42 and 97.
    • Follow Rtes 42/97 north/west to Sparrow Bush, where Rte 42 turns north.
    • Take Rte 42 north for 13 miles.
    • Just past the Forestburgh General Store/Post Office (on left), make a right turn onto Saint Joseph’s Road.
    • Drive 0.8 miles, and the Inn is on the right.
    • (The Inn sign is hard to see from this direction, but the Inn is a big mansion on top of the hill-you can’t miss it.)