Inn at Lake Joseph

Enjoy relaxing and comfortable luxury at this Catskills retreat located near a private lake.


Enjoy relaxing and comfortable luxury at this Catskills retreat located near a private lake.

Inn at Lake Joseph Exterior
lake joseph pool
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room with fireplace





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The Basics


Located just two hours from New York City in the Sullivan Catskills, the resort is located in a forest preserve with a private lake within walking distance. 17 unique guestrooms with whirlpool baths, fireplaces, and most with private sundecks, a hot breakfast served daily, and a picnic lunch.  Enjoy the many outdoor activities the Inn at Lake Joseph has to offer, including miles of hiking trails, swimming, fishing, hiking, bird watching, cross-country skiing, and more.

At a Glance

  • Free WiFi
  • Pet Friendly
  • Swimming Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Fireplaces
  • Private Ent Avail.
  • Jetted Tubs Avail.
  • Mountain Retreat

In the Know

  • Local trout (and popovers!) is a must try at Henning's Local in Cochecton

  • Enjoy a great domestic Pilsner at Catskill Brewery in Livingston Manor
  • Try the homemade tortillas, tacos, and huaraches at La Fondita

Stay for the Story

Set amidst the beauty of the Catskill Mountains in Forestburgh, NY, the inn offers a lakeside retreat where nature's splendor and refined comfort meet. Take a leisurely paddle on the lake, swim in the pool, or explore forests and hiking trails.

Sip & Savor

Here are a few things to sip & savor when you visit…

Try wine at at a Catskills' Organic Vineyard & Winery, Bashakill Vineyards
Enjoy a fresh brewed beer at Upward Brewery
Try the wood-fired pizzas at Forage Pizza

See & Do

Here are a few things to see & do when you visit…

Go horseback riding at Bridle Hill Farm
Birdwatching and hiking at the Basha Kill
Take in a theatrical performance at Forestburgh Playhouse/Tavern

Guest Reviews

From beginning to end, our experience at the inn was amazing. We were welcomed and given a tour upon arrival. Our room had a rustic vibe with a fully upgraded bathroom, a sun deck, and a separate balcony which was very nice. The grounds are beautiful and the pool area was super relaxing. We took a rowboat on the lake, which was not crowded at all and so peaceful....See More

- Chandni Randhawa

We needed a vacation desperately but have a puppy that does not do well in boarding. So my solution was to find somewhere we could bring him. The Inn is very pretty and Matt, the innkeeper we met, was extremely nice and accommodating. I was actually pretty impressed with how dog-friendly the place is. Off leash is allowed in most areas, though I highly recommend just having a long...See More

- MacKenzie Rattray (Kenzie)

The Inn at Lake Joseph was the perfect spot for us to relax on our mini-moon. First, the service is excellent. Matt is so warm, friendly, and wants to make sure everything is going great. Next, the space is rustic, romantic, and charming. I love that it's tucked away, so peaceful and quiet. Our room (Cedar) was superb. We loved the warm fire place, spacious jacuzzi, our own deck,...See More

- Jennifer Sallman

Our stay at the Inn at Lake Joseph was exceptional from start to finish. Upon arrival we were greeted by Matt the inn keeper who was welcoming and helped us get ourselves sorted out while offering advice on local eateries and things to do. The property itself is very peaceful with plenty of activities from hiking trails, bike riding, fire pit, and much more. We stayed in the Hemlock...See More

- T M

This is definitely a nice relaxing place especially for a couples weekend. The staff is extremely friendly and accommodating. The building and grounds have a rich history. The rooms are antique looking but are nice. The biggest issue I had was the bed was extremely uncomfortable and the majority of local restaurants do not deliver to this location.

- Paul Blart

Rooms & Suites

# of Rooms: 17

Room Amenities: Air Conditioning, Bathrobes, Hair Dryer, Rollaway Available, Telephones, Alarm Clocks

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For information on ADA accessibility for the facility or its rooms, please contact the property directly.


Smoking Policy: Outside Only

Family Friendly: Welcomes children over the age of 12

Food & Wine

Meals Offered: Breakfast, Lunch

Special Diets Accommodated: Yes

Restaurant on Premises: No

Dining Amenities: Complimentary Afternoon Tea/Refreshments, Complimentary Early Coffee Tea, Complimentary Snacks, Special Diets Accommodated

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Guest Services

Internet Service: Wireless

Front Desk/Security: 24 Hours, Onsite

Corporate Rates: Yes

Inn Amenities: Hot Breakfast, Business Center, Concierge Services, Free Onsite Parking, Full House Rental Available, Gardens on Property, Green Environmentally Friendly, LGBTQI+ Friendly, Meeting Space Available, Spa Service, Swimming Pool, Weddings & Events Available

Weddings & Celebrations

Wedding/Reception/Event Facilities: Indoor

Events Supported: Ceremonies

Business Travel & Meetings

Meeting Types: Business Meetings, Retreats

Meeting Facilities: Yes

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