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
lake joseph
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

What a pleasant place to escape to for a day or so. Very quiet, comfortable rooms. The actual Inn itself is quite charming and the innkeeper was just phenomenal. Delicious breakfast. Some nice easy-walk trails to explore and the lake is very nice. Would definitely return. Only negatives were maybe the tiny TV and the shower could have been a bit nicer, but otherwise it was fantastic.

- Strummer

The Inn is a fantastic place to relax and unwind! My husband and I live 18 miles away and have visited the Inn three times for a staycation. The grounds are beautiful with many outdoor activities, the Inn is full of history with quaint rooms with modern amenities, and, there are separate cottages near the fire pit. The grounds are immaculate and the rooms are clean with everything you...See More

- Trish Straub

I was completely surprised when my sweet hubby told me this was what/where he planned our anniversary trip this year. (To be fair, we have 4 kids and haven't been away for an anniversary since we had #1! Way overdue!) The innkeeper Matt was an amazing human; kind, gentle, punny, caring. ???? The room was beautiful & I loved the hot tub and double shower, along with a little...See More

- Kristin Battaglia

I've visited this inn twice in the last two years now. Both times have been fantastic and remarkably consistent stays. Matt, the innkeeper/host extraordinaire, was super friendly and knowledgeable and set the vibe of the stay at a "just relax and do you" feel. Breakfast in the room was great but breakfast on the veranda cannot be beat. The area is lush and within a twenty minute drive are...See More

- Ariel Kaplan

My wife and I always enjoy staying at the Inn ! Rue, Ivan and Matt are great hosts. The food is wonderful, they are very accommodating. As far as activities, there’s plenty if you want to go outside and experience nature, they even have pickle ball now !! It’s a great place for a romantic getaway!

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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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