Reviews and Awards

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Recognition of Our Catskills Resort

Inn at Lake Joseph will quickly become your favorite destination for Catskill lodging. With unique rooms and delightful amenities in a serene location, our bed and breakfast welcomes guests any time of year. See below for some of the many awards we’ve received.


“My Birthday Dec. 31, 2016”
January, 2017
I have longed for over 2 years to stay at the inn at lake joseph. We walked in the door and I immediately felt at home. The inn was so charming and the staff were warm and friendly and the service was fabulous. MATT and Michelle were great. This was by far one of my best birthdays. The New Year’s bon fire was the best ever if you want old world charm and peace and quiet it is the place for you. Stayed December 2016, traveled as a couple.

“Clean, Calm and Peaceful”
December, 2016
Visited this beautiful place for 3 nights with my wife. Rooms were really clean and our room had a sleep number bed which was a great surprise. Feel free to use 24-hour open kitchen to make a quick sandwich for yourself and enjoy it while warming up next to one of the fireplaces indoor or fire pits outdoor. Lake Joseph is just a 4-minute walk away distance.

“New York City Getaway”
November, 2016
My husband & I were honoring our 50th year of marriage! The host/hostess sent champagne (nonalcoholic) and a beautiful rose to our room. We checked out all the available rooms to compare with ours and they are all lovely and newly renovated. Everything that this family advertised is very true. We especially loved the breakfast, which you could order off the menu…plenty of stuff to pick from and very friendly. We did a lot of sightseeing around the area and really relaxed the whole weekend. We even bought a promotional certificate to use in the future. We would love to go back very soon.

“Grounds so nice and so much to do, you won’t want to leave”
October, 2016
I stayed at the Inn at Lake Joseph for a couple of nights with my wife to celebrate our anniversary. The room was fantastic, well-kept and extremely comfortable. They use sleep number beds, soft luxurious linens, and the room had a small private outside deck, a fireplace, and a jacuzzi. The breakfasts (included) were delicious made-to-order omelets, with other options available like other egg dishes, pancakes, and Belgium waffles. They have a fantastic ‘lite buffet’ that is available anytime with cold cuts, salads, and sweets.

The grounds are fantastic, with a pool for warm weather, badminton, complimentary bikes for use (and lots of places to ride them!), an AWESOME fire pit area to enjoy with other guests, and of course Lake Joseph…where there are kayaks and rowboats for your use (for free of course!).

The attention to detail and the friendly, helpful staff will make your stay a good one. The inn was very clean, and even though it is extremely dog friendly (the reason many people stay there), we never found any of the rooms to smell, or to have issues with dog poop, etc.. If you are looking for a dog friendly place you can’t beat this one, and if the thought of the dog friendly-ness has you concerned, rest assured there’s no reason to be.

“Great place to enjoy nature and relax.”
October, 2016
Spent 4 days here and loved every minute of it. The Inn, staff, and food are great. Very peaceful and the staff are so accommodating. Loved having the deer, chipmunks, etc. walking around while we were relaxing. Wonderful place to enjoy nature. Great place to stay. Will go back.

New York Times
February 2008

But only experienced goof-offs should attempt a destination like the Inn at Lake Joseph, where there is a dangerous amount to do because the innkeepers, Ivan and Rue Weinger, provide things like cross-country skis and snowshoes…
Be especially careful not to take any laptops, video games, iPhones, BlackBerrys, briefcases or co-workers…
Innkeepers agree that, especially if you’re one of those tightly wound urbanites, a weekend in the middle of nowhere can have a dramatic effect.
“It’s a visible change,” Ms. Dyer at the Inn at Lake Joseph said. “When people get here, they’re usually pretty stressed out. By Saturday morning, you are physically watching them relax.”
–Neil Genzlinger, New York Times article All Nothing, All the Time


TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence

Inn at Lake Joseph has been named to the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence in 2016. This award is given to properties who are consistently earning great reviews from their travelers!

Fodor’s Selects Inn at Lake Joseph #1 Catskills Destination for Fall Foliage

Named as one of the “10 Best Fall Foliage Trips in the U.S.” “The Catskills are fabled for their charming B&Bs. For more of a retreat experience, head to the Inn at Lake Joseph, a sixteen-room country resort located on a 250-acre private lake.”


Top 10 New York Romantic Inns and Hotels

Resorts and Lodges has included the Inn At Lake Joseph in their Top 10 New York State Romantic Inns and Hotels. Rekindle the spark of passion in your relationship on this majestic 250 acre property with a private lake and wildlife forest.


Selected as one of the “Top 10 Catskills Inns”

Inn at Lake Joseph was selected as #3 in the Resorts & Lodges Top 10 Catskills Inns. With the charming accommodations offered at Inn at Lake Joseph, the location is perfect for the “peaceful, relaxing vacation you’ve always wanted to take”.



Karen Brown Recommended

In addition to receiving the KB Star award, the Inn at Lake Joseph is only one of two Catskill Mountain destinations that were qualified to be published in Karan Brown’s World of travel guides.


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Selected as One of 52 Nationwide Weekend Escapes

New York Magazine, winner of the American Association of Magazine Editor’s award for Magazine of the year has selected The Inn at Lake Joseph as one of 52 weekend getaway destinations for those who want to escape the hustle and bustle of the urban environments.



Select Registry Distinguished Inns of North America

Select Registry is a diverse collection of independent, boutique properties that deliver a level of personalized hospitality unheard of at hotel chains and a quality of experience that only a select few independent properties can attain. These upscale properties range from classic bed and breakfasts and full-service inns to stately mansions and manors, rustic lodges and ranches, modern boutique hotels, historic castles and luxury cabins. They stretch from Napa Valley to New England, the Pacific Northwest to Key West, plus Canada and Europe too!


Inn at Lake Joseph Awarded 4th Place in “New York Top Picks”

Trips with Pets was created by those who enjoy traveling with their furry family members and features thousands of pet friendly destinations in New York State. The Inn at Lake Joseph is awarded 4th place in their “New York Top Picks” for pet friendly destinations.


Inn at Lake Joseph Awarded “First Class” Inn

Of the 57 Catskill Mountain hotels and Inns that were rated, the Inn at Lake Joseph is one of only four to receive the “First Class”destination award.
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Inn at Lake Joseph Sullivan County Pride Award


Inn at Lake Joseph Township Award


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Fodor's Travel 10 Best Fall Foliage Trips in the US