4 Elements of the Perfect Romantic Getaway in the Catskills

Precious moments between a couple fuel the fires of love, but it can be hard to find time to spend together with all the demands of modern life getting in the way! With a lovers’ retreat at the Inn at Lake Joseph, you can have an unforgettable time away from the hustle and bustle to focus on what really matters. The recipe for a perfect romantic getaway in the Catskills is made of nature’s four elements. Read on for your exclusive guide to each of the elements and how they lend themselves to the perfect getaway.

a couple sitting by a fireplace


Fire is romantic and comforting in equal measure. Like the soft flicker of candlelight dances across a dark room and provides a pleasant ambiance, comforting fireplaces warms the body and soul. All our rooms, suites, and cottages feature gas fireplaces so you and your partner can stay warm and cozy, even during our winter season! In addition, our outdoor wood fire pit is a great place to enjoy the beauty of the night while keeping the cold at bay.

Jetted tub at our Upstate NY bed and breakfast


Water, a source of life and energy, flows throughout the Inn and provides new ways to keep warm and revitalize! All our guest rooms feature whirlpool tubs for a luxurious spa-like experience whenever you want! Enjoy time away from the outside world and reconnect with what matters most, all while wearing exceptionally comfy Monarch Cypress Robes! Staying in never felt so right, so stay a while and enjoy everything the Inn has to offer, all from the comfort of your room! When you feel like getting out for some fresh air, opt for a leisurely row-boating or kayaking adventure near the inn. Our boats are free for you to use!

a couple horseback riding


The rich soil of the ground that holds us and supports us, the beautiful markings of Earth and nature surrounds us all. One of the best ways to see the gorgeous New York countryside is on the back of a horse! Saddle up and get ready to explore with two fantastic family-owned farms that we highly recommend for your equine excursion. At Bridle Hill Farm, you can reserve your own private trail for a romantic horseback ride with just the two of you! The farm is well-known throughout the area for its friendly staff and exceptionally well-trained horses so you’re in for a good experience. Rolling Stone Ranch is another great place to hop on a horse and see the distinct beauty of the Catskills. Relax and enjoy time with your partner, all while taking in the surroundings on this one-of-a-kind horseback riding adventure!

a couple watching a sunset


Air, of great importance to us all, is also the origin of sublime beauty in the form of the grand sunset! It breathes life into all of us. Vivid hues of orange and red splash across a blue New York sky and paint the earth below in beautiful colors of light. See this nightly performance from the comfort of your private balcony or grab a glass of wine and take it all in by the warmth of the outdoor fire pit. There’s nothing quite like seeing the sheer beauty of nature spread before you with your significant other at your side.

Cozy guest room at our bed and breakfast in Upstate NY

Come Enjoy It All in the Catskills

Experience the four elements of a truly fantastic stay at the Inn at Lake Joseph. Let us be your home away from home for a romantic getaway unlike anything else out there! Come to the Catskills and book with us for a vacation you’ll never forget, make memories with the love of your life, and get ready to pack those bags!

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