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Lakehouse Inn on Golden Pond

401 Shelley Hill Road
Stanfordville, NY 12581

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The Lakehouse welcomes guests with its unique combination of warm hospitality, grace, and subtle elegance. A private 22 acre estate, the Lakehouse is unquestionably the most enchanting lakefront Bed & Breakfast in the Hudson River Valley.

Luxurious and quaint furnishings form a wonderful backdrop enhanced by the richness of lakeside leisure and an environment of exquisite beauty. The Lakehouse is a unique private inn where you are free to enjoy a special time in splendid circumstances. It is an elegant hideaway, the very essence of subtle splendor. A gentle mix of luxury and whimsy amidst lake front beauty.


Just outside of Rhinebeck, New York, the Lakehouse can be reached in under 2 hours from Manhattan, New Jersey, Long Island, southern Connecticut and 1-1/4 hours from Albany. Although most guests find that the Lakehouse's own setting provides pleasures a plenty, the surrounding area contains a rich variety of diversions. Within a short drive guests enjoy the historic Hudson River mansions and local wineries, fabulous antiqueing in Hyde Park, berry and apple picking, 3 area golf courses, tennis, horseback riding, hiking, the Dutchess County Fairgrounds, the Rhinebeck Aerodrome, and quaint historic villages filled with fine restaurants and specialty shops.

Six distinctive guest quarters are nestled within three buildings. Some offer stunning lake views, others present tranquil views of the woods. Each is decorated with an eclectic mixture of antiques, comfortable furnishings, and custom made beds, and all are charmingly tasteful. All guest rooms contain private baths... most have jacuzzi tubs built for two, wood burning fireplaces, private decks, televisions and stereo,VCR's with tape libraries, CD-tape players, mini refrigerators, coffee service and robes. Guest rooms are both unpretentious and splendid, a place for dreams, private moments, and quiet times. All blend beautifully with the outdoors, creating an atmosphere at once personal and grand.
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As the day drifts by, some guests like to wonder the woods, others relax with a book or a friends conversation. All delight in watching deer graze and play on the lawn, just a few feet from their deck.

lake.jpg (18949 bytes)Summer, spring and fall are dedicated to guests who enjoy water sports. The Lakehouse's private seven acre lake is a true bass fishing heaven. Rowboats that bob gently in the water at the covered boat dock offer a relaxing time in an idyllic setting. Guests row out to their own private island to sunbathe, relax, and renew, or they indulge in a refreshing swim.

Winter offers special delights. Under a pristine blanket of snow, the woods and buildings take on an indescribable quiet and beauty. The frozen lake is breathtaking in winter's sparkling haze. Cross-country skiing is found nearby, and downhill skiing can be enjoyed in the adjoining Catskills or in the neighboring Berkshires. Inside the luxuriousness of the Lakehouse, winter is warm and friendly. Stacks and stacks of firewood feed blazing fires and turn a winters day into your private, cozy house party.

Meals: Our breakfasts include one of the following: Apple Crepes with Raspberry Melba Sauce, Pecan and Cream Cheese Stuffed French Toast, Cheese Blintzes with Cherry Compote or Belgian Waffles.

Children: welcome

Smoking: outside only

Pets: no

Rates range:
Pricess Chambers $550
Master Suite $650
Robin's Nest $350
Sherwood $500
Southhampton $500
Fox Folley $350

Payment: Credit card to guarantee reservation, payment by personal check

Lakehouse Inn on Golden Pond
401 Shelley Hill Road
Stanfordville, NY 12581


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