What They’re Saying…

Awards & Recognition

  • 2013: Good Earthkeeper Award
  • 2010: #1 Inn of Distinction
  • 2009: Top 3 Inn of Distinction

Gold Eco-Rated Lodging

Gold Eco-Rated Lodging

  • 2013: #1 Inn in Hunter, NY
  • 2012: #1 Inn in Hunter, NY
  • 2011: #1 Inn in Hunter, NY
  • 2010: #1 Inn in Hunter, NY

Top 10 Budget Ski Hotel for 2012

2011 Business Idol

Ellen Rettus Planning Acheivement Award for Historic Preservation – Greene County Historic Preservation Award.

Guest Reviews


Reviewed February 5, 2013

I stayed at Fairlawn Inn during my skiing trip to Hunter Mountain; I must say that I didn’t expect it to be SO good! The house itself is a beautifully restored Victorian mansion, and Chuck, the Innkeeper, did such a beautiful job with its interiors! Everything felt so welcoming, the living areas and the dining room with its beautiful ferns close to the windows. the bedroom and bathroom were really comfortable with really good linens and plenty of pillows and seating space, and a very comfortable closet, dvd player and wi-fi, shampoo, conditioner and soap dispenser. On top of it this a a ‘Green’ Inn where care is taken on the natural resources. I can’t even describe how good the breakfast was, with homemade preserves and organic ingredients, and a menu to pick from hot dishes cooked at the moment by the Inn keeper! This is a really chic place to stay!

“Wonderful escape & best cooking in NY.”

Reviewed January 27, 2013

The 1st thing we thought after leaving was “We miss Chuck!” (the Innkeeper at Fairlawn). I cannot express in words how WONDERFUL our stay at the Fairlawn Inn was…the Inn is not only filled with charm & warm touches throughout, Chuck, makes certain you are attended for and have the best gourmet food in NY (all homemade by him :) . From breakfast to lunch to the most creative dinners. All with such flavor. 5 star restaurants in the City have nothing on him ;) We stayed in the Rose Room and loved every part of our stay. It may have been 3 degrees outside, but we were so comfortable and cozy inside, there was no need to step outside. Great corporate retreat spot for a leadership team to plan, strategize & refresh!!! – Lily

“So enjoyed our stay!”

Reviewed January 26, 2013

My husband and I stayed at the Fairlawn with our co-workers on a staff retreat. Chuck pretty much treated us like royalty with his amazing home-cooked meals and friendly conversation. Since we had the house to ourselves, it was very homey, inviting and cozy. We loved sitting by the fireplace for our meetings. Our room was enjoyable and perfect for just the two of us. Because it is an old house you can hear some creaks but we turned on some white noise using an app from the iPhone and got great sleep. Loved the views and location as well. Just can’t say enough about how amazing the food was as well! Thanks Chuck!!–Jenn & Joel Collins, Oasis Church

“Chuck is pretty cool! the Fairlawn is great!”

Reviewed January 14, 2013

My boyfriend and I really enjoyed a snowboarding weekend stay at his bed and breakfast. The breakfast was delicious, the hospitality was top notch and it was very clean…a biggie for us, and most importantly we felt as if we were visiting a relative; not staying w/ a stranger. Chuck was knowledgable about the area and to my boyfriend’s delight and art aficionado. To both of our delight he appreciates interior design and has an original aesthete. Our room was warm and the beds were a-ok; we slept fine. We highly recommend this place if you are planning a stay in the Catskills region and you appreciate attention to detail.

“Look no further”

Reviewed August 29, 2012

This past June, I assisted my father in traveling to the Hunter/Tannersville area to attend a class reunion. While my father stayed in a nearby house with classmates, I had the pleasure of a room at the Fairlawn. As you can see from the pictures, the building and grounds are beautiful. During the days, the cozy and cheerily appointed room gave me the quiet I needed to get some work done (totally solid WiFi), then join my father to socialize in the evenings. Chuck, the owner/proprietor, was polite and thoughtful in making sure that I had everything I needed. My only regret was not making it to breakfast more than once (jet lag + other obligations). If I again make this trip with my father, there’s no doubt I’ll find myself back at the Fairlawn.

“Absolutely the BEST”

Reviewed June 24, 2012

We had a great stay at the Fairlawn, in the beautiful and comfortable Opal Room. It is large, airy and well decorated. The claw foot tub in the bathroom was a great experience. Chuck is a dedicated Innkeeper. His breakfasts are amazing, the garden’s a delight, the antiques interesting, and the overall atmosphere charming. Also, the location is near some great hiking trails and small towns with good restaurants. Hunter is an excellent location in the heart of the Catskills. Our stay far exceeded our expectations. Thank you, Chuck, for making us feel at home.