The Lake House was built in 1843 on the shores of Canadarago Lake as a lodge for people looking for a place to relax, fish, hunt and get away from ... More
Lake House Restaurant
The Lake House was built in 1843 on the shores of Canadarago Lake as a lodge for people looking for a place to relax, fish, hunt and get away from city life. It is one of the oldest continually operating establishments in upstate New York and once was the summer home of the gangster Jack Leggs Diamond during Prohibition when it was a Speakeasy. It now is the perfect place for a relaxing meal overlooking the lake or a great over night get away spot.
We ve been coming through Richfield Springs and visiting the Lake House for many years. From time-to-time, we stop for a drink or two at the tavern and then enjoy the grounds, and lunch or dine there, but we ve never stayed there. We finally decided to, and we re so glad we did. What a wonderful experience -it is a warm and friendly atmosphere - we so much enjoyed our stay. The staff were friendly and helpful - without exception, treating us as if we were their special guests - at least, that s how they made us feel. Do yourself a favor like we did - we only stayed one night, but having done so, we now can t wait to come back and do it again - and we will!
Our wedding party and other friends our age stayed at this hotel for the entire weekend of our Cooperstown wedding. Though the Lake House is located about 15 minutes north of the village proper, the property is nestled next to a lovely lake and within a 5 minute-drive of a grocery store, pharmacy, restaurants, etc. in Richfield Springs.
With bedrooms off of the two central common rooms was the perfect layout for our group preparations and celebrations. The decor was charming, woodsy, and cozy- perfect for the style of our wedding and fitting for the area. Chris, the owner and manager, allowed us to bring our two dogs as well! Having the freedom to use the entirety of the hotel for our group was the epitome of relaxing. We did not have to worry about bothering other guests or running into people we didn t know at the height of our wedding stress.
Along with the cozy accommodations, Chris made us all a delicious and hot breakfast every morning. She was excellent to work with from our first visit in May, through the booking process, and through the most perfect wedding weekend ever!
We highly recommend this hotel for large groups. It was clean, welcoming, and the staff is wonderful. Though we were too busy to enjoy the lake, I have no doubts that the activities available to guests are fantastic as well. The price is hard to beat!
“A Wonderful Family Run Hotel!”
When my son s baseball team was honored with a opportunity to play a game on the famous Doubleday Field in Cooperstown, NY, of course the family & I were going up to spend a week in this cozy little BaseBall Town USA. I searched the Internet of various motels, hotels and B&B in the area. I sure was glad when I discovered the Lake House Hotel. A wonderful, family run hotel just outside of downtown Cooperstown. The rooms are comfortable, spotless, and come with many extras (i.e. refrigerator, microwave, great coffee) The couple who run the hotel are incredibly friendly and helpful. Considering the low price, it s a tremendous value. Ditch the big chains and stay here.
Debbie and I heard that the Lakehouse would be open on easter for a buffet so we took the grand kids and drove up.We were not disappointed the food was excellent they have a fantastic crew in the kitchen.We spoke with Gene and Chris who are the owners and found out they are using wood boats for rentals at the marina.We walked down and they are using a rather large sailboat called the Jack Tar turning it into a bar called the Jack Tar shipwreck bar.When we go back to the lake for the summer we are going to have to go see the new things they are doing at the lakehouse.
I just can t say enough good things about this place. We were visiting the hall of fame and this is our 2nd visit in 3 months to the Lake House. Everything was perfect. I had the filet chef s special and my husband the small plate of lamb. The extensive wine list and awesome bread and perfect service. Just love this restaurant !
food was ok had dinner their on st.pats. used a gift cert. from restaurant.com for 25.00
after ordering was told that they do not take it
but they would give us 5.00 off the bill
so we said since we were ther we would use it
bill for 3 can to about 90.00
they took off the 5,00
i paid cash
waitress brang back change minus $4.00
was wonder why
waited 15 min for waitress to come back and ask why
but she never did
the place just on other table with people
also said main course cam with soup
i had the french onion and was told after i got bill that the soup that cam with the meal was just the soup of the day
so paid extra 3.00 for the soup (would have changed if pointed out to me )
over all food was ok
I enjoy my trips to the lake house restaurant in Richfield Springs, N.Y. I enjoy the view overlooking Canadarago Lake, while I'm enjoying my dinner. The food is excellent!! Everything about the place keeps me coming back. The staff are very friendly, they make you feel like your at home.