The Lake House

Long carpet in hotel hallway beside a pew bench
A hotel room with two beds beneath a long wooden headboard
Spacious lawn behind the lakehouse decorated for a wedding

Among the oldest hotels in central New York, the Lake House provides access to the attractions of the Cooperstown area and to the natural beauty of the Leatherstocking Region’s countryside. Built in 1843, today the Lake House includes a restaurant on the shore of Lake Canadarago as well as separate hotel facilities inside the village limits of historic Richfield Springs.

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Dining area with a large monitor over a serving table
Hotel room with two beds, angled shot showing open window
Exterior photograph of a cottage on the lake shore, surrounded by autumnal trees

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Restaurant Soon Open All Week!

Beginning May 29

Starting this Memorial Day weekend, the doors of the Lake House Lodge will once again be open seven days a week to welcome our restaurant guests!

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Meet Culinary Artist Danielle Harrison

Meet Culinary Artist Danielle Harrison

According to Chef Danielle Harrison, the whole experience of a meal affects the body and the mind in a way that elevates the diners and expresses her creative perspective.

Italian Night: January 13 at the Restaurant

Italian Night: January 13 at the Restaurant

This year’s series of themed dinners based on the classics from the around the globe kicks off on Friday, January 13 with Italy Night. We’ll feature specials based on different countries’ cuisines throughout the winter.


Historic Cooperstown-area lodgings are just a phone call away.

The Lake House has been a beacon of hospitality, drawing travelers from all quarters to its welcoming doors since 1843. We’re a full-service family-run establishment steeped in history and updated with modern conveniences.

Wedding Snapshots

The most pristine weddings in upstate New York happen at the Lake House by the shores of Canadarago Lake.

Quick Video Takes

A Drone’s Eye View

Thu. Aug. 25, 2016

Coming Soon: Fire Bar

Thu. Aug. 25, 2016

Ascending Over Grounds

Thu. Aug. 25, 2016

Thanks for being visitor number 1596 since Feb. 11, 2017.