The Lake House

the Lake House bar
Toast at the Lake house Wedding Stage
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.

Dial (315)858-2058 to book!

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 Open Wednesday- Sunday at 11:00 AM.

It’s beautiful at the lake in the fall and winter.

Restaurant open Wednesday-Sunday at 11:00 AM. Closing times vary. Please call for exact times.

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Live the dream with John Zov Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights

Live the dream with John Zov Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights

The Lake House’s featured performer and director of music John Zov advises aspiring and struggling musicians never to give up and always to increase their their talent. Zov comes to upstate New York with a long background in the music industry that has taken him from the greater Pittsburgh area to Disney World’s EPCOT Center to Los Angeles to Nashville. Through producing four original albums, recording as a studio musician, and penning new songs about current topics, Zov has acquired a versatile skillset that he brings to his performances at the Lake House.

Why Cooperstown Is A Great Family Town

Why Cooperstown Is A Great Family Town

When you think of Cooperstown, you probably think of the all-American sport of baseball. Cooperstown is famously the place where the Baseball Hall of Fame resides. There’s so much history at this museum that even those who aren’t huge baseball fans will enjoy the trip to this national landmark. Baseball fans will definitely be in their glory!


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

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