A Romantic Getaway in the Catskills Mountain

Imagine taking a Sunday drive only to get lost in the wilderness of Sullivan County’s Catskills Mountains. But then you find a secluded road and decide to turn down it, hoping for someplace you can get directions. You drive up the secluded road and come across a once beautiful manor.

This is how the innkeepers of the Inn at Lake Joseph first discovered the Talmage House in the 1980s.

Instead of finding directions, they found a purpose not only for the inn but themselves. Upon seeing the inn, even in its rundown state, they envisioned everything that it could be and invested in it immediately. They restored the Talmage House to its former glory from the latter part of the 19th century, transforming it into the romantic country inn it now is.

The Inn at Lake Joseph is a premier escape two hours from New York City, adjacent to the Poconos. Their secluded location offers exceptional amenities, 17 rooms and suites featuring whirlpool tubs, fireplaces, king or queen size beds and private sundecks. Each morning you can enjoy a hearty country breakfast before the day’s adventures. If adventuring isn’t your style you can relax in the library or billiard room, by the seasonal heated pool, or in the privacy of your room with a couple’s massage.

If you enjoy nature, this is the perfect vacation location for you! Surrounded by lush wilderness and unblemished nature, their property is your mountain playground as you explore the miles of wooded trails by foot or on complimentary bikes. You can enjoy swimming, fishing, boating, and more with the use of complimentary kayaks or rowboats on the lake. During the winter they have on-site sledding, snowshoeing, or cross-country skiing with their equipment available for guest use. As the sun sets each day, gather around the outdoor fire pit to cozy up and enjoy roasted marshmallows.

It comes to no surprise with this amazing Bed and Breakfast has been recognized by numerous awards. These include:

  • Certificate of Excellence 2016 By Trip Advisor
  • # 1 Catskills Destination for Fall Foliage - Selected by Fodor
  • Top New York Romantic Inns and Hotels by Resortsandlodges.com
  • New York State Assembly Certificate of Merit
  • Selected as one of 52 weekend escapes nationwide - Selected by New York Magazine


On top of these wonderful recognitions, our favorite is that they have been an IMS Member for over 25 years! They have provided IMS members with romantic getaways and an escape from the hustle and bustle of city life.

If you would like to book your next romantic getaway at the Inn at Lake Joseph please contact our IMS Travel Department. They can be reached at 800-599-8515 ext 4 or by emailing travel@imsbarter.com.

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    Imagine taking a Sunday drive only to get lost in the wilderness of Sullivan County’s Catskills Mountains. But then you find a secluded road and decide to turn down it, hoping for someplace you can get directions. You drive up the secluded road and come across a once beautiful manor.