The Inn at Starlight Lake

What a find this place is.

We were hot, tired, sweaty and ready for a drink when we stopped in Hancock, NY. A new hotel on Main Street caught our eye and we pull over. They are brand spanking new and are not renting rooms yet. Bar and restaurant are open and booming, dammit. I ask the front desk woman where a nice place was where we could sit and watch life go by and she said “Starlight”.

Off we go….from the moment we got to the lake, then saw the Inn, I was captivated.

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Off the bikes, sigh…..

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there are two rooms big enough, one had mattresses on the floor and one was a two room suite…d’uh. There was a bit of a hike to get up to the suite, but we grunt all our shite up there and head to the lake, Karyn declines a swim and jumps in the shower. Ken, Elaine and I get in the lake, wonderfully cool. We swim out to the diving raft, Ken and I dive back in…it’s been a looooong time since I have done that…summer camp?

R&P ride back to PA the next morning, sniff, sniff…

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I go back to bed. 🙂

after that, though, it is time for a hike around the lake…

at some points, it is a path…

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and No Trespassing signs…I ignore those.

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after awhile…no path. Inlet end of lake is a swamp, I turn back

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cool rock/moss formation

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this lily was in deep! Half mud, half water, balls deep. Glad I didn’t drop the phone!

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A tour of the Inn…

Entry Hall

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Main dining room

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Back into entry hall

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Rec room with TV room behind. A small library is to my left.

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Third floor

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SO much art work, what to photo?

THIS…copper light switch plate.

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The Bar. The owner, Sari Schwartz there, was so impressed with my riding from California she bought me a drink the first night, and took $100 off the bill for the following night. Room, dinner, 3 glasses of wine…$79.80. She liked me… 🙂 Obviously an intelligent woman.

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Drizzzly morning, so I wake slowly…but the lake gradually emerges

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“I’ll be back”

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aaaaannnnnnd…heading off solo, towards the Shenandoah Mountains where the Shenandoah Skyline Drive starts. This is a 105 mile drive through the…yes, Shenandoah Mts.

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