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Lamplight Inn Bed and Breakfast

1890 Building - Rose Room original master bedroom – Elizabeth Campbell

A Brief History

The Inn was built in 1890 as the summer home of wealthy bachelor Howard Conkling. Howard Conkling was a lawyer from New York City, and a member of the NY State Assembly. He was well traveled and wrote books about his travel. No expense was spared for his home. A 12' beamed ceiling, chestnut wainscoting and fabulous keyhole staircase enhances the spacious great room, now used as the guest sitting area.

In 1926, Howard Ketchum purchased the home also for use as a summer residence. The Ketchum family owned a factory in Lake Luzerne which made tags for the ears of cattle. The Ketchum Manufacturing Company still exists. They enjoyed the summers in Lake Luzerne along with their 2 daughters until the 1980’s.

Purchased in 1984 from the Ketchum Estate, the summer home was restored by Gene and Linda Merlino. Gene and Linda were both in the Textile business. Gene managed a Textile Engraving plant, and Linda was a textile artist with a background in fashion illustration and watercolor. Purchasing the vacant estate in August 1984 and then getting married in October 1984 to start a new chapter.

INNdulge Yourself – add a special package to your stay

Fruit and Cheese platter - Seasonal fruit and assorted cheese with crackers - $20.00

Wine and Cheese Package - Fruit and cheese platter with crackers, and a full carafe of wine with 2 engraved Lamplight Inn wine glasses - $52.00

Brie, Wine and Grapes - Round of Brie and grapes with crackers, plus a carafe of wine with 2 engraved Lamplight Inn wine glasses - $45.00

Romance Package - Long stemmed red rose in a bud vase, bottle of Champagne, Fruit and Cheese platter with crackers and 2 engraved Lamplight Inn champagne flutes. $75.00

Cozy Comfort Package - 2 beautiful Lamplight Inn embroidered bathrobes, fruit and cheese platter with crackers, a full carafe of wine and 2 Lamplight Inn wine glasses. $199.00

Best Friend Package - 2 Bearington bears hold a “best friends” heart and a box of chocolates. A bottle of champagne and 2 Lamplight Inn champagne flutes - $48.00

Special Occasion Cupcake Tree - Celebrate a birthday, anniversary or any occasion - $30.00 (Cupcake tree not included)

Wine List Selections - Choose a special wine, champagne or even Sake from our wine list, or choose a wine of your choice for your package. Price will vary depending on choice.

Flowers – Arrangements start at $40.00 and up. Roses are market value.


Chocolate covered Strawberries and bottle of Champagne with 2 engraved Lamplight Inn Champagne flutes - $48.00

Picnic for “2” – Trek out to see the Adirondacks with our returnable picnic basket chock filled with 2 deli sandwiches (your choice), half bottle of wine, waters, and choice of salads, fresh fruit and delicious cookies - $55.00

Harvest Package - Labor Day thru Thanksgiving. Bottle of non alcoholic sparkling cider, plus 2 engraved Lamplight Inn champagne flutes, a wedge of New York Cheddar and apples - $45.00

Description Of Lodging Property

The Lamplight Inn Bed and Breakfast entails 3 separate buildings. The original, grand 1890 Victorian, the Carriage House and the Brookside House. Each has its own personality. A beautiful mix of old fashion charm and modern amenities. The 1890 building with its back to back wood burning fireplaces is the center for gathering. The spacious great room is the perfect place to relax, play games, especially Scrabble and work on the current jigsaw puzzle. The wraparound porch is a favorite gathering spot to visit with old and new friends, enjoy a glass of wine and watch the world go by. The spacious and bright sun porch dining room has a view of the lawns and mountain in the distance and greets our guests each morning with a memorable breakfast.

Lodging Style And Amenities

Our original 1890 building holds a lot of charm. All 8 romantic bedrooms are on the 2nd floor. Ten foot ceilings make the rooms airy. Original chestnut and oak moldings add beauty with a country Victorian flair. Wallpaper, lace curtains and quilts give a cozy feeling, all have private bathrooms.Amenities include TV, wifi, hair dryers, individual heat control, central air conditioning, ceiling fans, bedside reading lights, clock radios, telephone with voice mail, plus all are non smoking. The guest service area has a full size refrigerator, ice and buckets, snacks and sodas, bottled water, and an iron and ironing board.

Behind the 1890 building on the lawn sits the Carriage House. Built in 1996, the building was constructed around a beautiful 8’ oak door removed from the 1890 building. It was made to look like the top half of the 1890 building including the 10’ ceilings of the 1890 bedrooms.Amenities include TV, wifi, hair dryers, individual heat control, ceiling fans, central airconditioning, bedside reading lights, ice buckets, clock radios, telephone with voice mail, plus the entire building is non smoking. The guest service area has a full size refrigerator, snacks, sodas, bottled water, and an iron and ironing board.

What Is Distinctive And Authentic To The Character Of The Region

The Lamplight Inn is a short walk to crystal clear Lake Luzerne which flows into the Hudson River. Summer swimming, biking, whitewater rafting and tubing, kayaking, horseback riding, rodeo, summer music festivals, hiking, boat cruises, outlet shopping and historic forts. Colorful fall foliage, near all fall events including the Adirondack Hot Air Balloon Festival and the World’s Largest Garage Sale. Winter Holiday Bazaars, 100 miles South Warren Snowmobile Trail system, Lake George Winter carnival, downhill skiing at nearby West Mountain or Gore Mountain. In Town snow tubing, ice fishing, snowshoeing and winter horseback riding. Walking distance to classes at the Adirondack Folk School.


Season Open

Open all year. Closed Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.


Rate Range

$139 to $259 per night double occupancy