From the North: Take the NYS Thruway to Exit 21 (Catskill); Turn left on 23B; Turn right on 9W (west)(~ 1 1/2 mile); 9W turns into Rte 23A outside of Catskill; Take 23A into Hunter (~18 miles); 1/2 mile past Ski Slope entrance on right.
Acessing the Fairlawn Inn from NYC
From the South: Take the NYS Thruway to Exit 20 (Saugerties); Turn left then right (1/4 mile) on Rte 32; Bear left on 32A (~8 miles) to 23A (~4 miles) at traffic light in Palenville; Take 23A to Hunter (~8 miles); 1/2 mile past Ski Slope entrance on right.
Access from NYC – by bus, train and car rental…..
You can take the MTA Hudson line to Poughkeepie from Grand Central Station and rent a car from Avis, Enterprise or Hertz, then drive here this works all weekdays and some part of weekends.
www.nyairportservice.com – airport bus from all NYC airports to several locations – Grand Central (Hudson line MTA) , Port Authority (Bus) or Penn Station (Amtrac)
MTA - mass transit info for train service (Hudson river line)
Rental cars in Poughkeepsie & Hudson: Hertz | Enterprise | Avis
You can take the Amtrak from Penn Station to Hudson and rent a car from Enterprise, take a taxi ($40-50 each way) if you can access one (call Smiley’s in Tannersville at 518-589-6533) and make arrangements for pick up and pricing.
You can take Adirondack Trailways from Port Authority to Hunter by bus - they arrive twice daily - noon and 9:00 pm but check their schedules as they change often. More stops by this company in Phoencia and arrange to have a Smiley’s cab pick up there... Bus service 2x daily to Hunter, 2x daily out of Hunter and also to Phonecia.
If you do drive Poughkeepsie is the best option depending on the date and time with a rental from Enterprise, Avis or Hertz - they will pick you up at the station and then when you are done with the rental you bring it back to their location and they will drop you again. Only weekends are problematic at any of them.
Albany (ALB) – 1.25 hours – North of us.
Stewart (SWF)Newburgh – 1.25 hours – South of us.
All NY airports – LaGuardia (LGA), JFK (JFK) and Newark (EWR) are minimally 2.5 hours away from the inn and you need to negotiate NYC traffic to the NYS Thruway.