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Niagara Falls, New York
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10 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 November 2012

We had purchased a 99.00 weekend deal from deal chicken. By the time the weekend was over we wished we had chickened out. I realized it was camping but We have camped in bare cabins that were a 5 star hotel compared to this. My husband and I visited this resort when Fontanas were first opening it. Although it was... More 

3 Thank amj1229
New York
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43 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 October 2012

I purchased 2 "deals" for $125 ........WHAT A MISTAKE!!!!!! This must have been some place when it was built in 1928 as a family lodge. Rich,the owner is a nice man...but his "resort" is in sad, sad shape. Roofs leaking...outdated everything...insect invested.....the "cabins" are cheaply constructed and are in need of major repairs. I can't imagine the overhead here based... More 

1 Thank zyla
Hamburg, New York
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 October 2012

Some people get the wrong idea of what "glamping" is. Glamorous should not be implied but camping is. Hilltop Lodge is in a beautiful location with owner/hosts that you can't beat. We spent 2 days (just got back home) and loved it. Rich and Rhonda did a wonderful job of making us feel welcome, more like being with family than... More 

3 Thank Scott S
Lewiston, New York
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16 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 October 2012

We fell for the $135 "special deal" & since my husband spent lots of time here when it was owned by the Haut family he was excited to see it again. What a dump! This place is filthy, unkept, smelly & the grounds are a disaster. The bathroom sink was all rusted, didn't dare look in the shower.....carpeting was horrible... More 

1 Thank RJT1949
Buffalo, New York
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6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 October 2012

We bought a deal through LivingSocial. I called the "resort" two days before and said I would be there by noon and if it was a problem to please let me know. We arrived at noon, no one was around. We waited for two hours for someone to show up! When the guy finally showed up I said that I... More 

4 Thank OriginalZoe
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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22 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 October 2012

Pulling in through the woods, this place seemed like it could be really fantastic. We were thinking maybe it would be this fantastical hideaway deep in the woods like the website described. As soon as any buildings came into view our hopes were instantly dashed. I'm sure this property was fantastic in its hayday, maybe the 1930's or 40's, but... More 

1 Thank jschultz25
Buffalo, New York
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 September 2012

rich was very nice... it all ended there ..we did not stay...resturant not open..place needs help..bedding appeared clean..door did not lock..all other reviews are right on not what we expected or paid for...only good thing leaves changing color..holiday inn salamaca was very nice we camped there....

2 Thank bzjycl
Springville, NY 14141
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14 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 August 2012

Looking at previous reviews, I would say they are right on. The place is worn down and in need of repair. The sliding screen in our room was ripped. The walls were marred and needed painting. The bedding was clean, but there was a hole in one comforter. The locks on the door were difficult to use. The food was... More 

2 Thank Izzys1mom
Rochester, New York
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73 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 August 2012

Im not a prima-donna, but a budget conscious traveler/camper. We were shocked +appalled- did not stay. Groupon should NOT promote this place. It was absolutely unacceptable. It was obvious the property had seen better days - run down, unkept, junk lying around. Owner Rich in the Lodge bar collected the tax,gave us keys then a dining room tour. Lodge dng... More 

6 Thank cking44
Lansdowne, Pennsylvania
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18 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 August 2012

As other reviewers have stated, Owners Richard and Rhonda are gracious hosts. The actual lodge building is made of redwood and is a huge and beautiful building nestled in the woods. Lots of interesting antiques, in the lodge, animal heads adorning the walls over the humungous fireplace (which was lit in the evening). There was a cozy seating area around... More 

3 Thank Nancy D

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
A Place for all Seasons. Step back in time, enjoy the Allegheny Mountains at the Historic Hilltop Lodge. Under Hilltop's old growth forest canopy awaits stone pathways leading to magical places. Beautiful rock gardens that surround our pond and authentic Redwood lodges, plus park areas where you can enjoy seeing stone patios, gazebo and overlook. Enjoy the Hilltop, our guests will be served dinner prepared for them by Hilltop's Chef. Then stroll though Hilltop's beautiful gardens. Look up through the trees at night and thousands of stars wink back at you. When morning arrives you'll smell a good old-fashioned breakfast waiting for you at the Lodge. ■Our rooms include private bathrooms, two full-size beds and start-up housekeeping. ■The package deal includes meals served in our authentic Redwood lodge. ■Old growth forest, informal garden, with stone paved walkways and rock gardens. ■Allegany County is full of things to do, Golf, Skiing, Gaming, Hiking, or relax in our lodge. ■Located 2217 feet above sea level, deep in the woods, on top of a mountain. ■Private campfire areas. ■Direct TV and wireless internet. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hilltop Lodge Glamping Resort

Address: 8015 Messer Hill Road, Bolivar, NY 14715
Region: United States > New York > Bolivar
Number of rooms: 30
Also Known As:
Hilltop Lodge Glamping Resort New York/Bolivar
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“take a tent it will be nicer than a room”
 of 5 bubbles zyla, 20 Oct 2012 | Read review
“All the rooms are horrible!”
 of 5 bubbles RJT1949, 7 Oct 2012 | Read review
“wish we had taken pictures”
 of 5 bubbles cking44, 28 Aug 2012 | Read review
“I understand one room has air conditioning.”
 of 5 bubbles NancyD589, 27 Aug 2012 | Read review
“We saw four of possibly 12 rooms,none of them were habititable.”
 of 5 bubbles JudyK977, 27 Aug 2012 | Read review
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