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Lewis House
Ranked #1 of 3 Ballston Spa B&B and Inns
Reviewed 9 June 2014

The charm and beauty of this B & B are beyond compare. My husband and I decided to stay local for our anniversary and were delighted with the room, the house, the gardens, excellent breakfasts and personal touches, but mostly with the exceptional host Preston. He is as kind as he is humble. We loved the conversations that accompanied breakfast feeling like we'd known him all our lives. The inn is situated within walking distance to downtown where lovely shops and eateries will tempt you to spend a leisurely day strolling about. No hard sell here like you get in Saratoga. You can jog or ride the rail trail to Round Lake if you need to work off a few calories from dinner the night before at Sunset Cafe or from eating a snack or three from the bakery on Front Street. We will definitely be back for the cheesy eggs and brownies!

Room Tip: Claw foot tubs and gas fire places.
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  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 30 April 2014

My Fiancee and I had a wonderful stay in the Burgundy Room. This was a short notice decision and have to thank Preston and lovely wife for the pleasant stay. Since my daughter lives in the area it was very convenient and MyGym was close by. Oops forgot a couple of Seagrams Escapes in the Fridge....

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 16 March 2014

Stayed at the Lewis house for my birthday weekend with my fiancee. We loved it here. The burgundy room was great. Very romantic with a fire place and an old fashioned bath tub for two. The Lewis's made us feel completely welcome and at home, and the breakfast was delicious. First morning was fresh made blueberry pastries with bacon and eggs. Second morning was apple cinnamon waffles with spiced apples and a side of sausage. Preston Lewis picked me fresh Pussy Willows from the garden for me to take home.

A two block walk into Ballston Spa town and roughly ten minutes drive to downtown Saratoga or the racetrack.

I highly recommend, we will definitely go back.

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank wes g
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Reviewed 21 October 2013

On our way to Newport Center, VT, we spent two nights at the Lewis House. We called about a half hour before our arrival and were told by Preston that our keys would be in the box waiting for us. Coincidentally, when we arrived Preston was just leaving the house as we were coming in. He asked if we need help with our bags and we told him no so he left and told us that our room was at the top of the steps. We arrived on a Saturday afternoon but did not see him again until Monday morning at breakfast. However, if we needed him, we could reach him via phone. Sunday breakfast was prepared by Preston's son Keith and there was lovely fresh fruit along with French toast, sausage and bacon. Conversation was lively with the other four guests and a good time was had by all of us. On Monday morning, we were the only guests in the B and B so breakfast was served to us in the kitchen by Preston on a lovely oak table, We were served an ample amount of fresh fruit . The entree was a poached egg over an English muffin....not my favorite but it was filling. We also had a fresh scone that was lovely with raspberry jam. The house is lovely . We were in the GREEN room which has a gas fireplace that we took advantage of. Our stay was lovely. We didn't realize that there were brownies in the kitchen and drinks in the refrigerator until we read the log in our guest room that was filled in by other guests. Upon our departure, we were offered bottled water for our trip along with some crispy apples. If you are in this area, this is a lovely place to stay.

Room Tip: All of the rooms are lovely. We stayed in the GREEN room which had a nice gas fireplace. The Burgund...
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  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 6 October 2013

This was by far one of the most wonderful places to stay.

My boyfriend and I recently went up to Saratoga to see the Farmaid concert. We chose to stay at the Lewis House was a very short drive into Saratoga.

When we arrived at the Lewis House we were warmly greeted by Preston who offered us brownies and drinks. He showed us to our room. We stayed in the Green Room. We were able to peek into the other rooms since the other guests had not arrived yet. All the rooms looked wonderful. Our room was spacious, had it's own controlled ac/heat. There was a fireplace, a private bath, and even little chocolates left for us. The room was spotless and very cozy.

Breakfast was served in the morning. Everything home baked. I have a gluten allergy and Preston made me special eggs every morning. The other guests enjoyed quiche, and a french toast bake, along with bacon, juice, and coffee.

There was a wrap nice covered porch that we enjoyed wine on one evening.

We would definitely return and I have already spread the word about this wonderful establishment!

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 13 October 2012

Words are not enough to describe the charm of the house, the warmth of the hosts and the feeling of waking up to the smell of freshly brewed coffee coming from the kitchen! The Lewis House is a unique place to stay while in the Ballston Spa / Saratoga Springs region, and just a short ride away from the Adirondacks!

  • Stayed: October 2012, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Karin V
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Reviewed 26 August 2012

We recently stayed in the Green Room. The location is very close to Saratoga Springs but away from its constant hustle and bustle during racing season.
Our room was spotless, the water in the shower a perfect temperature and stream.
But best of all was the personal touch of Preston.
His breakfasts were outstanding and always cooked to order.
A wonderful find. Stroll through the garden to spend a quiet moment.

Room Tip: We stayed during racing season. Comparable rooms in Saratoga would be less spacious and not as charm...
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  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Lewis House

Address: 38 E High St, Ballston Spa, NY 12020-1805
Region: United States > New York > Ballston Spa
Amenities:
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Ranked #1 of 3 B&Bs / Inns in Ballston Spa
Price Range: £71 - £282 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
This 1871 four room bed and breakfast is located 5 miles south of Saratoga Springs in the Historic Village of Ballston Spa. It is operated year round and serves home cooked breakfast daily. Each of the rooms have full baths, two with showers and soaker tubs. It also has cable, wireless and both veggie and perennial gardens. Three of the rooms have gas fireplaces and central air and heat. ... more   less 

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