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“great place, very good food,,,,quiet”
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Big Moose Inn
Ranked #1 of 1 Eagle Bay B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Rochester, New York
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95 reviews
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“great place, very good food,,,,quiet”
Reviewed 18 September 2012

nice hotel deep in the woods......on big moose lake...with rest, bar,and front porch,,,clean, nice rooms......not far from inlet....great food.......easygoing place.....free use of canoes.....swiming...near some trails for hiking.......next door to a marina.....free parking...open year round....good wine selection

Room Tip: be sure to get on the lake,,,boat rides next to hotel
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  • Stayed September 2012, travelled with friends
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Rochester, New York
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Reviewed 7 September 2012

I just wanted to share the very nice experience we had dealing with the folks that run this quaint and scenic inn. We had stayed here in the past and really enjoyed ourselves, but several weeks ago, it was THEE hottest day/night of the year and electric storms knocked out the power to the inn. We were on our way up to the inn when we saw the Power & Light trucks along the road, looking for downed lines. When we arrived at the Inn for the 3 night stay we had paid for and reserved, they were already working on their back up generators to keep their kitchen, bar, and lights on, but the entire inn was just hot as ever. Since we didn't know when the power would be back on, we headed to our room. But it was absolutely sweltering. Being up there in the mountains, air conditioning isn't usually and issue, and it never occurred to me to ask if there was any. It turned out there was none on the 2nd floor where I had reserved the particular room we wanted. So we went back to the front desk and asked if we could get another room. They offered to move us up to the 3rd floor where there WAS air conditioning and very generously offered us 2 separate rooms for the same price (since these were only one double per room and we had reserved 2 doubles in one room) , but there still wasn't any power, and those rooms were even more stifling than those on the 2nd floor. Worse yet, there was no breeze at all and it just seemed impossible that we would have gotten any sleep at all. Again, we went back to the front desk and explained that with no air conditioning, those rooms wouldn't be much better. They were very gracious about refunding our deposit and not charging us for anything at all. The power outage wasn't their fault either, but they were very kind about the whole thing and even called another motel down in Inlet and got us another room since we weren't familiar with the area and it was now about 11:00 pm. I hope we get to stay there again under better circumstances. And at the risk of seeming ungrateful, I do have to be honest to my fellow travelers and mention that the photos of the rooms are not accurate and they have since been redecorated (and not exactly to my taste or what they were before in their website). The furniture was a little shabby and the rooms were rather sparse with little decoration. But again, the views and environment go a long way to make up for this. I just wanted to thank the Inn for being so understanding, even though these were circumstances beyond anyone's control.

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  • Stayed August 2012, travelled as a couple
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SF, CA
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Reviewed 16 August 2012

Went there first when the parents of the current owners opened the place back in the 60's. Have been back many times since. It is a one-of-a-kind place with good food at reasonable prices and a wonderful view of the Lake.

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 31 July 2012

We visited the Adirondacks the week of July 23rd. We had no reservations but were lucky enough to find an opening here after a long days ride. The staff was so welcoming and the food was excellent. We loved it so much we stayed two more nights and enjoyed riding the rodes with all the beautiful scenery during the day. Thanks to all the wonderful staff for the great hospitality. Very relaxing!!!

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled with friends
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Henrietta, New York
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Reviewed 23 July 2012

I booked a special occasion package for our anniversary weekend. After checking in, we went to our room (that had a lovely lake view) and found a cheese, cracker, and fruit plate, a bottle of wine, and a lovely flower arrangement! The hospitality and attentiveness of the owners and staff is exceptional. We both really enjoyed using the kayaks, canoe, and paddle boat daily, and just sitting on the porch, enjoying the water, and the hummingbirds that come to the feeders right on the porch! We ate at the Big Moose every day, and enjoyed meals like Rustic Shrimp and sausage pasta (my husband's favorite) and lobster ravioli with shrimp (my favorite). The summer salad with a concord grape vinagrette was very tasty, too. The inn is from the early 1900's, so if you like perfectly level floors, and no charm of yesteryear, this may not be the place for you. If you love the outdoors, friendly people, excellent food, and a prime lake location to observe and enjoy wildlife and birds, then visit - you won't be sorry!

Room Tip: Lake view is worth it!
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  • Stayed July 2012, travelled as a couple
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Anaheim, California, United States
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 July 2012

Very relaxing and fantastic 2 day vacation, Mark and Susan are amazing and work incredibly hard to provide the exact experience each of their guests is looking for. In our case our family had just driven up from blazing-heat-wave-hit NJ with an antsy toddler...from the moment we arrived and took our first breath of lakeside air it was wonderful. There is something for everyone - a row of rocking chairs on the front porch overlooking the lake, kayaking, canoeing, motorboat rentals, etc. There's a small roped-off swimming area between the two long docks on the property. Each have seating space at the ends and are great places to socialize over a glass or two of vino from the inn's amazing list. We especially enjoyed the bottle of 2007 Malbec with one of our two gourmet dinners. There are too many good dishes to list here but suffice it to say that Chef Dave is a master when it comes to roasting a duck; the lamb almost brought us to tears (literally) and we ended up fighting over the last of the exquisite freshly-baked loaf of crusty bread, served with herb butter. There are vegetarian and health-conscious options available on their menu as well; the peppercorn salad dressing is especially tasty. What struck us the most was the friendliness of the owners and staff, many who we got a chance to talk with in the cozy bar in the late evenings. It was also amazing to wake each morning to the sound of loons calling to each other, over a smooth lake covered in a light fog that always burned off shortly after sunrise.

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  • Stayed July 2012, travelled with family
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Syracuse, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 July 2012

If you are within 2-3 hours driving distance of the Big Moose Inn, you absolutely OWE IT to yourself to go there! It's that good and that enchanting! Our reservation of four ordered Duck Hoisin (Roast Duck with Wasabi drizzle), Porter Duck Pasta (house special with a Porter Beer sauce that my brother-in-law and I thought took top honors), Prime Rib End Cut (it was delivered to our table like a small roast!), and a PURRfectly cooked, fresh Salmon Florentine (Dill sauce and salmon were so fresh, we had to brush off the Arctic ice over the steaming fillet). The service staff was incredible too...in a world I had resigned myself to nobody even understanding (or caring) what REAL table service means! The Manager has her staff organized like a fine Swiss watch but they are genuinely friendly too. Why did I wait so long to discover this place right on the Lake!!!! Don't even get me started on the Bar Meister's drinks. Best if all? Incredibly fair priced. No enree even over $22.00 and SIX STARS in every respect. God Bless America and the visionary owners of this incredible culinary Nirvana!!!

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled with family
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Property: Big Moose Inn
Address: 1510 Big Moose Rd, Eagle Bay, NY 13331-2107
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Region: United States > New York > Eagle Bay
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 B&Bs / Inns in Eagle Bay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Big Moose Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 16
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
he Big Moose Inn is located on picturesque Big Moose Lake in the central Adirondacks. This peaceful and relaxing setting is a perfect summer getaway that allows you to feel at home without all of the extra stresses of your daily life. The Adirondack Mountains surrounding the Big Moose Inn offer great summer fun, especially on it's bountiful lakes mid-summer. After a day of hiking, horseback riding, boating or Adirondack fishing, kick off your boots and sit by the Big Moose Inn fireplace or wood-stove and enjoy the ambiance, the food, the ale and our Adirondack lake country inn. This peaceful and relaxing setting is the perfect Adirondack getaway that allows you to feel at home without all of the extra stresses of your daily life. Amenities: • Complimentary Continental Breakfast (typically includes baked goods, jam, fruit, and coffee) • Free Hi-Speed Wireless Internet Access • Complimentary use of Canoes, Kayaks • Complimentary Dock Space • Swim Beach • TV/DVD/Keurig Coffee Makers • Family Friendly • On site Lakefront Casual Fine Dining Restaurant and Tavern Sorry, no pets allowed. For boarding options please call. During the warm summer months you can cap off your day by relaxing on the porch in one of our rocking chairs. After the sun has set you can mingle with the other guests next to our bonfire and listen for the sounds of the loons on the lake. The Big Moose Inn offers free use of our canoes and kayaks to all of our overnight guests. If a game of checkers is more your speed, why not enjoy them on our floating gazebo dock, one of three docks the Big Moose Inn offers our guests. Check us out on Facebook for additional summers specials. ... more   less 
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