I made another trip to this gem because I had relatives visit from out of state and were looking for an end of season weekend away. I raved about Howe after my last visit, and felt it could not be any better, but I must say I was equally satisfied...we all were! We came on Aug 15/Fri, and stayed for two nights using two rooms. We used their motel as our hub as we stayed on Howe property Friday, and then Saturday we traveled to Cooperstown and visited the Omegang Brewery and the Baseball Hall of Fame. Both were wonderful! Our guide was great! It was obvious he cared about his job and the cave. He was informative and personable. For a young person he was well spoken to a group of adults. We bought day passes for Howe High Adventure and enjoyed ALL of it. I do hope they extend the zip line at some point...something a bit more extreme. The OGO balls were awesome, and even my 88 year old grandmother went down two times! We ate breakfast and lunch in the cafe and all were pleasantly surprised of the quality. I had a panini for lunch and my wife had a taco salad that looked like it came right from a magazine! It was gorgeous to look at, but tasted even better...so fresh and put together perfectly. Anyway, this place is the bomb! I did see a review that gave it the lowest rating and complained about everything, but I have to argue that point. I did check and that person has given 7 "terrible" reviews out of 20 total. Apparently some people are never happy. Anyway, the $2 parking fee is on the website, and at first I didn't understand the charge, but when I saw the lot that is not paved and not marked, I realized that there was a good reason for a well staffed lot. We were parked safely and organized, and the parking girl even took a dog from a couple who parked next to us and placed him in a kennel while the owners enjoyed the cave tour. I'm told that's a free service offered. Sooooo, BRAVO Howe Caverns! You folks are doing something right.
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