I agree with all the positive reviews below. We were first timers but most people we met (friendly people by the way) had been going for 15 years or more. We signed up already for next year and can't wait. I read the "negative reviews" below in advance so of course I had some apprehensions. Since you know enough to use Trip Advisor as a great resource, you too probably spend some time picking out just the right place while on vacation. Having the right expectations is very important to any trip but particularly when you are in this type of location - housekeeping cottages. I was very clear from the website about the location relative to the lake (we drove most of the time but it was not a huge deal to walk); I was fully aware that it was a two burner stove and everything I wanted to know about how it was equipped I asked in advance. There are enough dishes and glasses. There aren't a lot of cooking utensils but we made do. Next year I will bring bbq tongs and my Pampered Chef spatula that I use everyday but I made do without both. They provided kitchen towels that you can exchange everyday and I brought my own sponge. No problem. Not a lot of pots and pans but again - made do. We did not have any temperature problems, no problems with rowdy guests and the staff was friendly and helpful. We had a new tv and so did all of our friends. We thought the lake area was beautiful with plenty of spots to get comfortable. There are a lot of big family groups and if you are on your own with just your family unit, you might feel a bit that they take over but I have had that experience in many other types of accomodations as well. The trolley stops right out front and it's very easy to get to the village. Also, they will take you on their Pontoon boat every day at noon and pick you up at 4. We enjoyed this a lot! Yes, you have to pay for the minature golf but I consider that an extra anyway. Yes, the game room is not state of the art but also an extra in my book. I hope that you try it and like it - we sure did!
- Also Known As:
- Twin Birches Hotel Lake George