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Pine Knoll Lodge & Cabins Inc
Ranked #1 of 12 Hotels in Old Forge
Certificate of Excellence
Webster, NY
Level 4 Contributor
31 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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“Old Forge With the Kids”
Reviewed 23 August 2013

This was the second year we hit Old Forge for a quick two day getaway with the kids (6 & 11), The room was very nice and right on Old Forge Pond. They even have two docks so if you rent or have a boat you have a place to put it right near your lodge. View was very nice, clean bathroom and nice little kitchen. Also it's a quick walk to the village as I think it took us five minutes to walk.

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Syracuse, NY
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Reviewed 14 August 2013

This was our second stay at the Pine Knoll. I can say with confidence we will always return to Pine Knoll. Jim and Robin (owners) were awesome! They always made sure we had everything we needed. We were in room 15 facing Old Forge Pond. 2 doubles with a kitchenette. We bring food from home due to our picky eater son so the kitchenette is perfect. It is set up with dishes, cups, utensils, dish soap, a sponge, fridge, microwave, toaster, pots/pans dishtowels.....you really don't need to bring anything but the food. We also used the grill every night to have home made bbq dinners.

I was reading other reviewers complaining about noise. The Pine Knoll is next to a marina but you do not hear any activity until 8 or 9 am. You hear everyday people/boat sounds you would here if you were at any motel on the water. I did hear loons call out early one morning. That was louder than any boat sounds. If anyone wants to hear absolutely nothing then go rent a cabin in the woods. Anyhow we love to watch the marina traffic and get a kick out of people launching their boats.

The WIFI worked absolutely fine!!!!

If you are there on Sunday night, different bands play near the beach and you can hear it perfectly from the deck.

One day during our stay we returned from a day trip only to find a deer just chilling and grazing near our parking spot. She let us get about 20' from her before she just walked away. Our last morning we woke up to splashing only to find 7 deer playing in the pond!

Our room was clean. Decorated with that ADK feel. Our beds were comfy. Showers have great pressure. The view was perfect overlooking Old Forge Pond (more like a lake!) The motel is a short walk from the business section of Old Forge. A short walk to Water Safari, the village beach and Pied Piper ice cream. You are so close but not in the hub of everything like other motels are. The motel has its own beach as well which many families were using. We were allowed to park our rental boat at their dock because they had a spot available. If you need a spot on the dock just ask Robin when you reserve.

If you are planning a trip to Old Forge you have to stay at Pine Knoll!!!!!! A+++++++++++

Room Tip: Ask for one of the rooms 14 to I think 18. They are closest to the water!!!!
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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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Robin G, Owner at Pine Knoll Lodge & Cabins Inc, responded to this review, 14 August 2013
Hi Joe, Larraine & Joey,

We are so glad that you all arrived home safely.

Thank you so much for your "kind" review and for your Repeat Business as it is always really appreciated~

It is always our pleasure to have your family as our guests.

We both look forward to seeing you all again next year.

Warmest Regards & Many Thanks,
Jim & Robin


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Reviewed 31 July 2013

This was our second year staying at the lodge. Another great trip. Very nice owners,clean,neat etc. Location is excellent. Close enough to downtown and water park to walk to but quite with a nice view at the room. Nice location having kids. We will be back again!!!

Eric and Nikki

  • Stayed July 2013
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Robin G, Owner at Pine Knoll Lodge & Cabins Inc, responded to this review, 1 August 2013
Hi Eric, Nikki & Family,
It was our pleasure to have you and your family back again. We are so glad that you and the kids enjoyed your stay. We are looking forward to maybe seeing you all again in September. Thanks so much for your Repeat Business. It is always really appreciated. Warm Regards & Many Thanks, Jim & Robin
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Lyons, New York
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Reviewed 28 July 2013

We stayed at Pine Knoll for several days. The vacation was great! Had an efficiency room which had everything we needed and adjoined our friends room. Private boat dock made water access great. Rooms were clean and Jim and Robin went above and beyond to provide good service. Old forge has live bands on Sunday evenings. Our balcony overlooked this; it was excellent.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Gouverneur, New York
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Reviewed 27 July 2013

My mother and I recently spent a few days at Pine Knoll Lodge and had a very pleasant time. The location and the view were ideal. After reading some of the recent reviews, we are confused about the housekeeping. We felt we left a generous tip to the housekeeper "MacKenzie" (her name was on the envelope) yet we read in your response to a reviewer that you have NO employees. If this true than we left the OWNERS a tip after already paying a sizable amt. for the room. By leaving an envelope clearly identified with a name other than the owner, this seems a misrepresentation. You must understand our concern. We wonder who MacKenzie is if she is not an employee yet receives tips!

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
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Robin G, Owner at Pine Knoll Lodge & Cabins Inc, responded to this review, 28 July 2013
Good Afternoon Sue & Marjorie,

Thanks for your recent review and for your Repeat Business.

We are glad that you had another pleasant stay and appreciated your kind words about telling us how you liked what we are doing with our rooms before your departure.

We are very sorry, that you were confused about who our "11 year old" Granddaughter Mackenzie is. She helps clean rooms and is saving to go to college. We wish you would have brought your concerns to our attention when we asked you if everything was alright so we could have explained that to you or not left something that you were not comfortable with.

We ask Kindly that you call us directly to discuss any of your concerns.

Thanks so much for your Business.

Enjoy the rest of your summer.

Sincerely,
Jim & Robin
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Binghamton, New York
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Reviewed 25 July 2013

My wife and I recently stayed in one of Pine Knolls eff. rooms.It was a very clean and comfortable room. The room had a balcony overlooking the lake in Old Forge N.Y. We sat there and had many laughs watching the boats launching at the nearby marina/also watching several deer come to the lake for a drink. Even though it was only a two night stay we had a wonderful time and look forward to booking with the Pine Knoll lodge in the very near future.thanks again!!!

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Rochester, New York
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Reviewed 19 July 2013

Our stay at Pine Knolls was wonderful. We had a beautiful view of the lake and mountains
My husband and I try to go there every year to relax,and thats exactly what we did We have been going there for 3 years now and always have a great time There is hardly any noise. When we are in your rooms, you cannot hear any noise at all
The way their rooms are set up are really nice and comfy and cozy. We loved eating at our table looking out at the lake and watching the boats and the jet skis In the lake. Even at night when we sit on our.deck, the view of the lake is just beautiful.
The rooms we stayed in are absolutely clean and spotless. They come in and clean and freshen your room everyday which my husband and I didn't.mind and anything we needed Jim and Robin made sure we had it.I love the pattern of the bedspreads and shower curtain As a matter of fact ,one year I found a similar pattern of the shower curtain when we returned home.
The location is great We were not to far from town and easy to access to. They are near a beautiful park and a public beach. And Pine Knoll has their own private beach area.
Robin and Jim are the best host and hostess that we ever had at any place we stayed
If you need anything at all ,they see that you get it.for youThey are very friendly and a warm couple My husband Don and I enjoyed talking with them
We have told a lot of people about staying at the Pine Knoll Lodge and Cabins when they come to Old Forge,NY
We will surely return to Old Forge and when we do we will definitely. stay at Pine Knoll again.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
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Robin G, Owner at Pine Knoll Lodge & Cabins Inc, responded to this review, 20 July 2013
Hi Don & Mary Ellen,

We are so glad that you both had such a relaxing vacation and that you enjoyed your beautiful view of the Lake and Mountains from your room and porch.

We also fell in love with that same Breathtaking view before we bought the property, as you can see completely all the way around the Lakefront. We never take that view for granted instead we try to take a moment each day to enjoy it.

We are so blessed to have jobs in the tourism business. It gives us both an opportunity to make new friends and to meet special people like the two of you.

We hope to see you both again in the Fall. We are looking forward to meeting the rest of your family.

Enjoy the rest of your summer.

Warm Regards & Many Thanks for your Business~
Jim & Robin
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Property: Pine Knoll Lodge & Cabins Inc
Address: S Shore Rd, Old Forge, NY 13420
Region: United States > New York > Old Forge
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Ranked #1 of 12 Hotels in Old Forge
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Number of rooms: 17
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