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“Great location, great house, room on the small side but not a problem.”

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Red Pines Bed & Breakfast
Ranked #1 of 3 Speculator B&B and Inns
Rochester, New York
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7 reviews
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“Great location, great house, room on the small side but not a problem.”
Reviewed 29 July 2014

My wife and I wanted to find a place to stay in the Speculator area on the weekend of our anniversary, as a stop on our way to Saranac Lake where we were spending two nights. We were planning this last-minute, only a few days ahead of the weekend, and were surprised to find such a highly rated B&B available for a reasonable price on such short notice.

The grounds are magnificent -- 50 acres with lots of lake frontage, including a beach. The house is modern and spacious -- except for our bedroom (the double bed bedroom on the 2nd floor) which was quite small. But we didn't really have a problem with that. There was a shared bathroom; being shared didn't turn out to be any problem. The bathroom was huge but actually not designed in a real user friendly way. No counter next to the sink to put things, as an example. A smaller but better laid out bathroom would have been preferable.

The breakfast was outstanding -- we figured we would have had to pay $20 a person at a restaurant for a breakfast of that quality and quantity. Since the price of the room was only $100, that meant that essentially we were paying $60 for the room, not including the breakfast. Try finding a motel for that price! One slight caution (as another reviewer commented on) -- Diane likes to have grace before eating breakfast. We had absolutely no problem with that, but some people might. She asks the guests who wants to say grace -- there was a very brief awkward silence before someone volunteered (and said a very nice, and totally non-offensive and non-denominational, prayer).

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Rochester, NY
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Reviewed 18 February 2014 via mobile

We stayed over presidents day weekend and had a lovely time! We stayed in the room with two twins which is very spacious. I was nervous about sharing a bathroom, but it was not a problem at all. The breakfast was great and the other guests were so pleasant. It felt like we were staying with family. Can't wait to go back in the summer.

Stayed February 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 1 January 2014 via mobile

For others who posted negatively, one needs to understand this is a B&B, not an inn. B&B you share the home. They are offering you a bed and breakfast.

Diane was lovely, gracious and a fabulous cook. Knowledgable of the area, not intrusive at all! And very accommodating!
We plan to make this a regular three season stop!
Rooms were comfortable and you can't beat French Toast Banana Fosters and Creme Brûlée French Toast for breakfast!

Stayed January 2014, travelled with friends
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Great Neck, New York
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Reviewed 31 December 2013

My family and I highly recommend this place to family and friends. Diane was so pleasant and helpful with our stay. Even our pet dog liked and listened to her. Her rooms were so nicely decorated that after our ski and tubbing adventure the beds were so comfortable to sleep in.

Thank you so much Diane for making our stay so warm and welcoming. We will certainly come back.

Room Tip: Please mention you are traveling with a pet. She has a pet friendly room.
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  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with family
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Baltimore, Maryland
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Reviewed 7 August 2013

We just got back from a two night stay at Red Pines. We were pleasantly surprised with how beautiful the property was. We actually spent quite a bit of time hanging out around there because it was so lovely. There were plenty of places to lounge in adirondack chairs with views overlooking the water. They even had a private beach where we made a bonfire one night. Diane was out of town, but her daughter Chris was a wonderful host. She gave us suggestions for where to eat out and kayaking spots. Breakfast was good, soft comfortable bed. Everything was very clean and tidy. The only complaint is that the bathrooms are shared, but everything else was so enjoyable we didn't mind, and were glad we selected this b&b. It was a great stay we didn't want to leave.

There was no phone signal for me (sprint), but practically the whole Adironack region had no signal. Diane sent us directions, so use those and don't rely on GPS. They had Wifi, which was great, so I was able to catch up on my emails on my smart phone.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Long Beach, New York
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Reviewed 22 July 2013

Spent an overnight stay at Red Pines. The B &B is set in a beautiful location on Lake Pleasant. Upon our arrival, we were met by the owner's mom, Helen, and went to our comfortable room to relax and then go for a swim in the lake. The B & B is a beautiful home, with nice rooms, central meeting area and kitchen. The shared bathroom was large, and had all the amenities. There is a patio overlooking the lake where we spent a glorious evening swimming in the lake and sharing a bottle of wine. What a great spot!
The next morning, we had breakfast with another couple staying at the B & B, Helen, and the owner, Diane. We had great conversation, and a wonderful, filling breakfast.
Bottom line-if you are looking for a B & B in a beautiful lake surrounding, quiet, beautiful home, good conversation-this is the place
P.S. I spent my birthday there

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
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Rotterdam
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Reviewed 16 June 2013

Really enjoyed our experience here. Only stayed one night for a wedding in Speculator, but cannot wait to come back and really take in all it has to offer. Diane is very pleasant and so is her daughter...really makes you feel "at home". No TV channels--but it was nice to spend some time with my husband not watching a game on TV---we did have our laptop and no trouble with the WiFi connection. I do wish the shared bathroom (which is huge) had better lighting to do my make-up. The breakfast is outstanding! I just wish we had more time...next time we'll make sure we have a full weekend, at least. We'll definitely be back.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: Red Pines Bed & Breakfast
Address: South Shore Road, Speculator, NY 12164
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Region: United States > New York > Speculator
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Ranked #1 of 3 B&Bs / Inns in Speculator
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Number of rooms: 3

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