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“Probably a great stay if you're "the right kind of people"”

Eagles Mere Historic Village
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Owner description: "The last unspoiled resort". Lake, museum. Specialty shops, lodging, activities.
Reviewed 20 December 2016

We stayed with a friend who should have told us that mixed race families would not be made welcome. We were questioned on the beach every time we went - it is a private beach but our host pays the fees and we were with them all three times. The best part was when the person referred to my daughter as "that little colored girl".
On the first day we looked in the local real estate office - we are thinking of buying a vacation home in the mountains. While browsing a local homeowner kept repeating how expensive it was to own property there, the implication was that we could not afford to own there- we can. The quote in the title is from the husband of that homeowner, his only comment to the unsolicited conversation. There is very clearly a different standard for those who are visiting as opposed to owning; we were asked where we were staying numerous times every day- not at all in a friendly manner.

All the other reviews speak of Eagles Mere being unspoiled, historic and quaint. That is clearly a subtext that diversity there is also stuck in the past.

30  Thank Robert J
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Reviewed 1 November 2016

Go to the Art Museum. Fabulous Local Talent.
Well stocked and run Book Store.
Everyone in town is friendly.

1  Thank Julia R
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Reviewed 31 August 2016

We visited on our Anniversary and the town was very quaint and picturesque. It has a very nice lake where you can rent small boats and canoes, and has a dock and swimming area with a lifeguard. The central town area is small, but hearkens to an earlier time.

Thank rick d
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Reviewed 18 August 2016

Eagles Mere is a very nice small town and the Historic Village and surrounding area is worth checking out if you are in the area. Nice little shops and eateries that will satisfy just about everyone...

Thank jeffd0826
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Reviewed 17 August 2016

We visited in July - and it was the only rainy week end all summer! The lake was very pretty but it is privately owned and you have to either belong to the association or get a pass from one of the inns. Because of the weather we didn't spend much time on the beach. There are only a couple of stores in town, so don't plan on passing your day shopping. The museum in town is very neat- lots of great info and exhibits about the town of Eagles Mere. It is a very beautiful town - and it does feel very much like the town that time forgot!

Thank laurie0401
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