We were here for two days to relax, canoe and hike, as part of a five day jaunt to discover more about the Adirondacks. The Inn keepers, Mimi and Dan, are wonderful people - very welcoming, warm and helpful. Being late September there were few guests during the week, and we had the place all to ourselves for a day. There are plenty of places to sit and enjoy the deck or grounds, and in the lodge there is a comfortable living room and parlor, full of history. Piseco Lake is nice to explore and the forever wild island is an easy paddle across from the Inn; close by are several trailheads, also. We will definitely be returning and staying longer in the future.
The view of Piseco Lake and mountain environs from this fully renovated rustic inn were expansive and impressive. The ensuite bathroom was immaculate and tastefully decorated. We spent two quiet nights in our room. No TV, but wi-fi is available. As others have said, the cellular service is inadequate. There are some renovated cabins, campsites and plenty of equipment to keep a small army of visitors occupied. We hiked the area and found scenic streams and forests. The mosquitoes in June are annoying so remember to bring your insect repellants, especially in the damp rainy season (check before you go). We visited the fantastic Adirondack Museum and had dinners at several great restaurants. The cost of breakfast was offset by ten dollars for guests, which was nice. Dan and Mimi were friendly and concerned hosts. Good luck to them in their new endeavor.
I liked our room. The bed was very comfortable, the bathroom was new and it was all clean. I didn't like the fact that it was unusually warm for end of Sept. and there was no central air or window ac unit for the price of the room. I also thought it was dangerous to walk from a detached cottage to the inn in the dark without any exterior lights. Motion sensor lights would be a wise addition if owners do not want to leave lights on. I thought the grounds were shabby. With that said, there may be new owners or at least innkeepers and I think it will all be improved. There is definitely room for improvement. If you are looking for peace and quiet, it's a good choice but along with the peace and quiet, there is no cell phone coverage. Wifi-yes, cell phone-no. The common area in the Inn itself was pleasant and worked well for our group of 12, 6 couples, no children. Last consideration, there is almost nowhere close to go for dinner. We were going to eat out both nights but only ate out once at only option and stayed in and made due the second night which was really quite fun.
My husband and I wanted a midweek getaway, the innkeepers were flexible, friendly, and made us feel like we were the only guests. The inn is quaint, clean and a great getaway. We will definitely return! Magnificent view from our room!
The place was very nice looking, and the room we stayed in was renovated but rustic. There is a main building and cabins; there are cabins beachfront and the main building is a short walk from the beach.
The breakfast voucher was good but choices were minimal unless you wanted to pay extra. The dinners were somewhat better, but a limited menu as well.
With the cost for the room, it was frustrating to have to pay for and reserve a canoe.
I would say we aren't coming back because we feel that the innkeepers, new as of this year, are still working out the kinks. We did get the impression that certain guests were "members" and people like us who were non-members weren't as much of a concern. Even things like asking where to go for dinner in town, though the innkeeper grew up nearby, the answer was "anywhere is fine". Not helpful.
I almost took another star away because there were public swim lessons on the beach, and the amount of noise from kids who were staying at the inn. That included noise going on past 11 pm both inside the main building and outside near the cabins, and it was unacceptable. Even in the most rustic settings, I guess parents don't supervise their kids, and innkeepers aren't near enough to know there is a racket. It wasn't all night but it was very disruptive especially for older folks.
Be advised that we weren't able to get cellphone coverage onsite, but could cell phone coverage within 10 minutes of the inn. The wifi did work in our room, but it was best to go next to the router if you needed it not to drop out.