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Captain Visger House

Certificate of Excellence
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2 Church Street, Alexandria Bay, NY 13607
Captain Visger House
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 4 weeks ago
Cross-Culture-Maven Buffalo, New York
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Buffalo, New York
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60 reviews 60 reviews
8 hotel reviews
185 helpful votes 185 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Sam, the owner, turns the “80/20 rule” on its head. The 80/20 rule says, “80% of results come from 20% of efforts.” That idea---also known as the “Pareto Principle”-- is invoked by consultants to encourage you forget about 80% of your efforts. SAM SEES IT ANOTHER WAY. She aims for the extra 20% results and achieves perfection. Stay here. There... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

I came here for a dinner with friends and could not believe what I was eating. I ordered a pork loin (not one of my regular choices, but I followed a recommendation) served over a bed of pasta and bolognese-style sauce made with whole crushed tomatoes... I don't think I've ever experienced such a tender cut. My fat to lean... More 

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Port Henry, New York
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

On a whim in mid-October, my fiancé and I selected Alexandria Bay for a weekend getaway. We’ve stayed at several fantastic B&B’s over the past few years and found all of them via Trip Advisor. And so we found Captain Visger House, and Sam. Sam set me at ease the moment I heard her cheery voice on the phone. We... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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25 reviews 25 reviews
19 hotel reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

If you're not going to read the rest of this review, you need to at least know that you have to stay here for the breakfast! I'm not sure which has more character, the house or the owner Sam :) We had 5 nights in the Captain's Suite which is on the second floor beside the tv room. Plenty of... More 

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Canada
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13 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

We were here over Canadian Thanksgiving.The house is charming and full of character. We stayed in the Captain's room which was spacious,clean and comfortable. We had no problems with noise. Breakfasts were delicious. It was the end of the season,but we were able to go on the boat tour,go up Hill tower and take a pretty drive to Tibbet point... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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27 hotel reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

I had the best two breakfasts I have ever had at a B&B (actually, pretty much anywhere), Sam is a fantastic cook and the B&B itself was just beautiful. The worst part about the weekend was that I had to be somewhere by 9 every morning so couldn't enjoy the breakfasts the way they deserved, or spend more time in... More 

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Mendham, NJ
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89 reviews 89 reviews
8 hotel reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

The bed was the most comfortable I have ever slept in (except my own) and now I think I'll have to replace my pillows now that I've slept at Captain Visger's. We stayed in the "Harmonius" room, which had a peek of a view of the Boldt Castle. The room was nicely appointed, and very clean, as was the bathroom.... More 

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Englewood, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Incredibly accommodating hostess, Sam. Unforgettable meals and conversation. Well situated old Victorian mansions with interesting artifacts. Walk to town and around. People who choose to stay here are very interesting. Good value.

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Rochester, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

Being that this was our first time staying at a Bed and Breakfast we weren't sure what to expect. Needless to say, after two nights away in Alexandria Bay we can't wait to go back and visit Sam and her wonderful home! We were greeted upon arrival by Sam (the owner), given a brief tour of the house and immediately... More 

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New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We came up for a quick escape, it happened to be Blues by the Bay weekend. The Captain Visger house was the place to stay. It was exactly what we wanted. Clean, welcoming, great location and a wonderful breakfast. We stayed in Lavina's Retreat, four windows made the room airy and comfortable. Sam was a welcoming and warm hearted hostess.... More 

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