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The Balsam Motel & Cottages

430 Canada Street, Lake George, NY 12845
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Bellmore, New York
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My family and I just got back from a 4 night stay. This was our third time there and we stayed in a cottage. i cannot say enough about this place. It really is heaven on earth. We love coming back after a day out and BBQ and hang out by the fire pit. It is so quiet and relaxing.... More 

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Manchester, Connecticut
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Suzanne and George the owners of the Balsam are pleasant and do what they can to make your visit worthwhile. Cabins and rooms available with microwaves, refrigerators, coffee pots and toasters. There is a pool and access to a small beach. Rates are very reasonable. Walking distance to everything in town. Well worth the stay.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My family and some friends came to Lake George to have a laid-back vacation,we stayed at the Balsam and reserve the cottages.they are basic- nothing fancy by all means- but the owners George&Suzanne are some of the nicest people you'll ever meet! We were provided with a BBQ & Fire pit and at night we could just hang back and... More 

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Harrisville, Rhode Island
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place is so nice! It was very clean and the owners were super friendly! And even though it is right on the main stretch and within walking distance to all the main attractions, it was tucked away and very quiet and peaceful. We can't wait to visit here again!

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New City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Was here for one night before heading to Indian Lake for Business. The motel was well priced and clean exactly what I was looking for. There is only one really small public park/beach at the bottom of the road so if your looking to lounge by the water this isn't the best place. But if your looking for a place... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

We love the cottages here! Cute Adirondack style! Excellent owners, well maintained! This hotel caters to families and adults, not a young party people. The cottages offer a deck with a table/umbrella to hang out and relax. The owners welcomed our dogs, which most places in Lake George do not do!!!

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Brattleboro, Vermont
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

this is one great place,close to town ,close to everything.this is a great resort,feels very much like home.the rooms are clean and cozy.the owners really go out of their way to make you feel at home..this is a small quite place you will enjoy

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New Jersey
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Very friendly couple George and Suzanne. Place is clean and walking distance to the village and beach. Quiet and plenty of trees that you feel you're in a camping ground. Highly recommended for family with pets. Stayed for two nights and enjoyed it.

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Guilford, CT
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

We stayed here for one night with our two labs and were extremely pleased with the hotel. Don't make the mistake we did, book more than one night! We had cabin 11 which is closer to the water. The cabins are spacious enough for plenty of room for two large dog beds. Our neighboring guests also had dogs, so we... More 

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Bronx, New York
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10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

We loved this place!, so friendly the owners Suzanne and George were so warming The Balsam is located within walking distance to the town..We stayed in one of their cabins and took both our fur babies, Super clean & very affordable they are family and pet friendly. Their cabins are so adorable and make you feel as though you are... More 

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