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The Balsam Motel & Cottages

430 Canada Street, Lake George, NY 12845
The Balsam Motel & Cottages
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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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Brattleboro, Vermont
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39 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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34 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My family and i have been coming to lake george for yrs. We didn't want to leave our elderly dog at home so we booked at the Balsam. Rooms were extremely clean and the beds were not saggy. The owners were very helpful and very nice. I would recommend the balsam to anyone

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Watch out for these folks! Deceptively charming when you talk to them on the phone, they are downright NASTY if you try to change your reservation even if you do so THREE months ahead of a busy week, in which I know every single motel on the strip is sold out. (And in fact, they posted a "no vacancy" sign... More 

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Hillsborough, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Just returned from a weekend getaway which was great. Establishment was immaculate, pet friendly and the proprietors were inviting, accommodating, professional and down to earth. 1/4 of a block from the Lake and walking distance to town.

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MA
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3 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Stayed at The Balsam Motel a few months ago right after the season ended. It was affordable, everyone was friendly, and our dogs loved it. We were able to walk to the beach and walk down town easily. The cottage had heat which was nice since it was getting colder at night. The only disappointment which is a big one... More 

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Stamford, Connecticut
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18 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

It's always a pleasant stay at The Balsam. It's a short walk to a beach, but of course the warm pool is also an option! With all the trees on the property, it's easy to forget how close to the village you are! Since dogs are allowed, my four year old daughter made new "friends"!

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Wappingers Falls, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Once again this year we stayed at the Balsam and had an absolutely perfect vacation. George and Suzanne have become friends of ours, not just the proprietors of the motel at which we stay, and that makes a huge difference in how your vacation feels. Staying here is like staying with family, if you actually enjoy being around your family!

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