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TMax-n-Topo's Hostel & Private Rooms

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5046 Cascade Road (Route 73), Lake Placid, NY 12946 (Formerly Jackrabbit Hostel)
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  • Location
    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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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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Rochester, New York, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is easy to find right on Rt. 73. They were very easy to work with. I got their answering machine and got a call back within about 10 minutes...had my reservations made and was set to go. Unlike other hostels I have been in, they provide linens and towels; just bring your shampoo and you are all set. They... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

This is a great hostel that is especially tailored to people who are in the area for outdoor activities such as hiking, backpacking, rock/ice climbing, skiing, snowshoeing, paddling, hunting, etc. The owner, Dave, is particularly knowledgable about the region and is more than happy to help you plan a trip if you ask. I would also recommend the private rooms... More

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Basildon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Ended up having to massively change dates for a trip, they accommodated me and allowed me to shift my dates multiple times until I had the rest of my rearrangements sorted out. Fantastic Customer Service!

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Montreal, Canada
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014

You can't go wrong with this place. An aura of friendliness and order reigns at Tmax and Topo's. David and Tmax are super friendly hosts and avid hikers. They're frequently dispensing helpful information about the mountains to guests. The place is spic and span and very well organized. Obviously, a lot of thoughtful effort has gone into adding all sorts... More

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Ottawa, Canada
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32 reviews 32 reviews
5 hotel reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

Myself and two friends stayed in the pop up trailer on the grounds, which had plenty of room for all of us and our stuff. We had easy access to the clean bathrooms and showers across the lawn, and the kitchen is large and well equipped. Everything is clean, which is always my biggest concern. As it was getting into... More

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Ottawa, Canada
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47 reviews 47 reviews
30 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

A friend and I stayed here recently and really enjoyed ourselves. The owners are incredibly friendly and helpful, and the beds were very comfortable. The bathroom was clean, and the room we were in (The Dixes) also had a small mini-fridge, microwave and coffee machine. The common area downstairs seemed very welcoming (although we were exhausted after our hike and... More

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Bloomfield, NY
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013

We spent two great nights at TMax-n-Topo's. The place is charming, comfortable and immaculate. Clean is very important to me, and this place was spotless. We spent most of our time on the trails in the region, but when we came home to Tmax-n-Topos, everything was perfect. This is one of those great finds that I'm almost a bit afraid... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2013

I really like this place. I'm a 30-something hiker looking for somewhere cheap and laid back to rest my head after a long day hiking. This place is perfect. The owners are friendly and helpful, the place is rustic but well-equipped, and the location is prime. I ca't recall staying anywhere as pleasant as this at this rice point.

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Wading River, New York
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2013

Great hostel. Tmax and Topo definitely have things well in order and provide great hospitality. There is a large common area, a large common kitchen, food for sale, pool, tennis court, firepit, small BBQ grill, etc. Did not see the bunk rooms but stayed in the Roaring Brook 'motel' room and it was excellent. Definitely the best value in town... More

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Dortmund, Germany
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2013

The place is really cosy and pleasant, my bed was very comfortable. David's uncomplicated ways, interesting instructions on hiking and mountaineering, and warm welcome made my stay there perfect. The kitchen is big and well-equipped. It is easy to get in touch with fellow travelers. Simply great!

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Address: 5046 Cascade Road (Route 73), Lake Placid, NY 12946 (Formerly Jackrabbit Hostel)
Location: United States > New York > Lake Placid
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
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Tmax-n-Topo`s Hostel And Private Rooms
Tmax-n-Topo`s Hostel & Private Rooms Hotel Lake Placid

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TMax and topofgothics (Terri and David) met in the Adirondacks in 2003 and have hiked there together since. TMax-n-Topo’s offers everything from bunks starting at $28 a night to a private suite. Both are 46ers and have earned the 46er winter rocker. TMax is currently working the Grid and is half-way there, so we can offer lots of hiking information. David completed a thru-hike of the AT in 2009. TMax is a 115er and is working on the state high-points list and Colorado's 14-thousand footers. ... more   less 
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