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Carl's Rip Van Winkle Motor Lodge

810 Route 23 B, Leeds, NY 12451
Carl's Rip Van Winkle Motor Lodge

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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Albany, New York
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

To avoid driving home after the annual Catskill High School Alumni Dinner at the Inn at Leeds last Saturday evening, a friend and I stayed at Carl's Rip Van Winkle Motor Lodge, which is close to the Thruway exit at Catskill. This is a long-established business and a pleasant place to stay in the area. Our room was right in... More 

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florida, usa
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

This is the second time I stayed here. Once in 2006. Does not disappoint. Clean, well stocked. Came before season started, but they rented us a room even before they opened! The management was helpful and friendly. Will be back!

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Middlesex, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

While making a reservation at Carl's Rip Van Winkle Motor Lodge I was asked if I wanted a motel room. I requested a cabin and was very happy I did. It was so nice to relax at a cabin in the woods. Our room was clean & cozy with a fireplace.I was a little concerned about noise as it located... More 

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clearwater,fl
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20 hotel reviews
115 helpful votes 115 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 via mobile

I fulfilled a childhood dream of sleeping in a log cabin! The Big Brown Bear was the only missing dream segment, but he looked like he would come from behind one of those beautiful trees. The Karl family run Rip Van Winkle with Fine precision. I would love to fulfill my childhood dream again soon!

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7 hotel reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

We usually camp out in this area. This time though we thought it would be best to stay somewhere with a comfortable bed and a shower. Very accommodating staff and when we needed to check in a bit earlier than check in time they were willing to give us a room. Room was clean and pleasant. Pool looked nice but... More 

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Maine
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4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

The individual log cabins are ideal for privacy and have private decks with Adirondack chairs. Easy access off of I-87. I stayed in the Windswept cabin (a single) and the room was immaculate. Spotless bathroom as well. They even had a charming fireplace that is functional in the colder months. I stayed in mid-August. The room was spacious and the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Large spacious rooms. Very clean!! Family owned operation for years and the pride showed!! I hint of mildew smell but I wouldn't hesitate to stay here again!! A nice small but very helpful item was the nightlight they provided. Great bed and clean box springs!!!!!!

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Manhattan, New York, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

I didn't stay there long but hope to come back again. we want to go to the drive in so instead of drivng back home we stay there. we stay in the wood side cabin in the back. small log cabin. adorable room was very clean. could use a small refrigerator. the man was not rude but we can use... More 

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Newburgh, New York
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

I have stayed here twice, once in 1999 and then again in 2013. Returning to this place had been something I had wanted to do for quite some time, and last summer, I finally got around to it! I strongly believe that the owners of this place take great pride in the cleanliness of their establishment and in the overall... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

Stayed here for one night while visiting in Hudson. We we're in one of the small cabins. Very clean and comfortable for two. The staff at check in were very friendly and helpful. Very quiet as well and you can't beat the price in this area. We would definitely stay here again.

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