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Carl's Rip Van Winkle Motor Lodge

810 Route 23 B, Leeds, NY 12451
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 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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Lexington, Kentucky
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This motel had very large, clean rooms in a rural setting. Friendly, very accomadating hosts. Excellent dining reccomendations were given to us for nearby eating. Have cabins available on the property, as well.

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slidell, la
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Lodging in this area is scarce, especially in the late fall. We made reservations on our recent travels to ensure a place for a couple of nights. Access to the Hudson River Valley is good from this location. The property is on the highway but road noise wasn't a problem. The room is basic. In room coffee service is not... More 

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New Hartford, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

It was last minute stay. They could not be more accommodating. We arrived after closing and they had are room ready and waiting. The room was larger than expected. The place is very clean and for being on a main road it was very quite. This is a really nice little gem off the beaten path.

Thank Peter A
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015

Stayed at Rip Van Winkle, utilized one of their 2-Bedroom Cabins. It's a Cabin, alot of nottyPine decor, very quaint. Rooms were clean and cabin size was adequate. Staff was excellent. Within walking distance to Bar/ Restaurant. Very quite, was nice to sit out on the back edck and watch the sun go down in the treed environment. Was a... More 

Thank Frank W
Commack, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

Just stayed for a night on the way home from Montreal, and wished I had gotten there earlier or could have stayed longer. What a pretty little place with old, solid, rustic cabins, run by a really nice family (for a couple of generations, apparently). Located right off the NY thruway (I 87), and reasonably priced

Thank Bob6189
staten island new york
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Stayed many places in the Catskills, unfortunately many were far from what I would consider clean.however Carls Rip Van Winkle Motor Lodge was superb. Before I booked the room, they allowed me to view it ,which after many disappointments,this is what I prefer to do..there was no mildew odor,which you'll find in some motels, the sheets smelled fresh,and they were... More 

Thank IslandNative725
New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

We stayed at Rip Van Winkle's motor lodge for one night during our visit to the Catskills region. When we made the reservation, we didn't know that we had been assigned a log cabin. It was a major and lovely surprise! We had never stayed in one like it before and it was an amazing experience. We had our own... More 

1 Thank Solyluna
Albany, New York
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22 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

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 

1 Thank Sylvia M
florida, usa
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5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 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!

4 Thank jeepdog01
Middlesex, New Jersey
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25 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
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 

5 Thank landma1976
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