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The Lake House

2.5 of 5
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2521 County Highway 22, On Lake Street, Richfield Springs, NY 13439
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Stone Ridge, New York
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

When we looked at this online, it looked like a funky/cosy place ON A LAKE. However, we arrived and wer einformed we were staying in the "Hotel" -- which was in town and absolutely not cosy in the good sense. Our rooms (we went with another couple) were directly off of a common area where people took breakfast and passed... More 

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Christine C, Owner at The Lake House, responded to this review

I am sorry you were disappointed. Hall of Fame weekend is a busy and exciting time for everyone in our area. There were four great ball players inducted this summer. I am glad you came to enjoy the lake- the exercise class was brief- less than an hour- from 10-11 am- they do have fun exercising beside the lake and... More 

Whitby, Canada
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Rustic Reject! Rate this D- Let's start with outside: if you park at the front gardens watch out for 4ft high thistles. Broken down equipment greets you to the side of this inn. Watch walking to the lake as goose poo is everywhere. Disarray at the waterfront with broken down boats, chairs askew, again broken equipment is part of the... More 

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Christine C, Owner at The Lake House, responded to this review

Thanks for writing such a detailed critique of our place. We appreciate your input. I have looked for the thistles and broken equipment-can't find them but do see the beautifully tended flowers, wide plank floors and antique wooden boats by the water. I guess if you didn't want anyone to see into your bathroom, you should have closed both the... More 

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Rochester, New York
2 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Rustic hotels in many area can be charming, and pleasant, but The Lake House is not one of them. We come to Cooperstown and Glimmerglass Operas for many years, and this stay is one of the worst. We could put up with bathroom door that do not shut and toilet that do not flush. The view to the Lake was... More 

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Christine C, Owner at The Lake House, responded to this review

It is true that there was music on Friday and Saturday nights. Generally, they start at 6 and play until 9 because we do have an early dinner crowd. We are great fans of Glimmerglass Opera and recognize that after listening to such beautiful music, any other music seems loud. We rarely put on the radio after leaving the Glimmerglass... More 

Brooklyn, New York
1 review
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We (two couples) stayed at the Lake House on July 24 and 25, 2015. We were given rooms at the hotel (in the town of Richfield Springs) that were cramped and located directly adjacent to a noisy common area that also served as the breakfast room. There was no staff available late at night to control the noise. Although the... More 

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Christine C, Owner at The Lake House, responded to this review

I am sorry that you were disappointed with your room. The rooms are non-smoking and your suggestion that the porch also be non-smoking is a good one which we will implement. Hall of Fame weekend is a huge weekend with rooms available at a premium. Induction this year was especially popular with four big name baseball stars inducted. Rooms were... More 

Detroit, Michigan
1 review
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The lake is pretty, but not swimmable at this resort due to weeds. The dock needs replacing-several sections had particle board instead of lumber. We picked up some broken glass and metal on the shore. I grew up around lakes, and I don't mind muck and a few weeds but we couldn't swim here. Breakfast was continental, with some hard... More 

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Christine C, Owner at The Lake House, responded to this review

We appreciate your business and your comments/suggestions. Our staff is committed to our guests and work hard to make your stay comfortable and enjoyable. Thank you for staying with us. More 

Chatham
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This hotel is located in the past resort area for the elite. It is a great lodge with simple but comfortable rooms. The hotel has a good terrace restaurant overlooking the lake which services excellent meals. Their black and blue burger was tasty and the evening special of roasted duck was well prepared. The duck was truly a half duckling... More 

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Christine C, Owner at The Lake House, responded to this review

Chef Michael is an award winning executive chef who has created a menu that pleases our guests. Thanks for having dinner with us and for staying us. We felt it was important to maintain the style of a by-gone era when remodeling the hotel and pay homage to the past glory days of Richfield Springs. We are glad you appreciated... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Room was good had three beds one room which was fine. TV was maybe a 15" very small! Beds were fine air was fine. Bathroom needs some hooks for clothes to hang or a table or shelf for DO, brush, hairspray, toothpaste etc... No place to lay anything. Shower curtain did not keep water in well and shower very dark.... More 

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Christine C, Owner at The Lake House, responded to this review

We appreciate the positive feedback and the suggestions. We have made all of the improvements you suggested. It is very nice to get constructive criticism that can be implemented. Thanks for staying with us. We appreciate your business. More 

North Carolina
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

We shared the cottage with another family. There were 7 of us total. Plenty of sleeping room. Our boys were playing basbeall at Cooperstown Dreams Park. The drive to the Dreams Park is 27-30 minutes. Gorgeous scenery along route. Fishing was enjoyed off the docks. The view from the upstairs bedroom was amazing. Easy check-in/check-out. Very laid back atmosphere. A... More 

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Christine C, Owner at The Lake House, responded to this review

We are glad you enjoyed your stay- it is a relaxing atmosphere. We will make a check-out sheet. We really just expect you to have a good time and when you leave we take care of the details to get it ready again for the next guests. We hope to see you again. More 

Colonie, New York
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

This is our 2nd time staying. Always a nice stay. Great dock and viewing area of lake with use of the lake rights. This time we brought our boat and used the dock at the Lake House. Clean room. Old fashioned hotel that has been updated and very clean. Ceiling is the original wainscot from the 1800's, no painted walls,... More 

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Christine C, Owner at The Lake House, responded to this review

This is our 2nd time staying. Always a nice stay. Great dock and viewing area of lake with use of the lake rights. This time we brought our boat and used the dock at the Lake House. Clean room. Old fashioned hotel that has been updated and very clean. Ceiling is the original wainscot from the 1800's, no painted walls,... More 

Latham, New York
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

Stayed overnight on a trip to the National Baseball Hall of Fame. Great service, room was very nice and adequate for our needs. Breakfast in the morning was fine. I would definitely stay again. Staff are very well trained and are very helpful.

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Christine C, Owner at The Lake House, responded to this review

We are glad you enjoyed your stay. We appreciate your business. Thanks, Chris More 

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