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Ampersand Bay Resort and Boat Club

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31 Bayside Drive, Saranac Lake, NY 12983
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    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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Baltimore
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
6 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

My mom, siblings and a bunch of our kids (33 people in all) got together for a week at Ampersand Bay. They have a variety of accommodations available to suite a variety of family sizes and budgets. We rented the Saranac Suite, 3 of the Birch Suites and 2 of the more rustic cabins. All the units are well outfitted... More

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Trish W, Manager at Ampersand Bay Resort and Boat Club, responded to this review

Thanks so much for taking the time to share your experience. We are thrilled that you enjoyed the time that you spent with us and sincerely hope to see all or at least some of your family again in the future. It's nice to know how well the Saranac Suite worked out for your family meals and we will suggest... More

Ridgewood, New Jersey
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

That tag, most beautiful lake, is not ours, and while it is clearly arguable, it came from Dmitri Kessel, a Time/Life war photographer (see his coffee table book) who, given a gig to "do lakes for a break" after the Greek civil war, traveled the famous lakes of the US and took no photos, since he found no scenes better... More

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Trish W, Manager at Ampersand Bay Resort and Boat Club, responded to this review

There are not words to thank you not only for your kind and thoughtful review, but also for the pleasure and fun that your family brings to our resort. Summer would surely not be the same without your lovely family here to join us. We look forward to many more years of great fun, campfires, and days on the most... More

Springfield - Delaware County, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

This place always exceeds our expectations. We are faithful annual guests. The place has it all; beach (raked every morning) clean cabins, great boats/ kayaks/ paddle boards... Every year the add some new resort amenities, and we definitely appreciate it. The GM, Mary, takes pride in every detail of the resort. Her passion is impressive and her goal is to... More

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Trish W, Manager at Ampersand Bay Resort and Boat Club, responded to this review

Thanks so much for taking the time to share such kind words about our property. We truly enjoy seeing your family every summer and look forward to next year! More

Buffalo
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 via mobile

I would highly highly recommend Ampersand Bay. It is definitely the highlight of my year. We come back as a family every year because it is so much fun and we can't get enough of it. DEFINITELY come to Ampersand!

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Trish W, Manager at Ampersand Bay Resort and Boat Club, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your review of our property; your kind words are so appreciated. We love having you here and can't wait to see you again next summer. It is truly a pleasure watching all of the kids grow from year to year and to share in your special family time. See you soon! More

Grand Island
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 via mobile

The place is great!! Super clean and the beach is always raked and the sand is beautiful. Every night there is a bonfire set up and the whole family goes out for s'mores!! Theres a great fishing dock and kayaks are always available! Im coming back every year until I decide to live up here!!

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Trish W, Manager at Ampersand Bay Resort and Boat Club, responded to this review

Thanks so much for reviewing our resort! We sincerely appreciate your kind words and can't tell you how much of a part of this place you and your family have become. We sincerely look forward to every year and are so glad that you plan to continue your tradition of staying with us! More

Fulton, Maryland
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

We arrived on a Saturday about an hour ahead of when we thought. No one was at the office or answered the phone that was posted on the door, so we sort of wandered around the main building for a few minutes. Finally the grounds manager arrived and said that he had our keys and check-in form. He was really... More

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Trish W, Manager at Ampersand Bay Resort and Boat Club, responded to this review

Thank you for taking time to review our property. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay and absolutely loved meeting your family. We truly wish you would have conveyed your concerns prior to checking out as we would have happily relocated you to a quieter spot. We pride ourselves in offering a wide variety of options to fit everyone’s... More

Moravia, New York
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Stayed in 2 story suite on the water for two days with my wife and daughter and her husband and child. Unbelievable view of the lake. Everything you could want in a rental, felt like home, clean, well furnished, modern. Great kitchen. Loved the access to water sports like paddle boats, kayaks, stand up paddle boards and canoes free of... More

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Mary G, General Manager at Ampersand Bay Resort and Boat Club, responded to this review

Thanks so much for taking time to post a review and for your positive comments. We are happy to have introduced Ampersand Bay Resort to you and your family. We so enjoyed having you and seeing you and your family enjoy the views, sandy beach, complimentary canoes, kayaks and Paddleboards, along with our nightly bonfires. And the fireworks over Lake... More

Colts Neck, New Jersey
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Just rented a 2 story suite on the water for three days with my wife and 2 older children. Unbelievable view of the lake. Everything you could want in a rental, felt like home, clean, well furnished, modern. The fishing on the lake was great. Mary, Kelsey and Hunter were gracious staff. The nightly bonfire is cool too! We will... More

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Mary G, General Manager at Ampersand Bay Resort and Boat Club, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to write a review about your stay with us at Ampersand Bay Resort. We so enjoyed meeting you all. We are glad that you enjoyed our signature nightly bonfires. They are certainly a way to gather each evening while relaxing with that magnificent six-mile view down the lake. Thanks for the wonderful comments about our... More

Minneapolis, Minnesota
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

None of our family of approximately 40 had ever been to Ampersand Bay before and only a couple had been to the Adirondacks before. We selected Ampersand Bay based on a relatively distant connection as well as the website. As it turned out we could have not made a better choice. Tuicked into the northern bay of a 6 mile... More

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Mary G, General Manager at Ampersand Bay Resort and Boat Club, responded to this review

Thank you so much for choosing Ampersand Bay Resort for your family reunion and for the wonderful review. We are thrilled that our resort met the needs of you and your family. It's easy to be accommodating, welcoming and flexible when you have such wonderful guests. How wonderful it is that you carried on a tradition of getting two families... More

Columbus, Ohio
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

We just returned from a family reunion at Ampersand Bay Resort, and I can't say enough good things about it! Our cabin was clean and well stocked. The grounds were perfect for kids and adults alike; the kids had the run of the beach, lawn and fishing dock. Paddle boards, kayaks and canoes are all available free of charge. Pontoon... More

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Mary G, General Manager at Ampersand Bay Resort and Boat Club, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review. We so enjoyed you and your family. Thanks for choosing the Adirondacks and Ampersand Bay Resort for your family reunion. We look forward to seeing you in the future. More

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Additional Information about Ampersand Bay Resort and Boat Club

Address: 31 Bayside Drive, Saranac Lake, NY 12983
Location: United States > New York > Saranac Lake
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Also Known As:
Ampersand Bay And Boat Club Hotel Saranac Lake

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