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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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Ship Bottom, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015

Just north of Saranac Village, and just 9 miles from Lake Placid. There are a number of places to visit in the area. Great fishing on the lake. Excellent activities [kayak, stand up paddle, boat rentals]. There are many hiking trails and lakes to visit in the area.

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Thank MarkO95
Mary G, General Manager at Ampersand Bay Resort and Boat Club, responded to this review

We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay in the Heron Lakefront Suites. One certainly never tires from that six-mile long view down Lower Saranac Lake. Glad you enjoyed your complimentary canoes, kayaks and Paddle boards, as well as the great hiking and activities in Saranac Lake and Lake Placid. We look forward to seeing you again. More 

Saranac Lake, Ny
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

17 members of our family ranging from 79 to 3 had a delight stay at this resort. The manager, Mary and her associate, Kim were welcoming, charming and hugely helpful.The condos are efficiently and attractively appointed and there were a variety of outdoor activities available for families. We loved the experience!

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

Thank you for your kind review and comments. What an absolute wonderful family you have. It was such a pleasure for us to watch your family not only come together to celebrate a wedding, but also to watch everyone enjoy the kayaks, pedal boats and Stand Up Paddle Boards along with the nightly bonfires. We so hope the bride and... More 

Bellport, NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

My family (2 adults, 2 kids ages 8 and 10) spent Labor Day weekend at the Ampersand Bay Resort and Boat Club. We stayed in the Heron Creek Lakefront Suite and it was gorgeous with a rustic yet very chic log cabin feel. 3 bedrooms (with super comfy beds), 3 bathrooms, fully equipped kitchen, gas fireplace in the livingroom, two... More 

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

We love introducing this gem of a place to new guests as it only takes once to find out what guests that have been returning for over thirty years know. Thank you for the wonderful compliments. From the canoeing and kayaking, to the bonfires, stargazing, and boating on Lower Saranac Lake, it certainly appears that you created memories for your... More 

New York City, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2015 via mobile

We decided to go to Saranac Lake for the first time, for Labor Day weekend. It was 6 of us (adults) and two small dogs. We stayed in one of the rustic cottages. They are situated in front of the lake with a great view. Our stay was wonderful. We stayed in the Pines cottage and can't tell you how... 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 the wonderful comments. We so enjoyed introducing you all to this special place and am glad you were able to enjoy the canoes, kayaks, SUP's, pedal boats, beach volleyball and the bonfire. I know you enjoyed the grill as you even grilled breakfast, making the staff wishing there were staying with you instead of working.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

We loved our stay at Ampersand Bay! As soon as we took one look at the breathtaking lake and ideal resort grounds, our vacation immediately began. The resort exceeded our expectations for our family getaway. Kim, Mary, Eric and all staff members were very friendly and helpful. Our rental was beautifully decorated, well equipped, very comfortable, and had amazing views... More 

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

Thank you so much for your kind words about our resort. We are certainly glad that you enjoyed your stay and were able to take advantage of so many of the great things that the Adirondacks have to offer. We hope to see you again soon! More 

Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Our experience at Ampersand Bay was outstanding! The staff was friendly and helpful in every way. Thanks to Eric, Mary, Kim and David for making our vacation so great! We stayed at The Heron Cabins that are built out over the lake. Many families brought their own watercraft. We came from Miami so we did not. We rented a small... More 

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

We are so happy you and your family not only found Ampersand Bay Resort, but truly enjoyed everything the Resort and area had to offer. You certainly stayed busy touring the lake, fishing, cliff jumping and enjoying the beach and bonfire. You were wonderful guests and it appears you and your family created memories for a life-time. Let us know... More 

Ventura, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

My family and I just stayed here for a week and had the best time. We had a suite overlooking the lake that was beautiful. Every morning and throughout the day we would watch the view of the lake from our balcony. The suite was perfect. The beach and the boats were the best part for us. There were a... More 

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

We so enjoyed having you and your family here this summer. It was fun to watch the girls meet new friends at the beach and bonfire, as well as learn to kayak, canoe and paddle board. You have certainly created lasting memories for your family. We so hope you can travel across country to visit us again. More 

Rensselaerville, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

Thanks to you and your staff for making our June 2015 vacation at Ampersand Bay Resort so enjoyable. Our week in the Oak Cabin was far better than we could have asked for. The Adirondack style cabin is very modern, beautiful, spacious, comfortable and convenient in every way. Our view of Lower Saranac Lake was amazing, as are the grounds... 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 the lovely review. We are thrilled that you stayed with us in June after touring the property for the first time last September. You were so enjoyable to talk to and am glad you had the opportunity to enjoy the amenities of Ampersand Bay Resort, while also enjoying everything the Saranac Lake region and Adirondacks... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 via mobile

Our family was in desperate need of some good, quality time together. We both work a lot of hours and were longing for some relaxation as well as some fun down time with each other and our 3 boys. Man, was this the PERFECT place for it! From the moment we pulled onto the property, it just felt "right". The... More 

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

We so enjoyed having you, Whitte Family. Thank you so much for taking the time to leave such a lovely review. We love introducing our resort to new families. Your family of three boys were most enjoyable and we are glad you enjoyed a little time away with your boys. That six mile view down the lake from your master... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

Memorial Day Weekend 2015 - Mary and staff were extremely accommodating and SUPERBLY nice. We rented a large Pontoon Boat which lived up to billing, after having multiple informative conversations in the weeks leading up to our arrival. Easy 5/5 Stars, looking forward to seeing them again!

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

We so enjoyed meeting you and your group over Memorial weekend. We are happy to hear the Riviera Cruiser pontoon accommodated your large group to enjoy the beautiful Lower Saranac Lake. I know it was your first time on Lower Saranac Lake and we hope to see you in the future. Thanks again for taking time out of your schedule... More 

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