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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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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 

Landisville, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

We stayed over Columbus Day Weekend. The staff is very friendly and accommodating. We had camped out on the lake the first 2 nights and then for the 2nd half of our trip we stayed in a birch unit. Which was warm and cozy, just what we needed after camping. The unit was very clean comfortable and had all we... More 

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

We can't wait to have you back! We so enjoyed meeting you, your family and friends. I'm glad we were able to upgrade you to a Birch Suite with the warmth of the fireplace and jacuzzi tub, not to mention heat after camping for two nights in wind, rain and temperatures dipping below freezing. You were sure troopers to tackle... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Our family of 5 (2seniors,2adults,1toddler) spent a wonderful Columbus Day weekend here, and we were 100% pleased with our experience. The 3BR, 3B suite (more like a townhouse) is well-designed and decorated, furnishing everything you will need except food. The views are spectacular as we were right on the lake, situated over a boat slip. There's a campfire at the... More 

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

Thank you for taking time out of your day to write a review. We so enjoyed introducing you and your family to Ampersand Bay Resort. We are happy that you enjoyed your Heron Boathouse Suite (or Heron's nest as you so creatively coined it) along with the canoes, kayaks, paddleboards and boats complimentary to our guests. We hope you and... More 

Baltimore
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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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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 

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