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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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Ampersand Bay Resort and Boat Club
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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 yesterday NEW

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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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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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
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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7 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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
6 helpful votes 6 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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4 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

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
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

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
3 helpful votes 3 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
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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 

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