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Van Auken's Inne

108 Forge Street, Thendara, NY 13472
Van Auken's Inne
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Buffalo, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Under new ownership brought great things to a this staple bar/inn in this area. The staff hands down makes your dining/bar visit perfect! I have never stayed in one of the trims do I can't speak for that part, however I love this place for dinner & drinks. The lounge is separate from the dining room, so you can choice... More 

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Mamaroneck, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

I've made many trips to the Old Forge area over the years but this was our first stop at Van Auken's and it was certainly a pleasant find. I booked there at the recommendation of a friend who has a vacation home there. There is new ownership and they are still working out a few kinks but their can do,... More 

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Rochester, NY
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

We stayed at Van Auken's on NYE and had a very nice time. The dinner was amazing! Everything was fresh, tasty and served at the perfect temperature. The room was very clean with a large bathroom. They provided lots of towels. Plenty of space for luggage and to hang your clothes. Our room was over the bar but we really... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

Stayed here under new ownership and had a great experience! Can't wait to go back. The service, food, and drinks were all great! Definitely worth a trip. Great location.. Very convenient with the train station. And very close to Old Forge!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

My family and I enjoyed a delicious meal and overnight stay at the Van Auken's Inn! We heard that it was under new owners, and the service and atmosphere couldn't be better ! I recommend stopping in for a drink and a good time. One of the owners also played the piano, we had a blast!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

My family and I had dinner in the dining room on a Sunday night. Service was attentive at first but server seemed inexperienced or new. Took our appetizer order quickly but waited at least a half hour to order entrees. One major downside was the flies that were flying around our heads for the entire meal.. Very annoying. But the... More 

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holland patent, NY
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

My husband and I try to get up to Van Auken's at least once a year on the Adirondack Scenic Train ride. the experience has changed over the years (some better than others) but our most recent trip last week was all good. The little lady behind the bar, despite being mainly single handed with a train load of 300... More 

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Rainbow Lake, New York, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Van Auden's Inne is one of those kind of places that will make heads turn when people are driving past. The place is calling to you..."Look at me! I'm a really cool old Inn beside the railroad tracks...I have a history!" And, so you stop by and grab a snack or a drink, and, if the weather isn't too chilly,... More 

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potsdam NY
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

We were right across the street at the ADK railroad and ran over to get a bite to eat...super fast and efficient staff. Food was fast and FRESH- we had salads that ALL the dressings were homemade...AND the beers cold. The chicken and meats on the salads were perfect- super fresh- the chicken sandwich awesome. The calamari not so much...BUT... More 

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Yonkers, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2013

Stayed one night and should have just camped like my boyfriend wanted to. Bed sagged and carpet is old. At 5:00 when we went into our room, music blared from the open kitchen window below us. My boyfriend had to go down two times to ask them to turn it down. The eventually did, but we still had to close... More 

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