My wife and I attended a wedding in the area and because the reserved rooms at the site of the wedding were sold out, we read the very positive Northwind reviews, and decided to book a room there. What a mistake! This place was a combination of something out of the movies 'Deliverance' and Norman Bates in 'Psycho'.
The people who wrote the review are either blind or family members of the owner.
Not one car in the lot when we arrived, the place is falling apart, the musty smell and the clock setting that was never 'sprung ahead' at daylight savings time indicates that no one has stayed in that room since the winter.
We returned to the room after the wedding at 1:15 a.m. to find a few cars in the parking lot.
Unfortunately, one of them belonged to the people staying in the room next to ours. Two guys and two woman, asolutely loaded drunk, talking, swearing, yelling, with zero consideration for any of the other guests in the lodge. A call to the desk got no satisfaction as the morons carried on into the night. At 2:15 a.m., my wife and I packed up and left for home, 260 miles away. We probably spent a total of less than two hours in that place and believe me, it was two hours too long.
What a dump!!!!!!!
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We are understanding or the hostility! The disruption caused by the other guests was reprehensible. However to correct the record, immediately after being contacted by this guest the offenders were told to quiet down or leave. They did for a while. Upon another complaint from another guest they were told to leave. This guest had already left.
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As for the rest of the review, it is apparent this guest is not a regular to the Adirondacks. We do not claim to be a 5 start resort. But, there is no musty smells and the opinion of our other guests is based upon a reasonable assessment and not hostility. The colorful comparisons are a good indication of that. Also, the clock was affected by the power disruptions caused by the many thunderstorms we experienced.
We understand that our accommodations are not at the level that some would rave about. We strive to offer a clean room, a comfortable bed and as many amenities as possible. 99.9% of the time noise is not an issue at all! Sometimes it is too quiet! We will stand on the reviews of guests who have made comparisons to the other choices and recognized what does set us apart.
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