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Bear Mountain Inn's Overlook Lodge

55 Hessian Drive, Bear Mountain, NY 10911
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015 via mobile

Booked the weekend with friends. What a lovely place, rustic charm. Panoramic views of Bear Mountain. Room was cozy and comfortable. Enjoyed the common area where we sat by the fireplace nightly. Great restaurant at the inn which is about a mile away. Breakfast daily at the inn, which was included with our stay. There is an ice skating rink... More 

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Alicia D, Managing Director at Bear Mountain Inn's Overlook Lodge, responded to this review

We can't wait to see you again! Thank you! More 

Clfton, NJ
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4 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015

I should have believed the prior negative reviews! I had heard and read that the Inn and Lodge were nice places to stay at Bear Mtn, but the actual experience was not good. First, arriving at night in the dark, the entrance to the Lodge is extremely hard to see -- there is a relatively small sign off the road... More 

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Alicia D, Managing Director at Bear Mountain Inn's Overlook Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for submitting this review, even though it is difficult to respond when all of our shortcomings are so thoroughly exposed. I concede that this property is quite dark; it is a State Park in the woods and light is hard to come by on an otherwise dark night in a place with which you are not familiar. Let... More 

Travelers are raving about these Bear Mountain hotels

Montreal, Canada
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015

We stayed in a room in one of the cottages to start our 30th anniversary trip in October. We entered the address from our confirmation into our GPS and was directed to the middle of the state park. No hotel in site. The confirmation does not tell you to go to main lodge to check in. We lost over an... More 

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Alicia D, Managing Director at Bear Mountain Inn's Overlook Lodge, responded to this review

Dear reviewer, I apologize for all of the factors that combined to make your trip a bad experience. We are going to put additional signage up to make it more clear on where to find the registration building. We are also planning physical improvements to the cottages to include new flooring. The cottages are used most often for family reunions... More 

Patterson, New York, United States
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7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

I can't wait to go back!! What a pleasant surprise. We stayed at the Inn and couldn't be more pleased with our room, our surroundings, our food and so much to see and do. The staff were very helpful and friendly. The hotel is very charming. We travel quite a bit and am so pleased to have encountered this gem.

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Alicia D, General Manager at Bear Mountain Inn's Overlook Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the quality 5-star review! We are tweaking operations daily to ensure our guests have a memorable experience at our beautiful, historic Inn. Please come back and visit again soon; we offer different experiences every season of the year! More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

Worst place I've stayed in years. The bathroom was moldy. The walls had many holes and were filthy. To charge tw0-f0rty a nite is outrageous. One of the worst hotels ever. Totally Gross. The best part was the log cabin-y furniture on the front porch. Pain in the rear to check in at the inn. There was no control for... More 

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Alicia D, General Manager at Bear Mountain Inn's Overlook Lodge, responded to this review

I am so sorry you had such an unacceptable experience in one of our Stone Cottages. We are planning renovations to the Cottages in 2016 but that is no excuse for lack of cleanliness. I have spoken with the management team and commit to more cleanliness inspections at this venue. I understand if not, but I hope you will give... More 

Vienna, Virginia
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4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015

The room was very clean and the staff at the main inn was very friendly and helpful. The bed and pillows were quite comfortable. On the downside, it was confusing finding the reception desk to check in; signage could be better. The room itself was ordinary; could have used a nightstand on both sides of the bed. A/C unit circulated... More 

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Thank jim951
Alicia D, General Manager at Bear Mountain Inn's Overlook Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your feedback. I am so pleased that you found the room to be clean. I agree that it can be confusing with 3 different venues in the park and we are looking into adding signage to flag guests to check in at the Bear Mountain Inn which is past the... More 

Glastonbury, Connecticut
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38 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015

Spent just one evening here in July, 2015. It truly served as a place to rest my head, nothing more. Still, there are expectations one has when spending money. Overall - it's a fine, unremarkable hotel. You can tell it's an old "lodge" that was recently modernized, just from the look/feel of the hallways and doors. I'd put it on-par... More 

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Thank jdlvalium
Alicia D, General Manager at Bear Mountain Inn's Overlook Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your thorough review of our property. As you have pointed out, we take great pride in the historical aspect and the authentic experience our guests receive. Please come visit us again and maybe you can try the Inn for a more luxurious deluxe experience. More 

Tarrytown, New York
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14 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

The location was lovely and very private. The Overlook Lodge accommodations are nice and comfortable, however there is no staff at the Lodge, nor is there any assistance or even telephone service. We needed help with something and had to get back in the car and drive all the way to the Inn just to get some assistance. The second... More 

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Alicia D, General Manager at Bear Mountain Inn's Overlook Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you Nylandal for taking the time out of your busy schedule to post a tripadvisor review for our property. I would like to apologize for the inconvenience of the phones not in operation during your visit. The situation is being rectified. My team and I strive to exceed our guests expectations and I was so disappointed to see that... More 

Long Island City, New York
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6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

The room was right in Bear Mountain and had spectacular views!. The front desk clerk was simply amazing. She had ideas for dinner and we had a wonderful discussion about the beautiful décor in the inn. Because we are NYS residents, there was a discount to boot! Didn't expect much of a room in a state park, but was pleasantly... More 

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Alicia D, General Manager at Bear Mountain Inn's Overlook Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you Annie218219 for taking the time to post a review for the Bear Mountain Inn and Overlook Lodge. We appreciate you choosing to stay with us and look forward to having you back with us again in the future. My team and I strive to exceed our guests expectations and I was so pleased to see that we accomplished... More 

Lockport, New York
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27 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

We stopped here for a night on our way from Buffalo to Newport, Rhode Island. The property is very non-traditional. The views from the Overlook are beautiful. The spa was AMAZING - best massage I've ever had! Some interesting guests smoking and drinking on the lodge balcony, but they were friendly. We talked about coming back with our 4 boys.... More 

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Alicia D, General Manager at Bear Mountain Inn's Overlook Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you Kristen S for taking the time to write a review for us on TripAdvisor. We appreciate you taking time out of your busy schedule. I am also from the Buffalo area and so pleased that we could provide you with a comfortable evening after that long drive over. We look forward to having you and your four boys... More 

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