We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! You come to us for reviews — now you can book your hotel right here on TripAdvisor.

The Elms Waterfront Cottages

Show Prices
Certificate of Excellence
Book on TripAdvisor
Trusted partner. We work with to make your booking as easy as possible.
Secure payments. We use industry-leading practices to keep your information secure.
Enter dates for best prices
powered by PriceFinder
1 room
Check In Check Out
Please enter your travel dates to continue
Check Availability
Book on
or compare prices from up to 200 sites including:
Professional photos
The Elms Waterfront Cottages
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","moduleList":["handlers","shims"],"js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))","shims":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'shims'))"}},"containerClass":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

89 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
Showing 88: English reviews
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

During Labor Day weekend, my husband and I (along with our pup) visited the Elms and had a LOVELY time. We would highly recommend it. We grilled every night, swam and kayaked in the Hudson and went hiking a couple of times.

Helpful?
Thank J B
Charliechan1, Owner at The Elms Waterfront Cottages, responded to this review

Thanks J B for your review. I can see that you loved the great outdoors. We look forward to your return. Chandler More 

Syracuse, New York
Level Contributor
20 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a delightful place to unwind! From our second storey deck in The Lodge, we had the classic ADK view of water and mountains, bracketed and shaded by immense trees. The sunsets were glorious to behold. The Elms has a long history, and we applaud the efforts by Chandler and his staff to sustain the best of the past while... More 

Helpful?
Thank Anita W
Charliechan1, Owner at The Elms Waterfront Cottages, responded to this review

Anita...thanks for visiting with us and taking the time to write a review. We appreciate your comments and look forward to your return. I'm glad you were able to "unwind" and enjoy the ambiance. See you soon, Chandler More 

Level Contributor
4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Let me start by saying that the owner and staff are very friendly and helpful. The sunset views are the best you'll ever see. If you're looking to decompress from the stresses of life, this is the place to go. We were also looking for dog-friendly accommodations and our dog had just as much fun as we did. She was... More 

Helpful?
Thank Raquelita123
Charliechan1, Owner at The Elms Waterfront Cottages, responded to this review

Thanks Raquelita...we enjoyed having you and your family stay with us and look forward to your return....your effervescence was a delight ...your family was so gracious and appreciated by our other guests. I'm glad your dog had as much fun as you did, nothing could be worse than a bored dog...haha. See you soon, Chandler More 

Rumson
Level Contributor
3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I stayed at the Elms during a recent visit to the ADKs for a bike tour. How fantastic to have stayed a such a lovely cozy cottage along the lake shore. The staff was extremely hospitable. I throughly enjoyed the use of the kayaks to explore the clear, quiet lake sparsely lined by other lake side cottages and being enjoyed... More 

Helpful?
Thank Jennifer O
Charliechan1, Owner at The Elms Waterfront Cottages, responded to this review

Jennifer...thank you for your kind words and descriptiveness. It sounds so relaxing and pastoral on that porch. We are all looking forward to your return. Enjoy. Chandler More 

1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I'm still experiencing new adventures at the Elms. One year it was just being there soaking in the return to nature. Then it was exploring the water activities. Then it was beautiful hiking for a few years. Then lake George. Then saratoga. Another time local food spots and bars recommended by Ray and Lorraine like Oscar's smoke house or a... More 

Helpful?
Thank Thomas D
Charliechan1, Owner at The Elms Waterfront Cottages, responded to this review

Thanks Tom and Amanda...for being such long time customers...that's why your name is on cottage #4. We appreciate your hospitality, Amanda's white table cloth gourmet cooking, the laughter between you two and our guests. You always bring such life to The Elms...as well as Molly and Scooter...see you soon. Chandler More 

Wilton Manors, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Twenty one of us had a great time hanging out on docks and decks - playing cards and board games and enjoying the lake scenery or hopping into the many kayaks, row boats, pedal boats, and stand up paddle boards, respectively. The volleyball net kept us hopping and there was extra lawn space for Frisbee/Can Jam. We gathered each day... More 

Helpful?
Thank BBunch1936
Charliechan1, Owner at The Elms Waterfront Cottages, responded to this review

Love the Brody Bunch...you guys were sensational...thanks for making the property come to life with your enthusiasm, playfulness and overall good cheer. We hope to see you many more times in the future. Chandler More 

Milwaukee, Wisconsin
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We had a group of 22 staying at the Elms to celebrate my Mom's 80th Birthday. It was the perfect place for such a gathering, as everyone had their own space when needed, as we rented multiple cabins, but there was also large enough spaces for communal gatherings. The location is beautiful as it is right on Lake Luzerne and... More 

Helpful?
Thank WiscoWilly
Charliechan1, Owner at The Elms Waterfront Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you for all of your kind words...I have to say your entire family was so easy going, congenial, friendly, helpful, energetic and hospitable. I can't wait to host your mom's 85th...and have you all back again. Truly a delight. All the best, and happy birthday! Chandler More 

Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2016

My family stayed at the Elms Waterfront Cottages this past week for 6 nights. It was our annual vacation and We loved it. We are from south eastern Massachusetts. We wanted to plan a trip to Lake George, NY and stay in a cottage or cabin on the water and be able to bring our 2 dogs. At first looking... More 

Helpful?
Thank Jessie K
Charliechan1, Owner at The Elms Waterfront Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you Jessie for a very illuminating story of your vacation. I think it will help others decide if this is the right product for them. Glad you had a great time, and look forward to your return. Chandler More 

Castleton, NY
Level Contributor
6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2016 via mobile

The Elms is a great place to stay, very pretty along the river in the village of Lake Luzerne. You feel welcome as soon as you pull into the driveway. Very special place with very nice cabins and other lodging. Chandler will see that you have a great stay!

Helpful?
1 Thank GeorgiaRusso
Charliechan1, Owner at The Elms Waterfront Cottages, responded to this review

Georgia...thank you for your kind words. So glad you enjoyed your stay, and that it was special for you. Look forward to your return. Be well, Chandler More 

Brooklyn, New York
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2016

We have stayed at The Elms annually for a group weekend including adults and kids of a variety of ages, and we have enjoyed every moment there. Chandler is incredibly welcoming and friendly. The grounds are lovely, and situated for a picturesque view of the water. And, there is easy access to Chanler's fleet of of kayaks, paddle boat and... More 

Helpful?
Thank toddportnoff
Charliechan1, Owner at The Elms Waterfront Cottages, responded to this review

Todd...thanks for your upbeat and honest review. You nailed it as to what we offer as a product. Glad you had a good time, look forward to your return and another trip down the lazy river...be well, Chandler More 

Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

86 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All Traveler Photos (58)
Viewed
View from Room (8)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (8)
Viewed
Pool/Beach Area (5)
Viewed
Room/Suite (2)
Viewed
Other (35)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All Management Photos (28)
Viewed
Family/Play Areas (2)
Viewed
View from Room (1)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (7)
Viewed
Business Center/Function Rooms (1)
Viewed
Pool/Beach Area (3)
Viewed
Room/Suite (6)
Viewed
Dining (4)
Viewed
Other (4)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Also consider these accommodations in or near Lake Luzerne
4.9 mi away
Hideaway Waterfront Cottages
Hideaway Waterfront Cottages
#2 of 7 in Lake Luzerne
4.5 of 5 stars 47 reviews
9.4 mi away
Holiday Inn Resort Lake George
10.3 mi away
Americas Best Value Inn & Suites Lake George
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
9.4 mi away
Wingate by Wyndham Lake George
7.9 mi away
Clarion Inn & Suites
Clarion Inn & Suites
#17 of 90 in Lake George
4.5 of 5 stars 371 reviews
10.3 mi away
O'Sullivan's On The Lake Motel
O'Sullivan's On The Lake Motel
#14 of 90 in Lake George
4.0 of 5 stars 121 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

Amenities

Highlights
  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
  • Free Internet
About the property
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Beachfront
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Air Conditioning
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)

Additional Information about The Elms Waterfront Cottages

Address: 1 Bay Rd, P.O. Box 95, Lake Luzerne, NY 12846-2600
Location: United States > New York > Lake Luzerne
Price Range: $187 - $399 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — The Elms Waterfront Cottages 2.5*
Number of rooms: 18
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Expedia, Hotwire, Travelocity, Odigeo, Priceline and Hotels.com so you can book your The Elms Waterfront Cottages reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
The Elms Waterfront Cottages Hotel Lake Luzerne
The Elms Waterfront Cottages Lake Luzerne, NY - Lake George
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay