My family stayed for a mere night, had only a dinner and breakfast at Stillwater, but we will always remember the hospitality and surprisingly good food for a place so far off the beaten path. Marion welcomed us, took our young daughters out for hummingbird watching, and even let them help in the kitchen at breakfast. IF you are looking for 5 Star lodging, look elsewhere, but outside of the room, the nature is beautiful, the people are kind, the drinks are delicious, and the food is well-prepared.
We had a grpup of 10 or so men renting a couple boats to go fishing for a few hours before meeting the rest of our crew who was showing up later for dinner. This is a MAN-MADE RESEVOIR. Beforewarned that there are no buoys or water markers to show you where there are dangers in the water lurking. There are lots of "just beneath the surface" dangers anywhere you travel too on this body of water. We had a boat damage a prop on "something" that no one saw. Either a log or tree stump or rock. Be careful. Marion....how many times have you read about her? She's amazing. After dinner we were made her own "special concoction" shots for the 25+ guys we had there. She's great. Be careful when they say drinks are cash only...every drink I ordered was a different price, for the same…
Marion, Joe and Rascal made my visit an absolute great experience. A must place to visit while in the ADK. And I loved shopping there! Marion makes a mean drink and be sure to ask for a side of jalapeños with your chili!
Walk into the Stillwater Hotel and meet your new best friends, Marian and Joe. They'll show you around, introduce you to their friends, and make sure you feel at home. Then they'll serve you the best meal you've had in ages, with a few extra treats that you didn't even order. Your room will be no-frills but have everything you need -- a comfortable bed and a hot shower. We were there in the off-season when it wasn't crowded, but we're told it gets packed in the busy season. Either way, Joe and Marian will make sure you have everything you need. Highly recommend.
Marian and Joe made us feel at home as we celebrated our anniversary. Cozy, comfortable room, delicious food, even live music Saturday night on the deck. We enjoyed kayaking and Marian gave us suggestions on we we could hike to get a gorgeous views of the reservoir. Looking forward to our next trip.