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10 reviews
Reviewed October 7, 2016

We've been to the Ampersand bay three times now. We based our wedding here back in 2012, and simply fell in love with the place. We've been back several times since to bring our young family to play on the beach, enjoy the camp fire at night, and play in the water. We tend to go slight out of season,... More 

Thank nww02
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Reviewed August 23, 2016

Ampersand Bay Resort was the perfect place for my birthday celebration. There were 18 of us ranging in age from 15 months to 86. We were booked in three Heron units right on the water. The units were great, well equipped and had great views. There was something for everyone: paddle boards, kayaks, fishing, a sandy beach for the baby.... More 

2 Thank Jean K
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35 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed August 20, 2016 via mobile

Our family made memories for a lifetime at Ampersand Bay Resort. We stayed in one of the Birch town home rentals with our rescue pup Kendall. Our home away from home was spacious, clean, and had amazing views of the lake. The jacuzzi tub and the rain shower were added pluses in the master bathroom. The resort is well laid... More 

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Washington, DC
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15 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed June 15, 2016

One of the scenic treats of the Saranac Lake area is the passage from Lower to Middle Saranac Lake. The trip, by way of a meandering river and one gate lock, will make you feel like a Quebec voyager. The Middle Lake itself is pristine, with few visible structures. Just a marvelous day trip which my wife and I can't... More 

Thank Eric B
Mary G, General Manager at Ampersand Bay Resort & Boat Club, responded to this review

We are so happy that you enjoyed your day out on Middle and Lower Saranac lakes in one of our Lund Fishing Boats. Here at Ampersand Bay Resort, we consider ourselves lucky to work in such a beautiful place. Our entire staff finds great joy in helping our guests have that wonderful Adirondack experience that we all love so much.... More 

Boston, Massachusetts
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed June 13, 2016

If you haven't experienced Ampersand yet, you are in for a serious treat. This place is just special, and you can feel it the moment you set foot on the grounds. Located on Lower Saranac Lake in the Adirondaks, this camp seems to have everything you could want from a remote, lakeside mountain experience. Accommodations at Ampersand range from luxurious... More 

1 Thank philipselden
Mary G, General Manager at Ampersand Bay Resort & Boat Club, responded to this review

We couldn't have said it better ourselves, maybe a future job in marketing for the Resort? What an absolute beautiful wedding weekend with wonderful family and guests of a great couple K & B. They chose Ampersand Bay Resort over a year ago for their wedding weekend so that their guests could experience a remote, private lakefront venue with a... More 

Celina, Texas
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed June 1, 2016

We stayed at in the Birch town homes and had the best vacation of our life. It was so much more than we expected. We took our daughters who were graduating from high school. The resort was BEAUTIFUL and totally relaxing. We rented a pontoon boat and motored around Saranac Lake all day and soaked in the beauty. The room... More 

1 Thank Jim R
Mary G, General Manager at Ampersand Bay Resort & Boat Club, responded to this review

We so enjoyed meeting your lovely family and welcoming you to your first trip to the Adirondacks and Ampersand Bay Resort from Texas. It was great to watch the girls out on the Stand-Up Paddle Boards, doing cartwheels on the beach and catching fish off the dock. Lower Saranac Lake is beautiful and we are happy you were able to... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed May 26, 2016 via mobile

I just returned from a 4 day vacation with my family, and my kids can't wait to go back.This was our 2nd year at the resort and we will be making this an annual retreat from now on.Mary,Kim and the entire staff at the resort were fantastic. The fishing was great,the beach area is nice,where we played volleyball every day... More 

1 Thank Robert D
Mary G, Manager at Ampersand Bay Resort & Boat Club, responded to this review

Thank you for taking time to write a review. We so enjoyed seeing your family again this year to break in our beach volleyball court and enjoy the nightly bonfires. Thank you for sharing your "Big Catch" photo with us and you'll find it on our facebook page and soon on our fishing photo page of the Ampersand Bay Resort.... More 

Ship Bottom, New Jersey
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573 reviews
55 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 236 helpful votes
Reviewed October 5, 2015

Just north of Saranac Village, and just 9 miles from Lake Placid. There are a number of places to visit in the area. Great fishing on the lake. Excellent activities [kayak, stand up paddle, boat rentals]. There are many hiking trails and lakes to visit in the area.

1 Thank MarkO95
Mary G, General Manager at Ampersand Bay Resort & Boat Club, responded to this review

We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay in the Heron Lakefront Suites. One certainly never tires from that six-mile long view down Lower Saranac Lake. Glad you enjoyed your complimentary canoes, kayaks and Paddle boards, as well as the great hiking and activities in Saranac Lake and Lake Placid. We look forward to seeing you again. More 

Saranac Lake, Ny
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29 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed September 15, 2015

17 members of our family ranging from 79 to 3 had a delight stay at this resort. The manager, Mary and her associate, Kim were welcoming, charming and hugely helpful.The condos are efficiently and attractively appointed and there were a variety of outdoor activities available for families. We loved the experience!

Thank myrnarock
Mary G, General Manager at Ampersand Bay Resort & Boat Club, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review and comments. What an absolute wonderful family you have. It was such a pleasure for us to watch your family not only come together to celebrate a wedding, but also to watch everyone enjoy the kayaks, pedal boats and Stand Up Paddle Boards along with the nightly bonfires. We so hope the bride and... More 

Bellport, NY
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed September 9, 2015

My family (2 adults, 2 kids ages 8 and 10) spent Labor Day weekend at the Ampersand Bay Resort and Boat Club. We stayed in the Heron Creek Lakefront Suite and it was gorgeous with a rustic yet very chic log cabin feel. 3 bedrooms (with super comfy beds), 3 bathrooms, fully equipped kitchen, gas fireplace in the livingroom, two... More 

2 Thank TW&DAA
Mary G, General Manager at Ampersand Bay Resort & Boat Club, responded to this review

We love introducing this gem of a place to new guests as it only takes once to find out what guests that have been returning for over thirty years know. Thank you for the wonderful compliments. From the canoeing and kayaking, to the bonfires, stargazing, and boating on Lower Saranac Lake, it certainly appears that you created memories for your... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Things to do
  • Hot Tub
Room types
  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
In your room
  • Microwave
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Free Parking
  • Concierge
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Ampersand Bay Resort is a cluster of vacation rentals spread over 28 acres on the shores of Lower Saranac Lake in the heart of the Adirondack Mountains of New York. We strive to provide our guests the privacy and family oriented nature of a vacation rental with many of the added amenities of a resort. All of our rentals units have full kitchens, necessary cooking utensils and appliances, BBQ grills, linens, dining rooms, living rooms and multiple bedrooms. We offer an evening campfire, marina with bait shop and gas station, free canoes, kayaks and stand up paddle boards, beach volleyball and other beach games for all of our guests. If you'd like to bring a boat, you can launch it here on our property and keep it in one of our slips. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Ampersand Bay Resort & Boat Club

Address: 31 Bayside Dr, Saranac Lake, NY 12983-1576
Location: United States > New York > Saranac Lake
Price Range: $200 - $550 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 22
Also Known As:
Ampersand Bay And Boat Club Hotel Saranac Lake
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See which rooms travelers prefer

“"Heron" Suites are right on the water. Others are set back a little.”
 of 5 bubbles nww02, Oct 7, 2016 | Read review
“We loved the Heron units with three bedrooms and three bathrooms and great views.”
 of 5 bubbles 188jeank, Aug 23, 2016 | Read review
“Rooms on the Lake are the best”
 of 5 bubbles MarkO95, Oct 5, 2015 | Read review
“Heron condos right on the water with a wonderful view”
 of 5 bubbles myrnarock, Sep 15, 2015 | Read review
“The corner suites on the lakefront are large and very sunny with spectacular views”
 of 5 bubbles TW&DAA, Sep 9, 2015 | Read review
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