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Van Auken's Inne

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Ilion, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Absolutely loved this place! Great food, drink, hospitality, decor, rooms, you name it-it was the best!! The speakeasy is the bomb & by far the BEST venue in the Old Forge area! This place has turned the area around as far as the people in our group are concerned and we will make it a "must stop" every trip back... More 

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London, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I really have enjoyed our stays here my wife and I have stayed twice now in the fall. We love to hike and mountain bike, and I was impressed with the options for those things within riding distance. The inne's staff was excellent, very kind, and helpful. Some of them even offered up great hikes and places to visit. It... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2016

My husband called and made a reservation, stating that people had food allergies. We told the waitress about the allergies and expressly stated that my daughter was allergic to garlic. The waitress returned to our table, telling us that she had bread with garlic. We sent it away and then she brought Italian dressing. With garlic. She had never told... More 

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Minoa, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2016

We enjoyed our two night stay at Van Auken's Inne. The rooms were clean and simple, but we truly enjoyed the upstairs porch that ran the length of the Inne. We took our dinner out there and enjoyed the Adirondack air, even during a rain storm. There is a first rate restaurant and a bar that offers the menu to... More 

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Canandaigua, New York
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2016

My wife and I loved our stay here: clean, comfortable room; amazing decks with plush furniture and drinks from the excellent bar; first-class restaurant; and a caring, hard-working staff intent on making our stay relaxing and pleasing. My favorite: coffee service on the upper deck at 6:30 a.m.! It gets a little loud late at night, but we could tune... More 

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fabius ny
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016 via mobile

Had dinner on the porch. Fish fry was delicious. Great atmosphere and service. Music was great too. Speakeasy was a blast! If you like bourbon than this is a must. Largest selection in central New York maybe even all of the east. Had some amazing whiskey. Can't wait to back

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Levittown, Pennsylvania, United States
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2016

My husband and I stayed at this inn, hoping to enjoy some snowmobiling, but due to an unseasonably warm winter we weren't able to. We originally booked the King room, but cancelled that booking when we found out there wasn't snow. The Inn doesn't refund your money, but holds your reservation for a future date. We decided to call and... More 

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Webster, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2016

Stopped in for a late night snack and was glad to see that the new owners have embraced their opportunity. The bar has been spruced up and expanded.The liquor and beer selections are top notch and the bar tender Billy was glad to be of service. Good pours and quick food service made our stop worth the time. Prices are... More 

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Crystal Lake, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

We were in the OF area the week after Labor Day. I was a local boy growing up and had been to this in under several owners. As I am getting more interested in bourbon we were told they had a nice selection in "The Speak Easy". Well I wasn't disappointed, they had a very nice collection. There were 8... More 

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Inlet, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

The potted pink geraniums on the porch and the shrimp bisque were the high points of our visit. The turkey/bacon roll up was tasteless, and a corn/potato soup was bland. We had looked forward to this visit. It is in a great location near the RR station in Thendara. The bisque suggested the kitchen has potential. The waiter was frustrated... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Restaurant
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Banquet Room
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  • Free Parking
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Van Aukens Inne, built in 1891, was moved 75 feet away from the racks in 1906. The Victorian Structure, with its pillared porch, was completely renovated in 1988 to its original splendor which reflects an atmosphere reminiscent of a boygone era. Van Aukens Inne is a bar, restaurant, and hotel. The main level is a dining area and bar; we have a large dining room in the back perfect for large parties and gatherings, a smaller dining room for simpler dining, and a newly renovated porch that offers outside dining. In the basement is our brand new Wakely's Speakeasy, open Thursday, Friday, and Saturdays starting at 6pm. On the second floor (upstairs) we have 12 rooms that all have their own private bath, Wi-Fi, TV, and air conditioner. There is an additional porch/balcony located on the second floor that all guests have access to. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Van Auken's Inne

Address: 108 Forge Street, Thendara, NY 13472
Location: United States > New York > Thendara
Price Range: $80 - $130 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 12
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