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Review of Contessa Lake George Motel & Resort

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Contessa Lake George Motel & Resort
Ranked #6 of 8 Hotels in Bolton Landing
Boynton Beach, Florida
1 review
“Can't wait to come back... Didn't want to leave...”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 10, 2013

We stayed at the Contessa for the second time. It was just as GREAT as the first. From the view of Lake George from our room to the parking everything was perfect. We had a two bedroom cabin with a full kitchen, living room and dinning room across from the playground. The kids had just as much fun as the wife & I did. Captain Bob was very helpful with fun things to do (with or without the kids), places to eat & even just great sights to see as he knows the area so well. We loved being at the pool and down at the docks. The rooms were picture perfect and every staff member we saw was very kind and always happy to help. The boat rental was awesome for the whole family, we spent an entire day out on the lake. When we were packing to go home the kids kept asking why we couldn't just live at the resort. Hope this year flies by so we can be back at the Contessa soon.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Michael I
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Raleigh, NC
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34 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 9, 2013

THIS IS ONLY ABOUT THE BOAT RENTALS. Captain Bob's Pontoon boat worked great and was a lot of fun... great way to spend an afternoon on the lake. I can't say the same about him or his customer service though. He's a very rude (and crude man). He has no problem cussing in front of women or small children or about making jabs at people's weight (people he doesn't know). He's quick to pick a fight as well. Horrible business practice if you ask me. I'd go into more detail but it's not worth it. Like I said the boat rental was great but interaction with Captain Bob makes for a sour situation. I'd go looking for a boat rental elsewhere, even if it's a bit more. It would be worth the stress you save from dealing with him.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank ReneeNC
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Contessaresort, Owner at Contessa Lake George Motel & Resort, responded to this review, July 11, 2013
We go over the boats with the divers and instruct on navigation of the lake and how to safely operate the craft. One of the things we discuss is how to properly distribute weight. We reiterate this when the rest of the party comes on board. On a pontoon boat the weight should be balanced toward the back of the boat for two reasons. Firstly its for the safety of everyone on the boat, and secondly the boat will run better and they will enjoy it more. We are not trying to be rude, crude or offensive. Sometimes people just don't listen and you have to be direct, which makes for an awkward situation. I'm a big guy, I head right to the back of the boat when I go.
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Walden, New York
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 9, 2013

We stayed at Contessa over the 4th of July holiday and really enjoyed our stay. We stayed in a very nice 2 bedroom cabin. The beds were comfortable, and kitchen was stocked with pots and pans, utensils, dishes, etc. The room was spotless. Very cozy feeling. AC worked so good we had to turn it down. Beautiful view from the private patio. We also rented a pontoon boat which is also highly recommended because we had a blast. The owners are very friendly. My kids enjoyed time on the row boats which was free of charge. We are getting ready to book another stay.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Trishiee40
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Nesconset
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 8, 2013 via mobile

Just finished another trip to contessa this week. As always we had a great time and can't wait to return next year. The only thing I was disappointed about was the fire pit. It was too overgrown to bring kids to. Hope it's cleaned up for next time. Other than that we had a wonderful stay and will return. Can't imagine staying anywhere else.

  • Stayed July 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank kimschwalb
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Buffalo, New York
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 1, 2013

My husband and I (along with our 6 month old) just returned from staying here 3 nights. We chose the suite because we had our baby and wanted a little extra room (when booking, Bob even offered a pack and play for us). It was very clean: bathrooms, windows, floor, you name it. Location is great because it is not too far from the city (as well as Lake George Village). There is a grocery store really near by where we bought things to grill (which the grill was included in the price of the room). There is also a farm up the street that we visited that was really fun. The walk down to the boats is not horrible, but works your legs on the way up :)

There are fruit trees on the property (which we did not experience THAT many bees as other reviewers wrote). It was more about mosquitoes, but that was everywhere around the lake in the evening. My husband took our baby down to the dock early in the morning and actually saw a deer by the trees. I will agree that it would have been nice if there was shampoo in the room, but having the grocery store near by made that ok. We just bought that and some dish soap to wash our plates. It is nice to have a full size refrigerator and freezer!

Bob was also a pleasure to deal with. We read other reviews about him, and we did not have a horrible experience. Sounds like those people who wrote bad things about Bob don't have their eggs in order or don't listen to what he tells them. Anyways, Bob is cool if you are cool. We also wanted to check in early and he worked with us on the time because we were driving in from Buffalo, and with the baby made things very easy for us. Also met two of his daughters. They were very, very nice girls and helped us with any questions we had.

It was our first time out on the pontoons, and it was so much fun! The lake is beautiful and we highly recommend! We had friends recommend the Contessa to us, and we will do the same for anyone that asks us where to stay at Lake George.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Elizabeth I
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Albany, New York
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 1, 2013

We checked in quickly, managed to not only sign up for the two rooms we ordered, but also got an understanding of the additional 2BR suite we would be renting the following day. We were also able to sign the paperwork for the boat rental as we checked in (huge save on timing for just walking down the the boat the following day and not wasting great boat time with logistics). The rooms were pristinely cleaned. Brand new carpeting, spectacular bathrooms, and even the beds were extremely comfortable. Refridgerators in every room, with complimentary soap, etc.

We rented a brand new, 16 passenger boat. Excellent motor, performance, and a cool sound system.

Beautiful views. Excellent sun deck by the water. Plenty of activities available for anyone of any age.

Bob did an excellent job. He was very clear explaining the boat, the "Rules of the lake", etc.

Thank you Bob!

Russell Young

Room Tip: Speak with Bob, he will steer you into the best room possible.
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank RussellYoung29786
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Glen Gardner, New Jersey
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 27, 2013

My husband and I just returned from our first trip to the Contessa Resort. We were looking for a quiet getaway with privacy and a view of Lake George. I did not find the Contessa immediately during my search but I put out a search to all Lake George lodging for lake view availability during the dates we needed and Bob responded first to my inquiry with all of the detail we needed to make our decision and we booked cabin #9 which is a one bedroom unit with full kitchen, A/C, LCD TV with cable, deck and gas grill. The cabin was very clean, comfortable and had an outstanding view of the lake from the deck, living room and bedroom. All of the staff we encountered were professional, helpful and always had a smile. There is free use of canoes and rowboats and the ability to fish right from the dock area which we took advantage of and enjoyed. Our second day there we decided to rent a pontoon boat from Bob and the rates were very reasonable. It was a beautiful day and busy so we had John from Bob's staff show us the boat and he was terrific. He had a great sense of humor and took the time to answer all of our questions. Bob and John were there to help us dock the boat upon our return and we had a great time chatting with them about our experience.

We will definitely return to the Contessa Resort! It's a great place to do your own things without anyone hovering over everything you do but staff is available for anything you need.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Sherrie S
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Property: Contessa Lake George Motel & Resort
Address: 5102 Route 9N, Bolton Landing, NY 12814
Location: United States > New York > Bolton Landing
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Ranked #6 of 8 Hotels in Bolton Landing
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 17
Also Known As:
Contessa Lake George Motel And Resort
Contessa Lake George Hotel Bolton Landing
Contessa Lake George Motel & Resort NY - Bolton Landing

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