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Reviewed August 1, 2012

We have been staying at Golden Sands for about 15 years now. Among the "mom and pop" type adirondack resorts in the area, this is up there. The views are awesome and the family just loves hanging out in the lake. Of course, there are kayaks and you can head out or just sit on your deck/porch and enjoy the place. Bob and I always have several good conversations. What starts out as a hi, how are you lends to 15-20 minutes of what could be any topic. For any bad reviews you see here, don't rely on them. Maybe you were expecting some other type of resort, yes there are always more expensive places, but why write such a negative review? If you go, I suggest getting one of the rooms down near the beach area. For things to do in the area, just ask for a suggestion and Bob will help you out. There are plenty of restaurants, gift shops, mini golf courses and other attractions. Great Escape is down the road. The mall is nearby if it rains and you want to see a movie. There is plenty of history in this area, do a little research and check the places out. Don't forget the fireworks downtown every Thursday, go early for a place to park. You're on vacation, enjoy yourselves!

Room Tip: Stay in the rooms closest to the beach, you don't have to worry about dragging your "stuff" down to it like you would if you were in the upper area near the office.
  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed August 1, 2012

We stayed here over 4th of July weekend. Golden Sands in my opinion has one of the best beaches and views on the lake. The rooms are rustic and are exactly as they appear on the website. Our air conditioner never really seemed to cool the room down, was slightly warm for sleeping. The rooms have a small refrigerator and microwave. I will say the shower is extremely small, please keep that in mind is you are a larger person or have any handicaps. The kayaks are free and there are plenty of them. The owner and staff were helpful and friendly. My biggest disappointment was the fishing. There is no fishing from the docks at the Golden Sands, not deep enough and to close to swimmers. We did try fish of the kayaks but no luck. We ended up having to rent a boat, but really was expecting to be able to fish from the resort as stated on the website. That is the main reason I chose the Golden Sands.

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed July 30, 2012

I have stayed here two times with two separate group of friends; we were thrilled with the hospitality each time! The owners are very friendly and accommodating; in fact, they gave us an extra room one night even if we did not book it. The room connected two separate bedrooms. Instead of squeezing on four beds, we were able to enjoy the spacious two bedrooms because of their generosity.

The kayaks are the key to this resort; you can rent them for free as long as you go early in the morning to reserve them. The view is beautiful, and kayaking on Lake George is to die for! There is also a fire pit at the resort, and we enjoyed making a fire while looking out to the lake at night.

Overall, if you are looking for a relaxing weekend at a great price, this is the place to be! I would come back again for another weekend getaway.

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed July 29, 2012

We stayed here for 3 nights in May. We were the only guests staying so had the whole place to ourselves. Bob made us feel really welcome and is a mine of handy hints & tips round the area. The Lake was beautiful and being able to use the kayaks as much as you wanted was heaven. The rooms and resort were very clean and super peaceful. Beds could be a little more comfy but otherwise everything bar the weather was perfect.

  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 18, 2012

Golden sands is the perfect place for a family vacation. It's right on the lake and close enough to the attractions of lake George. This year, we went to the drive in movie, horseback riding, the fun zone, and fishing. My family loves to use the kayaks and relax on the beach. The rooms are clean and equipped with everything you need for a relaxing week. My kids love the fire pit on the beach since that guarantees them a week of s'mores. There is also a nicely sized grassy area where the kids were able to play soccer, lacrosse, and baseball. Bob is a great guy and goes out of his way to make sure his guests are having a great time!! We hate to leave every year!!!! It's such a relaxing vacation!!

  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled with family
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Thank Jenn A
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