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Reviewed August 18, 2009

This is no resort! this is no hotel! This is nothing like i believed it would be. In fact, we cut our time short and left the next morning.

The bathroom had a small corner shower, the rest of bathroom does not stand up to a "resort" status. This is what you would call a fishing, swimming hole with all the rooms tightly together and a long walk to the water. Here again I was mislead, told there was a very nice large sandy area for swimming with a long dock. Not quite. Each adjoining lodge roped off an area of water claiming it as their own.

I felt so horrified when I reached this place. Based on all the wondrous praises T.A's had given it and talking to the owner, i felt no qualms stopping here. I explained to the owner I was handicapped and asked if he felt i could navigate to the water. "No Problem" i was told. Right..

Between the mold, bad bathroom accommodations, extremely old beds and accommodations not fitting resort status, we left first think in the morning. we left upset.

  • Stayed: August 2009, traveled with family
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7  Thank ChicagoOlivia
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Reviewed August 10, 2009

Went to Golden sands for the third time last week and once again had a great time.Nothing fancy but it is right on the lake and the rooms are big and clean.The rooms have a fridge, microwave and remote control tv.

  • Stayed: August 2009, traveled with family
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Thank lad104
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Reviewed August 1, 2009

Returning to Golden Sands every summer has been a family tradition now for 5 years...for so many reasons. There isn't a better stretch of beach to take in the breath-taking beauty of Lake George than at this wonderful resort. If you get a Lakeview room, the majestic scenery hits you the moment you walk out of your room. If those rooms aren't available, not to worry...a short walk down the hill from the upper rooms, and it's all there waiting for you. The location is magical and, unlike other resorts on the lake where the views can be obstructed or the boating activity can break the serenity, Golden Sands is pure heaven. Early in the morning while the mist lingers on the Lake and in the mountains or late in the afternoon when the sun paints everything golden, treat yourself & grab a chair, place it out on the end of the dock...and just take it in.

The kayaks are free and plentiful. Check in, then get out on the Lake! The beach is clean, the water refreshing and you'll enjoy the folks around you- families with their kids, couples young and old, everyone smiling as if to say " does it get any better than this?" Kodak moments everywhere! We always meet the most wonderful people and invariably end up BBQ-ing together with them on one of the many grills that are available just outside the Lakefront rooms. Anyone can use them. At night, there is a fire on the beach to huddle around, talk about your day's adventures and make S'mores for the kids...and the grown-ups!

Owner Bob is always at your service and will make sure you have a great time! Whatever he suggests, whether it be a restaurant or an attraction to check out, go with it! He's such an awesome guy! The staff, too, is friendly and helpful.

It must say something when every year as we check out, we take a last look at Lake George and wonder how we will make it a whole year without seeing that view. Poor Bob - we're always near tears when we say goodbye! Then again, it must be very gratifying to him seeing that his resort can bring such happiness to us. Now, it's your turn...

  • Stayed: July 2009, traveled with family
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Thank tedqzo
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Reviewed July 27, 2009

We met Bob the owner who was very very nice. We stayed in 2spacious rooms that had a microwave and fridge. The lake was right there. We got up early and observed the beautiful sunrise. You can take your boat or jetski. You get to Kayak free for the first hour. WE also brought our family dog. She had an amazing time too. It is an experience with nature. . It is near Lake George village. The price was great You can also BBQ there. In the morning you can hear the beautiful birds. You can also swim in the lake. We visited from Cedarhurst ,Long Island and our family loves the Golden Sands. We plan to visit there many more times. Thanks Bob

  • Stayed: July 2009, traveled with family
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1  Thank cherrylongisland
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Reviewed July 24, 2009

We live in Europe and found this vacation, spot, here at Lake George ... it's called GOLDEN SANDS because the sand on the beach is Golden like in Europe. At night we went to the village for fun and nightlife. We grilled and used kayaks. It was clean and affordable. We will recommend this fun place for you and our friends back home in Europe.

  • Stayed: July 2009, traveled with friends
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1  Thank andutzaEu
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