We stayed at Twin Pines over the Columbus Day weekend in 2012. We used to stay at Lake George Escapes but switched after 5 years due to LGE raising the rates almost double.
FIrst impressions is: Nice well maintained lawns (they mowed twice in the 3 days we were there) i guess they want the leaves up quickly....either way the grounds were well maintained. I wish i could say the same for the cabins. out of the 8 cabins my family rented ours was the nicest one (ash 4). It would appear that hey seem to be fixing them up slowly and just have not made it to others yet. Minor issues with my cabin - screens that have holes in them, stove that you have no idea how hot it is, burner not working, light out on front porch, flys, no broom or carpet sweeper and no TV (yes, i said it....no TV). Before people start comment about the fact that i am mentioning the TV - let me just say - you are right - I should not care about having a tv when i am supposed to be enjoying the outdoors and my family and not glued to cable....BUT i have to admit - having a tv is just a part of our schedule and although i watch less then a 1/2 hour a day i just like to start the day watching the local news or some football on Sunday.
The minor things that i mentioned are all true - but dont paint a good picture....when in fact it was a nice place to stay. Just needs a few things to make it from average to great. Again i am talking about ASH 4 - some of the cabins my cousins, aunts and uncles stayed in looked like you could film a horror movie inside. Not disgusting just bare and in need of MUCH RENOVATIONS. I dreamed about the place if i owned it what would i do....and started making lists. some would need 100% complete tear down and redo and some just repairs. .....new beds, floors, stoves, shower curtains, - things like that.
Again - we tell our kids we are camping - so they spend 90% of the day outside - thanks to the no TV and for a kid - its great - for someone that just wants to see it great like me - they are going to have to invest some funds back into the place.
The lake was beautiful, the lodge - not sure what the purpose of that is - not much to do there.
The owner nice -
The grounds - really nice
Overall - its between average and above average - AGAIN JUST TALKING ABOUT ASH 4 - The other cabins below average.
good luck - we booked it again - hopefully over the winter they will be fixing more up. I am excited to go back and see if they did. This place could really be GREAT...but for now slightly above average.
- Also Known As:
- Twin Pines OnTrout Lake Lake George, NY - Diamond Point