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“History and Serenity” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Covewood Lodge

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Covewood Lodge
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Eagle Bay
Golden, CO
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“History and Serenity”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 12, 2008

We discovered Covewood Lodge about 5 years ago and have gone there every year since. We quickly discovered that other families have made it their vacation destination for up to a half century. It's on the National Register for Historic Places, so don't go there expecting brand new facilities. The proprietors take great pride in keeping the main lodge (which is like an Adirondack "great camp") and the 18 surrounding cottages in vintage condition, and yes, it is truly rustic. Covewood is at Big Moose Lake, and is surrounded by many miles of serene wilderness that, of course, includes abundant wildlife. Some of the wildlife may occasionally venture into "friendly" range of the dwellings, but to me that is part of Covewood's appeal. When you go there, you are going to a real woodland setting. You are not going to the Ritz.

Even though I live in Colorado now, I expect to visit Covewood at least one week every summer for the foreseeable future. Same goes for several of my other family members, and their kids. We love the peaceful setting, the proprietors, the cordial staff and other guests, the history, the abundant variety of immediately accessible watercraft, the numerous hiking trails, and the kid's program, which is great for parents seeking some real R&R. Go to their web site at covewoodlodge.com to see photos and get a sense of the unique "community" that has developed at this historic camp in the Adirondacks.

  • Liked — setting, history, watersports
  • Disliked — nothing
  • Stayed July 2008, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 11, 2008

Weve stayed at Covewood numerous times over the years and enjoyed it very much.It's got great views of Big Moose Lake and is away from the main roads and noise of Eagle Bay,but close to great hiking,boating and all the attractions of the area.It's very rustic and oldfashioned like the lake house your grandparents had when you were a kid,no TVs and certainly not like a chain hotel.I've stayed over 10 times various times of year and it's always been a great experiance,I never found it to be dirty at all,just reflecting the era it was built in which I thought was perfectly charming.If you want a state of the art kitchen and posh lodging go elseware this is not the place.An interesting note is this lake is the site of the story"A place in the sun" and the ghost of Grace Brown has been seen there. Don''t miss a meal at the Big Moose Lodge.

  • Liked — lakeside location and charm of sprawling property
  • Disliked — nothing
  • Stayed January 2003, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 6, 2007

We booked this room on the recommendation of an acquaintance who had stayed there a few years ago. We were told that it was 'rustic', but there's a huge difference between rustic and filthy. Upon arrival, we noticed that many of the buildings looked run down, but we were not prepared for what was to come. As the room clerk led us to the room and opened the door, our hearts sank. There were two twin beds, an old stained wingback chair, a beat up dresser, stains on the ceiling and lampshades, and cobwebs clogging up the windowsills. When we flipped on the light to the bathroom, there was an old tub with a rubber hose attachment (I guess that was the shower if you could kneel down in the tub and spray your self off....) But the real clincher was the mousetrap with the freshly trapped dead mouse behind the toilet! We told the clerk that it was a bit too 'rustic' for our taste, what with the dead mouse and all, and that we were leaving. What a dump!! Since everything in the area was booked, we spent 8 hours in the car that day driving up and back. We never got so much as a call or apology from the place and they also kept our $100.00 deposit. Disgusting place.....avoid it at all cost!

  • Liked — We didn't stay........what does that tell you??
  • Disliked — The dead mouse
  • Stayed July 2007, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Covewood Lodge
Address: Eagle Bay, NY
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Location: United States > New York > Eagle Bay
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Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Eagle Bay
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Number of rooms: 40
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Rustic Inn which offers year-round outdoor activities. ... more   less 
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Covewood Hotel Eagle Bay

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