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“Did the job; would try elsewhere next time”
Review of Trail's End Inn

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Trail's End Inn
Ranked #2 of 4 Keene Valley B&B and Inns
Ontario, Canada
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Did the job; would try elsewhere next time”
Reviewed August 26, 2007

The good: Spacious room, comfortable beds, nicely decorated, excellent breakfasts.
The bad: Poor room lighting, no air conditioning (a problem in hot humid weather when 2 of us are asthmatic), wall paint in room is worn away in places, toilet and sink area is cramped.
The in-between: Cleaner than my house; not as clean as my mother's or mother in law's.

For a B&B, the Trail's End was not homey and hospitable. The server at breakfast was pleasant, otherwise we never saw the staff. The owners were only available if telephoned or called via doorbell, so we never met them (two-day stay). We saw them walking their dogs, but they didn't speak to us. There was no one to tell about a burned out light bulb or from whom to request a fan. No one ever inquired about our satisfaction.
While I don't need my hand held, the reason I choose B&Bs over hotels is the connection with my hosts and the feeling of being 'at home.'

If you are interested in spending time in the mountains and all you need is a place to sleep, the Trail's End would suit you perfectly.
If your main goal is to be a bit removed from Lake Placid, but still nearby, this location is too far, especially at night: 25 minutes down a windy road.

  • Liked — Room size and decor
  • Disliked — Impersonal hosts, lack of air conditioning
  • Stayed August 2007, traveled with family
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long island, ny
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed February 25, 2007

This is an open and welcoming place that does NOT overpower you with frills. It's basic, somewhat rustic and very comfortable. The rooms are just that, rooms. It reminds me of the cabin we used to stay at when I was young.

The breakfast was very good. Most guests were recovering from being out all day hiking or traveling so the morning was thankfully quiet.

ekjl

  • Liked — breakfast
  • Disliked — talkative guests
  • Stayed July 2005, traveled as a couple
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2 Thank longbeachsand
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Queensbury
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed June 23, 2006

My husband and I first stayed at The Trail's End Inn in Keene NY for our honeymoon. We married in Lake Placid and wanted someplace nearby that would give us a romantic Adirondack retreat. After alot of research, we decided to stay at Trails End and loved it so much that we've been back twice for anniversary stays.

I highly recommend the rooms with king beds, fireplace and jacuzzi tubs. We've stayed in both on the second floor. After a fall Adirondack romp in the forest a real wood fire sets the mood for romance and the double jacuzzi tub in a gorgeous tiled bathroom is stocked with bath oils, candles, etc. You can order special packages and your room will be stocked with fruit and cheese, champagne, whatever you want.

This property is a destination for hikers and backbackers and sports enthusiasts of all varieties. The hearty breakfast should not be missed. Homemade waffles, fresh breads and muffins, juices and coffee...yumm! They will pack a box lunch for you if the surrounding trails beckon for a day hike, bike, ski.

I cannot wait to go back!

  • Stayed September 2005
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2 Thank Pamela1172
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boston,ma
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed February 7, 2006

We really did not have any point of reference when choosing this b&b except we wanted a nice relaxing getaway for our first visit to the Adirondacks. We were extremely happy with what we found....a clean, well-kept inn with spacious rooms or suites. The rooms are named after the surrounding mountains. We were lucky enough to have a suite with a kitchenette and an electric heater resembling a wood burning stove added ambience to our sitting area. The full breakfasts were filling with juices, delicious coffees, fresh fruit, and plenty of carbs to fuel you for whatever activities you choose right outside the door. Each morning we walked the perimeter of a beaver pond before breakfast with a cup of coffee we made in our room with the complimentary coffee maker. (We bought some freshly roasted coffee from a coffeehouse in downtown Lake Placid which was only a few miles down the road.) I would definitely go back .

  • Stayed November 2005
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3 Thank kneadlessbaker
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Long Island, NY
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Reviewed August 20, 2005

Just ended our week in the Adirondacks with two nights at this wonderful haven. The inn is large and beautifully maintained and guest rooms are quiet (unless you have small children bouncing around on the wood floor above your head), extremely clean and lovely. Luxuries where it counted; a very comfortable king sized bed with soft linens and luxury towels. We're not big on B and Bs as a rule, but these inn keepers have struck the right balance of attentiveness to guests' needs without being ever present.

The breakfast service was terrific, cooked to order, with a great variety of juices and fresh fruits as well. Most important of all to me, the coffee was high quality and brewed strong enough. It's available by 6:30 a.m.

No TV in the room, no cell phone service, we just had to relax! The huge front porch has lots of comfortable seating, and my husband saw a hummingbird feeding at one of the porch planters the first morning. There are a lot of well maintained hiking trails nearby, and a few decent restaurants.

We'll definitely want to return.

  • Stayed August 2005
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Additional Information about Trail's End Inn

Property: Trail's End Inn
Address: 62 Trail's End Way, Keene Valley, NY 12943
Location: United States > New York > Keene Valley
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 4 B&Bs / Inns in Keene Valley
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 15
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located in secluded meadows in Keene Valley, the heart of the High Peaks. Private baths, suites, fireplaces, whirlpool or clawfoot tubs are available and there are the sleeping porches in the summer. A full home-cooked breakfast is included. Hiking trails right out our door, 15 minutes to the Olympics Ski venues and 20 minutes from Lake Placid. Private riverfront cottages are available. A phone in every room and the Inn is Wi-Fi connected to high speed internet. ... more   less 

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