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The Inn at Erlowest
Ranked #1 of 25 Lake George B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed July 2, 2005

My husband and I stayed at the Inn at Erolwest from June 17th to June 19th. The room rate was $250 a night. This was the second B&B we stayed at and I can't believe it actually topped the first one. The service was equivalent to any five star hotel. The castle is tucked away overlooking Lake George. We felt like we were in a different world for the weekend as we stayed in this gorgeous castle. We stayed in the Erlowest room, beautiful large room with a cozy fireplace and sitting area as well as a huge beautilful bathroom. The bathroom had a very large heart shaped jacuzzi. Beware this room does not have a tv. We noticed the other rooms all had a either a regular tv or flat screen. It didn't bother us that the room was missing a tv because we purposely wanted to get a away from it all. The staff was unbelievable. Mark who seemed to manage the castle was always there every time we stepped out of our room. When we first arrived and got out of our car, Mark came running to help us with our luggage. He personally escorted us to our room and showed us how to work the fireplace and jucuzzi. The bed was probably the most comfortable bed I have ever slept in. We were right above the the kitchen and we awoke each morning with the scent of bacaon, eggs and pankcakes. The castle has an award winning French chef. They serve a full breakfast which Mark personally ensured that we had. Even though we arrived late for breakfast he called the chef and insisted that we eat. Breakfast was delicious. So much so we had to make reservations for dinner. Mark ensured that we had a wonderful table reserved and suggested that we arrive at a certain time to enjoy a quite dinner. I live in NY and I must say this chef is among the best. Dinner ran $200 with tip as we also indulged in European wines. Mark picked out our entire dinner for us and he was so right on about the dishes. The morning we checked out Mark had to leave early and personally wished us a safe trip. Another staff member provided suggestions on nearby hiking trails. There is a patio overlooking the lake with a fireplace. Cocktails are served on the patio. Only disappointment was that the fireplace was not on any night that we stayed even though it was quite chilly out.

In terms of activities, we went horseback riding only 5 minutes away and we rented a speed boat and went out on the Lake (only 10 minutes away). We went to Lake George Village the first night we got there (could have skipped that all together). We stayed about 20 minutes and then left. All in all would recommend this castle like getaway to any one looking for a a romantic getaway.

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Reviewed June 26, 2005

We went to the Inn at Erlowest for our wedding anniversary from May 29-31st. It was wonderful. It was our first experience staying in a Bed & Breakfast. We arrived at night and the view looked great, with a lite up area around the Inn. The place actually looked like a castle. The staff were very helpful when we arrived and helped bring our luggage to the room. When we arrived at the room, it was breathtaking. The bed was huge, had a seating area with a fire place, a study and a huge bathroom. The jacuzzi was heart shaped and it could have fit 4 people. The curtains were huge and made it very private in the morning when the sunlight was very bright.
It had a french restuarant that had great food, even though it was on the expensive side. We had dinner the first night and it came out to be $150. Breakfast was complimentary and they had eggs, pancakes, or french toast to pick from.
The view in the daytime was the best. The Inn is on a hill overlooking Lake George and you could see the sun setting and rising everyday. There were seating areas outside where you can sit next to a fire and a waiter took orders for drinks and appitizers.
I really recommend it for a romantic weekend. The area around the Inn had local resturants and stores. The room was $250 per night because it was the Erlowest suite. It was a fourt poster King-size bed and the linens and towels were changed daily. The bathroom had a beautiful chandelier hanging that was perfect. I loved staying there and I plan on going back.

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Address: 3178 Lake Shore Drive, Lake George, NY 12845
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Location: United States > New York > Lake George
Bar / Lounge Beach Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free Parking Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #1 of 25 B&Bs / Inns in Lake George
Price Range: $215 - $340 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The Inn at Erlowest 3.5*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located on 15-acres on the shores of Lake George, The Inn at Erlowest is a stone Queen Anne revival mansion constructed as a private residence in 1898 and converted into a 10-suite bed and breakfast in 2001. The Inn offers a blend of elegant rooms, exquisite dining and everything that Lake George offers to guarantee a time remembered. A quaint bar accompanied by a fine dining restaurant provides guests a memorable dining experience. Complimentary breakfast is included and a wide range of welcome amenities are offered for an additional fee. Lounge areas are available for the quiet board game, reading or conversation time. An expansive patio and accompanying deck complete with a magnificent outdoor fireplace connect the indoor experience with the outdoor views of Lake George. Rooms includes elegant furnishings, antique furniture, king size bed, down pillows and Penhaligon’s bath amenities. Each suite offers other unique features that vary suite by suite. Rooms can include one or more of the following features; a fireplace, sitting area, spa tub and shower, and lake view. At The Inn at Erlowest there is free Wi-Fi access and reserved, free parking. A fitness center along with complementary kayaking is combined with two beach areas and an outdoor heated pool. The Inn is located between Lake George (2-miles) and Bolton Landing (8-miles). Interstate I-87 (The Northway) is a 5-minute drive connecting Erlowest to area shopping and activities. The Albany International Airport is 48 miles away. ... more   less 
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