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Still Bay Resort
Ranked #17 of 26 Lake George B&B and Inns
Cherry Hill, New Jersey
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20 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“It's Great to be Back”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 23, 2012

I've been going to Lake George ALL my life and it has never disappointed. My 89 year old father traveled with me, and it's was quite a while since his last visit. Still Bay was everything I was looking for. Peace, quiet and above all a beautiful lake front. I must say Still Bay would'nt have cut it as a kid; no pool, playground, or water activities, and no other kids to play with, just what I'm not looking for at my age.
The breakfast was amazing, so much more then I had expected, and the owners and staff were so friendly and extremely accommodating.
Yes the rooms are small and and the bathroom is tight and the TV isn't a flat screen, but how much time do you spend in it. It was very clean and well maintained during our stay. By the way I thought the WiFi connection was amazing for being in the mountains.
If you're looking for your cookie cutter chain motel/hotel with all the fancy amenities you won't find that here or for that matter anywhere in Lake George, for that I am so happy.
As we were leaving to come home, my father remarked what a nice time he had, and if I would be interested in coming back next year. Sure! Same place? Sure! Can we stay longer next time? Most definitely!!!!

Room Tip: Down stairs rooms have a porch if it rains, and a nice view of the lake, upstairs has neither.
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank Beverly H
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Hinesburg, Vermont
1 review
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 22, 2012

My family just got back from vacation at Still Bay and we were very happy to have stayed there. It was exactly what we thought when we booked it: quiet location outside the busy village of Lake George, a private beach for the kiddos to play on, free breakfast, and reasonable rates. Most of the guests we spoke to said they'd been coming back for many years and we can see why.

Pros:
The beach. It was a 20 second walk from the rooms. There were other guests but it was so big we almost always felt like we were the only ones on it. My kids--3 and 6--loved swimming and going on the paddleboats. Having the private beach so close and open allowed us to do other things (horseback riding, shopping, Magic Forest, etc.) during the day and still be able to get plenty of swimming/beach time in mornings or early evenings or whenever in between.

The breakfast. Exactly as described. Lots to eat for the kiddos and adults and things were replenished throughout the serving time. Muffins, donuts, bagels, scones, coffeecakes, sausage, hot pancakes or french toast.

The location. Just minutes by car to the village of Lake George but quieter and without the traffic hassles of being right in Lake George.

Not so Pros:
The rooms. It is an old Lake George resort and the rooms reflect that. The grounds of the place are well kept up but, yes, the room and furnishings were all best described as 70's. The TV was tiny. The bathroom was tiny. Was nice to have the girls each have a twin bed in a separate room though.

The neighbors. Still Bay itself was a good quiet place to read a book at night--which is all I wanted once the girls were in bed. Unfortunately, one of the neighboring resorts (Depe Dene) had "family party" nights with a DJ and blaring sound system Mon, Wed & Fri nights until 9:30. Not Still Bay's fault, but just know it going in.

All in all, it was a great place for the money and we'll likely be going back.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank TheVTers
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New Canaan, Connecticut
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43 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 21, 2012

Noisy, noisy, noisy. The rooms are small and smell musty. Lots of wood panelling and bathroom is tiny, tiny, tiny. The breakfast is fine the first time, but it's the same old stuff each day. Quite boring. The place next door offers row boats and covered paddle boats, canoes and much more, but Still Bay has nothing to offer other than 2 very old paddle boats that leak. Would not come back when there are so many other places offfering so much more. Very disappointed. My adivice is to look before you leap.

Room Tip: go somewhere else, or if you don't mind the noise, get room #1, which I am sure is booked out by...
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank shells13
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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 5, 2012

We fell upon Still Bay when let down by another resort. Yes the rooms are dated but sparkling clean and cosy. The grounds are beautiful and peaceful too. The breakfast is a added bonus making the over all package very reasonable for a quiet spot directly on the lake. Free ice s available together with a decent sized fridge in the room. Small BBQ's next to picnick benches give you options for eating in. Watching the sun go down on the private beach or from the boat house is priceless. Wifi is annoyingly patchy as you rely on neighbouring networks and unlike many resorts there are no boats or canoes available for use.

Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Level Contributor
7 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 1, 2012

Hosts Eileen, Bob and Ron really make you feel at home. Nice sandy beach, nice peaceful and quiet escape from the everyday with a super breakfast. Great advice about the overall area and if you can rent Unit One, its the best!!!! Can't wait to get back again! We have spent a couple visits here each year for the past six or more years. My wife has been addicted to the Lake since she was a little child.

Room Tip: Room 1 is great for two, and the Cottage is super when we travel with our daughter and her friend.
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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Fiat_Terence
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Seaford, New York
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 1, 2012

Love staying at Still Bay Resort, we return every year with our parents and brother and his family. The breakfast is great with lots of delicious homemade items, it is so nice to start your day eating outside with a wonderful view of the lake. The grounds are lovely and well kept, the kids look forward to hanging out at the lake, using the paddle boats and fishing off the dock. We wouldn't stay anywhere else.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank GeanR
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Long Island
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 1, 2012

Still Bay Resort is a great place to stay. Private beach, beautiful grounds, kids have a great time. Breakfast includes homemade breads and muffins, eggs, pancakes, bagels, etc. The rooms are nice, the people are courteous and friendly. I have been going with my family and in-laws every summer for the past 5 years.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Evelyn A
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Property: Still Bay Resort
Address: 3458 Lake Shore Dr, Lake George, NY 12845-6623
Location: United States > New York > Lake George
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Ranked #17 of 26 B&Bs / Inns in Lake George
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Still Bay Resort 2.5*
Number of rooms: 24
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