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The Elms Waterfront Cottages
Ranked #1 of 7 Hotels in Lake Luzerne
Certificate of Excellence
staten island, newyork
1 review
“the water,views,cabin,late night fires, barbecues,a truly special place”
Reviewed September 2, 2009

This is a special place.I was looking for a pet friendly place close to lake George,when I found the Elms.But, it turned into so much more.I got my own cabin on the water,a firepit,a barbecue,and incredible views.Its 15 minutes to lake george or saratoga.So you go to the crowds of lake george during the day and the nightlife,food,and horses of saratoga at night and I returned to a serene sunset on the water,had a glass of wine,and sat by the fire.Super friendly staff and owner.all water sports available.highly recommended.

  • Stayed July 2009, traveled with family
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Maui
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Reviewed August 26, 2009

I traveled with my husband up from the cape and found the Elms just outside Lake George...the views were majestic...the cozy cottage ambiance was to die for..we had a campfire, glass of wine and talked into the night...everyone was enjoying themselves in the other cottages as well...must have been eight to ten campfires going all at once...try it you'll like it...

  • Stayed August 2009, traveled as a couple
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New York
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Reviewed August 16, 2009

We recently had the good fortune of finding the Elms Waterfront Cottages in charming Lake Luzerne, NY. After a warm reception by the owner, we were shown to our clean, quiet cottage right on the sparkling shoreline next to the sandy beach. The Elms has it all...full kitchens, screen porches, rowboats, canoes, and even a pontoon boat and jet skis for the more adventurous (like us). It is close to hiking trails, a great bike trail, some beautiful waterfalls, and a very nice golf course. Though we spent some of our time exploring nearby Lake George Village and Saratoga Springs, our favorite part of our vacation was the time we spent sitting around our campfire at night. I would recommend The Elms Waterfront Cottages to anyone looking for a vacation that offers a wide variety of activities mixed with peaceful relaxation. We can't wait to go back next year!!!

  • Stayed August 2009, traveled as a couple
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Arkansas
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Reviewed October 2, 2008

To try to keep this simple: Heat did not work, froze to death, roddent droppings in the be linens. Couldn't contact owner, inn keeper moved us the next morning only to find we had to pack and move again because someone else had tht cabin the next day, the one we moved to did have heat, but very outdated, mold/mildew in shower and spider webs. Be careful at night, lightly is terrible we had two different people fall going down stairs it was so dark. This was all after a 21 hour drive, we traveled for a wedding stayed 3 days couldn't wait to get out. Keep in mind that we have a place here at home on the lake and we like rustic/outdoors but not these conditions for what we had to pay.

  • Liked — Close to wedding
  • Disliked — Everything
  • Stayed September 2008, traveled with family
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Leighton Buzzard, United Kingdom
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Reviewed July 25, 2008

We were looking for a quick break from New York City. The Elms was the perfect place for this. The Web site doesn't do justice to the beauty of the place (nor do our photographs!) -- it is stunning. Most of the cottages are right on the waterfront, so you wake up to an uninterrupted view of the water, and they face west, so you get ringside seats for the sunsets in the evenings!
The cottages themselvs are well equipped and perfectly adequate, and the screened-in porches are a nice touch for when you want to be outside but away from the bugs (they never really bothered us). All cottages have their own grills, and most have their own firepits for those who want the full wilderness experience! The resort also allows you to use its kayaks, pedal boats, and rowboats (and lifejackets), another really nice touch, as they don't nickel and dime you for hire fees. They also have a nice beach for swimming and sunning.
There are enough shops and restaurants/bars within a minute's walk that you never run out of anything, or feel too isolated. But the resort is nicely tucked away from the gaudier parts of Lake George, although this and the other towns in the area are all within easy driving distance.

  • Liked — The views and the free boats
  • Disliked — Slightly dated but wasn't really a problem as didn't spend much time indoors!
  • Stayed July 2008, traveled with family
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Property: The Elms Waterfront Cottages
Address: 1 Bay Rd, P.O. Box 95, Lake Luzerne, NY 12846-2600
Location: United States > New York > Lake Luzerne
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Casino and Gambling Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
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Ranked #1 of 7 Hotels in Lake Luzerne
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Hotel Class:2.5 star — The Elms Waterfront Cottages 2.5*
Number of rooms: 18
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