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Brookside Inn at Laurens
Ranked #1 of 1 Laurens B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed August 14, 2013

The Brookside Inn was my first stay at a Bed and Breakfast, but after reading all of the great reviews I had to see what it was all about. Upon my early afternoon arrival I was greeted on the front porch by Lori. She showed me my room and gave me a tour of the house as well as some of the other guest rooms, even giving me some extra history about the house itself. The house was nicely decorated and made it very comfortable to be in, almost like staying at a friend’s house. Snacks were left out for hungry guests to munch on at any time of the day as well as a hot chocolate machine (which was quite good). The great room area had a more relaxed feel with some couches and chairs by a television and then a separate area for dining/reading/relaxing.
I stayed in the ‘yellow room’ and it came equipped with all of the accommodations of your typical room with the added bonus of chocolates (more quality than typical Hershey’s brand) and wine. The bed was extremely comfortable and between that and the breeze the ceiling fan provided, I slept like a baby throughout the night. For being on main street the traffic noise and headlights shining into the room were a concern, but the noise was minimal (even with the windows open), and the blinds did a wonderful job blocking out unwanted light. The room as well as the rest of the house was very clean making it easy to become comfortable. Lori and Dave were very accommodating and assisted me with finding a place to eat dinner (even calling first to make sure it was open) and giving me suggestions on what to do. The Brookside Inn was located right across the street from a park where free concerts happen every Wednesday during the summer. Unfortunately it was moved to an indoor location due to rain showers in the area; quite the shame because sitting on the porch to watch it seemed like a wonderful idea.
Breakfast the next morning was fantastic. Cereal, fruit, yogurt for those who like a cold breakfast and eggs, bacon, homemade home fries, and waffles greeted the rest of us! Unlike the normal continental or express breakfast served at hotels, this was a delicious change from the norm. Being a HUGE eggs and bacon fan myself I was happy to find that the eggs were cooked perfectly and seasoned well, and the bacon cooked to perfection. It is nice to see that someone isn’t afraid to add a little seasoning to these things!
Being in business and traveling from hotel to hotel the Brookside Inn was a very pleasant change from the norm. I felt cozy and comfortable in my surroundings and it made my business trip feel like less of a work outing. I will definitely be staying here on my next trip through the area.

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled on business
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Reviewed August 11, 2013

Lori and Dave were warm and welcoming at their charming inn. We brought our daughter for a tour of SUNY Oneonta, others were touring Hartwick and still others were at All Star events near Cooperstown. Lori and Dave's inn is about 20 minutes from SUNY Oneonta. They welcomed us and provided mid afternoon snacks which were welcome after a long day of driving. We enjoyed the large front porch. Breakfast was delicious and there were eggs, sausage, pastries, and fruit as well as cereal, milk, coffee, tea and hot chocolate. The rooms were comfortable, clean and cozy. The bathroom on the first floor was large and very clean. I would definitely recommend this inn.

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  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled with family
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brooksidelaurens, Owner at Brookside Inn at Laurens, responded to this reviewResponded August 13, 2013

Thanks for the great review we are glad you enjoyed yourself next time you come we will have to show you a shorter route to the college since we are only 5 miles to SUNY Oneonta and Hartwick it should only have taken 10 minutes to get there

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Reviewed August 9, 2013 via mobile

We arrived past our check in time because if the road conditions and Laurie waited for us and showed us to our room. It is in a beautiful house with such a warm and cozy atmosphere, it was especially nice after a 7 hour drive. The inn is located in a scenic area, at night you just see a sky full of stars--absolutely mesmerizing!! The breakfast is hearty, and this windy drive plus lovely inn is the highlight of our weeklong road trip. Baseball hall of fame is a must visit, only 15 mins away!!

  • Stayed: August 2013
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Reviewed August 6, 2013

We had a really nice and relaxed time at the Brookside Inn. Lori and Dave have put their hearts and souls into the place and they are most accommodating. The breakfasts and snacks were delicious and plentiful. The setting of the Inn next to the brook is very peaceful. The rooms and bathrooms were cleaner than any hotel. It's close to SUNY college and Hartwick College. You won't be disappointed if you stay here.

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Char681
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Reviewed August 3, 2013 via mobile

This lovely inn was an ideal spot for a quick getaway. Lori and Dave are terrific hosts and the room was spacious and well equipped. It was a bit farther from Cooperstown and the sites we wanted to visit than we thought. The amenities are excellent and the breakfast choices were more than ample as well as yummy.

  • Stayed: August 2013
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Thank Pat551
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Reviewed July 30, 2013

Just got back from a wonderful stay at Brookside Inn, where we enjoyed the warmth of Lori and Dave's hospitality while accompanying our grandson to attend Dream Week in Cooperstown. What a cozy welcome back each night to a quick snack of ginger bread cookies before bed- the counter is always well-stocked and available to hungry late-nighters. Only surpassed by waking up to the smell of bacon in the morning and an ample, tasty breakfast. The Inn is chock full of Lori's collectibles, happy, quiet, has a nice porch to do a crossword on with coffee in hand. A wonderful home away from home! Thanks, Lori and Dave, and best of luck to you both.
Lynn and Allen

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed July 28, 2013

The Brookside Inn at Laurens combines the old world charm of a turn of the century bed and breakfast with all of the modern amenities of any contemporary hotel chain.

It should be noted that while the establishment makes use of shared bathrooms, they are in fact far more sanitary in both appearance and upkeep than any individual-room bathroom I've ever utilized at a major chain hotel.

After a (very) long week in a major hotel chain in (less than scenic) Niagara Falls, NY, staying at Lori and Dave's establishment was like visiting long-lost relatives. The breakfast was superb and complete with a dizzying array of options. This establishment is a clean, comfortable and reasonably priced option for both individuals and families visiting nearby Cooperstown and surrounds.

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled with family
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Address: 99 Main St., Laurens, NY 13796
Location: United States > New York > Laurens
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 B&Bs / Inns in Laurens
Price Range: $75 - $303 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Brookside Inn at Laurens 3*
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Inn offers five spacious, beautifully decorated guest rooms with a babbling brook along side, and a charming gazebo overlooking Knapp Park. Each guest room is fully furnished with a comfortable king or queen-size bed, except for the Lavender Room which has two comfortable twin beds or one king. Each has a gas fireplace, cable TV with DVD player, pillows, clock, and ceiling fan, A/C, wireless Internet, ironing board, robes, and towels.A scrumptious, bountiful buffet breakfast is available each morning between the hours of 8-10:30am; indulge where ever the mood takes you...in the Great Room which is magnificently decorated with 10 ft. ceilings, two huge ceiling fans with decorated glass and cherry wood, huge white fireplace decorated with fluted molding, and marble surround. You can sit in cafe section, and enjoy your breakfast along with piped in music such as jazz, soft rock or many other melodies to choose from, or you may prefer to watch TV on our 30-inch screen TV while you dine, or you may dine outdoors at our brook-side cafe, or in your very own personal guest room. Come join us for our Upstate New York Hospitality with a little bit of City flair. ... more   less 
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