My husband and I stole away for a romantic rendezvous at the Porcupine... and we still can't stop talking about it. This getaway has become one of the great "references" of our romance.
It is impossible to understand the complaints registered on this site; my husband and I are both in the international hospitality industry and we can say that we loved our stay without reservation.
Our room was warm and romantic. Our breakfast was lovely (cheerfully customized to our specifications, including our enormous capacity for coffee :) Meg left us chocolate chip cookies upon our return one evening... just as a surprise.
But the real star of this experience was the room (and, therefore, the inn) itself. To fall asleep amidst a crackling open fire... in an antique bed... in a home steeped in history...
You can't buy this kind of experience in any marketplace.
Laundry? Really? "Tired"? Do you mean attentive to historic accuracy? Scared of undefinable "spookiness"? I am speechless.
Meg went so far out of her way to accommodate us that she gave us the paint swatches from her home renovation's repertoire. When was the last time you experienced such graciousness?
We can't stop talking about it. Did I say that already?
The pool table was lively great fun. The home was immaculate and historically beautiful. Meg was charming, available and a lovely hostess.
This B&B is exactly what it says it is and exactly what it should be. This is the Adirondacks, folks. The house should be reflective of that. If it were some modern, chrome enhanced urban hotel wannabee, I would leave immediately.
Lovely, romantic, historic, cozy, evocative, cinematic... I dream of my return...
Until then, Meg. We are dreaming...
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Spoil yourself with Adirondack charm in Saranac Lake's largest, luxury inn overlooking the forest and mountains. This one-of-a-kind historic lodge features 6 fireplaces, an outdoor jacuzzi, a billiard lounge, wine & beer bar, gourmet kitchen ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Porcupine Hotel Saranac Lake