It started out by not being able to find it. It's located on a dark road, and since we were arriving after sunset, we had a difficult time finding the driveway since the sign in the front of the B & B was not lit. There was enough space for the 9 people in our party, however, 3 of us had to share the loft. To get up to the loft you had to climb stairs so steep that to climb back down, you had to go backwards. The loft itself had sloping ceilings, so when getting out of bed you had to be careful not to hit your head. At least the loft had its own bathroom, but the ceilings sloped in that room too, making it impossible to stand up straight at the bathroom sink.
The main living room had baskets hung from the ceiling, so many that every time you walked into the kitchen you would hit your head on one of them. The living room was also cluttered with all sorts of knick-knacks. Every available space was covered. There was only one couch and the rest of the furniture consisted of straight back chairs.
The overall cleanliness was very poor. There was a layer of dust on much of the furniture, especially in the loft, and a mouse trap in the kitchen next to the refrigerator.
The owner only kept the K-cups out for breakfast and charged $40.00 to use the kitchen to prepare your own meals. The portions for breakfast were limited and the food was luke warm. The over all room temperature was too cool, so to stay comfortable you had to keep your coat on.
On the web site they advertise that it's the perfect place for the business traveler, yet they charge for Internet access and cell phone coverage is hit or miss. The location is about a 45 minute drive to Lake Placid, making access to the village not as accessible as I would have liked.
Overall, this B & B was dusty, cold , and not the " homey" place that one would expect from an establishment that calls itself rustic.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Sunday Pond B& B is a small bed and breakfast located in the heart of the Adirondack Mts. of New York state. We cater to the outdoor enthusiast with hiking, biking and cross country skiing from our front door. Kayaking,fishing and golf within 5 minutes. Full breakfast and relaxing atmosphere in a peaceful forest setting. ... more less