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“Friendly and cozy place to stay right on the lake”

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Admiral Peabody's Lakeside Lodging
Lebanon, Pennsylvania, United States
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
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“Friendly and cozy place to stay right on the lake”
Reviewed August 18, 2013

My parents and I have stayed there 3 or 4 times over the past 7 years or so and have always been pleased with the accommodations and service. Olga and Jeff are always polite and friendly, and the rooms/cabins have always been clean and comfortable. It's not a 4 star hotel, but we don't expect it to be either. Honestly, it feels like being at home without all the chores. The dock is great for getting away from people and relaxing by the lake. And they're dog-friendly too, which is actually why we started going there in the first place.

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Emporium, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed March 24, 2013

We shared one of the two bedroom w/kitchenette places with another couple for the weekend. All the amenities were wonderful and the accommodations were great! Olga and her husband were very friendly. If you are expecting large inside areas, this is not the place for you but the outside areas are tremendous. Wish it was a little warmer so we could've enjoyed them. It was a great place to stay to "tour" the many wineries and breweries on Seneca Lake! Will definitely return!

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Oregon
Level 4 Contributor
26 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed January 20, 2013

Stayed in one of the tiny cabins in July for one night. It was very quiet and located off the beaten path. The dock on the lake was very nice if you just want to relax. The cabins are bunched together pretty tightly, but apparently well insulated because we didn't hear our neighbors.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Cambridge, Canada
Level 4 Contributor
28 reviews
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Reviewed September 8, 2012

We needed to change our booking at the last minute due to needing to attend the funeral of one of my husband's co-workers. Olga was very sympathetic and allowed us to cancel one of the nights of our stay with no penalty. The property itself is very nice - very well kept and lots of thoughtful touches - it is apparent that the owners take great care in maintaining their property. If we were to stay there again we would ask for one of the larger cabins - although the 10'x16' cabin we stayed in was charming and exactly as Olga described it to me when I made the booking my husband and I found that it was a bit too small for us (nothing wrong with the cabin - it is just our personal preference to have a bit more space). The location is very convenient and we loved the tranquility of the dock area – particularly sitting on the swing and looking out at Seneca Lake.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Lakewood
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Reviewed August 9, 2012

We booked reservations here a few months back. The weekend we were stay one of my cousins passed away and we had to attend the wake. My wife spoke with Olga, who told us she was going to keep our deposit if we couldn't make it. My wife and she agreed that we would move our stay and we would stay there on Saturday, Sunday, and Monday. We had booked one of the small cabins, and Olga said she would upgrade us on Sunday and Monday to one of the larger cabins. She and her husband would move our luggage on Sunday and "take care of everything." When we arrived back Sunday afternoon, Olga told that she had "forgotten", someone had reservation for the cabin she was switching us to. Not only did she renege on her promise, she didn't offer a discount or any incentive to stay there. I think Olga found someone who would be staying longer than us and took the money, nevermind her principles. We found another motel with cabins and enjoyed the rest of our stay there.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Virginia
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Reviewed July 26, 2012

Not many places are truly dog "friendly" more often it is only dog "tolerant". This place is truly dog friendly. The units are nicely maintained and comfortable. The location is quiet and the view is great. We will be coming back.

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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Oak Island, North Carolina
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed July 1, 2012

We traveled over 700 miles to find our "Lakeside Cottage" not a cottage and 4 flights of steps to beach, across the street to a salt factory and railroad tracks. Came baack from site seeing to find host and dog and a man in our room.....Would not recommend this to my worst enemy...Definitly not as advertised....

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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
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Additional Information about Admiral Peabody's Lakeside Lodging

Property: Admiral Peabody's Lakeside Lodging
Address: 3305 County Road 30, Watkins Glen, NY 14891-9705
Location: United States > New York > Finger Lakes > Watkins Glen
Amenities:
Beach Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 7 Specialty Lodging in Watkins Glen
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We are a 6 unit lakeside lodging consisting of a 3 bedroom 1 and a half bath house, 2 two bedroom cottages, a one bedroom cottage and 2 one room bungalow type units. All units have a deck with a lake view and lake access. ... more   less 
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Admiral Peabody`s Lakeside Lodging Hotel Watkins Glen

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