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The Lakehouse Inn
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Reviewed July 22, 2013

The Lakehouse Inn is beautiful in the summer. The decks leading down to the lake are surrounded by meticulous landscaping including plants and plentiful flowers. We had a birthday and wedding here. The parties were very well done- one party had to be moved inside because a storm popped up and the staff did a beautiful job accommodating us. Adrienne and Patty worked the events and they were very nice and worked hard making both events special. The dinners at both events were good and fair priced. The appetizer trays are somewhat skimpy for the price. We had a fruit tray at the one event and they cut strawberries in fourths.

The rooms in the house are very nice but somewhat small. I would not rent the cabins again. They are rather rustic for the price. They have been recently renovated by someone who clearly does amateur work. There is one window air-conditioner so the bedrooms are hot when the doors are shut. There was a big gap around the air-conditioner where bugs can come in.
Work was being done on the exterior of the cabins while we were there so when kids were taking a nap, there was hammering on the outside of the cabin- unacceptable when the cabins are rented out. The shower has a water saving shower head and you get a little more than a mist to rinse your hair. The control is cheap and we had to set it at just the right spot to get the water to stop. When you arrive, there is a little basket of snacks and chocolates as well as coffee in the kitchen of the cabins. These things were not replaced everyday even though you pay the same price every night. I've never stayed anywhere where the bathroom items were not refilled everyday.

Breakfast is in their restaurant. They give you a good big meal. We stayed three days and it would be wise to skip the toast. It came out tasting like stale bread-you could have used it for croutons. Everyone in our group said the same thing about the toast. Their homemade sausage is very good.

Both of my brothers are very involved with wine and chatted with the owner. He was very nice to them and gave my one brother a bottle of wine on the day we left.

Room Tip: Avoid the cabins.
  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed July 20, 2013

Each year the place gets better and better. The deck is as beautiful a place as you will find anywhere. The staff is very friendly and professional. We had an outstanding dinner at the Crosswinds restaurant. Nothing negative to say, we love the place.

Room Tip: The cottages have been remodeled
  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 15, 2013

Upon arriving we found the grounds in beautiful condition, with pleasant employees everywhere. We stayed in the cottage which was well appointed, newly remodeled and very clean. Walking downtown was easy and there you find multiple restaurants and taverns. Plenty of things for the kids as well with a water slide and putt- putt golf on the oldest course under continuous operation in America. Sitting at the beachside you could enjoy food & drink while overlooking Lake Erie and a gorgeous sunset.

Room Tip: Cottages # 2 and 3 was excellent.
  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed July 9, 2013

We enjoyed the restaurant and patio on a previous visit to Geneva and decided this time to stay at The Lakehouse Inn for the weekend. The original building (circa 1950's) has been purchased and totally remodeled by the current owners to be the lovely Inn it is today. The rooms vary in size and price - we had the Lake Erie Suite which is one of the more expensive choices. It has windows that look out to the lake, a living room with a small kitchenette, and a large bedroom with a very comfortable king sized bed and jetted tub. There are 3 ceiling fans in the suite. The bathroom (toilet and shower) is tucked around the corner but plenty big enough - and the sink is in the bedroom itself. WiFi works well in the room. The only improvement that we might suggest is getting a flat-screened TV for a better picture. The location makes it easy to walk to the strip (Eddie's Grill and Madsen Donuts) or to The Lodge at Geneva. We were very pleased at how nice Geneva on the Lake looks and had a wonderful time.

Room Tip: Book early. It is a very popular place.
  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank Ohio Traveller
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Reviewed July 9, 2013

I was really disappointed in the Lakehouse Inn. "Cottage" No. 1 was definitely not resort-like, but more like camp. Coffeepot dirty. No place to hang clothes in the bathroom. Ironing board under the bed. No place to hang up a dress. No AC in the bedrooms. Ceiling fans so low they were dangerous (Don't let kids stand on the bed!).. Warm water not hot water and cold at first. When I asked for help about finding the ironing board, the person was annoyed. When I complained about the coffee pot, the response was like "that's all? that's nothing." No written response to my email complaints. Definitely not worth the $209 plus tax. Maybe the other rooms are nicer.

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled with family
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1  Thank Teresa J
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Andrea B, Manager at The Lakehouse Inn, responded to this reviewResponded July 17, 2013

I have sent you several e-mails asking for you to contact me as I wanted to personally address your concerns. The cottages are set up that if you use any of the dishes, pots and pans, you should take care of them. Obviously the person before you missed the coffee pot. Our housekeepers do check them, but found the carafe clean and they did miss the grounds and filter that were there. They have added this to their daily checklist so no one else will have that happen. Needing a hook in the bathroom is a great suggestion and our head of housekeeping is going to have that taken care of. There is air conditioning, but not central air. The ceiling fans can only go as high as the ceiling is. I'm glad that you noted how clean everything was and how nice the location is. We all try to work hard to give everyone a great experience and was saddened that you did not enjoy yourself. I hope that you will try us again and come when you can sit back and relax at The Lakehouse.

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