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Lake Anna, VA
Reviewed 11 October 2013

Spent a week in one of the Birch Townhouses with another couple and our friendly, active dog the first week in October. The accommodations were excellent: clean, all the necessities; privacy and a most helpful, pleasant staff. The grounds are well kept but still have the woodsy feeling and lots of room for the dog to play fetch. A nightly...

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Trish W, Manager at Ampersand Bay Resort & Boat Club, responded to this review

Thanks a million for your wonderful review! We are happy that you enjoyed your stay with us and sincerely hope to see you (and your adorable furry family member) again soon. It was our pleasure.

Summerfield, North Carolina
Reviewed 8 October 2013

We spent last week at one of the Birch town homes and found it to be a very pleasant experience. The only reason I didn't give the rating 5 stars was because we thought it should have another television. Surely families with children would like to have an extra tv. I know we could have used one. Being a dog...

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Trish W, Manager at Ampersand Bay Resort & Boat Club, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your review. We are happy that you had such a nice experience. With regard to the television issue, we consider ourselves the "Gateway to the Wilderness" and feel strongly that a single TV is in keeping with our goal of providing guests the ultimate Adirondack recreational experience. Many of our guest surveys show that our guests...

Albany, NY
Reviewed 1 October 2013

We had stayed here 3 years ago for 3 nights in a Heron boathouse suite and enjoyed our stay then. Things were a bit strange at the front desk then, though, so we were prepared for the same nonexistant personal service, but were pleasantly surprised by a new management team that aims to please! Mary and Trish were SO helpful!...

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Trish W, Manager at Ampersand Bay Resort & Boat Club, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your review! We are glad that you feel that customer service has improved under our new management team. We truly love what we do and are proud to share this lovely place with our visitors. We have had an internet technician on our property since your stay with us and we continue to improve on our...

Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed 8 September 2013 via mobile

We enjoyed the serene views and the privacy. Birch 6 is divided nicely so each couple gets some privacy. The front desk staff was snippy ("didn't you read the welcome paper about how few clothing irons we have?") but the site itself made up for that... Nice kayaks and pretty close to downtown :)

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Trish W, Manager at Ampersand Bay Resort & Boat Club, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your review. We are thrilled that you enjoyed the location and beauty of our resort. In the hospitality industry, it's never okay for a guest to feel as though they were treated curtly by any member of the staff. We value your feedback and we can assure you that on your next trip, this will not...

Reviewed 23 August 2013

My family stayed in late July and had a wonderful experience. The lodge was in great shape and the service was beyond my expectations. The lake was beautiful and the location is close to all sorts of activities. We will be back. Great job Mary!!

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Trish W, Manager at Ampersand Bay Resort & Boat Club, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your review! We are thrilled that you enjoyed your stay and hope that you think of us the next time that you are in this part of the country again. We hope you had a safe and comfortable return trip home. Your family is absolutely lovely and we sincerely look forward to seeing you again soon!

Ridgewood, New Jersey
Reviewed 12 August 2013

My kids grew up here. We have been privileged to visit during three ownerships: the creator (literally) of this magical space just west of downtown Saranac Lake, through the current, now managed by Mary Gach and a super team. Lower Saranac Lake is the constant, beautiful, 95% parkland, fisher person heaven. But we are not fisher persons, much. We like...

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Trish W, Manager at Ampersand Bay Resort & Boat Club, responded to this review

Thanks so much! We are so happy to hear that you enjoy some of our new offerings and that you will be back again next year. What a pleasure to have you come and stay with us. Your kind words and the flowers that you sent our office are both greatly appreciated! See you soon!

Springfield - Delaware County, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 2 August 2013

We love this place. Great cabin (Beech), great beach, great boats. This place has the perfect family beach with sand, fresh lake water, toys for kids and boats sitting there ready for u to grab and go. The management led by Mary is simply unbelievable. They are everywhere, the place is clean they are helping with boats, selling us fishing...

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Trish W, Manager at Ampersand Bay Resort & Boat Club, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your kind words. Your family holds a special spot in our hearts here at Ampersand Bay and we sincerely look forward to your visit every single year. We are grateful that you took the time to write a review and genuinely look forward to another great week together in 2014!

buffalo, ny
Reviewed 19 July 2013

My family spent a week last month ( JUly, 2013) in a rustic cottge at Ampersand Bay Resort and had a wonderful time. The grounds were beautiful. We had a small private beach pretty much to ourselves with free kayaks and canoes and paddle-boats for the kids. The staff was absolutely wonderful ! They combed our beach every morning ,...

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Trish W, Manager at Ampersand Bay Resort & Boat Club, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your lovely review! We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us, and we look forward to seeing you again soon.

Phoenixville, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 17 July 2013

My son and I stayed here last week for 5 days and it felt like two weeks! The grounds were beautiful, the fishing was non-stop action and the scenery was beautiful. What made this trip so wonderful was the staff. Everyone there was in tune with making sure every detail was just right. From the moment you send an email...

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Trish W, Manager at Ampersand Bay Resort & Boat Club, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind words about our resort. We loved hosting you and look forward to your next visit with us. It was truly our pleasure. Hopefully your son will catch an even bigger fish the next time!

New York City, New York
Reviewed 8 July 2013

I have stayed at Ampersand Bay & Boat Resort with just my husband, and with the whole family during the summers. Either way, it is a place that truly is a luxurious getaway in the Adirondacks without being extremely expensive. We stay in the Birches, which is a three level "log cabin" where the entire third floor is the master...

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Trish W, Manager at Ampersand Bay Resort & Boat Club, responded to this review

Sincere thanks for your kind words! We are grateful to work in such a lovely place with such great guests. Please come back again soon!

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Things to do
  • Hot Tub
Room types
  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
In your room
  • Microwave
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
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  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Free Parking
  • Concierge
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Ampersand Bay Resort is a cluster of vacation rentals spread over 28 acres on the shores of Lower Saranac Lake in the heart of the Adirondack Mountains of New York. We strive to provide our guests the privacy and family oriented nature of a vacation rental with many of the added amenities of a resort. All of our rentals units have full kitchens, necessary cooking utensils and appliances, BBQ grills, linens, dining rooms, living rooms and multiple bedrooms. We offer an evening campfire, marina with bait shop and gas station, free canoes, kayaks and stand up paddle boards, beach volleyball and other beach games for all of our guests. If you'd like to bring a boat, you can launch it here on our property and keep it in one of our slips. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Ampersand Bay Resort & Boat Club

Address: 31 Bayside Dr, Saranac Lake, NY 12983-1576
Region: United States > New York > Saranac Lake
Price Range: $268 - $738 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 22
Also Known As:
Ampersand Bay And Boat Club Hotel Saranac Lake
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“"Heron" Suites are right on the water. Others are set back a little.”
 of 5 bubbles nww02, 7 Oct 2016 | Read review
“We loved the Heron units with three bedrooms and three bathrooms and great views.”
 of 5 bubbles 188jeank, 23 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Rooms on the Lake are the best”
 of 5 bubbles MarkO95, 5 Oct 2015 | Read review
“Heron condos right on the water with a wonderful view”
 of 5 bubbles myrnarock, 15 Sep 2015 | Read review
“The corner suites on the lakefront are large and very sunny with spectacular views”
 of 5 bubbles TW&DAA, 9 Sep 2015 | Read review
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