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“"Our Victorian Christmas"”
Review of Lewis House

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Lewis House
Ranked #1 of 3 Ballston Spa B&B and Inns
Reviewed 27 December 2011

Here it was Christmas time and our son and daughter-in-law had a house full. We needed a nice place to stay that was close to our family. To the rescue the "Lewis House". Preston was so accommodating and made us feel like it was a second home during the holidays. He served us a delicious breakfast with a fruit compote, cheesy eggs, fresh blueberry jam and juices of our choice. What a treat!!!! We could of hung out all day but had to get back to our family. A must try country inn with its beautiful Victorian style. It was just beatifically decorated for the holidays with candles in every window and white lights through out the inn and beautiful evergreen balls with lights hung on the outside porches. We had the pleasure of staying in the Garden Suite with a kitchen, bedroom, large bath with a shower and a claw tub. Thank you Preston for your great hospitality. We will be visiting again soon.

Mark and Liz

  • Stayed: December 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 3 December 2011

Been staying at the Lewis House for many years now, as work regularly takes me to Albany. Typically the Green Room - love the gas-fired fireplace. Preston and Diane are wonderful folks. Couldn't recommend more highly.

  • Stayed: December 2011, travelled on business
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Reviewed 21 November 2011

My fiance and I had been thinking of relocating to the Saratoga Springs area and we decided to stay a bit away from the main city and decided on the Lewis house. We we not disappointed! Preston Lewis prepared a fresh hearty breakfast each morning, and my favorite being the cheesy eggs that he bakes. There is fresh jam and fruit that come from his own garden, and great conversation. Preston is very knowledgable of the area and gave us the best recommendations on where to eat including 50 south restaurant right on Route 50. His fresh baked brownies made my weekend as I LOVE chocolate and ate my fair share of them. The house was absolutely gorgeous form the beautifully painted exterior to the elegantly decorated interior, it was a pleasant atmosphere of relaxation. We stayed in the green room and the best part was the fireplace inside of the room that kept us nice and warm at night. The bed was super comfy, the in room bathroom was a good size, and all of the linens and towels were clean and smelled fresh. The grounds surrounding the house were beautiful as there is a coi pond and gardens where you can sit and relax and meditate. We hope to visit the area again and we hope to stay at the Lewis House again.

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  • Stayed: October 2011, travelled as a couple
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Thank munequa718
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lewishouse, Owner at Lewis House, responded to this reviewResponded 1 December 2011

It was our pleasure to have you as our guest. We wish you much happiness and please come back often

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Reviewed 24 October 2011

We spent two nights at Lewis House in hopes of escaping New York City for a quieter, cozy place. We rolled in around 9pm Friday night and our room key was tucked in an envelope and sitting in a tiny basket by the back door. We gingerly let ourselves in and, finding the place well lit with refreshments set out for us in the kitchen, immediately felt at home. We found our way up to the Burgundy Room, settled ourselves in and came back downstairs for fresh-baked brownies and hot tea. Everything about the room was perfect, from the remote-controlled fireplace to the claw-footed bath tub...we had to peel ourselves away when it was time to leave. Breakfast each morning was quite a spread and every single item served was delicious. The owners are so enjoyable and friendly and went above and beyond to accommodate us in every way possible. Without us asking, Mrs. Lewis rinsed out an old orange juice jug so that we would have something with which to bottle up spring water in the park and Mr. Lewis picked us fresh pears from the garden for our trip home. We also learned that the house is up for sale, which, were we not tied down to the city for the next several years, would be a serious consideration for us. We recommend this place whole-heartedly and are looking very forward to our next visit, assuming it is still a B&B. :)

  • Stayed: October 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 20 October 2011

We spent last weekend at the Lewis House and wished that we could have stayed much longer. We chose the Burgundy Room and it was magnificent. We checked out the other rooms before the guests arrived and they were equally impressive. Breakfast in the morning was delicious and very filling. Coffee in the kitchen with Preston and the other guests was a great way to start the day. Preston offered a bag of local apples which covered lunch on our first day. Preston and Diane are warm and generous hosts who share their beautiful house with guests and make you feel welcome immediately. When checking out, I left something valuable in the room which I didn't discover until I arrived home. I called Preston that night and the item was shipped back to me the next day. You will fall in love with this place!

  • Stayed: October 2011
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Additional Information about Lewis House

Address: 38 E High St, Ballston Spa, NY 12020-1805
Region: United States > New York > Ballston Spa
Amenities:
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Ranked #1 of 3 B&Bs / Inns in Ballston Spa
Price Range: $126 - $496 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
This 1871 four room bed and breakfast is located 5 miles south of Saratoga Springs in the Historic Village of Ballston Spa. It is operated year round and serves home cooked breakfast daily. Each of the rooms have full baths, two with showers and soaker tubs. It also has cable, wireless and both veggie and perennial gardens. Three of the rooms have gas fireplaces and central air and heat. ... more   less 

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