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The Balsam Motel & Cottages

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Shelton, Connecticut
Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

We visit Lake George several times a year and the Balsam is our favorite place to stay! The location is perfect, and George and Suzanne are so welcoming. You feel like you're in the woods, yet the village is right there, and there is lake access just steps away. We also love that there are grills and fireplaces outside each...

2Thank Vickiscrubs
Reviewed 6 September 2016

I am delighted to share this cozy and clean logging perfect for those tired of staying in boring corporate owned motels. The cottages are comfortable and sparkling clean. Located right in Lake George Village, steps from the beach, boating and restaurants, you can park your car for your entire stay. The owners have kept the Adirondack charm yet everything you...

1Thank Beth Ann B
Hudson, New Hampshire
Reviewed 2 September 2016

Just got back from a wonderful stay at this family run motel right on "the strip" in Lake George. I've stayed at a number of hotels/motels throughout the years in Lake George and this by far was my best stay. It is located towards the end of the Canada st. strip, but still easily within walking distance to all the...

2Thank NH_Habs_Fan
New Jersey
Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

This was our first vacation to Lake George and boy did we find a great cottage to spend the week in. The owners were friendly, knowledgeable and very accommodating to us and our dog. We felt very welcomed from the moment we arrived. It felt like a home away from home for us and our dog. The cottages that we...

2Thank dg1021
Randolph, New Jersey
Reviewed 26 August 2016

We just went there recently based on the prior reviews. We traveled with our dog and I don't know about the cottages but the motel was disgusting. The bathroom walls had stains on them and then when I took a shower, I noticed the water not going down the drain as well. When I looked, there was a batch of...

2Thank dprose21
Reviewed 2 August 2016 via mobile

Our second vacation here, and very pleased again. The owners are great, and they are happy to host our four legged family member "Thunder". Lake George is a wonderful pet friendly town and this is the perfect location to travel with your dog. Cute cottages, within walking distance of many area attractions make it even better.

Thank Bob G
Reviewed 8 July 2016 via mobile

The Balsam is in an ideal location, walking distance to the town and attractions. There is a small beach 1/2 block away. George and Suzette were pleasant and accommodating. We came our Labrador Roxie who was treated like a welcomed guest. We stayed in cottage 2 which was larger than expected and very comfortable. We are planning to come back...

Thank Anthony B
New York
Reviewed 5 July 2016 via mobile

We had cottages # 4 and 5, with an adjoining door between. Each room had a full size bed and a twin bed. Mattresses were confortable. Bathrooms were roomy enough to get in and out shower, plenty of hot water for shower. Floors were carpeted. Each room included small fridge, coffee maker, and small flat screen TV with . Pool...

Thank Mybeautifulkids
Brick, New Jersey
Reviewed 5 July 2016

Very clean cottage, next to nice pool, dog had a great time. 5 Minute walk to downtown attractions, 3 minute walk to beach. Everthing was as promised by owners Suzanne & George. Will come back here, for sure.

Thank rw245
Great Barrington, Massachusetts
Reviewed 25 June 2016

After reading the other reviews we were expecting a lot more. We stayed 4 nights with our dog in one of the four motel rooms. The view from our room was the backside of nearby motel. We did not have any kind of water view. The room was very small with two beds. Very small and cheap tv. We could...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Balsam Motel is a family run motel. Whether you choose the privacy of our own cottage or one of our motel rooms, our Lake George Village location gives you easy access to shops and attractions. Our secluded wooded setting is the perfect place to unwind and have a barbeque. We strive to offer you the best and friendliest accommodations. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Balsam Motel & Cottages

Address: 430 Canada Street, Lake George, NY 12845
Region: United States > New York > Lake George
Price Range: $77 - $243 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 11
Also Known As:
The Balsam Motel & Cottages Hotel Lake George
The Balsam Motel And Cottages
Balsam Hotel Lake George
The Balsam Hotel
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#22 Family Hotel in Lake George
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