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Hopewell Junction, New York
Reviewed 22 August 2016

More like a B&B than a hotel. Room was about the size of kids bedroom. Hardwood floors were nicely refinished. Attached bathroom was adequate; shower was dark, no light. A/C was in window type that was turned on shortly before our arrival. Basic bedding could use updating, but was clean. Room had one queen bed and one conference room type...

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Reviewed 18 August 2016

I was originally slated to stay at the Baseball hotel but due to electrical problems or so they say, I was transferred to this dump. Apparently, the same people own both of these places. when I arrived , there is no elevator so you need to climb multiple flights of stairs with your luggage. The place smells of cat urine....

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Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

I stayed here this past weekend. Frankly I did not even intend to write a review about how bad my stay was until I was poking around on trip advisor and Facebook and saw how many blatantly fake reviews are posted by the staff. Stayed here 2 nights last week. The hotel is on a nice lake and has a...

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Christine C, Owner at The Lake House, responded to this review

Thank you for writing your review of our business. We are very concerned with the experience you describe. Rest assured that all reviews, especially critical ones, are treated as top priority by me and our staff. We owe our very existence to how our clientele regard us and we will continue to do everything in that relentless pursuit.

Hartwick
Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

We used to enjoy this place. We had our wedding reception here years ago. Our meal was ok. Our waitress did not seem happy we asked her if everything was ok and she did not answer but seemed better after that. We moved from inside to porch because the flys were all over us. There was a dog and two...

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Christine C, Owner at The Lake House, responded to this review

We consider reviews by actual customers to be an important part of our business because it reflects upon how well we serve our customers. We will continue to work extremely hard to please everyone who comes through our doors.

Alexandria, Virginia
Reviewed 31 July 2016

The good: Very nice owners, gorgeous lakefront property, pet friendly. While we didn't eat at the restaurant, I heard good reviews of it. The bad: Booking is done by calling in and having your information written down on an index card. When I didn't get a followup to my reservation and called back I had to provide my information again...

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Christine C, Owner at The Lake House, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing us. We appreciate that there are many competitive businesses to ours and therefore we are delighted that you visited us. This is all the more reason why we are very saddened that you did not have the positive experience that you and all of our clientele deserve. Rest assured that we will continue to strive to...

Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewed 25 July 2016

Travelling to see the Major League Baseball Hall of Fame and never hav ing been in the area we do the usual, check out TripAdvisor for restaurants in the area. When we got to the first one it was closed (on a saturday night) the second one wasn't much to look at but we had sighted a sign saying "Lake...

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Christine C, Owner at The Lake House, responded to this review

What a terrific review. You covered virtually every aspect of what we think a customer should be evaluating when choosing a business such as ours. We appreciate your feedback and look forward to seeing you again soon. Thanks again

Albany, New York
Reviewed 19 July 2016

We phoned in a sandwich order from out on the lake this past Sunday. We arrived at their dock and walked the grounds up to the back deck and restaurant. It was very easy. We ate sandwiches on the boat. They put in ketchup for the fries and napkins without asking. All of the sandwiches were tasty and fresh, even...

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Christine C, Owner at The Lake House, responded to this review

I would like to extend on behalf of our entire organization our gratitude for your continued patronage. Your comments regarding our business is most appreciated. We are thrilled that you feel led to share your comments with fellow consumers. Thank you.

Reviewed 9 July 2016

The Lake House and grounds are very well kept and deserve all the accolades that it has received. Cooperstown, NY may be home to the baseball hall of fame, but the Lake House has been there for many, many years and deserves recognition as a jewel in the quaint NY village of Richfield Springs only a few miles away on...

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Christine C, Owner at The Lake House, responded to this review

I see that you visited our business last week. We appreciate your conveying thoughts with fellow consumers who hopefully might be our future satisfied customers as well. As you probably realize, consumer reviews are the number one determinant for influencing other consumers. Thanks and thanks again for your patronage.

Reviewed 8 July 2016 via mobile

Please read the negative reviews closely as they mimic our awful experience to a T. - Greeted with owner who said "are you sure you're supposed to be in this hotel?" Entryway is cluttered and there were 2 cats and a dog wandering around. This leads directly into the restaurant; completely unsanitary. It stank of litter box and was only...

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New York
Reviewed 18 June 2016 via mobile

The Reuben sandwich was very good. The coleslaw was some of the best I've had. The staff were very, very accommodating to our special, gluten-quests A good selection of beers on teal and specialty brands in the bottle. Good music played as we sat on the deck.

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Christine C, Owner at The Lake House, responded to this review

Thank you for taking some of your valuable time to provide fellow consumers with your rich perspective. We appreciate the feedback and look forward to seeing you again soon.

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Things to do
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Lake House is a charming and historic inn located on the shores of Canadarago Lake, 15 minutes from Cooperstown. Resembling the Great Camps of the Adirondacks, it is a relaxing place for lunch/dinner on the lake and to stay while in Baseball Country. Consider the Lake House for a family reunion, corporate retreat or romantic vacation. Also available is a private lakeside cottage with dock space. Great fishing, sunsets, weekly rates. Astonishingly affordable. Check out our newest performance stage! ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Lake House

Address: 2521 County Highway 22, On Lake Street, Richfield Springs, NY 13439-2723
Region: United States > New York > Richfield Springs
Price Range: $204 - $266 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — The Lake House 2.5*
Number of rooms: 15
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The Lake House Hotel Richfield Springs
The Lake Hotel
Lake Hotel Richfield Springs
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