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Ridgewood, New Jersey
Reviewed 28 July 2014

That tag, most beautiful lake, is not ours, and while it is clearly arguable, it came from Dmitri Kessel, a Time/Life war photographer (see his coffee table book) who, given a gig to "do lakes for a break" after the Greek civil war, traveled the famous lakes of the US and took no photos, since he found no scenes better...

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

There are not words to thank you not only for your kind and thoughtful review, but also for the pleasure and fun that your family brings to our resort. Summer would surely not be the same without your lovely family here to join us. We look forward to many more years of great fun, campfires, and days on the most...

Springfield - Delaware County, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 26 July 2014 via mobile

This place always exceeds our expectations. We are faithful annual guests. The place has it all; beach (raked every morning) clean cabins, great boats/ kayaks/ paddle boards... Every year the add some new resort amenities, and we definitely appreciate it. The GM, Mary, takes pride in every detail of the resort. Her passion is impressive and her goal is to...

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

Thanks so much for taking the time to share such kind words about our property. We truly enjoy seeing your family every summer and look forward to next year!

Buffalo
Reviewed 26 July 2014

I would highly highly recommend Ampersand Bay. It is definitely the highlight of my year. We come back as a family every year because it is so much fun and we can't get enough of it. DEFINITELY come to Ampersand!

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

Thanks so much for your review of our property; your kind words are so appreciated. We love having you here and can't wait to see you again next summer. It is truly a pleasure watching all of the kids grow from year to year and to share in your special family time. See you soon!

Grand Island
Reviewed 26 July 2014

The place is great!! Super clean and the beach is always raked and the sand is beautiful. Every night there is a bonfire set up and the whole family goes out for s'mores!! Theres a great fishing dock and kayaks are always available! Im coming back every year until I decide to live up here!!

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

Thanks so much for reviewing our resort! We sincerely appreciate your kind words and can't tell you how much of a part of this place you and your family have become. We sincerely look forward to every year and are so glad that you plan to continue your tradition of staying with us!

Fulton, Maryland
Reviewed 21 July 2014

We arrived on a Saturday about an hour ahead of when we thought. No one was at the office or answered the phone that was posted on the door, so we sort of wandered around the main building for a few minutes. Finally the grounds manager arrived and said that he had our keys and check-in form. He was really...

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

Thank you for taking time to review our property. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay and absolutely loved meeting your family. We truly wish you would have conveyed your concerns prior to checking out as we would have happily relocated you to a quieter spot. We pride ourselves in offering a wide variety of options to fit everyone’s...

Moravia, New York
Reviewed 14 July 2014

Stayed in 2 story suite on the water for two days with my wife and daughter and her husband and child. Unbelievable view of the lake. Everything you could want in a rental, felt like home, clean, well furnished, modern. Great kitchen. Loved the access to water sports like paddle boats, kayaks, stand up paddle boards and canoes free of...

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Mary G, General Manager at Ampersand Bay Resort & Boat Club, responded to this review

Thanks so much for taking time to post a review and for your positive comments. We are happy to have introduced Ampersand Bay Resort to you and your family. We so enjoyed having you and seeing you and your family enjoy the views, sandy beach, complimentary canoes, kayaks and Paddleboards, along with our nightly bonfires. And the fireworks over Lake...

Colts Neck, New Jersey
Reviewed 4 July 2014

Just rented a 2 story suite on the water for three days with my wife and 2 older children. Unbelievable view of the lake. Everything you could want in a rental, felt like home, clean, well furnished, modern. The fishing on the lake was great. Mary, Kelsey and Hunter were gracious staff. The nightly bonfire is cool too! We will...

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Mary G, General Manager at Ampersand Bay Resort & Boat Club, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to write a review about your stay with us at Ampersand Bay Resort. We so enjoyed meeting you all. We are glad that you enjoyed our signature nightly bonfires. They are certainly a way to gather each evening while relaxing with that magnificent six-mile view down the lake. Thanks for the wonderful comments about our...

Minneapolis, Minnesota
Reviewed 30 June 2014

None of our family of approximately 40 had ever been to Ampersand Bay before and only a couple had been to the Adirondacks before. We selected Ampersand Bay based on a relatively distant connection as well as the website. As it turned out we could have not made a better choice. Tuicked into the northern bay of a 6 mile...

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Mary G, General Manager at Ampersand Bay Resort & Boat Club, responded to this review

Thank you so much for choosing Ampersand Bay Resort for your family reunion and for the wonderful review. We are thrilled that our resort met the needs of you and your family. It's easy to be accommodating, welcoming and flexible when you have such wonderful guests. How wonderful it is that you carried on a tradition of getting two families...

Columbus, Ohio
Reviewed 29 June 2014

We just returned from a family reunion at Ampersand Bay Resort, and I can't say enough good things about it! Our cabin was clean and well stocked. The grounds were perfect for kids and adults alike; the kids had the run of the beach, lawn and fishing dock. Paddle boards, kayaks and canoes are all available free of charge. Pontoon...

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Mary G, General Manager at Ampersand Bay Resort & Boat Club, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review. We so enjoyed you and your family. Thanks for choosing the Adirondacks and Ampersand Bay Resort for your family reunion. We look forward to seeing you in the future.

NYC
Reviewed 16 March 2014

First, I must apologize for my late review as life had some ups and downs these last few months. I stayed at Ampersand Bay Columbus Day weekend 2013 for my annual Upstate weekend with my husband. This was our first time staying at Ampersand and we quite enjoyed the weekend. We stayed in the corner Heron Suite, which was just...

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

Thanks a million for your high rating of our resort, we enjoyed meeting you and are so thrilled to know that you plan to return to our resort again next year. Our signature bonfire is always a favorite and marshmallows just make it that much sweeter! While a few spiders and flies are a part (albeit not a welcome part)...

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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: $264 - $725 (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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See which rooms travellers prefer

“"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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