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Gavin's Irish Country Inn
Reviewed 14 August 2017

My wife and I wanted to go and hear Irish music. So we found out if you really want to go and listen to great Irish music go to East Durham New York. Because your way up in the mountains it really does feel like you're in Ireland. The weather changes pretty quick, One minute you're nice sunny weather and then you look over the mountains and you see giant rainstorm, coming towards you. Temperatures are so good there but at home in Hackensack New Jersey I asked everybody when I got back what the temperature was they said it was hot 89° to 90° humid and when I was in the mountains I was wearing a sweater. (you can buy beautiful Irish sweaters there) Now I know why the Irish are going there for hundred years to get away from the heat of NY and NJ. My wife and I stayed at Gavin's Irish country inn you can find it at Gavins.com and this little hotel was great. It covers everything all you pay is one price you get your breakfast lunch and dinner a nice little cottage room but the best part of it is the Irish bands that go there. They are really good when that music starts playing everybody hits the dance floor. And a lot of people there know how to dance Irish. The atmosphere is great and the people are having a ball. It is a very basic good old fashion time parties. So if you are Irish and you love Irish music go to East Durham and stay at Cavins Irish country inn it is very kid family-friendly but most of all enjoy the Irish music it's a lot of fun. PS ordered a soda bread for your friends and family on the way home I did that and everybody loved it.

  • Stayed: August 2017, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

I was a guest at Gavin's for 1 week during Irish Arts Week in mid July and can not sing their praises loud enough! I had not been to the Catskills in the summer months, only to ski at Windham and attend the festivals at Hunter in the fall, so it was with some trepidation that I went to Gavin's because of the less than stellar accommodations that are generally available in the area. I was however COMPLETELY won over by Gavin's. It is super clean and comfortable, the food is plentiful and deliciously satisfying and the family is gracious and caring. The young people that work in the dining areas are enthusiastic, hard working and a joy to talk to. The ground have a lovely trail in the woods where you can enjoy the quiet and listen to the waterfall. Sadly several of the other accommodations in the area have closed or fallen into disrepair, but Gavin's is a truly special place that is an oasis if you are traveling in the area. Irish Arts Week is on my calendar for 2018 and happily so is Gavin's! Thank you Gavin family for a wonderful week and I look forward to seeing you all again!

Stayed: July 2017, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 11 July 2017

We stay here every Memorial an Labor Day weeks. The family suite is totally nice affording you a separate bedroom, kitchen, living area, full bathroom and a huge private deck facing the pool. The decor is modern and comfortable. The food is delicious offering a variety of breakfast and dinner items and there is even a buffet lunch. The pool is clean and heated to a nice temp. You can walk to the nearby waterfalls. The hotel lobby offers a wonderful selection of imported Irish gifts, jewelry, clothing, perfume, etc and the prices are reasonable. The staff is always friendly and attentive and the rooms are kept to a standard of cleanliness throughout your stay. Well worth the rates and you are surrounded by the beautiful mountains and peaceful scenery. The pub offers a mixture of music to cater to everyone's and its a great venue to see your favorite Irish performers. Not to mention the excellent scones and baked goods also!

  • Stayed: July 2017, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

My family just visited this past weekend. There were 62 in our group. Everything went off like clockwork. The rooms were clean, food delicious, staff attentive and courteous, innkeepers responsive and helpful, and entertainment talented and fun! Couldn't have asked for more! Thank you Gavins!

Stayed: July 2017, travelled with family
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Reviewed 22 May 2017

This past weekend I attended the annual Irish culture week in East Durham.I stay at Gavins country inn whenever I go to that area because of the pleasant surroundings,the cleanliness of the facility,and the entertainment in the evenings.The family run inn are anxious to be remembered as they are very kind and courteous to all.I recommend this inn to anyone traveling in this area.There is also a large swimming pool on the property for the use of their guests.

  • Stayed: May 2017, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 17 May 2017

Yearly celebration with family.The pool was open so my son enjoyed swimming on friday afternoon.Friday evening there was yoga on the porch and Lisa enjoyed the yoga group.Saturday was a rainey day but there were indoor activities for all.Music in the peb both evenings was great.All meals were excellent.The entire staff was friendly and helpful. planning to return for futher visits this summer.

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  • Stayed: May 2017, travelled with family
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Reviewed 10 November 2016

Fun all inclusive stay, lots of family reunions book here. We were assigned a dining table for all meals and the staff is warm and friendly and goes out of their way to help you. Good food, not great, but plentiful. Location is great for families with kids, nice pool kept at the perfect temperature,, lots of games. Evening is Irish entertainment in the. At, get there early for a table not too close to the band. Fun evening with music, dancing, drinking and light jokes.

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  • Stayed: October 2016, travelled with friends
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Address: 118 Golden Hill Rd, Cornwallville, Durham, NY 12418-1309
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Region: United States > New York > Catskill Region > Durham > Cornwallville
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #1 of 1 B&Bs / Inns in Cornwallville
Price Range: $128 - $384 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Gavin's Irish Country Inn 2*
Number of rooms: 60
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Gavin's Irish Country Inn is a unqiue experience as we are an all inclusive Irish Inn with accommodations + meals + activies + entertainment all included in their nightly rates (with the occasion room only rates as well). The 3rd generation Innkeepers passed down from their family, the Gavin's, Brian and Bernadette are your hosts along with their outstanding staff who will do thier very best to accommodate all your vacation desires. Gavin's Irish Country Inn looks forward to greating you. ... more   less 
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Gavin`s Irish Country Hotel East Durham
Country Inn East Durham
East Durham Country Inn

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