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Packwood House
Ranked #6 of 7 Hotels in Skaneateles
Reviewed 5 October 2007

Great spot once we found it; I neglected to read the entire lengthy confirmation letter which says to check-in at the Sherwood Inn, once that was done we found the free underground parking and off to our room. Now this is what I call 'luxury', beautiful appointed bathroom, real tile, real granite, lots of fluffy towels. The bed was sooo comfy with lots of pillows there were even real wine glasses. We had a corner room facing the lake. Breakfast was served at the Sherwood Inn and was included in the rate.
Skaneateles is such a scenic town, a great jumping off point to visit the eastern Finger Lakes. Friday night we took the plunge and waited in line at Doug's Fish Fry, the line moved quickly and what great fish and chips. Our second night we ate at Joe's Pasta Garage, unfortunately we didn't make reservations and had about a 30 minute wait, but it was well worth it. Definately will go back to all three places.

  • Stayed: September 2007, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 18 August 2007

Stayed at the Packwood for 1 night for a wedding at the Sherwood:
Positives: Overall very nice, clean, modern hotel, My room had a VERY comfortable king size bed. The front desk checked us in an hour early upon request. Also had a refrigerator and microwave. Nice view across from the lake. Our room didn't have a balcony, but some had them.
Negatives: Our refrigerator was gross inside - someone's leftovers and lots of dripping water. I called the front desk 3 times in 2 hours and they kept promising me someone would come but no one did. I was surprised they didn't come, they kept insisting they would send someone.
Overall: a pleasant stay (except for the fridge). I would return but would prefer to stay at their main property - The Sherwood. Rooms are roughly same price and it's beautiful there.
Call ahead especially in busy season -- The Sherwood was my first choice, and booked.

  • Stayed: August 2007, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 23 July 2007

We visited Skaneateles for our anniversary and thoroughly enjoyed the Packwood. We stayed in one of the best rooms, a king suite with a balcony. The room was great, the bed was one of the comfiest I've every slept in and it was nice to sit out on the balcony and watch the goings on. Our stay was Sunday through Thursday, with the hope that it wouldn't be terribly busy in town.

The day we arrived we were bombarded with noise. If it wasn't the Harleys, it was the semis clamoring up and down the main drag. It was constant from about 7:00 am to 9:30 pm. When we sat outside to enjoy the view we could barely talk to each other because we couldn't hear over the noise. Fortunately our room was very soundproof and we just had to close the doors and were able to block out most of the noise. There was also a smell that I could only say smelled a bit like goat cheese that would come and go, both in the room and outside. The shops were cute but pricey and we didn't see anything we wanted to buy, even though they had sidewalk sales.

Skaneateles is a great town for food. The restaurants were awesome. There wasn't much opportunity for lake access, other than a small gated beach that was never open. There was a private dock area where people let their dogs swim. We couldn't find any other public parks on the lake. You could take a cruise on one of the big boats in town, but I would have preferred a public beach. There seemed to be only one marina where you could rent boats. The weather was cool and rainy so we nixed that idea.

We did enjoy driving around the other lakes to visit the wineries. Being mid-summer there were surprisingly very few boats out on any of the lakes (must be the gas prices) One of the days that we toured the lakes they were as smooth as glass. My personal preferences are Keuka and Cayuga as far as beauty and accessibility. I think next time we'll rent a cottage on one of them to enjoy some peace and quiet.

The Packwood is a great place to stay and Skaneateles is a cute town, if you can stand the noise.

  • Stayed: July 2007, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank FingerLakesGal
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Reviewed 4 December 2006

My husband and I went there for a getaway and had a fantastic time! So much so we've already booked another stay. We enjoyhed dinner at the pub at the Sherwood and all the quaint little shops in town - it couldn't have been any better!

  • Stayed: December 2006, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 8 January 2006

My husband and I stayed Friday night at the Packwood House in Skaneateles. It is a property that opened in 2003 and is owned and operated by the Sherwood Inn. The rooms are above a Talbots store on the main street, directly across the street from the lake, gazebo, and shopping that are in the center of town. We had a lakeview queen suite which was clean and comfortable with a modern and tailored decor suitable for pleasure or business travelers. The room has a microwave, mini refrigerator and coffeepot. The bathroom offered complimentary Gilchrist and Soames products. The room has a large balcony with a nice round table with 4 chairs that would be a great place to enjoy people-watching in the warmer weather when the town is very busy. Complimentary breakfast was included. We opted to walk about a block to the Sherwood Inn to have the breakfast on their enclosed porch looking across the street at the lake. The breakfast buffet included scrambled eggs, lovely cheeses, french bread, fresh fruit and the usual cereal, muffins, bagels, etc. The Packwood House has free underground parking.

We loved our stay and found the Packwood House to be a touch of sophistication, compared to the Skaneateles Suites in which we stayed one night in October. The suites are outside of town and I do not share the enthusiasm of those who review it so favorably here. The price was about the same and the quality and convenience do not compare.

My only complaints about the Packwood House are minor--there were only 3 bed pillows rather than 4, only 2 hand towels instead of 3, and the towels, though fresh-smelling, were a bit small and not particulary plush. I'm sure we would have been supplied with extra pillows and towels if we had bothered to request them.

29  Thank east12
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Reviewed 14 October 2014
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  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled on business
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Address: 14 W Genesee St, Skaneateles, NY 13152-1005
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Region: United States > New York > Finger Lakes > Skaneateles
Amenities:
Beach Restaurant
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Ranked #6 of 7 Hotels in Skaneateles
Price Range: $205 - $286 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 19
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Packwood House is a stylish, lakeside retreat located in the center of the quaint historic village of Skaneateles on the north shore of Skaneateles Lake, the easternmost of the Finger Lakes. The Packwood House located a half block away from the Sherwood Inn, offers 19 comfortable guest suites, many of which provide picturesque views of the lake and the village. Many of our guests enjoy the original photographic art which is on display throughout Packwood House. ... more   less 
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