Saranac Club and Inn
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Historical Traveler Reviews Saranac Club and Inn Saranac Lake
Loved the Saranac Club & Inn
Just got back from spending the weekend at the Saranac Club & Inn, and I didn't want to waste any time telling the world what a little gem this is. Five beautiful rooms (our's had a fireplace), a fun game room (where we played Trivial Pursuit all night with the owners) and we had one of the best meals we've had in a long time in their dining room. We only wish the place was bigger so that we could return with our whole family next time.
Christmas in the Mountains
Not wanting to spend another Christmas in Florida, my husband and I decided to go up north and try a cold one for a change. We checked the internet and found the Saranac Club & Inn, and it looked so inviting we called to make a reservation. Tim (the owner) couldn't have been nicer on the phone, and was so informative about the winter activities that the area offered (especially important to newbies like us!) When we arrived we were a little put off, since we were expecting a bigger place (we don't need the Ritz, but the inn only had five rooms, and we thought the service might not be what we were used to.) We needn't have had any fears: while cozy, the inn provided top-notch amenities and service. In fact, it was one of the most luxurious stays we've ever had at an inn - the common rooms were beautiful, our room had a fireplace and some of the most lux linens we've ever slept upon, the non-stop food was gourmet caliber, and the company was stimulating and fun. Overall, the inn truly is a special place in the mountains, and we will definately be returning.
Reunion at the Saranac Club and Inn
My husband and I had the wonderful pleasure of sharing in a reunion with college friends at the Saranac Club and Inn. It was a beautiful weekend for the weather, surroundings, and especially for our lodgings. We chose the Saranac Club and Inn based on other reviews we read and found that it certainly met with all our expectations.
We were welcomed by our gracious and very accommodating innkeepers who gave us a tour of the property and showed us to our beautifully decorated suite. The suite consisted of a very large bedroom with a wood-burning fireplace and oversized leather chairs to sit and relax by the fire. The bed was adorned with gorgeous linens and made one feel like royalty. Another smaller room adjoined this main room and served as a library. The new bathroom along with Anichini linens made the suite complete.
Later, we were treated to spectacular pre-dinner cocktail hour, every amenity was "top shelf." Special cocktails were made as requested. The appetizers were abundant and delicious. After good conversation and just plain relaxing in front of the fire, we were off to wonderful local restaurants.
The next morning, delicious hot coffee greeted us prior to the abundant and beautifully prepared breakfast. Our innkeepers certainly know how to keep their guests happy and satisfied.
Looking forward to a return visit in the winter; this is a great find in the Adirondacks.
The best reason to visit the Adirondacks...
My husband and I just returned from a wonderful and relaxing week at the Saranac Club and Inn. We usually don't stay at B+Bs, but the reviews at this site combined with the Inn's web page prompted us to take a chance. We're really glad we did. Tim, the GM, could not have been more accommodating and friendly. He quickly put us at ease and made us feel like long-lost friends vs. paying guests.
We stayed in a lovely, quiet room with a fireplace and veranda. It had a huge closest and a super-comfortable bed (those Tempur-pedic mattresses are like sleeping on a cloud). The rest of the Inn was very nicely decorated with plenty of spots to curl up and read a book, enjoy a fire, or nap. The Inn has been newly renovated so everything is crisp and clean (and I'm particular about such things).
Every day started with a delicious breakfast prepared by Tim. Afternoon tea is also available; however, we were always out taking in the sites. We did make a habit of returning early evening for cocktails by the fire. Just as you are ready to tuck into bed, Tim places some freshly baked cookies, plus whatever you would like to drink on a table outside your room. No better way to ensure sweet dreams.
If you have never been to the Lake Placid area - IT IS BEAUTIFUL, but be warned that by late October most of the Summer activities are closed and the Winter activities are not yet open; therefore, there is not as much to do. Our next trip to the area will be in the Summer.
There are more dining options available in Lake Placid than in Sarnace Lake; however, in both towns, you can find some tasty and casual dining spots (Morgan's 11 in Saranac Lake has great pizza). Due to the extreme sports-centric nature of the area, there aren't many upscale shopping options. You can always make the two-hour drive up to Montreal if you need to exercise your credit card instead of your body!!!
All-in-all, a terrific place that I would not hesitate to recommend to family and friends.
A Place of Perfection
Having visited many B&Bs over the years, and having suffered bad plumbing, silly decor and just plain mediocre service more times than we care to count, we were extremely impressed with the Saranac Club and Inn. If there is such a thing as perfection, this was it: beautiful furnishings in exquisitely decorated rooms possessing wonderful style without sacrificing warmth and comfort.
Our host, Tim, was without a doubt part of what made this place special. He was friendly, knowledgeable, infinitely helpful, intelligent and personable. He not only puts together a wonderful breakfast, but knows a thing or two about good wine and coffee.
The cook was off during our stay, so we did not have an opportunity to enjoy dinner here, but given the caliber of everything else, I would venture to guess it would be spectacular.
So if you are looking for a place of perfection, we strongly recommend you give this one a try. You won't be disappointed.
Expectations were far exceeded
I cannot say enough about how wonderful the Saranan Club and Inn truly is. My boyfriend and I just returned from a 3-night stay and our expectations were far exceeded. The inn is charming and romantic, and our room (the Jr. Suite) was beautiful! We had a very large balcony with a rocker and wicker furniture in addition to a wood-burning fireplace in our room. And the decor is lovely!
The Saranac Club and Inn exceeded our expectations by the extra touches... such as the very plush bathroom towels and bathrobes, the wine and cheese reception and bedtime goodies, but above all, the exceptional hospitality. The staff always ensures that you are never ever wanting for anything. They made us feel more than welcome. I cannot wait to return to the Saranac Club and Inn. This place is perfect for a relaxing, therapeutic stay in the Adirondacks.
My wife and I went to the Saranac Club and Inn for our anniversary after choosing it from their web site. We arrived not knowing what to expect. One of the owners, Tim, warmly greeted us at the door, gave us a complete tour of the Inn and made us feel completely welcomed. Our weekend turned out to be among our most memorable. Tim cooked us wonderful breakfasts, made dinner reservations at recommended restaurants, served afternoon tea and wine as well as telling us about places to go and see. We have stayed at some of the best hotels known for service, but we never experienced the service that Tim and his staff provided. We would highly recommend Saranac Club and Inn to anyone.
A Memorable Mountain Vacation
Beautiful, elegant, restful and enjoyable. Just a few "superlatives" to describe the Saranac Club and Inn. Nestled in the peaceful Adirondacks, this lovely inn is totally charming and relaxing, exactly what I was seeking in a mountain getaway. The public rooms are pretty and cozy...and the bedroom (mine, a spacious suite with a working fireplace) was simply gorgeous. The innkeepers, Mike and Tim, are terrific hosts. They are friendly and welcoming -- always eager and available to make one's visit fun, special and memorable. The dining experience was excellent, too: delicious food in an inviting setting. I loved my stay at the Saranac Club and Inn and can hardly wait to return!
Greg & Kelley - Ohio State Buckeyes
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We've traveled all over the U.S. and have taken many cruises on top-notch cruise lines. The Saranac Club and Inn is absolutely one of the nicest places we've stayed!
There is endless coffee and tea all day, an enjoyable afternoon tea, a fabulous happy hour, and a divine dinner! We enjoyed peace, quiet, and fresh air. The fireplaces were all going (in August non the less), and the hospitality, food, company, and the comfortable beds and warmth from Tim and Mike are not to be dismissed. Ammenties & food are 5 star - all the way!
Hats off to the wonderful service we received! We were sad to leave, but when we travel to the Adirondacks again, we will stay at the Saranac Club and Inn.
A Fabulous B&B
The Saranac Club and Inn is a supurb little hideaway in the heart of the charming Adrondak Mountains. The beautiful home has been tastefully redone a year ago by its two wonderful host/owners, Mike and Tim. The common areas are charming and warm; the guest rooms are exquisite; and the host hospitality is unequalled. There is no detail overlooked, and absolutely nothing missed for maximum guest comfort and satisfaction. And, each breakfast is a gourmet spectacular. A trip to this outstanding B&B is a sure-fired winner, and a treat not to be missed.
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Travel Blogs from Saranac Lake
... from the put-in. It was a lovely spot - perfect for camping but camping is not allowed there. It has a little sandy beach where Otto fed some fish with bread and hopes to bring his grandson Milo. I took some photos with the macro part of my waterproof camera.
We left about 11:30 am. As much as I would have loved to stay longer and do more paddling, I was ...
... they weren't optimal. One was too sttep. One was too far away. While exploring the put-ins, we met a couple from the Carolina's who had spent much time in the Adirondacks when they lived in Rochester. Oh, oh - was she Chris and I have forgotten his name. Very pleasant people. They said they were checking out some of the historical sights. Otto suggested we follow Tahawus road and see what we could see.
We found McIntyre's ironworks ...
... been uplifted (possibly by a rising plume of magma in the mantle underneath). All the overlying softer rocks (like sandstone and limestone) have been weathered and eroded away, leaving the much harder basement rock. This rock is part of the Canadian Shield formation - some of the oldest rocks on Earth that formed the first part of the North American continent over 1000 million years ago! The rock is called anorthosite and is the same kind of rock the astronauts bought back from the ...
We checked out of our hotel and went on a boat tour of Lake Placid. We enjoyed seeing the many "camps" along the lake -many with only boat access. The term "camp" is misleading as many of these are multimillion dollar properties. We heard the story of Mabel Smith Douglass who mysteriously drowned after boating only to be found ...
... to the Whiteface Adventure Center. Whiteface is a the 5th highest mountain in New York. We rode a gondola up to the bottom of "Little Whiteface". We spent time exploring there. Our final destination of the day had us heading to 4,295 feet (Oh no! Hoping for no altitude sickness for Mom!) to climb to the summit of Whiteface Mountain. We climbed the rocky Alpine Trail ...