Blue Water Manor
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Incredible area - we'd have to live here to do it all !!! While we were here we also put new tires on the truck. We've traveled over 25,000 miles since we left home just over a year ago & we're only 2500 miles from home!!
... have breakfast with our boat insurance agent in the morning then head down to Mechanicville. From there we'll assess the lock closure situation and possibly wait out a couple days of thunderstorms, which won't be good for the water level ...
We are spending the day in Whitehall. We want to do some boat chores then tour the Skene Manor, a Victorian manor built in 1874 that is undergoing renovation.
Whitehall's claim to fame is that in 1775 Benedict Arnold commandeered a schooner owned by Philip Skene (owner of the aformentioned manor) which became the first ship of the American Navy. ...
It rained buckets last night! But the morning dawned clear so we fired up the diesels and headed south down Lake Champlain. On our right we passed Fort Ticonderoga. On our left were the Green Mountains of Vermont. The farther south ...
... fancy houses. We stopped at an authentic country diner and had a real hamburger for lunch. We haven't seen a lot of wildlife apart from one Marmot standing on the side of the road but we have seen a lot of critters dead on the roads including a skunk in the middle of the road which prompted a chorus of the infamous song ...
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When we checked into the blue water manor, we didnt expect the "Ritz", we were quite happy with our stay, even though we have to agree with some of the other comments other people have stated:
I have been a travel agent for over 15 years and can honestly say that this is the worst hotel I have ever seen. I can't imagine that anyone writing the positive reviews that I have seen actually went to the same hotel. The rooms were downright disgusting. The bedding was dirty as was the carpet and everything else in the room. The A/C blew out warm air at best. Our room was right next to the restaurant where there was a big contruction zone so if you walked a few feet too far after exiting our door, you could have been seriously injured by falling about fifty feet down into a huge gaping hole The pool area was like a horror film. It was just awful. I wouldn't take off my shoes while walking in there and the game room consisted of a few broken video games. I can't believe that people actually stayed for more than one night. We were supposed to stay for a week, but checked out after one night and went to the Holiday Inn. I showered with flip flops on it was so terrible. I can only hope that the new owners will do something. I saw many possible safety hazards in regards to wiring and in steps throughout the property. The dining room for people on the meal plan is depressing and dismal. The family movie night advertised was a video played on a big screen TV next to the front desk. The website seemed like it was talking about a different place. I read a lot of references to the owners by name and they did seem to know quite a lot of the guests very well. I don't know if they were friends, I can't imagine anyone being a repeat guest. The Bates Motel would probably be better. My husband and I joked that the Pet Spa that my dig was staying at was probably nicer. The location would be nice if they bulldozed everything and rebuilt. Could not give a honest review of any other recreational activities other than the indoor pool because we stayed only about 16 hours. We never even saw the beach. I could not imagine staying a second longer in the room.
Hi all, ok lets be honest, and give a correct review. Rustic is the word. The staff is great. all needs meet, friendly place. We arrived late in the night,
A few weeks ago we stayed at this hotel. We know that Lake George does not have any resorts that are incredible, except The Sagamore in Bolton Landin ( which happens to cost about $400 pernight, yes quite pricey ), but we expected decent rooms for the money we paid. The rooms were terrible. They were dirty and old with shabby bathrooms and poor working airconditioning. At time we had mosquitoes in our room and other various insects. The meals were okay, but seemed to be quite repetitive and not didn't look appetizing. The hotel claimed to offer fun activites for my children. When they got to lake, they were very dissapointed to find out that the boats were broken and that the only activity that was available was fishing.
I stayed here for 4 nights in a 2-room "suite" with my wife, son, and nephew. We had the meal plan included.
I would give the place a 3.5 (slightly above average), but Trip Advisor won't let me.
First, I have to say that there is a review for this hotel dated July 4th that make it sound like a nice place.....they could not possibly have stayed in the same facility....or the owners wrote the review. It is possible that the cabins are better, but I wouldn't take a chance on them given the room we stayed in. The other two reviews are very similar to our experience.
We went to Blue Water Manor with two other families. The trip was booked unseen by one of the other families. Our first "suite" was disgusting and we had to move. We did get moved to a slightly better location, but all of the rooms that our group had were old, musty and tired, to be kind. The doors had huge gaps to give the bugs easy entry. We had to leave notes to tell them what to clean or it wouldn't get done. The a/c were small, noisy window units, coupled with only full size beds made for a restless week. We had the meal plan and the food was decent, but we were gtting tired of the same breakfasts and overcooked peas & carrots every night for dinner. The property itself is in a great location and it's a shame they are not doing more - it has so much more potential - just cleaning up the overgrown bushes, fixing the railing and cleaning up the piles off broken up asphalt & logs would help make it look cleaner. The indoor pool/game room was scary - dirty pool, poor lighting, peeling paint & flooded floors were not inviting. The "game room" was made up of broken down video games sitting in puddles of water along with the decrepit ping pong table. The waterfront activites and the guys working down there were the only saving grace (though they need to throw out most of the broken plastic chairs) - they were very gracious and helpful. Even when the skiboat wasn't working (it's old and worn out, too), they tried to accomodate activities. The owners seemed to entertain their friends more than the guests and we felt like we were paying for their fun. The overall value is poor and I felt we were overcharged for what we received. There are many other nicer places and we toured a few of them so we know where to go next time. Look at other options in the area, you'll be much happier.
Careful of Room Selection
We paid over 150$ plus tax per night for the worst room I have ever stayed in during 25 years of travel. The hotel does offer some nice cabins, but there are many older worn out rooms that were filled with people who had similar complaints to ours ( bad beds, electrical safety issues, old tv's, leaky faucets and tubs ). At least rooms bailed after the first night. This is a good place for couples if you rent the cabins or suites. Nice dock area, bar and overlook of the lake. Carefully inspect your room for "age" , inlcuding the ceilings and roof. In general, the place is getting a much needed overhaul - be careful and select the high end rooms. I would never go back.
What a great place to stay for a family vacation! We rented a 3 bedroom cabin and the rooms were spacious, immaculate and tastefully decorated in a warm rustic style. The kitchen/dining/living room have great views of the lake. We spent every morning on the patio with our coffees enjoying the beautiful views and scenery.