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Owego, United States
Reviewed 21 June 2016

The rental units have all been nicely renovated in the past couple years. Our cottage was adorable and spotless; the furnishings clean and comfortable. The bathroom was large and the kitchen had everything we needed. The owners are gracious and accommodating. A lot of pet-friendly places we've stayed have annoying odors, including strong carpet/floor cleaning product smells. This Balsam cottage...

1Thank Susan G
Reviewed 4 March 2016

We loved the cabin at the Balsam Hotel last summer! It was a hot weekend and the air conditioning worked perfectly and our view of the fireworks was superb. The dogs really enjoyed the yard and cooking out on the grill. Want to come back in 2016 for sure!

3Thank linedancinliz
Burlington, Vermont
Reviewed 9 October 2015 via mobile

Had a brief stay here this summer passing through. Dog friendly without a hassle which is great ! The owner / operator was extremely nice and the cabin was clean and nice for the price point. It was a quiet little campground and I'll definitely book here again.

Thank Chefocracy
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Reviewed 1 October 2015

We had a cabin with 2 beds a short walk from the lakeshore. It was very comfortable. George was very welcoming and helpful. Our dog enjoyed his stay too. Too bad the weather was so awful when we were there (9/28) -- we couldn't enjoy the outside ambiance at all (there was a nice deck with umbrella table / there...

Thank rollngstone
Tarrytown, NY
Reviewed 24 September 2015

We were travelling with our dog and were so happy to stumble upon Balsam Motel in our research! They not only accommodate dogs - they welcome them! Nearly all the other guests were also travelling with pets, so our pup had a blast meeting several of them. Our cottage was incredibly clean. When you stay at a pet-friendly place, there...

Thank Aimee H
Richmond Hill, New York
Reviewed 22 September 2015

My husband and I stayed here for Labor Day weekend with our dog. Upon arrival we were immediately welcomed by the owners, George and Suzanne. They are warm and very nice people and made us feel comfortable and at home right away. We stayed in room number eight and we had a little view of the lake and the passing...

Thank ANTravelers
Bellmore, New York
Reviewed 15 August 2015

My family and I just got back from a 4 night stay. This was our third time there and we stayed in a cottage. i cannot say enough about this place. It really is heaven on earth. We love coming back after a day out and BBQ and hang out by the fire pit. It is so quiet and relaxing....

1Thank paulashev
Manchester, Connecticut
Reviewed 15 August 2015

Suzanne and George the owners of the Balsam are pleasant and do what they can to make your visit worthwhile. Cabins and rooms available with microwaves, refrigerators, coffee pots and toasters. There is a pool and access to a small beach. Rates are very reasonable. Walking distance to everything in town. Well worth the stay.

Thank debbigurl
Reviewed 12 August 2015 via mobile

My family and some friends came to Lake George to have a laid-back vacation,we stayed at the Balsam and reserve the cottages.they are basic- nothing fancy by all means- but the owners George&Suzanne are some of the nicest people you'll ever meet! We were provided with a BBQ & Fire pit and at night we could just hang back and...

Thank Mary S
Harrisville, Rhode Island
Reviewed 4 August 2015 via mobile

This place is so nice! It was very clean and the owners were super friendly! And even though it is right on the main stretch and within walking distance to all the main attractions, it was tucked away and very quiet and peaceful. We can't wait to visit here again!

Thank kgautreau11

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Balsam Motel is a family run motel. Whether you choose the privacy of our own cottage or one of our motel rooms, our Lake George Village location gives you easy access to shops and attractions. Our secluded wooded setting is the perfect place to unwind and have a barbeque. We strive to offer you the best and friendliest accommodations. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Balsam Motel & Cottages

Address: 430 Canada Street, Lake George, NY 12845
Region: United States > New York > Lake George
Price Range: $80 - $252 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 11
Also Known As:
The Balsam Motel & Cottages Hotel Lake George
The Balsam Motel And Cottages
Balsam Hotel Lake George
The Balsam Hotel
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#22 Family Hotel in Lake George
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“stayed in the hotel nice and clean good sized”
 of 5 bubbles timb660, 4 Jul 2015 | Read review
“All the rooms are great, but if you can, book cottage 2, just not during the weeks we want it :-)”
 of 5 bubbles RickSlansky, 12 Aug 2014 | Read review
“cabins are sweet !”
 of 5 bubbles lilacmoon, 9 Aug 2014 | Read review
“they supply charcoal grilles, a beautiful pool, are dog owners themselves. try this place, don't leave your dog at home.”
 of 5 bubbles doverplains, 3 Aug 2013 | Read review
“the cabins are great for long stays all the ammenities of home for a reasonable place”
 of 5 bubbles sharitamalta, 29 Aug 2012 | Read review
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