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Van Auken's Inne

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Buffalo, New York
Reviewed 8 December 2016

The room was nice, but a little dated. Everything felt clean, but the shower rod looked like it had seen better days. If you are handicapped, this is not the place for you...You have to go up a dozen stairs to get to the rooms. We didn't have issues with noise from the bar downstairs. We even got dinner there...

Thank dirigs4cru
Syracuse, New York
Reviewed 16 November 2016

Spent a long weekend with the hubby at Van Auken's....good food, great bar, friendly service and a very comfortable room with updated bathroom. We had lunch one day, breakfast another, and dinner on another....all 3 meals very good! This is not gourmet dining but good wholesome meals....I had the filet mignon for dinner and it was extremely tender and probably...

Thank Rosebud22159
Lyons Falls, New York
Reviewed 26 October 2016

We haven't been here in quite some time due to traveling; however, even before when we visited this area frequently we would avoid this place since the previous owners just seemed not to care. THIS HAS CHANGED! Yahoo! We stopped in the other evening and ate dinner at the BAR. This was wonderful, the area was cleaned up, beautiful, rustic...

Thank ReneeGourmet
new york
Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

Stopped here for the night on a Thursday while riding the HD for leaf peeping. Great place to stay, clean rooms, good food and entertainment. They were running this big old (1891) hotel on generator power which didn't seem to hold up progress. Owner Jim Moore opened the Speakeasy downstairs at request of customers after helping out in the kitchen....

1Thank happynewyorktraveler
Ilion, New York
Reviewed 3 September 2016

Absolutely loved this place! Great food, drink, hospitality, decor, rooms, you name it-it was the best!! The speakeasy is the bomb & by far the BEST venue in the Old Forge area! This place has turned the area around as far as the people in our group are concerned and we will make it a "must stop" every trip back...

1Thank Angie S
London, Kentucky
Reviewed 1 September 2016

I really have enjoyed our stays here my wife and I have stayed twice now in the fall. We love to hike and mountain bike, and I was impressed with the options for those things within riding distance. The inne's staff was excellent, very kind, and helpful. Some of them even offered up great hikes and places to visit. It...

Thank seetheworldfromabove
Reviewed 22 August 2016

My husband called and made a reservation, stating that people had food allergies. We told the waitress about the allergies and expressly stated that my daughter was allergic to garlic. The waitress returned to our table, telling us that she had bread with garlic. We sent it away and then she brought Italian dressing. With garlic. She had never told...

Thank Beth E
Minoa, New York
Reviewed 15 August 2016

We enjoyed our two night stay at Van Auken's Inne. The rooms were clean and simple, but we truly enjoyed the upstairs porch that ran the length of the Inne. We took our dinner out there and enjoyed the Adirondack air, even during a rain storm. There is a first rate restaurant and a bar that offers the menu to...

1Thank eileen0214
Canandaigua, New York
Reviewed 9 August 2016

My wife and I loved our stay here: clean, comfortable room; amazing decks with plush furniture and drinks from the excellent bar; first-class restaurant; and a caring, hard-working staff intent on making our stay relaxing and pleasing. My favorite: coffee service on the upper deck at 6:30 a.m.! It gets a little loud late at night, but we could tune...

Thank Mark O
fabius ny
Reviewed 27 June 2016 via mobile

Had dinner on the porch. Fish fry was delicious. Great atmosphere and service. Music was great too. Speakeasy was a blast! If you like bourbon than this is a must. Largest selection in central New York maybe even all of the east. Had some amazing whiskey. Can't wait to back

Thank skidbt

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  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Banquet Room
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Breakfast Available
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Van Aukens Inne, built in 1891, was moved 75 feet away from the racks in 1906. The Victorian Structure, with its pillared porch, was completely renovated in 1988 to its original splendor which reflects an atmosphere reminiscent of a boygone era. Van Aukens Inne is a bar, restaurant, and hotel. The main level is a dining area and bar; we have a large dining room in the back perfect for large parties and gatherings, a smaller dining room for simpler dining, and a newly renovated porch that offers outside dining. In the basement is our brand new Wakely's Speakeasy, open Thursday, Friday, and Saturdays starting at 6pm. On the second floor (upstairs) we have 12 rooms that all have their own private bath, Wi-Fi, TV, and air conditioner. There is an additional porch/balcony located on the second floor that all guests have access to. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Van Auken's Inne

Address: 108 Forge Street, Thendara, NY 13472
Region: United States > New York > Thendara
Price Range: $112 - $182 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 12
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“Any of the king rooms are excellent!”
 of 5 bubbles seetheworldfromabove, 1 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Room 12 seems to be the largest and doorway to porch.”
 of 5 bubbles eileen0214, 14 Aug 2016 | Read review
“room 12 looked to be the nicest in the place”
 of 5 bubbles tricias243, 14 Jul 2015 | Read review
“Located at the gateway to the Adirondacks. The back rooms would most likely be quieter.”
 of 5 bubbles patricke233, 15 Aug 2014 | Read review
“Choose a lower number room over the dining room if you'd like a quieter room.”
 of 5 bubbles lilac0427, 4 Aug 2013 | Read review
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