Twin Pines On Trout Lake Hotel

, Diamond Point, United States
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Twin Pines On Trout Lake Hotel

, Diamond Point

Rooms: 40

520 Trout Lake Rd - Diamond Point - New York - 12824 - United States Hotel Website | | 518/644-2161
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2/10
Highy Recommended (To People I Don't Like)
Submitted by: Patrick in 27/08/07
  • Age Group: 31 - 40
  • From: United States
  • Traveller type: Family Traveller
I'll try to keep this short and relatively concise:

1. The Room: While it was hardly roomy, we did manage to fit a family of four, including a play pen. It wasn't the space that bothered us, however, it was the cleanliness: there were discarded potato chips right outside our door, the room had a musty smell, there were no fitted sheets on the bed, and my wife's pillow smelled as if it had never been washed. To compensate, I put one of my old t-shirts over it so that she could rest her head. Kind of makes you long for your own bed, huh? At least from the outside, the other buildings didn't seem to be in any better shape, except for the building that housed the front office, which was decent. Too bad they don't rent that out to paying customers.
2. The Recreation Room: The “Wreck” room would be a better name for this building, with its broken window panes, dried bird feces in the corners, and splintered ping-pong tables that lacked ping pong balls. It housed an eight track player (!), a broken juke box and a beat-up VCR that we actually managed to hook up to play some dusty old videos that we found lying around. Loads of family fun!
3. The Lake: Really nice, I must say: clean, with a nice little beach. There were rowboats and canoes available. No complaints.
4. Activities: When we inquired about the advertised movie nights we were told that they no longer had them because of lack of interest. Campfire? Well, the one outside our room had foot-high weeds growing from it. When we asked about wood, we were offered a tow-truck-full for about forty dollars, which seems excessive when you consider how much you pay for a room and “free” activities. No wonder ours and the rest of the camp fire rings seemed unused. That was about the extent of the activities at this “family resort.”
5. Summary: My wife and I don't consider ourselves overly picky and didn't book this place expecting The Four Seasons. But we did expect a certain level of basic cleanliness and comfort. This expectation was not met, to say the least, and, rather than spend another night in such squalor, we cut our trip short and left after just one night. (We had booked four nights.) My suggestion is that you save yourself the headache and the money and stay somewhere else. (Preferably somewhere with a Triple A rating.)
9/10
beautiful campfires and ambience
Submitted by: Maria in 04/09/07
  • Age Group: 41 - 50
  • From: United States
  • Traveller type: Family Traveller
We just came back from a great place- comfortable, great for the children and 1 grandchild. Every night we had the most beautiful campfire; a man from the village delivers your wood and you can pay him directly.Everyday we spent time at the beach. We loved the use of the sailboat, which was free with our cottage. I strongly recommend Twin Pines. These people know how to treat their guests! Only negative- my sister had a microwave in her cottage-I did not.
9/10
wonderful hosts
Submitted by: Lindy in 08/08/07
  • Age Group: 31 - 40
  • From: United States
  • Traveller type: Family Traveller
Twin Pines was a terrific experience for us. The owners are warm and welcoming and the waterfront is beautiful. The cottage we were in was clean, neat, and comfortable. They have a number of new cottages, but we stayed in one of the older ones. It was really great. Our friends stayed in a new apartment, which was truly beautiful-right on the beach. But, we will return with our baby next year and stay in the same older one-it has a charm that we won't forget for a long time
9/10
So you want to relax and get away
Submitted by: Alfred D in 26/07/07
  • Age Group: 51 - 60
  • From: United States
  • Traveller type: Mature Couple
This is the place! Away f/ the rat race. millions of stars AT NITE AND PLAN YOUR DAY YOURSELVES . CAN'T WAIT TO GO NEXT JULY AGAIN!
9/10
Great place-great people
Submitted by: Stacey in 02/05/07
  • Age Group: 41 - 50
  • From: United States
  • Traveller type: Mature Couple
I don't usually respond to reviews of places we've visited. However, there seems to be a need for comment here, since two people obviously in the same group are so vicious in their review, and so opposite to everyone else. We just had a weekend at Twin Pines in one of their older cottages. the newer ones were just opening for the season. It was older, immaculately clean, comfortable and pleasant. we loved our brief respite and have made reservations for July for a week. The owners are nice people-very open and welcoming. I can't wait to bring our friends in July. Hooray for a great Adiriondack place!
10/10
Great Place!
Submitted by: Bernie in 19/03/07
  • Age Group: 41 - 50
  • From: United States
  • Traveller type: Business Traveller
I had the fortune of spending a few months at Twin Pines last Summer while in the area on business. It was a wonderful relaxing time. The cabins were great and the hosts went out of their way to make my co-workers and me feel welcome, and to make our lengthy stay fun and enjoyable. The area is beautiful and I am hoping to have the opportunity to return in the near future. Highly recommended!
9/10
Relaxing vacation
Submitted by: Darlene in 02/03/07
  • Age Group: 51 - 60
  • From: United States
  • Traveller type: Family Traveller
We have enjoyed our family vacation at Twin Pines on Trout Lake for the past 23 years, our children are grown now and we still love it there. The cottages are very clean, equipped with everything you need for your stay and many updates each year. The beach area is great for small children, water is very clean and shallow for playing. There are rowboats and canoes for fishing or for just a relaxing boat ride around beautiful Trout Lake. So if you want a relaxing memorable vacation I would highly recommend Twin Pines. The McGurl family would be very accommodating to any of your needs...they are great people!!
9/10
Twin Pines is a relaxing haven
Submitted by: Elise in 01/03/07
  • Age Group: 41 - 50
  • From: United States
  • Traveller type: Business Traveller
We considered ourselves fortunate to have found Twin Pines when we were on an extended work-vacation this past year. For several weeks we were able to enjoy misty mornings with the sound of the loons on Trout Lake, afternoons at the beach, evenings having cookouts with friends and co-workers, and late nights enjoying the night sky from adirondack chairs down by the water. The cabins are comfy and cozy - with full kitchens. The proprietors would always go out of their way to make sure that we were happy. We enjoyed ourselves so much that we are planning a small reunion with college friends for this summer. Twin Pines is a beautiful, relaxing haven.
10/10
Perfect mountain resort vacation
Submitted by: Carolyn in 02/03/07
  • Age Group: 41 - 50
  • From: United States
  • Traveller type: Family Traveller
I've loved vacationing in the Adirondacks ever since I was a child. So now as an adult, this is the perfect place to bring my family! I loved the water sports - swimming, sailing, canoeing. The kids preferred tennis. The beach was clean, sandy, and sooo relaxing. The cabins were immaculate and well kept, all had a/c and heat. Ours was an older unit, and very comfortable. The kitchens are nicely equipped, and very clean. We grilled on the BBQ (town is very close so that you can pick up supplies). The hosts are warm, at your service, and they know all of the local goings-on. There was even a wedding ceremony on the beach (and water!). While the kids played in the game room, my husband and I would enjoy the sunset with a glass of wine on the beach. Our cabin had a screen house so that we could enjoy the quiet of the evening after the kids went to bed. We are already making reservations for 2007, and we're bringing another family with us to start a new tradition.
9/10
Beautiful place
Submitted by: Dayton in 26/02/07
  • Age Group: 41 - 50
  • From: United States
  • Traveller type: Family Traveller
We have been going to Twin Pines every summer for ten years. The place is a rustic, Adirondack family resort in the Mountains. Some cottages are new, some are old. They are all clean, how do I know, my family of four stays at the same time in different cottages. The owners are nice people and always respond when there is a problem. We will be there again this summer and for many more to come.
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