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“Wonderful Wedding” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Dunham's Bay Resort

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Dunham's Bay Resort
Certificate of Excellence
Boston, Massachusetts
1 review
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“Wonderful Wedding”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2011

My husband and I recently got married at Dunhams Bay. We had both a South Indian and American wedding ceremony. Lynn and all the staff were both supportive and proactive in helping our family plan and prepare for a double wedding in a relatively short period to of time. The Dunhams Bay team bent over backward create and organize the wedding we hoped for.

Dunhams Bay provided a relaxed yet elegant ambiance which is exactly what we were looking for !

Unfortunately cell phones do not work at Dunhams bay which makes communication especially prior to a wedding fairly difficult. We chose to only use local vendors and while most of them were fantastic, others were not so prepared or professional. In addition, dunhams bay is very difficult for handicap or older people to navigate.

All in all we had a beautiful wedding day and we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves !

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank chellamal
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  • Location
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Montreal
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2011

Lynn and all the staff really know how to make even complicated, double-ceremony international weddings come off without major problems (lesson learned - cell phones may not work there, and emcees and photographers need to communicate more! other local wedding services are top-notch). The location is stunning, the food and ambiance and the pool were all great. Some access problems for mobility-impaired folks. More notice about the 'end' of the seasonal, restricted access to the lake front would be appreciated, as would more places to hang wet bathing suits (at least in the ADK cabins). Great base from which to explore a really lovely area.

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  • Stayed October 2011, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2011

We stayed in one of the Queen hotel rooms. I probably would have had a better stay at the Howard Johnson. While the staff was friendly and helpful, the grounds were somewhat run down and the walls were PAPER thin. We were awakened at 7am by hearing the people next door doing what some couples do - and they were not being loud. The walls are just that thin, and there was a large gap in the doorway that connects the two rooms big enough that I could stick my fingers through. There was a wedding going on, and we had to turn on the AC unit and the TV to drown out the commotion.

The rooms could use an update, but it is clear that they are making every update possible without completely re-habing the whole place. Big flat screen TVs in the rooms (with HDMI hookups, for those bringing a Playstation), nice microfiber couches, updated bedding. Personally, I would have just liked a lamp or something so that I could put my makeup on. Look guys - if you are going to charge a minimum of $120 per night in the off season at least offer a continental breakfast. This is upstate NY, not the Hamptons.

If you are going here for the beach - BEWARE. It is minuscule. The beach is across the street and is part of a boat launch. Additionally, it is not owed by the hotel. This is not what I would consider an amenity. We took a walk down and before we made it across the street a very crass and unfriendly man came out and demanded to see our wrist bands (which we had). Still, we felt uncomfortable and left.

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank KandPJ
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Guilderland, New York
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2011

I'm so grateful to Lynn and the staff at Dunham's Bay for making my daughter's wedding such a happy memory for her and for us too! The attention to detail was terrific - our guest bags were placed IN the rooms before check-in so folks with luggage didn't need to tote those too... rehearsal dinner in a private room... periodic "check ins" with the bride and groom to insure all was well throughout the weekend... fabulous food... and several lovely surprises for the newlyweds... complete attention to all the details so the family / bridal party could focus on the bride and groom.

We stayed in one of the cabins and found it amply stocked for our needs. Plenty of towels, clean and comfortable accomodations, TVs in every room (not that we watched much), microwave, coffee maker, toaster, full sized refrigerator, etc.

Aside from the wedding activities, members of our party ate in the restaurant and were all very pleased with the quality and quantity of food provided. We also enjoyed a post-wedding gathering around the bonfire relaxing and rehashing with a bit of bocce and shuffleboard for those that still had energy!

With the recent hurricane on top of an already rainy August, we expected the cabin might be a bit musty - not so! It was warm on opening, thanks to a hot, sunny day, but a few minutes with the air conditioner and it was very comfortable.

I am looking forward to my next visit and will definitely stay at Dunham's Bay again. From those that took care of the rooms and grounds, to the wait staff in the bar and restaurant, right up to the general manager - the staff at DB were unfailingly pleasant and helpful.

Thank you Lynn, Ashley, Andrew, Jack, John, and all the rest of DB's wonderful staff!!

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Knitsalot
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Schenectady, NY
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2011

My sister was married here yesterday and everything has been absolutely PHENOMENAL!!!!!!!! The staff has been amazing. Lynn took care of every last detail and we did not have to worry about a thing. Some of the pieces that stuck with me -
1. the bride and groom both stayed here the night before the wedding; it seemed everyone on staff knew who they were and where each of them were so they didn't see each other before their ceremony;
2. Lynn wore the couples' wedding colors the night of the rehearsal and rehearsal dinner - small touch but very personal and showed her thoughfulness
3. Each of us in the wedding party did not have to think about where to be when or at what point to start walking etc. Lynn was there every step of the way telling us
4. The couple was able to make every part of their wedding completely personal - there are no traditions at Dunham's Bay.
5. The D.B. staff and outside vendors worked incredibly well together to make sure everything was coordinated beautifully - use the Adirondack Wedding Association!!!
6. Our cabins were cleaned beautifully & the staff took very good care of us as guests.

I cannot say enough good things abot Lynn and the Dunham's Bay staff. They will rock your socks off!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Sarah V
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Additional Information about Dunham's Bay Resort

Property: Dunham's Bay Resort
Address: 2999 State Route 9l, Lake George, NY 12845-5009
Region: United States > New York > Lake George
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 34 Speciality Lodging in Lake George
Price range (per night): ₹ 5,858 - ₹ 13,486
Number of rooms: 38
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A family resort on the southeast side of Lake George. Formerly known as Dunham's Bay Lodge. Renovated in 2007 with new carpeting, flat screen TVs, new mattresses and the new View Restaurant. We are open year round! ... more   less 
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Dunham`s Bay Hotel Lake George

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