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Cooperstown, New York
Reviewed 26 July 2014

Couldn't have had a better dinner anywhere! Thanks to Chef Mike and Owner Chris for a wonderful dinner and beautiful evening on the lake. Dinner was five stars, the setting was gorgeous and the overall evening was perfect. Thank you to all at the Lake House!!

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Christine C, Owner at The Lake House, responded to this review

We are fortunate to have Executive Chef Michael Gregory at the Lake House. His meals have kicked the cuisine up to another level. He uses local products for many of his dishes and always purchases the freshest ingredients for his culinary creations. Please join us again soon.

Blue Point, New York
Reviewed 25 July 2014

Rustic without the charm. Stayed on second floor in a very small room. Very old mattress and a/c unit. So dark you can not see in bathroom. Dead rat on dock to lake and goose poop every where on grass. Drive to Cooperstown Dream Park is 25 minutes away. Trap is that owner charges half your stay on your credit...

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Christine C, Owner at The Lake House, responded to this review

I am sorry that this guest was disappointed. We do our best to make everyone happy. Older buildings do not have large bedrooms in general. It was just renovated in 2011 with all new mattresses and A/C units. Dean, who is in charge of the ground and told me that he has never seen a rat outside and as for...

Springfield Center, New York
Reviewed 25 July 2014

Wavey Glass on the original windows to the parquet wood floors, this grand hotel has survived since the early 1800s. Hotel is walking distance to downtown restaurants, library, large village park and antque shops. Our family stayed during the 4th of July week.We loved the girls that ran the hotel. The free breakfast was a treat with 6 in the...

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Christine C, Owner at The Lake House, responded to this review

We are honored by the review you posted about your experience with us. While we are constantly told face to face how much customers enjoy our service, it takes a very special person to proclaim to the online world that they should check us out. You are one of those individuals and we are proud that you do business with...

Omaha, Nebraska
Reviewed 23 July 2014

I will first list the Pro's to staying at the Lake house. Beautiful view of the lake, large enough for our entire baseball team to stay in. The sheets were clean. We built many great memories, staying up late and talking. Con's. This house is very rustic, not cozy, rustic. We could not see to shower in our room. One...

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Christine C, Owner at The Lake House, responded to this review

I am so sorry that this guest did not have a pleasant experience. We have since added another light over the kitchenette area since I sincerely did not realize that for older folks it was not bright enough. Not much I can do about the bugs at the lake- I am against pesticides and feel like the danger to the...

Omaha, Nebraska
Reviewed 22 July 2014

All of the parents for my son's baseball team stayed here so we rented the entire place for a full week. The only good thing I can say is that the land that this property sits on is beautiful. The hotel is a complete dump (e.g., water pressure like something you watched on M*A*S*H, cats running wild everywhere - even...

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Christine C, Owner at The Lake House, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We apologize for any issues you encountered during your stay with us. Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your feedback and suggestions. We will use it to improve our service and quality for all our guests. Thank you for choosing to stay with us and we hope to have the chance...

Utica, New York
Reviewed 21 July 2014

My family stayed at the Lake House Hotel for 5 days the first week of July. Our room was well maintained with a new bed and bathroom. The lounge was great for our family of six, large enough for all of us since we needed two rooms. We used the canoes and had enough for all of us to use...

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Christine C, Owner at The Lake House, responded to this review

We hope you will visit us again soon. Utica is only 30 minutes from the Lake House- a quick drive and it is so relaxing here.

Omaha, Nebraska
Reviewed 21 July 2014

This place is a dump! It's dirty and should be shut down as a hotel property. The week we were there we saw cats roaming the house and kitchen (hence the mouse poop on my pillow!), the water smells like rotten eggs (if you can even get it to come out of the faucet!) and the staff would not even...

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Christine C, Owner at The Lake House, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We apologize for any issues you encountered during your stay with us. Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your feedback and suggestions. We will use it to improve our service and quality for all our guests. Thank you for choosing to stay with us and we hope to have the chance...

Fayetteville, New York
Reviewed 21 July 2014

Just returned home from our best get-a-way ever! I and my 2 children, 6 and 8 years old, spent the weekend here. We saw a musical at the nearby Glimmerglass Theater and spent the remainder of the weekend at the Lodge. We loved it! Every bit! The staff not only made us feel "at home", they made us feel special,...

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Christine C, Owner at The Lake House, responded to this review

We are honored by the review you posted about your experience with us. While we are constantly told face to face how much customers enjoy our service, it takes a very special person to proclaim to the online world that they should check us out. You are one of those individuals and we are proud that you do business with...

Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed 19 July 2014

July 2014-We also were the victim of Gene and his shady dealings, stay AWAY from The Lake House. In our case he called on Friday to give us a different address to check into claiming the other address was his 'corporate headquarters and NOT a hotel"! Needless to say we wound up at the 'annex' where his staff cheerfully informed...

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Christine C, Owner at The Lake House, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We apologize for any issues you encountered during your stay with us. Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your feedback and suggestions. We will use it to improve our service and quality for all our guests. Thank you for choosing to stay with us and we hope to have the chance...

Baltimore, Maryland
Reviewed 7 July 2014

Do Not Be Confused! You may think you are booking at The Lake House only to find out you are at The Baseball Hotel. The week of June 29 to July 4, my grandson was invited to play at All Star Village, Cooperstown with his former team. This was a last minute invitation and thus there was not much time...

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Christine C, Owner at The Lake House, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We apologize for any issues you encountered during your stay with us. Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your feedback and suggestions. We will use it to improve our service and quality for all our guests. Thank you for choosing to stay with us and we hope to have the chance...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Bar/Lounge
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Lake House is a charming and historic inn located on the shores of Canadarago Lake, 15 minutes from Cooperstown. Resembling the Great Camps of the Adirondacks, it is a relaxing place for lunch/dinner on the lake and to stay while in Baseball Country. Consider the Lake House for a family reunion, corporate retreat or romantic vacation. Also available is a private lakeside cottage with dock space. Great fishing, sunsets, weekly rates. Astonishingly affordable. Check out our newest performance stage! ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Lake House

Address: 2521 County Highway 22, On Lake Street, Richfield Springs, NY 13439-2723
Region: United States > New York > Richfield Springs
Price Range: RM456 - RM966 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Lake House 3*
Number of rooms: 15
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The Lake House Hotel Richfield Springs
The Lake Hotel
Lake Hotel Richfield Springs
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