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Reviewed 14 December 2016 via mobile

IThe Porcupine Inn is beautiful and historic, and Fred is the quintessential inn keeper! Excellent chef, gracious and welcoming. The Charles Room is massive and comfortable, complete with a "cure porch" to catch some fresh air. Such a beautiful part of the country to visit too, no matter the time of year. Tons of outdoor activities, scenic views, and charming...

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Media, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 17 November 2016

We visited Saranac Lake in mid-October for our anniversary. The Inn is charming and quirky and Fred shared a bottle of Champagne with us on arrival. You'll love exploring the decor and the grounds of the Porcupine, and it is a short, pleasant walk from downtown Saranac Lake. We enjoyed our visit so much that we plan on returning as...

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Reviewed 10 October 2016

What a nice get a way up in Saranac Lake. If you live here and need to get your family from out of town a rom you should do it here. The place is very clean and neat. Spend a night next to the fire place and your be coming back next year.

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Reviewed 5 October 2016

We spent Labor Day weekend at the beautiful Porcupine Inn and we were delighted with our stay. Fred is truly the best host you could hope for. He's had proper chef training and personally cooks and serves breakfast every morning in the most charming dining room I've ever seen. You can really tell that he loves what he's doing and...

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Reviewed 29 September 2016

We were delighted when our friend and fellow artist Sandra recomended that we stay with Fred at the Porcupine Inn in Saranac lake. Little did we know that those few days we stayed there would be some of the most memorable we have experienced traveling. We arrived to a charming mansion in the Adirondack camp style that is truly luxurious....

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Amsterdam, New York
Reviewed 2 September 2016

We recently had the pleasure of staying at the lovely Porcupine Inn on or short mini vacation to the Saranac Lake area. This was our first stay at a B&B and it was a pleasurable experience in deed. The inn itself is very welcoming, beautiful and tastefully decorated. Fred the owner is truly a hospitable host. We stayed in the...

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Arkansas
Reviewed 22 August 2016

What a beautiful fun, in the process of being lovingly re-created as a b&b by the owner, Fred. We enjoyed walking the neighborhood. The bed was fabulous, and breakfast divine. The amazing home is craftsman style architecture, with stunning woodwork. The lighting is authentic to the period, which is lovely but makes it very hard to read in the room....

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Ringwood, New Jersey
Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

The Porcupine Inn is a charming, historic B&B just minutes from Main Street in Saranac Lake. The owner, Fred, is a gregarious host. He caters to all your needs and is willing to share his vast knowledge of the history of the Porcupine Inn as well other notable historic homes in the area. His love of art and antiques is...

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Frederick M, Owner at Porcupine Inn, responded to this review

B- Thank you for your kind words and for the wonderful piece of art. I am honored and lucky to host such wonderful guests! F

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Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

We ventured into the area without a plan, as it was our first time in the Adirondacks and we lucked out for sure. The Inn is gorgeous, homey, and has so much history. Fred really goes above and beyond and instantly you can't help but join in on the love he has for the inn. He gave us great recommendations...

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Frederick M, Owner at Porcupine Inn, responded to this review

Congrats again on the engagement! Thank you for all of your kind words, and I do hope that you will come back soon! F

Arlington, Virginia
Reviewed 5 August 2016 via mobile

We were warming welcomed with a glass of prosecco, the house is extraordinary and impressive in it's size. It was fun to explore the nooks and crannies especially because it is furnished with one of a kind pieces. Although very large, the inn is homey and comfortable. Fred makes it a priority to ensure you feel relaxed and taken care...

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Frederick M, Owner at Porcupine Inn, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind words! I am glad that you appreciate strong coffee like I do. Happy hour is always interesting here at the Porcupine...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Spoil yourself with Adirondack charm in Saranac Lake's largest, luxury inn overlooking the forest and mountains. This one-of-a-kind historic lodge features 6 fireplaces, an outdoor jacuzzi, a billiard lounge, wine & beer bar, gourmet kitchen ... more   less 

Additional Information about Porcupine Inn

Address: 350 Park Ave, Saranac Lake, NY 12983
Region: United States > New York > Saranac Lake
Price Range: RM667 - RM1,112 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 5
Also Known As:
Porcupine Hotel Saranac Lake
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“Recommend the Mohawk room or Charles Room”
 of 5 bubbles tmarkessinis, 2 Sep 2016 | Read review
“The Charles Room was our favorite of the house and comes with an excellent Jacuzzi.”
 of 5 bubbles Findingmacedonia, 28 Apr 2016 | Read review
“All of the rooms have unique characters. You can't go wrong.”
 of 5 bubbles joshuaj847, 8 Feb 2016 | Read review
“The Twain room faces the front, but there was not much road traffic. It was a small room- just a bed, no chair, no TV.”
 of 5 bubbles 500susanv, 22 Sep 2013 | Read review
“We stayed in the Bartlett. Gorgeous and ultra private, it feels like you're in your own apartment.”
 of 5 bubbles 777MichelleB, 28 Aug 2012 | Read review
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