4.8 on September 17, 2014
Checked in early after being doused by afternoon showers. They had a great fire going to warm the cold bones. Very pleasant conversations with complete strangers. A little older (and more traveled crowd) than many area attractions. Very comfortable bed. Would definitely stay again. Only complaint, breakfast could have offered healthier alternatives.
4.2 on September 17, 2014
It was so nice of the owner to make dietary accommodations. The multiple fireplaces going on a cold evening made our stay especially comforting.
4.8 on September 17, 2014
We stayed for 5 days at the cottage with our dog, and it was great! It's a very well appointed cottage, with all you could need for you vacation. The location is absolutely brilliant, peaceful, quiet and just across from the AuSable river. The deck is huge and we enjoyed many mornings and evenings outside. The area is great for hiking, biking and all other type of water activities, so there was never a dull moment. We did not stay at the Inn, so I can't comment on dinning or service experience. But the process of booking the cottage and receiving info from Dave & Susan was perfect. We would definitely return again!
4.6 on September 16, 2014
Everything was very satisfactory. The Inn owners were friendly but unobtrusive. The setting is spectacular. Breakfasts were intended to fortify day hikers.
3.6 on September 09, 2014
This was our 3rd stay at the inn. This time we stayed in the Hurricane suite, which is ideal for familes. It had a separate outside entrance which we were able to lock so it was more secure than the rooms within the main part of the house. The suite was super-convenient in that it had a refrigerator and sink so that we could prepare our trail snacks/water without having to go to the kitchenette. The inn caters to hikers (obviously) with the kitchenette available 24-hours. Breakfast was prepared in real-time, not a buffet, with fresh scones or muffins each morning and the menu available the night before (nice touch). Lots of coffee ready before the scheduled breakfast hour.
4.2 on September 02, 2014
We are a group of ladies from Canada who do a yearly trip to the Adirondacks in hopes of achieving our ADK 46er status some day. We found Blueberry Cottage ideal for our group. The bedrooms were separated from the main living area making it great for those who like to go to bed early or get up early and not disturb the others. The proximity to Keene was perfect for hiking, dining and picking up things we needed during our stay. Sitting on the deck enjoying our glass of wine after a day of hiking was ideal with the cottage looking directly towards the river. And one of the highlights was a visit from the local dog - Mr. Wiggles! We loved Blueberry Cottage!!
3.8 on August 26, 2014
Excellent location in the High Peaks. I especially enjoy the rooms with sleeping porches. Little to no interaction with the innkeepers as they have a staff doing most of the day to day work. A hearty breakfast is served.
4.2 on August 25, 2014
We enjoyed our stay at the Trails End Inn. The trust that the innkeepers manifest toward their guests is gratifying. Their approach is refreshingly low key. The late afternoon cookies became the kids' latest obsession. We enjoyed the serenity, calm and privacy. A gem at the doorstep of the magnificent Adirondacks.
4.6 on August 24, 2014
As always, the service, the room, and the food were outstanding.
4.8 on August 22, 2014
We LOVED this place. It was exquisitly clean, convenient to our hiking destination, beautiful, relaxing and so incredibly comfortable. Look forward to returning!
4.6 on August 20, 2014
Proprietors have a well thought through and highly polished offering. Immaculately clean, well appointed and furnished rooms, highly functional and welcoming first floor common spaces including porch, and good food. All with organized and friendly but unobtrusive service and remarkable quiet-- completely hassle free, leaving your feeling great to be there. I wont stay anywhere else when in the area.
4.6 on August 20, 2014
Beautiful inn. Great, friendly service. Outstanding breakfast. Ideally, nestled in the Adirondacks.
5 on August 18, 2014
Wonderful place. Would absolutely stay again.
4.2 on August 17, 2014
Breakfast was wonderfully prepared.Different breakfast entree each day. If you wanted the usual, cereal, muffins, etc that's available also.
4.0 on August 16, 2014
We have stayed many times and always find it very pleasurable. The innkeepers have gotten to know us and make us feel welcome. Breakfasts are excellent.
5 on August 14, 2014
Consistently a great place to stay in the ADK, year after year.
4.6 on August 13, 2014
I had never been to a B&B before, so was hesitant, but Trails End Inn far exceeded my expectations. This atmosphere was welcoming, clean, and the registration/ sign in were clearly explained. The room I reserved was exactly as the picture I saw on the website (this isn't always the case with hotels), and the serene atmosphere and beautiful grounds were perfect!! I would highly recommend this place. Oh -- and the breakfast very good, and our waitress was helpful!!! Don't miss out on a great place. What a cute little town too!!
4.6 on August 11, 2014
Perfect, peaceful, low-key base for enjoying the High Peaks.
4.6 on August 08, 2014
Wonderful place, outstanding people. A real gem and we will be returning next year for sure.
3.6 on August 07, 2014
We spent two nights at the Trails End Inn. The room was lovely, big and very clean. All the linens and towels were fresh and comfortable. The staff were very accommodating and polite without being too present. We will definitely stay there again.
4.6 on August 04, 2014
I have stayed here before and this time was as great as the others. These folks know how to run a B&B. Thanks for the great experience and hope to see you soon. Chris B.
4.4 on July 22, 2014
We have stayed here multiple times, always a great experience. I didn't need any service while there, that's wehre the 3 stars ome in- The rooms in the original inn are my favorite.
4.0 on July 16, 2014
Beautiful inn with so many charming features. We loved the game room and the big fireplaces. The breakfast room was so lovely and the food was delicious! Staff was very kind and they graciously accommodated our dietary restrictions. It was a great stay.
5 on July 04, 2014
I'll never stay at another place in the valley after having stayed a night here. The place is rustic, and great
4.2 on June 25, 2014
I enjoyed my stay here but I wish there was a more formal check in and check out procedure. Breakfast was very good, room was very nice. I would definitely stay again.
4.8 on June 12, 2014
This cottage was very clean with a great deck. the river is across the street and you can hear the running water at night-- very calming. There is a lot to do for families in the surrounding towns. I would highly recommend this cottage
5 on June 11, 2014
The Trails End Inn is the perfect place to stay in Adirondacks. It is comfortable, charming, relaxing and with a friendly staff that accommodates every need. The Skylight Room is our favorite and we look forward to our future stays!
4.8 on June 08, 2014
We tried this wonderful Bed and Breakfast in Keene Valley. The rooms were very comfortable and clean. Access to Wi-fi was also a plus. Breakfasts were also delicious. We enjoyed the unique dishes.
5 on June 04, 2014
Beautiful spot. Tasty breakfast. Friendly, accommodating proprieters. Plus a short drive to some great hikes.
4.0 on May 26, 2014
Beautiful place. The Skylight Room was really nice with the whirlpool tub and King sized bed. Had a great stay and will be back for future hiking trips in the Adirondacks.
5 on May 18, 2014
wonderful inn in a beautiful place in upstate NY
4.0 on May 16, 2014
Very nice stay at this lodge. Beautiful house, delicious breakfast. Very accomodating hosts. Even after checkout, we could come back for a shower after the hike. Nicely off the main road but close enough to walk to the restaurant and the village.
4.4 on May 07, 2014
Outstanding food, plenty of space, and rustic simplicity are the hallmarks of this well situated inn.
4.6 on April 24, 2014
Again so very pleased by this magnificient inn. Very clean, so very calm and peaceful. Our Hurrican room was big and comfy! Staff always helpful. Not fond of the minute-bacon in every breakfast, which needs some improvement. Otherwise I know I'm coming back here again... and telling friends to come along :)
Our guests are the best. Because of the amount of grease generated by bacon and the fact that we serve upwards of 35 to 40 people for breakfast, our septic system is a concern for us. So, we have to use a partially pre-cooked slice and although we buy the "premium" cut, it is not as thick as uncooked. We do serve our home made smoked pork or chicken sausage on alternate days and because we can control the fat content, we make it with flavor and less fat than store bought or precooked. That's the best we've been able to do in ten years.
4.0 on April 23, 2014
Very nice Inn Keepers. Lovely breakfast and beautiful breakfast room. thank uou
5 on April 22, 2014
We stayed 2 nights in the comfortable Skylight room. Our breakfast each morning was wonderful - complete with homemade bake goods. We also chose to have a trail lunch packed and the hosts readily accommodated individual needs. Sue was very informative as to trail conditions and suggestions for hikes. The afternoon cookies were an added bonus! We can't wait to return to Trails End Inn!
4.8 on April 06, 2014
4.8 on March 31, 2014
we went to spend our anniversary overnight. I had ordered a small cake for two which was an add-on for the room...turned out to be nice touch...I wasn't too keen on a bed and breakfast but my wife wanted to stay in one so I chose the Trails End Inn. I'm glad I did ! I was pleasantly surprised by the stay...The place was well kept and clean and the people were extremely friendly...I would recommend to friends.
4.6 on March 19, 2014
Trips to the Trail's End Inn are one of the highlights of the year for my wife and myself. Susan, Dave and staff are remarkable, and create the perfect atmosphere in which to relax and recharge. Additionally, the location couldn't be more perfect.
2.6 on March 12, 2014
The place is beautiful and very well located for hikers. The room was clean, the breakfast was good. However, we were disappointed to get a so cool reception at our arrival, no warmth from owners, we even thought think we were not welcomed. The lack of warmth was also felt in the fact that it was so cold at night downstairs, that we have changed our minds and decided not to sit there to read or play games downstairs. Why not leaving some light, do a fire in the fire place, and say hello with a smile?
Wow! We are always disappointed when a guest isn't happy, but it's a rare occurrence, as can be seen by the other reviews posted. It's hard to respond to these generalities that lack any specifics. We and our staff are always friendly to our guests so we don't know what this person is referring to, just look at the other comments left by other guests. Yes, we do leave the thermostat set at 63. It's common for guests to turn the thermostat up if they are cold, or set a fire in the fireplace! There are always lights on, and again, guest usually turn lights on when they want more light! Our guest like the fact that we allow them to enjoy the Inn with out a lot of restrictions or interference by the owners. We are always here and try to accommodate our guests' needs, if they tell us what they are.
4.2 on March 10, 2014
Love the relaxed use of the Inn during our stay, plenty of space for our small group to socialize, charming owners and staff. Loved the bed - so comfortable. Loved being able to come and go as we wished and really appreciated being able to do a hike and then get cleaned up on our check out day. Of course the breakfast was top notch.
5 on March 05, 2014
Stayed for the Presidents Day Weekend. Outstanding as always. Enjoyed many events in Lake Placid.
4.6 on March 04, 2014
Trails End Inn was our last stop on our snow shoeing holiday in the Adirondacks. We have stayed here on previous occasions and enjoy the opportunity to stay here. It's inviting, not pretentious. It'd our idea of kicking back.
4.4 on March 03, 2014
5 on February 28, 2014
Trail's End is a wonderful B&B to stay at while visiting the High Peaks of the Adirondacks. It's casual and comfortable, with great breakfasts. Dave and Susan are the best innkeepers we've met in our travels in the northeast.
4.6 on February 23, 2014
My wife and I stayed in the Gotuic room. It was clean and very relaxing. The hosts were very nice and we were happy to stay there. The whirlpool tub wasn't great but having a fireplace to relax to was nice. There was a portable DVD player in the room and plenty of movies in the common which we took advantage of one night when we were exhausted.
5 on February 21, 2014
Gothics room was immacutely clean, spacious and as comfortable as can be. Breakfast was delicious and filling. Everyone was so kind. Our Second time staying at Trails End and it will not be our last.
4.2 on January 17, 2014
Had a lovely two night stay just before Christmas. This was our second stay at the Inn and we will return again. We had another great experience and enjoyed the quiet Inn which we had mostly to ourselves. Breakfasts were filling and fresh, beds comfy, and owners and staff were friendly and welcoming. The pecan waffles were awesome!
4.6 on January 08, 2014
I have stayed at the Trails End Inn multiple times, including at two of their cottages. In all cases, I've been throughly impressed with how comfortable and inviting the Inn (and cottages) are. Dave and Susan take care of everything you need, and everyone else working at the Inn are great. I wholeheartedly recommend the Trails End as a base for exploring Keene Valley and more broadly the Adirondack mountains.
4.0 on January 06, 2014
My girlfriend and I stayed here the weekend before Christmas. Our room was large and clean, with a pretty view. Breakfast was delicious both days. Lots of space to move around in the nicely-decorated common rooms downstairs. This is a good base for exploring Keene Valley - there are hiking trailheads for High Peaks just a few miles away, and there is a smaller mountain trail nearby that you can walk to right from the Inn.
4.4 on January 05, 2014
Very good homemade breakfast. Great dinning area with fireplace
4.8 on January 03, 2014
Our second time there. Very friendly staff. Welcomed us with or dog. We will be back!
4.8 on January 03, 2014
A wonderful return visit to this charming Inn. As always, the staff were wonderful, the breakfasts were delicious and we enjoyed to quiet restful ambiance of Trails End. We'll be back again!
4.4 on January 03, 2014
Charming inn...spectacular food...my new go-to place in the Adirondacks!
5 on December 19, 2013
Great Time comfortable Stay
4.8 on December 04, 2013
Great on all accounts. Hiking right out the door. Good recommendations on local food and hikes and services. Very accommodating for vegans and just a great place!
4.8 on December 04, 2013
We went to Trails End with two other couples for the long Thanksgiving weekend. We brought our own turkey dinner, since the Inn only services breakfast. Which by the way is very good. The Inn Keepers couldn't have been more helpful helping us make our weekend truely memorable. The rooms are very clean. The fresh cookies in the afternoon was a nice touch.
4.8 on November 21, 2013
It was great! I proposed to my girlfriend. We had a very wonderful time.
5 on November 03, 2013
Stay was great
4.6 on October 30, 2013
Stayed Thursday to Sunday in late October to enjoy the end of the foliage season and the beginning of the winter hiking.
5 on October 29, 2013
My fourth long weekend trip to the High Peaks and to Trails End Inn. A classic lodge -- complete with updated rooms inside and a large porch for after -hike drinks and chat. Friendly service and great food from the innkeepers Dave and Susan, as always. David Martin, Woodstock, Ontario
4.0 on October 29, 2013
This was our fourth visit. We love staying at Trails end because it is quite, set way back off the main road and has hiking trails accessible from the property. On the rainy days we can warm up by the fire and read in the sitting room. Accommodated our vegetarian and gluten free dining needs. Love the cookies in the evening! We will be back.
4.8 on October 28, 2013
breathtaking - wonderful place to stay and relax after a long hike in the woods
3.4 on October 27, 2013
We loved Trail's End, but we knew we would because we have been going there for years. Our room was smokey-smelling this time, possibly due to fire place use before we got there.
5 on October 17, 2013
TEI is a wonderful, quiet island in the often busy High Peaks region of the Adirondack Mountains. Simply a great place to relax and recuperate after a hard day of play.
4.6 on October 17, 2013
Our room was gorgeous, comfortable, clean and quiet (Skylight Room). Loved the jacuzzi and skylight above, especially after a long two-day hiking trek. The Inn is gorgeous and very well designed and decorated. Food and coffee delicious. Could sit on the front porch and read all day. Definitely worth many more return trips.
4.4 on October 17, 2013
Wonderful place. We try and stay here every time we're in the Adirondacks. Lovely rooms, clean, fireplace, and best of all - the breakfasts are to die for.
4.8 on October 10, 2013
Dave and Susan offer first-class lodging and incredible breakfasts, plus a front porch on which your daily outings will surely end. Hope for a clear sky at night and be amazed at the brilliance of a truly dark sky. Peace, Jet & Shirley
5 on October 09, 2013
Innkeepers Dave and Susan really make guests feel special! For a 100+year old adirondack inn, it is so very friendly, beautiful and comfortable. Breakfast is a wonderful experience in itself! The setting is off-road, surrounded by mountains and trees, yet in walking distance to restaurants and tiny town of Keene Valley. Perfect place for adult, outdoor-loving hikers who enjoy a touch of luxury.
4.8 on October 08, 2013
Stopped by when passing through on Friday night. We arrived late and the cookies were out waiting. Clear instructions to sign in and directions to our room. The room was spacious and the sleeping porch was much nicer then expected. There was plenty of room and everything was spotless. It was so dark and quiet- the perfect place to catch up on some sleep. An early riser, I found the coffee was ready and waiting plus additional in the little kitchen area for guests. Breakfast was amazing. More food then we could have wanted and the muffins and frittata were so good. One of my fears about B&B's is that the owners are too present and want to make friends with everyone. I liked that service was great, we had all we needed and had access to info if needed but no one was there looking to spend time with us. This is my second stay and I will come back!
4.2 on October 08, 2013
Overall good experience and We would go there again. Their checkout procedure needs to be worked on.
4.6 on October 07, 2013
I returned to the Keene Valley (NY) for a volunteer activity and again stayed at the Trail's End Inn. I still is an outstanding little inn with great rooms and a fantastic cooked breakfast (which is always different) each morning. Susan and Dave are your innkeepers and are very knowledgeable about the local activities and places to eat. I was there the last week in September and the leaves where at their peak and it was beautiful. My hike on trails/mountains were enjoyable and the weather was fantastic. The Trail's End Inn is a great little place in the heart of the Adirondacks to spend a relaxing and enjoyable few days.
4.2 on September 26, 2013
have stayed here three times before and it is an excellent location for hikers in the ADK.
4.8 on September 25, 2013
this is our 7th or 8th year coming to Trail's End Inn and it is always wonderful. We stayed in the new Haystack Loft this time and it was beautiful and extremely comfortable. we loved the extra privacy (as did our dogs) and spent all of our evenings enjoying the peacefulness from the small deck that overlooks trees, fields, and the mountains. the late afternoon home baked cookies in the main inn is always a treat! the only less-than-perfect issues were that the internet signal from the inn didn't reach our suite, so we had to head down to the front deck of the inn a few times a day to handle emails. if the signal could be boosted to reach the loft, that would make things more convenient. and on our wish list (as we plan to stay at the haystack in future years) is that the deck get a small walk-through gate to keep the dogs "fenced" in. we brought chairs out from the room to block the deck stairway so the dogs were contained, but a walk through gate would make it perfect. we love the trail's end inn and are so appreciative of the terrific couple who own and run it, and all of their staff.
5 on September 19, 2013
We came up to Keene for a last minute get away and were pleasantly surprised by the beauty of the cabin we stayed in. We almost didn't want to leave it to go exploring it was so nice! It is not our first stay at Trail's End and it definitely won't be our last! We had an awesome time staying in an awesome place! Thanks!
4.8 on September 14, 2013
It was THE BEST WEEKEND GETAWAY!!
3.8 on September 12, 2013
We stayed for 1 night on our way to Saranac Lake. Very enjoyable. Quiet, clean and friendly. Excellent breakfast.
4.8 on September 11, 2013
We stayed in the Esther Room, so very spacious, complete with Keurig Coffee Maker and coffee, YEAH!! The room had a whirlpool tub/shower. So very nice after a day on the trail. The bathroom was a bit tight though, and the door to it opened in up against the sink (should open out) which actually made it difficult for the two of us to go in and out while getting ready in the morning and evenings. Otherwise a very nice room! Easy access to the room (which is on the first floor) from our truck, which made it so easy to cart our paddling and hiking gear back n forth. Susan served a delicious breakfast each morning, with a smile and enthusiasm. We love the Trails End Inn and will be back to stay for more adventures.
5 on September 11, 2013
Sue and Dave are THE BEST!
4.2 on September 06, 2013
Trail's End is the perfect spot to nestle in to the high peaks district for hiking or just relaxing. Our room was large, cozy and clean. And just what I had expected in a semi-rustic lodge. The "sleeping porch" was a huge bonus, and we ended up sleeping there - sort of like summer camp, but with better beds. Breakfast was ideal - eggs, sausage, juice, coffee, toast, served in a pretty dining room with big windows and nice light. We will return when time permits - want to climb Giant Mountain.
4.4 on September 05, 2013
We have been coming one or more times a year for about ten years now. The inn is very well-run and maintained. It is at the end of a short dirt road, set back one-third of a mile from the main drag in town - close enough to be incredibly convenient, but far enough away to feel like you're a world away. The grounds, rooms and common areas are all very pleasant. We especially enjoy staying in the rooms with Adirondack sleeping porches. You can save a little $$ by staying in a room with a shared bath (waiting for a bathroom has never been a problem - there are more than enough). Breakfasts are very good, not great. The coffee on the other hand, is excellent, as are the homemade cookies that Susan the innkeeper puts out in the common area every afternoon. This is a very comfortable place to stay, and a good value. We recommend it highly.
4.6 on September 05, 2013
The overall experience staying at the Trail's End was fantastic! The views, the food, and the service from the staff were all top-notch. My only disappointment was the connectivity to the wifi. Having no cell service in the area, I was hoping to stay connected through the wifi, and only one of the two routers provided a signal to the Internet.
5 on September 04, 2013
The breakfast food was amazing. Absolutely everything exceeded expectations.
4.8 on August 29, 2013
We had a wonderful over night at trails end. It is conveniently located just off the road in a serene setting. The building is beautiful and inviting. The relaxed atmosphere struck us right away as we entered the main living area. Our room was well appointed, clean and very comfortable. In The morning we enjoyed a delicious full breakfast and we in our car ready to start a hike in the high peaks by 8:00. Our only regret was that we didn't have time to stay longer. we will definitely plan to come back.
5 on August 28, 2013
I've stayed at the Trail's End Inn for a number of years now. It's location is perfect for those interested in climbing in the high peaks. Three of us stayed at the Cascade Cottage this past weekend... It had been totally renovated and was absolutely beautiful! They left a card for us on the dining room table. In it they expressed their appreciation for our stays over the years, and to show us, they took $100 off the bill. How cool is that?! Great accommodations, a great breakfast (when staying at the lodge), great people, and all for a very reasonable price. I wouldn't stay anywhere else. Thank you to the whole staff for making my trips up to the mountains so enjoyable!
5 on August 27, 2013
As amazing as the surrounding Adirondacks were, we must start with the friendliest staff we've ever been around. The beauty of Keene Valley is amazing.
3.0 on August 26, 2013
An old camp preserving the good parts while adding new parts to enhance them - ideal. Loved the sleeping porch!
4.8 on August 26, 2013
This is the 6th or 7th year that we have stayed at Trail's End and it's always a wonderful experience. We have stayed in many of the rooms and my favorites are Marcy and Bigelow, which has a sleeping porch for the kids. This time it was just my husband and I and we stayed in Terry. The room was nice, but next time I think we will spring for the private bath. Although the shared bath was quite nice it was no fun to come back, hot and sweaty, from a long day of hiking only to wait an hour for the little girl in the next room to take the world's longest bath. Other than that everything on this trip was like every other - just perfect. Breakfasts are always very good and very filling, which you need before a day of hiking. The rooms are always spotless and the surroundings are unbeatable. When you check in to Trail's End, you sign the guestbook, see your room on the day's list, grab a warm, fresh baked cookie, and go up to find your room open and your key right there. I know that some reviewers are put off by the fact that the hosts are not always around. I personally like that. I go to the Adirondacks to enjoy the beauty and peace of the mountains, not to make new best friends. The servers in the dining room are always friendly and helpful, and it may be nice to strike up a conversation with fellow guests at breakfast. But that's it. Then I want to get on with my day and attack another mountaintop. So not to have hovering hosts works just fine for me.
5 on August 22, 2013
The title says it all. We've stayed at many B&Bs before, but never in this area of the Adirondacks. The other choices didn't look all that appealing, so we chose Trail's End. The room we had, Skylight, was remarkable. It looked virtually brand new! You won't be disappointed if you book at Trail's End.
4.4 on August 22, 2013
Able to check in early. Loaned a hiking book for the day. Homey atmosphere. Very nice breakfast.
5 on August 21, 2013
This is a beautiful bed and breakfast in a beautiful location. I would highly recommend Trail's End Inn.
4.6 on August 21, 2013
Was very impressed with the overall experience. My wife and I felt like we were at home. My brother and his his wife and son also stayed at the inn and agreed with us on the overall quality of the facility. Top Notch
4.6 on August 20, 2013
Immaculately clean, well furnished/appointed rooms, excellent common areas, good breakfast, hospitable but unobtrusive "staff". Obviously the owners pay careful attention to details and work hard to maintain a high standard. This was our first stay and we will go back.
4.0 on August 19, 2013
The waitress for the breakfast rush was extremely courteous and very accommodating!
5 on August 19, 2013
Although we have been coming to the Adirondacks for years, we have never stayed in the Keene Valley. My wife found Trails End on line and booked the cottage for us and our friends. The cottage was great, we started with a hearty breakfast at the Inn, hiked during the day and at night made a fire and enjoyed a video. It was the perfect retreat. We are already talking about next years plan to go back.
5 on August 17, 2013
The rooms are always clean, other guests are friendly and the breakfast is delicious! We've been here year after year and it always is a wonderful experience.
5 on August 14, 2013
Stayed at Trail's End with family to support some Ironman participants. The accommodations, staff, food and general atmosphere was excellent. The other guests were also delightful, and that certainly added to the great experience. I'll never compete in the Ironman, but I'll probably be back to support them again, and Trail's End will be the place I will stay. And if I get the courage up to drive that distance in the winter, I'd also consider staying here for a ski week.
3.6 on August 08, 2013
My wife and I visited in early August and found a friendly, open place with nice rooms and good food. All in all a very pleasant stay
3.0 on August 08, 2013
Lovely spot, clean and well managed. My only complaint was the lack of variety in the breakfast options and the somewhat rigid approach to "choices". One member of our party could not eat eggs and we were offered few alternatives.
5 on August 05, 2013
A beautiful and peaceful oasis in the Adirondack High Peaks, a special place.
5 on August 04, 2013
We spent 5 days here July 2013. It was perfect. None of us are seasoned hikers, but staff and guests were happy to give us good advice about where to walk and to visit. The home made fare was not just offered at breakfast, but also awaited us on our return each afternoon. With lots of space, drink making facilities and maps/guides readily available, this Inn offers everything you need for a hiking holiday, but if you need more, well the white tailed dear that crossed out path in the garden on our first evening ticks that box! Would particularly recommend it to UK walkers who are seeking a view of USA that is rarely publicised over here.
4.8 on July 31, 2013
Lovely quiet location. Great breakfasts!!!!
4.2 on July 15, 2013
I booked a room to stay with my parents when they came up from Florida wanting to see the Adirondacks. I chose the Bigelow room, which had a bedroom and a sleeping porch. I slept on the porch, and I think I got the better end of the deal! It was so peaceful, (almost) sleeping outside in the wilderness. The rooms and bathrooms were clean and comfortable. My mother was concerned with sharing bathrooms with other guests and not having a lock on the door (unless you're in the room), but neither turned out to be an issue. We rarely saw the other guests until breakfast. Breakfast was ok; fresh made, for certain. We had a kind of mushroom quiche, apple tarts, homemade sausage, and eggs. Personally, I think the quiche kind of made me queezy, but I was the only one to complain. I would definitely stay here again.
5 on July 13, 2013
Stayed at the Inn for two nights. People were friendly and really catered to hikers. It was a relaxing stay after a hard day of hiking.
5 on July 12, 2013
Regular visitor because of the spectacular location and personal service. Had to head to the trail at 5am and Sue had some breakfast at 0445. A charming well managed inn with an outstanding breakfast.
4.6 on July 10, 2013
The Inn includes a wide variety of nice rooms, both in the main building, and in seperate buildings on the grounds, and a one minute walk to the Inn. Wonderful, home-cooked and filling breakfasts were served each morning. The Inn is quiet, out of the way, and perfect if you want to hike, or sit on a porch and read a good book. ( Be aware that the mountain location poses issues to certain cell phone carriers, which I considered a plus).
5 on July 10, 2013
Great breakfasts, very friendly staff, nice relaxed atmosphere in the middle of the high peaks. Every time we return it gets better.
3.8 on July 01, 2013
Had a lovely stay. Nice accommodations and good breakfast. Although the southwest chili egg soufle was a bit too much on the way out to a 11.5 mile trail race. Would definitely recommend to friends. The expandable rooms with porches looked real nice for a family.
5 on June 27, 2013
The cottage was well appointed. King sized beds were a treat and it was nice to have both shower and jacuzzi. If we were staying longer we certainly would have appreciated the laundry facilities onsite! We will definitely return if we plan to visit this area again. Sue Clinton
3.6 on June 25, 2013
Very pleasant as usual. Nice quiet location. We'll be back in August.
5 on June 11, 2013
This was our second stay at the Trail's End Inn. Dave and Sue, the inkeepers were outstanding hosts, very accommodating, and extremely helpful with making plans for our days. I would highly recommend this B & B. When we travel, we try and find B&Bs to stay in, and we have never been disappointed at Trail's End Inn. We look forward to future visits. Diane and Bill Donnelly
5 on June 06, 2013
We loved everything about this place. It is very clean and cozy, the owners are friendly and helpful. The property is great - secluded and sufficiently away from the main road to be peaceful, but still within walking distance form a couple of restaurants, stores and a fitness center. There is a pretty big and well maintained lawn in front of the house - great for picnicking or playing Frisbee. The owners have a lot of books about hiking in the Adirondacks, trails info, etc. which I found very helpful because it was our first time in the area. The breakfast is gorgeous - fresh pastries and bake goods every morning, home made and delicious! We will be back!
5 on May 29, 2013
The Trails End Inn is the best stay for us whenever we are hiking in the Adirondacks. We earned our 46 peaks over several years with the Trails End as our base camp for our day-long hikes and a great respite between multiple-day hikes. It is wonderful for extended families also with lots of accommodations ...
4.0 on May 22, 2013
It should be noted that it is not the most sound-proof Inn I have ever been in, as I could here conversations and talking in the halls quite clearly, but nothing to worry about. Lovely place, in lovely valley. People expecting hotel-like accommodations however should look elsewhere.
4.8 on May 08, 2013
The weather was unseasonably warm, lodging comfortable, food delicious, company interesting and lively...but the best of all was the lovely front porch. Taking coffee on a crisp morning, rocking in a chair and reading. Drinking a glass of wine and talking with friends in the evening after a day of hiking was a wonderful way to end the day.
4.8 on May 08, 2013
No locks on doors. smoked pork &, chicken sausage very peppery
4.4 on April 30, 2013
Good breakfast, very quiet
4.0 on April 16, 2013
This is a great bed and breakfast, with outstanding breakfasts. The owners and staff are very helpful and friendly, and having a room with a fireplace was terrific given how cold it was during our visit.
4.6 on April 11, 2013
This was our 4th stay at Trails End Inn and it is always a great time. Rooms are clean and the food is wonderful.
5 on April 03, 2013
Convenient location off the road and close to the hiking trails. Spacious and clean rooms. Cosy breakfast served in front of an open fireplace. Very convenient check-in and check-out. Friendly service. Looking forward to come back. Just make sure the line-up at the border is not getting too crazy otherwise we might not want to come back :-)
4.2 on March 13, 2013
Right off the Main Rd, in Keene - easy to find - but SO far back down the extra long winding driveway, you might as well be in your own valley. Owners very nice, but left you alone for the most part which is what we prefer. Delicious breakfast, and afternoons of cocoa, coffee, tea, and cookies. Pleasantries with other guests at breakfast, but could sit on your own, at private tables. Watch the birds and squirrels at the feeder outside, beside a warm fire every morning. Go straight across the street for homecooked packed lunch/dinner, or down the road to Ausable Inn for homecooked dinner. Great value either place. Best part - we had our own fireplace in the room, with logs provided, and used it every night. We'll be back!
5 on March 09, 2013
My wife and I have been coming to the Adirondacks for 7 years, and have always stayed in the Trails End Inn. It is by far our favorite bed and breakfast, we even have mugs from there that we use year round. The atmosphere is amazing, like a home away from home, and the cooking is absolutely phenomenal. Staying here is a treat, and we hope that they will continue to operate for years to come.
5 on March 07, 2013
This is the 5th time we have stayed there for our snowshoing trip. The location is super convenient for many trails in the high peaks area. The rooms in the older part of the inn are my favorite. The breakfast is delicious and very filling.
5 on March 05, 2013
This was the second time I've stayed at the Inn. Everything is very clean, the people are friendly, breakfast was delicious and all in a very relaxing environment. Can't wait to stay again!
5 on March 04, 2013
4.6 on March 01, 2013
We love this place. We visit at least twice a year.and we're never disappointed. Susan and Dave do small things that make a difference whether it's a special lunch or the evening cookies you feel comfortable and at home.
5 on February 28, 2013
To me Trails End is like an Adirondack Great Camp. The grounds and buildings have everything I want: isolation but also closeness to my favorite hiking trails in the mountains. I have only stayed in the main building, but this has all the rustic charm I get away for, but also plates of fresh baked goodies greet you whenever you enter.
5 on February 21, 2013
This was my second stay at Trail's End and we joined 10 other couples for a 3 day weekend. The owners, Susan and Dave, could not be nicer and they are very unobtrusive (it's possible you won't even meet them!). I happen to prefer a place where you can take charge, start the fire when you want, stock the guest fridge with goodies, come and go without anyone checking on you, etc. Breakfast is included and is prepared by Susan. The menu varies, but each one was a treat. If you plan ahead, Susan will do dinner for groups of 10 or more. (There were 16 Canadian climbers staying at the same time and they had reserved the dinner.) The inn is located at the doorstep of the High Peaks, perfect for any adventure. I only go here during the winter, so skiing and hiking opportunities are plentiful. We found Trail's End by chance last year as it is near the Mountaineer, the legendary camping store in Keene Valley. We were in a pinch and we asked them what was nearby. A fortunate find for sure.
4.4 on February 06, 2013
My son and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Trail's End. It is a very welcoming place and the "homemade" breakfasts are superb.
5 on January 22, 2013
A great and friendly place. The innkeepers were wonderful and allowed us to enjoy our stay with very minimal intrusion. We intended to do some High Peaks snowshoeing and we were able to do that and more, especially with 2 feet of fresh powder. The breakfasts were fantastic and I liked the open-seating from 7:30-9:00. We were not obligated to be at the table at one certain time with every guest. Further, the hiker's "sign-out" sheet was ingenious. We are glad to have known that the Inn was looking out for us, especially if we didn't make it back on time. The binder with all of the local restaurants was a must, especially with Keene Valley being such a small town and the larger Lake Placid being so far away. Baxter Mountain Tavern was our favorite place.
5 on January 19, 2013
Trail's End is our "go to place" in the Adirondacks; a unique location close to great trail heads as well as restaurants. The common areas are warm and inviting; the rooms and cottages are clean, comfortable and oh so relaxing. The breakfasts are delicious and filling and the owners and staff are friendly, knowledgeable and eager to make your stay as perfect as possible.
4.4 on January 16, 2013
The rooms were very clean and the staff was very friendly. The pancakes for breakfast were DELICIOUS!
4.6 on January 10, 2013
Very nice stay. You have a lot of freedom to use all of the facilities. The rooms are very cozy and warm and the gathering areas are very nice. We went in the winter to hike and ride snowmobiles and it was well situated to all kinds of winter activities
4.6 on January 05, 2013
We chose this place because it was the only place in the area that still had a vacancy for the dates we wanted. What a pleasant surprise! are room was cozy with a private bath and a fireplace. The common areas were warm and comfortable. Just what we needed after a long day on the trails.
4.4 on January 05, 2013
My girlfriend and I had sought refuge here after the deer flies and constant rain we encountered while camping two summers ago. We were delighted to be able to stay in the same room this New Year's Eve as we had before. The fireplace is lovely in the wintertime, the room was warm, and everything was neat and clean. The food, as with our previous visit, was exemplary. The OJ was great, the canteloupe was some of the best I've had, and the lemon-blueberry scones and belgian waffles were oh-so-delicious. The staff, as before, were warm yet aloof; this suits our style of traveling quite well (we've encountered some 'clingers' at other B&B's before and appreciate our space and alone time). The price really is a bargain when considering location, accommodations, and the awesome breakfasts. We will definitely be back!
4.0 on January 03, 2013
Great, quiet location that's close to many of the high peaks. Very hands off owners who help you out as much as you want to be helped.
4.6 on December 13, 2012
We came for a winter climb in the Dacks and wanted a nice home base. This was it. The room was nice and clean. Very comfy beds!! The owners are wonderfully friendly and helpful. We liked the idea of the binders with suggestions from guests for 1) dining places with reviews and 2) hikes with details. The common rooms were comfortable and a nice place to hang around in. The breakfasts were hearty and delicious and the coffee was wonderful! We will be back. Thanks Susan and Dave,. You made our stay a really nice one!
4.6 on November 14, 2012
Our honeymoon stay in the Blueberry Cabin from the Trails End Inn. The cabin was in an excellent location 45 minutes from Lake Placid and 1 hour from Lake Champlain. The hiking opportuinities are endless and the scenary in unbelievable from the top of the mountains. Breakfast at the INN was much more than we expected and the food was delicious. The Inn keepers served are every need and were very informative. Looking forward to returning as soon as we can. The scenic riverfront view was beautiful during the crisp autumn mornings.
4.4 on November 07, 2012
This was our 4th time staying at Blueberry or Cranberry Cottage. It is a great location for easy access (short drive) to the major trailheads of the ADK. It is on a quiet road off the main drag of Keene looking out on a beautiful stream. Keene is fantastic--with small restaurants, convenience stores, and the Mountaineer equipment store. Nice to be out of the fray of Lake Placid. Blueberry itself is well-equipped and roomy for 4 people. Entrance mud-room area with bedrooms off it. Laundry to clean up. Two hot showers. Relaxing, comfortable living room with a wood stove and TV to chill with after a long day on the trail. Great wraparound veranda to sit out and check the stars or have your morning coffee. Owners easy to work with and hospitable. We'll be back.
4.6 on October 30, 2012
Perfect timing. Just missed the hussle and crowd of leaf peepers. Had a wonderful quiet time with great fireside room accomodations. Thier dining room w/ fireplace is a huge bonus. Stayed there 10 years ago and it was a bit crowded in the old room. Our room (Skylight) was comfortable and spacious. Sue was a very pleasant hostess. Breakfast was excellent. Out of the way and yet close enough for all we wanted to see and do.
4.6 on October 28, 2012
wonderful food, lots of common area, yummy afternoon cookies, great mud room / kitchenette for hikers, secluded location,
5 on October 25, 2012
The Gothics room was so wonderful!! Amazing cinnamon raisin scones!!
5 on October 25, 2012
The Trail's End Bed and Breakfast is the perfect place to stay if you are a hiker. The innkeepers know that we want to hit the trail early, so they offer breakfast starting early but are flexible upon request if you need to get out even earlier. Little touches like a room for your wet and muddy boots, boot warmers, and fresh cookies make it clear that you are welcome to take in the outdoors and return tired and muddy. But the cleanliness, excellent decor and separation of "outdoor" and indoor areas make it the perfect place for non-hikers as well. The value and food are both great. I have been coming here for years and recommend it to anyone who wants to enjoy the beautiful Adirondacks.
5 on October 24, 2012
I only wish our lovely room had had a desk with chair, and better reading lamps, although, of course, the primary purpose of our stay was not to spend much waking time indoors. And there is always the front porch to the Inn, with its beautiful and sturdy tables and Adirondack chairs.
3.4 on October 24, 2012
Enjoyed the rustic charm and the locale of this B&B. Self check in and didn't meet the owners until last morning which was fine for us. The Gothic room is great but needs a better showerhead, otherwise no complaints. Diner within walking distance (I guess famous for pies) and many hiking trails closeby.
4.4 on October 24, 2012
Trail's End is a warm, welcoming place, right down to the plate of fresh cookies that appears in the lobby every afternoon. It's rustic yet comfortable, the perfect base for exploring the High Peaks. The breakfasts are amazing!
5 on October 23, 2012
We anxiously look forward to seeing what great breakfast they will have each morning. The rooms are very unique, comfortable and quiet. A very fine place to stay.
4.8 on October 16, 2012
Dave and Sue made an early breakfast for me all three days so I could get climbing in the Adirondacks to my heart's content. They also cooked a different breakfast for me one morning. If I am dwelling on the food, that's because it was great. The fire in the fireplace and homemade cookies for snacks spoiled me. It is easy to stay at Trails End and I love going there during any season.
4.8 on October 15, 2012
We have been staying at the Trail's End for many years now and will continue going back. Susan and Dave are wonderful hosts. There was a note in our room when we arrived welcoming us back. The location is perfect, breakfast is ample and yummy, and the afternoon cookies are a welcome treat after hiking. One tiny problem: the "king" bed in some rooms is two twin beds pushed together and since we like to sleep cuddled together, I often end up in the crack between the two beds. But that problem aside, we both love the inn.
4.4 on October 14, 2012
Spent several days hiking in the High Peaks, and the Trails End was the perfect place to return to at the end of a day of hiking as well as a great place to start the day. During our stay the place was filled with people doing the same things we were, creating a convivial atmosphere. Close to many trailheads, I look forward to returning many times.
3.2 on October 11, 2012
Stayed in the Algonquin Cottage. As you enter the building you get a strong mildew oder from the utility/maids closet. The oder is outside of the living qaurters so soon forgoten. Nice atmosphere, quit and cozy. Breakfast was awesome!
4.4 on October 09, 2012
We had a great stay. As always the room was perfect as was the setting. Breakfast was wonderful and they made allowances for a dietary restriction in our party. We loved it!
5 on October 07, 2012
Warm people, cozy at atmosphere, 20 minutes from Mount Marcy.
4.4 on October 05, 2012
We have made it a tradition of staying at the Trail's End Inn every Autumn. The area is lovely and the Inn simply enhances the aura of the season. Dave and Susan are gracious and accomodating- but not intrusive. It is very comfortable to stay at the Inn and there are subtle new improvements and additions every year. Breakfast is wonderfully unique each AM. There are nice local places for lunch and dinner as well. The rooms are quaint, comfortable and have what you need. The suites are rather roomy. Trail's End will be part of our Fall ritual for years to come!
5 on September 21, 2012
Our stay at Trails End was much better than I hoped. Some of the reviews mention the thin walls; it was never an issue, even with a fully booked inn. There was someone to check us in and show us to our rooms and the owners were helpful and pleasant. We especially enjoyed the ability to hike directly from Trials End. Evening meals at the Noonmark diner were a short walk as well.
3.2 on September 20, 2012
Stayed 4 nights in the separate cottage, over a long weekend for a destination wedding at a nearby location. This is the nicest place in Keene Valley if you want to be away from the traffic of the main road, since all the other locations are right on the highway. Very comfortable place.
5 on September 12, 2012
This exceptional B&B, in the heart of the adirondack mountains, offers a laid back experience with exceptional country charm. Rooms vary from a simple country bedroom to a mini suite with a jacuzzi tub and a fire place. You can feel the stresses of everyday life leave your body while the fresh air and surrounding mountain view invigorate your soul. This is a perfect base camp for hiking numerous mountain trails; very cloe to the Giant Mountain and Roostercomb trailheads. Susan & Dave keep it very simple so that it seems like you are at your country estate. Game rooms, a library and and many musical CD's for the player in your room. Fresh baked cookies in the main foyer after after 3:00 PM and a variety of Kurig coffees. Just one of those places you have to come back to and try a different room experience. Lake Placid & White face is literally a hop, skip and a jump away; just 20 minutes travel time. Now for the exceptional 5 Star gourmet breakfast! World class fare starting with your choice of juice, 5 choices, fruit, 5 choices, coffee or tea, Cinnomen roll scones or gourmet muffins, then a souffle or blueberry sourdough pancakes, or vegatarian if you lilke, homeade sausage or bacon. more than 4 people could eat. I cannot say enough about the exceptional breakfast fare as the make you feel like true royalty. I highly recommend that you check this place out for yourself because it will become attached to many memmories for years to come! Again & again & again! This was our 4th time and we will come back again! Make it a part of your memories; leaf peeping season is just around the corner and it offer a close base camp for exceptional hiking oppourtunities! Ric & Chris T.
5 on September 12, 2012
The rooms are very comfortable, clean, and charming. The breakfast was outstanding. The Inn is very charming with all the amenities one needs while traveling. The Inn keepers/owners have done a wonderful job maintaining this beautiful old house. I will definitely return...........Janice
5 on September 11, 2012
We've been staying at Trail's End for a few decades now, and have never once been disappointed. Keene Valley is a gorgeous location, and the tranquil, beautiful setting of the Inn is matched only by the quaint Inn itself. I'm not a morning person, but I can't get up early enough for their breakfast!
4.6 on September 07, 2012
This B&B is a relaxed, comfortable, clean, and functional place. The owners are clearly attentive to the needs of guests, but are not intrusive or even visible, unless you seek them out. Trails End is like coming home; there is a kitchentte for common use, freshly baked cookies every day (!), and many room options. Even if you get a bed with a shared bath, there are enough bathrooms around the Inn that you never cannot find one. The breakfasts are legendary; homemade french toast, scones, and bacon were on the menu one day; there's cereal if you prefer, and fruit, juice and coffee / tea. The rooms are rustic, but clean and comfortable; and the sleeping porched offer extra sleep space that is cool and unusual. You can walk into Keene Valley to eat at a local restaurant or diner; all in all, a great value and a welcome space after a long hike.
3.6 on September 06, 2012
The cottage was in a great location and had a very nice set up. It took a few trips to get use to the spiral staircase that took you from the 2nd level to the first, but otherwise it was a great place to use for your adventure in Adirondacks of New York. The "Dining Score" is misleading as this cottage had a full kitchen and food was not part of the package. But the system requires a response.
4.0 on August 31, 2012
We arrived late and were met by Susan who calmly and efficiently assisted our efforts to contact the Mountain View lodge where we were going to celebrate a birthday. Slept well. Sharing the bathroom was really easy. Breakfast was delicious. Thanks for everything. Coxey Toogood
4.0 on August 30, 2012
This is a low-key, informal, friendly place--not a hotel. This is not a complaint, just an observation that it is not an ultra-modern hotel. It is a somewhat rustic place, and exactly what we were hoping for. Show up at 1:00 and ask if we can check in early? Why not?--your room's already been cleaned. Trails End is made for hikers but we loved the place, although we were not in the area for hiking. Breakfast was homemade and outstanding.
5 on August 29, 2012
We have been coming to Trails End for years and continue to find it to be a great place to relax. The setting is perfect for spending a day reading, and the location is great for fast access to some of the best hikes in the High Peaks.
5 on August 28, 2012
My family and I have been coming to the Trails End Inn for many years and every time we return we like it more. For our family, the Adirondacks are synonymous with the Trails End Inn and we hope to continue our family traditions there for years to come. The Inn and the staff are low-key and the atmosphere is both comfortable and welcoming. The breakfasts are also amazing and put you in the mood for a full day of hiking! Thanks to Dave, Susan and their amazing staff for making us feel completely at home whenever we visit the Adirondacks.
4.6 on August 27, 2012
I have been staying at the Trails End Inn for over a decade. It is an outstanding B&B. The daily breakfast is excellent and always something different. The afternoon cookies are an extra bonus. The rooms are comfortable and you have a choice of a room with shared bathroom (cheaper), room with bath (more expensive), room with whirlpool bath (more expensive), and suites or cottage (most expensive). Rooms book fast so do not wait until the last minute to try to get a room expecially around holiday weekends. The Trail's End Inn is truly an Adirondak delight.
4.8 on August 26, 2012
If you're looking for a comfortable, relaxing place to stay in the heart of the High Peaks, I recommend this inn. We've stayed at Trails End a number of times and it always feels like home when we return. The food is excellent, with abundant breakfasts and home-baked cookies, muffins and scones. Susan and Dave are thoughtful, unobtrusive hosts and their staff are lovely. Our family already looks forward to our next visit!
4.8 on August 20, 2012
The food is fabulous! Every afternoon they had out a plate of fresh baked cookies!
5 on August 19, 2012
Great people, great rooms, AWESOME vegan breakfast for my husband and I!!! We were able to hike all day right from trail heads that start at the Inn! Updates in the room were a nice touch too, including DVD player and alarm clock.
4.4 on August 18, 2012
We had an enjoyable stay. The inn and grounds were beautiful. Everyone that works at the inn were friendly and accomodating. The other guests were also pleasant. The breakfast was impressive and delicious. The inn is in a great location. It is close to several trail heads for some absolutely gorgeous day hikes and just a short drive from Lake Placid. We will definitely stay at Trails End again!
3.2 on August 16, 2012
We love staying in this cottage when we visit Keene. It is a lovely place and very cozy! Close to everything! We can even bring our dog!
4.6 on August 13, 2012
A truly outstanding Inn. The rooms were very clean and well furnished and the breakfast was simply superb. Very nourishing and filling, which set us up for the day. The Trails End Lunches are worth ordering, perfect to have when your on the go with children!! The location is second to none, and we cant wait to return. A real credit to David and Susan. Thank you.
4.6 on August 07, 2012
the inn is lovely and clean and cheerful- my only suggestion is to offer two cooked breakfast choices instead of one- we had a lovely stay!
4.4 on July 28, 2012
We stayed at Cascade cottage and had a great experience. Since we had the cottage I we did not use the dining, but would believe it to be either 4 or 5 star. I would definitely stay at either the Inn or one of their cottages when we vacation in the area again.
4.8 on July 22, 2012
My third time stating here and quality of service excellent as always.
5 on July 18, 2012
My husband and I had a totally enjoyable time at the Inn. We are hoping to return many times and at different seasons. We know we will be happy there at any time of the year. The location is perfect for enjoying all that the area has to offer . We felt at home immediately.
5 on July 11, 2012
We've enjoyed Trails End Inn for many years and we look forward to our summer and our fall visit each year. It is the most comfortable, quiet, well-kept, friendly place I have ever experienced. After a full day of hiking, a warm shower and comfortable bed ( and great cookies by the fireplace) and the best sleep to be had is the reward. Susan and Dave give their attention to every detail and make us, and each of their customers, so welcome.
4.0 on July 07, 2012
We have stayed at Trails End Inn a number of times, and could not be happier with the whole package. Keene Valley is a beautiful area for hiking, fishing, all sorts of outdoor activity. We usually stay once a year, as we make frequent trips to Lake Placid, and just up to the Adirondacks for day hikes and outings. They have a unique arrangement, you can pretty much come and go as you please, there is little to get in the way of an enjoyable stay. The room we stayed in this time was Gothic, a beautiful room at the back of the Inn with a jacuzzi tub - very spacious. The breakfast was excellent - egg fritata with home fries, a nice bowl of fruit to start. The staff is friendly, and basically leave you to yourself. We enjoy sitting out on the front porch to relax and read the paper. Also, if you are up for a hike and dont want to go too far, you can walk out to Beaver Pond and Hike Rooster Coomb - just out the front door. We love Trails End Inn and plan to stay again next time we are up for an overnight.
5 on July 05, 2012
We love everything about the Inn - but especially the sleeping porches! The sleeping porches are ideal for families like ours - and sleeping on the porch brings the best night sleep ever. Pure heaven!
4.4 on June 27, 2012
The room/bathroom/inn common areas (e.g., the front porch) were great. The food served for breakfast was outstanding. The self-check in and check out service is nice, but it does feel a little strange and it would've been nice to have at least a little interaction with the Inn's proprietors or staff.
4.4 on June 27, 2012
We had a very enjoyable stay. The accomodations were comfortable and the place was very welcoming and relaxing. The owners and the staff are extremely personable, friendly, and helpful. Strongly recommend!
5 on June 18, 2012
Our room was extremely comfortable, and we appreciate that those staying above us honored the quiet time! Breakfast is amazing. Service is excellent.
5 on June 18, 2012
I woke up in the morning after an entire night of unbroken sleep, sprawled in a king sized bed, had a hot and delicious breakfast brought to me in bed on a tray, and then slept in even more. I haven't been so relaxed in over a year. My mom couldn't have gotten us a better gift for our first mother's day and father's day. I will never forget it. The Trail's End Inn is a special place.
3.6 on June 06, 2012
Great place to saty in hte heart of the hiking trails
4.0 on May 24, 2012
We felt welcome, everything exceeded our expectations, but outstanding was the lovely location, tucked between the mountains on a large green lot. We did not have dinner, but breakfast was delightful in the lovely dining room. Lovely touch: the area where hikers could shower and hang their packs after checkout, the sleeping porches, cookies in the afternoon and assortment of coffees and teas (honour system). All in all a lovely, lovely, stay. Andy and Christine
5 on May 16, 2012
Perfect place to stay as a couple, super quiet & it felt like being home. I would recommend this Inn to anyone who travels to the Adirondacks for the weekend or week. Staff was very nice in a genuine way. The whole place was very well kept.
4.6 on May 02, 2012
I've stayed at Trail's End a few times and have been rewarded every time with lovely service. Spotlessly clean, quiet, peaceful, comfortable. Everything I'm looking for in a B & B. Breakfasts are excellent and the nighttime cookies a perfect and nicely done treat. I will return, without a doubt.
5 on April 26, 2012
As always, Sue and Dave are great hosts. It is especially great that we were able to bring our dog Glinda with us. We love Keene Valley and Sue and Dave make us feel very much at home.
4.0 on April 11, 2012
Great breakfasts with ample food. Lots of areas to lounge around in and several fireplaces to warm up by. The owners are always just a doorbell ring away to help answer any questions.
3.0 on February 29, 2012
Nice cottage with convenient access situated on a private road with no thru traffic. Cosy fireplace, the only default is that there is a constant draft of cold air and make sure you bring your slippers. Lot's of room upstairs but bring earplugs and make sure you don't cook smelly dinners because of the open space between the kitchen and the bedrooms except for the master's bedroom.
3.8 on February 16, 2012
Good place to stay when you plan day hikes. The Cascade cottage is really close from the Blueberry. The master bedroom exceeded our expectations, with a private view on a small waterfall in the backyard. Definitively a good value for the price.
4.2 on February 14, 2012
This is our second time here in the last year or so. The hosts are wonderful. The inn is great, lots of rooms to relax. Very clean. Great experience. Will keep coming back!
4.0 on February 08, 2012
The room was nice, clean and I got a great nights sleep. The house is very clean and well kept. The food was wonderful and service was very good. The staff were friendly and helpful. I will be going back there. I highly recommend this B&B.
4.8 on January 26, 2012
We come back to the same house every year. The place is simple and charming. Perfect for a winter weekend. Dave & Susan are a pleasure and very accomodating.
5 on January 25, 2012
We loved the entire ambiance of the Inn, right from the self-check-in to our departure 2 days later. We stayed in the Allen Room, complete with a deep claw foot tub. The entire Inn is so well-fitted for those who come to the Adirondacks to hike, snow shoe, paddle, ski...... It felt as if the entire first floor was ours to use and benefit from. Breakfast each morning was delicious and the coffee smooth. We plan on returning to the Trails End Inn soon, such a great value, and the location is perfect!
4.4 on January 16, 2012
Great place for hiking, and right next to the trail to Rooster Comb (no need for driving to them). The B&B is somewhat "do it yourself" (DIY), in that you rarely see anyone who works there. They're available, though, and have a good selection of hiking books for sale (and I think in a library). Great food options in the area too (they have a book, with guest comments on food).
4.6 on January 13, 2012
Trails End Inn looks like an old house from the outside. Inside is newly renovated, painted, and modern with a rustic look. It is well cared for, and one of the cleanest B&Bs I've ever stayed in. The breakfast was great every day, and the other guests were sociable. One of the greatest testaments to this being a great inn is that nearly all of the people we met were repeat return guests. I plan on being one as well.
5 on January 05, 2012
We love the Trails End Inn. It is located in the High Peaks and allows easy access to all of the great spots in the Adirondacks. The hosts and staff are magically ubiquitous and unobtrusive (how do they do that?). The breakfasts are luscious and the many extra little touches (the plate of cookies at 4:00 p.m. and the $0.50 sodas in the fridge and the post-check-out showers for hikers) make it all so comfortable and enjoyable.
4.4 on January 04, 2012
It’s a nice comfortable inn in a great area. We especially enjoyed building a fire and keeping warm by the wood burning stove in the living area.
4.6 on January 04, 2012
Wonderful property and terrific hosts - Dave and Susan do a great job and the staff are delightful. Delicious afternoon cookies were a surprise bonus!
3.8 on December 07, 2011
We had a very relaxing stay. The Inn is really beautiful and tranquil and the breakfasts were delicious! We were very happy to bring our business back to Keene Valley after Hurricane Irene.
4.0 on November 09, 2011
Trail's end proved to be exactly what we were looking for. It was a quite, private location with excellent access to the Rooster trail and much more. The breakfast was fabulous and the large rooms are great.
4.2 on November 03, 2011
Stayed in one of the Inn's cottages on the Ausable River in Keene and it was very enjoyable and a very good value. Well kept premises, attentive owners and a great setting.
4.4 on November 02, 2011
We have stayed at Trails End numerous times and every time have a wonderful stay. This was even more amazing as we got engaged by a roaring fire in the living room. This is an amazing bed and breakfast with a great staff and OMG Susan makes me a special gluten free meal that is out of this world.
4.4 on November 02, 2011
Great little inn surrounded by many beautiful hiking trails. My boyfriend and I stayed for the weekend and hiked both Saturday and Sunday. One trail was within walking distance of the inn and the other was a 3 minute drive down the road. Breakfast was awesome. The room (The Jay Room) wasn't as cozy as I had expected, but the bed was super comfortable and the bathroom was very clean. Lake Placid is a 25 minute drive from the inn which is a great place to have dinner or walk around. All-in-all a great weekend. I would definitely recommend this cute little B&B.
3.8 on November 02, 2011
Plus facile en Français. Nous avons été enchantés de ce séjour. La gentillesse du personnel, la beauté du lieu, la pertinence des services offerts et la chaleur de l'accueil font que nous avons adopté cet endroit de rêve.
4.4 on October 27, 2011
We love the Trail's End Inn because they have thought of everything to make your stay easy, relaxed and convenient. The atmosphere and location are perfect for us. The ability to shower and freshen up after you have hiked all day but have already checked out is perfect for us. Delicious food, nice rooms.
3.6 on October 26, 2011
It's funky, but not helpful, that no one mans a front desk at any time, apparently, neither at check-in nor at check-out. That's more of an inconvenience than a debility, but it would be nice to have someone of whom to make basic travel inquiries, such as "Where are the good places to dine in these parts?" and "Where might we find additional blankets?" etc. Still, it's a lovely place, efficiently operated, splendidly appointed, and very, very clean.
We don’t “man a front desk” simply because we have a lot of tasks to do and for the most part our guests prefer to enjoy the Inn the way it is. We are often in and about the common areas of the Inn, but not or a set schedule. We have several signs that tell our guest that if they have questions, they can ring the front door bell and that will alert us to come out front, or the guests can phone us from their rooms (which they do on occasion). Most of our guest like the fact that there is no formal “check-in” procedure and if a guest want to check-out in the morning, we and our staff are always around, especially during breakfast. Again we make it as easy as we can for our guests so if they want to just leave without having to check-out, they can. And not only do we have a book with local restaurant menus and reviews by our guests, we happily make recommendations all the time, but you do have to ask, which most guests are able to do, sorry no concierge desk.
4.4 on October 20, 2011
We've visited the Trails End Inn over the years and enjoy returning. A great place to spend some time.
3.4 on October 19, 2011
Stayed here one weekend in October. Great to have fireplace and jacuzzi tub in room. Delicious breakfast and great location!!! Would stay here again for sure.
5 on October 16, 2011
This is my go to place to stay in the High Peaks when I decide to spend a little more and skip the hostel or the lean-to. Everything is clean, the rooms are beautiful, the food is fantastic and the porch is probably the best place to relax with a good book and sip on your favorite drink. Simply wonderful, I highly recommend it.
5 on October 12, 2011
This is, by far, the most perfect place to stay for serious hikers as well as mellow leaf-peekers. Its rustic in a most comfortable way, beautiful and peaceful. We've been staying here twice a year for the past 8 years and will continue. Its a most perfect vacation!
4.4 on October 01, 2011
We first stumbled upon the Trail's End Inn online in 2010 and stayed there last August. After a fantastic trip, we decided to return in 2011 in late September. There was no question that we would stay at the Trail's End again...we just had to decide which room to stay in! Due to a sudden family death, we had to change our plans at the last minute, but Susan and Dave were terrific and very accommodating. We pushed our trip back by 2 days and just had to change rooms for our last night. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay again and hope to return again next year. The location is ideal right in the heart of the High Peaks region, the breakfasts are fantastic and the rooms are clean and comfortable. I can't wait to go back! It is an absolutely lovely retreat.
4.4 on September 23, 2011
We had a lovely time here. With a location right off the trail, this place welcomed us warmly after several days camping and hiking in the Adirondacks. We arrived in the afternoon, checked ourselves in, showed ourselves to our room and enjoyed the jacuzzi tub and the fireplace very much. A quick walk around showed charming and individual guest rooms. Breakfast the next morning was delightful and so were Dave and Susan. We look forward to returning every year!
4.8 on September 22, 2011
Susan was welcoming and helpful. Breakfast was great and early so we could get on the trail early.
4.4 on September 15, 2011
Our room was clean and everything was perfect! The food was really good and cookies always waiting for the guest when we where back from hiking! Near lake placid we had a blast! Susan & Dave are super nice and know how to received people!! Will go back for sure!!
4.8 on September 07, 2011
Needing a place to stay while attending a memorial service, Trail's End supplied a quiet and beautiful place that made our trip unexpectedly and pleasantly memorable in itself - a very comfortable "Adirondack experience."
4.4 on September 03, 2011
Cascade Cottage was large, comfortable and lovely. It was a pleasant surprise to not have to run out and purchase immediate kitchen supplies. A new in the wrapper sponge, dish, dishwasher detergent and charcoal made us feel welcome. The location and beauty of the area are outstanding and made our hiking vacation perfect. We will be back!
4.0 on September 01, 2011
wanted to get away for a few days. stayed in one of the cottages, it was delightful, very comfortable, with great views of the Ausable River
4.0 on August 27, 2011
Inn was most comfortable and low key, with a mix of hikers, vacationers, get-awayers all enjoying the Adirondacks atmosphere. We'll return for sure!
4.8 on August 17, 2011
Trail's End was very cozy and comfortable. My wife and really enjoyed the overal feel of the lodge - it felt like a home away from home. The room was very clean, and it was nice to be able to light a fire in the fireplace at night. We would definitely come back! It is only a few mintues from several hiking trails, and from the community of Lake Placid.
4.8 on August 17, 2011
We stayed at the Trails End Inn, and it was GREAT! We especially appreciated the screened sleeping porch our room had, it brought in the sounds of the forest. Very convenient to some great day hiking too. Susan made us real nice bag lunches to take with us....mine helped me scale Mount Marcy, the tallest peak in New York, and no small task for me! I don't normally rave about a breakfast, but 2 of our 4 mornings there they served an egg dish that I am still savoring a couple of weeks later.....mmmmmmm good.
5 on August 16, 2011
We,ve been coming to the ADK's for 18 years and we have stayed at Trails End for all but one of those years. This is where you want to come for the outdoor experience. The inn is simple, picturesque, very clean, and rustic. Hikers and climbers come here as well as families with lots of kids. It's a great place to meet with others and talk about the best hikes or to just reat on the expansive front porch and read a book. The sleeping porches are the best part of staying here. They are wonderful on a hot night or a great place to put the kids. We travel with our dog now and we stay in one of newer, pet friendly apts on the back of the inn. Dave and Susan are friendly and helpful but they are not intrusive. In fact you might not even see them unless you go back into the kitchen. This is an inn where you are on your own not the Lake Placid Club, and we would have it no other way.
5 on August 14, 2011
Unfortunately, we just popped in for a quick hike to Marcy & Haystack from the Garden. We have stayed in one of the cottages before, which was excellent, but never at the Inn directly. The room was clean and the bed was comfortable. My teenage son and his friend slept out on the attached porch which was quite spacious. We arrived around 10pm and departed around 5am. As we were unloading, we were captivated by an amazing night sky. We arrived on the evening of 8/4, which is early for the Perseids, but they were blazing across the sky regardless. My 17 year old son laid down in the grass and said "I could just stay here all night". After witnessing a dozen meteors or so in 10 minutes, we finished unloading. As I prepared our packs, my son and his friend engaged in a game of chess in the game room - which was perfect for quiet hours. We departed before breakfast so I can't rate the prepared food, but the kitchen facilities that were available let us prepare our own breakfast without disturbing anyone. Although our stay was quick, we are already planning on coming back next year to more fully enjoy the Inn, take in more of the meteor show, and relax a little. If you are planning on heading to Keene Valley, this is an excellent choice. Great access to all the trailheads in the Valley. Quiet, private location.
5 on August 11, 2011
Great location. Helpful directions, polite, clean
4.0 on August 09, 2011
My husband and I went to Lake Placid for a wedding in July and booked this Inn. We thought it was much closer to Lake Placid, it took us 30 mins. to get there. Anyway, the Inn is just wonderful, very clean, staff is most helpful and pleasant. breakfast was great and coffee/tea are at your convenience 24 hrs a day. Be prepared no a/c in room, fortunately, a cool front came thru and the temps were perfect! I would recommend this Inn to anyone who would like a low key, no frills, earthy lodging and close to hiking trails. We had a memorable stay.
4.6 on August 09, 2011
Breakfasts are out of this world. Beautiful setting. Outstanding staff.
5 on August 08, 2011
Beautiful old home, with plenty of common space to enjoy as well as great beds and cozy comforts. Lots of attention to detail make this an ideal place for the serious hiker, or just a terrific place to chill out in the fresh air and relax.
5 on August 07, 2011
This is a wonderful place to stay if you like to hike and relax afterwards. Several trailheads are within walking distance of the inn. It is clean, comfortable, quiet, and ideally located - you can also walk into the town of Keene Valley (the Noonmark Diner is a good place to eat, and the town library is a nice little place to visit). The breakfasts served at the inn are delicious and filling, and the innkeepers are friendly and helpful. Highly recommended!
4.0 on August 04, 2011
The Trails End Inn is an ideal place to stay for Ironman participants & visitors wishing to avoid the athlete frenzy in Lake Placid. Rooms are reasonably priced and very clean, there are good restaurants and a grocery store within walking distance, and the Inn is very quiet. There are also nice trail systems surrounding the property. The breakfasts are very good. We'll definitely be visiting again.
3.6 on August 03, 2011
Trails End was a very pleasant place to stay. I was traveling with my husband, daughter, and son-in-law. We stayed in the Adirondack Cabin - it was nicely furnished with everything you need to have a comfortable stay (great for a family of 4). Lake Placid was about a 20 minute drive away which made it very convenient to drive to for dinner. I recommend Trails End - you won't be disappointed.
5 on August 03, 2011
I have stayed at The Trails End 5 times!! The rooms are cozy and clean. It's quiet, even when full. We've stayed at the Inn and at Blueberry Cottage. I highly recommend this property. This ADK lodge provides an affordable vacation that will knock your boots and socks off!
5 on July 31, 2011
We've been going to Trail's End for at least twelve years, and were married there. We've seen it through a few owners, and the current ones, Dave and Susan, had managed to keep things familiar while adding some welcome extras, like cookies in the afternoon and umbrellas to borrow. They're unobtrusive, but there if you need them. The breakfasts are great, and the rooms are simple-- no TV or jacuzzi-- but perfect after a long day's hike. There are also some wonderful common spaces, including a game-room, and a porch with enough chairs for guests to linger. We'll be back, again and again.
4.6 on July 23, 2011
We spent several days this Summer in one of the Trail's End Inn suites. The Inn is beautiful and has a great mountain lodge feel, abundant with thick-cut wood slab furnishings. Our room was cozy and quiet and the bed was huge and comfortable. Our breakfasts were vegan by request and absolutely delicious! The breakfast room is large and open with a fireplace at one end which I imagine is amazing to eat by in the Winter. Keene Valley is a great hub for hiking the High Peaks so we spent most of our time on the trails but enjoyed relaxing hours reading on the Inn's porch and playing games in the game room, which includes a giant table chess set and a sky-high stack of board games. I recommend Trail's End Inn to anyone that likes comfort, delicious breakfasts and pleasant interactions with friendly humans.
4.2 on July 22, 2011
I had driven past the Trails End Inn sign on many trips in the Adirondacks and decided to give it a try this time. I stayed with my 2 teenage sons who loved the sleeping porch. We expected the place to be a bit more rough around the edges. My boys described it as upscale and we were all impressed by the cleanliness, high level of maintenance and nice public spaces. Of course the boys liked the wi fi and available dvd player. Can't keep them in the woods all the time!
4.2 on July 20, 2011
The rooms are clean and comfortable. The breakfast, with choice of freshly cut fruit and a yummy egg dish with homemade sausage, was excellent!
5 on July 16, 2011
I could not have designed a better inn nor a better location if I tried! In little Keene Valley - but 1/3rd down a dirt lane, off the main road. A huge front porch with an Adirondack chair for every mood and preference you might have; seamless, invisible management; homemade cookies resting on the trail books and soft classical music in the airy breakfast room - large enough to afford you privacy and quiet while you slurp your coffee or tea! The innkeepers even offer a mudroom with extra bathroom and shower, which visitors are welcome to come back and use AFTER checking out (clean off the trail mud before driving home). Thoughtful place.
4.6 on July 13, 2011
One of the great things about Trails End Inn is how hiker-friendly they are. They have a book where you can leave your hiking itinerary so that they can alert the DEC Rangers if you are not back by the time you specify. And, if you end up hiking the day you check out, there are shower / changing facilities you can use afterwards. Plus, ice packs in the freezer for those sore feet and knees. Within walking distance of several trailheads. Beyond this, they went out of their way to meet my dietary restrictions, and the stay was pleasant all around. I definitely plan to return.
4.2 on July 11, 2011
This was the 2nd time I've stayed here. It is very convenient if you want to hike any of the high peaks out of Keane. It's very quiet and lovely.
1.8 on June 23, 2011
So, Who doesn't have free long distance anymore? They have internet but not Vontage and cell phones don't work in Keen Valley. I am a single mother and I always leave a number for my children but Trails End doesn't accept incoming calls for their guest and I haven't had a calling card in years. The staff acted like they were doing us a favor for allowing us to stay in their very outdated bed and breakfast. I named Susan, Miss Friendly. I like eggs in the am and all they served is waffles and pancakes. UCK As for the price, I stayed in a 4 star on Unoin Square in Ca for 100 per night and our room with a bath and sitting area was 150. I hope to never see this place again
This person was not only incorrect, but rude. First, we are not the phone company so we have no control over where cell phones work, or don’t work. On the confirmation all guests receive it states in al capital and bold lettering that if they want to make a long distance call, they need a phone card. Also, we do accept incoming calls – this reviewer has no reason to make false statements, but she did. We get nothing but complements about our friendly staff, (just read the other reviews to confirm this) so again this person has misstated our facility. “Outdated”, we have no clue what that means. The review claims that all we serve are waffles and pancakes, again not true. “UCK” is just rude, but in keeping with this person’s general demeanor. We serve an egg dish one morning and a bread dish the next. I think she should stay at Union Square in the future.
4.0 on June 21, 2011
We had the pleasure of staying two nights this past weekend to attend a wedding. We stayed in the Jay Room. It was very clean and well kept. The food was also delicious. I highly recommend Trails End Inn to anyone visiting the area. Keene Valley is a very beautiful area.
4.0 on June 13, 2011
Everything was great...from the fresh baked cookies by the woodstove to the prompt and friendly service of the innkeepers.
3.8 on May 29, 2011
Two nights at blueberry cottage. kitchen well equipped, lovely dinner on the deck, beds comfortable, wonderful location.
5 on May 21, 2011
We keep coming back to this warm, welcoming gem in the Adirondack High Peaks. Dave, Susan and staff see to all the little details that make a stay something special- a note welcoming us back, tips about trail conditions or a nice walk on a rainy day, fresh cookies out for a snack. The rooms are beautifully appointed with antique quilts and big thick towels in the bathroom. The breakfasts are delicious. We come back as often as we can.
4.8 on April 02, 2011
This would make my 6th stay at the Trails End B&B! Dave & Susan are wonderful hosts! The rooms are spacious, with the charm of an old home. The breakfasts are delicious, and they are always willing to accommodate our special dietary needs. A great place too stay, a short drive from Lake Placid. Highly Recommend.
5 on March 29, 2011
I have had the opportunity to stay here several times and have always enjoyed my stays. The rooms are warm, the beds are comfortable, and the owners are nothing but friendly. There is always a plate of cookies sitting on the table just as you walk in, and breakfast is always a delicious affair. It starts with fresh baked scones or muffins and fruit, and follows with the breakfast of the day, ranging from egg souffles to french toast and pancakes, all of which are delicious. The inn itself is tucked back well off the road in Keene Valley, NY, far enough away from the lights so you can really see the stars. It has a rustic mountain cabin feel while still maintaining the comforts of the modern world (yes, there is wireless internet). Each room is unique and has it's own charm, and some can accommodate an entire family. It is a great springboard to adventure in the Adirondacks, and I can't wait until I can come back. -CM, New Jersey
3.8 on March 23, 2011
Wonderful Inn hidden away on a dirt road. Very comfortable, clean and peaceful. We would certainly stay again and have already recommended to friends.
4.0 on March 20, 2011
We stayed here one night because we wanted an early start for a back country ski. It was perfect for that except we were up and out before the cooked breakfast is offered at 7:30 AM. But the hosts put out a very nice cold breakfast for our early start. Very well maintained and comfortable inn. We really didn't meet the owners nor require service so can't fairly rate service. They offer a nice variety of room arrangements at appropriate costs. I would recommend this palace to any one and would stay here again.
4.8 on March 16, 2011
Excellent made to order breakfasts, friendly and helpful staff, the best value in the High Peaks region. The available shower for the ride home after hiking (and after checking out) is a great bonus. We've been going there for a few years and it just keeps getting better each time.
4.2 on March 12, 2011
Beautiful and comfortable cottage, with full kitchen and wood-burning fireplace. Idyllic for winter getaway. Close to Lake Placid, with Whiteface and other opportunities for Alpine Skiing - but also lots of options for snow-shoeing, cross-country skiing, and lovely walks by the frozen, picturesque, babbling brook right outside the porch. Highly recommend.
3.0 on March 12, 2011
The Inn is run by invisible fairies. You find the room list with your name on it, follow the directions to the room. Wi-Fi in the room was very spotty and weak (Skylight Room). Could not find the password to wi-fi anywhere in the room. Went back to the front desk (nobody there of course). Looked around found nothing. With the owner clearly not wanting to be bothered, at 9 pm I reluctantly decided to use the intercom (note at desk explained that it was next to the podium). No intercom was found. Went to the front door to ring bell. 5 minutes later a burly, unshaven, unsmiling figure appeared wearing slippers, socks and an open bathrobe revealing a t-shirs and boxer shorts. I apologized for disturbing him and asked where I could find the wi-fi password. Without a single word he made his way through chairs and tablet to a corner of one of the downstairs public rooms to a desktop computer. He then pointed to a a paper in an upright plastic menu holder. On it was the stream of 20 random letters and numbers which I transcribed in semidarkness to my laptop and got on line. When I turned around to thank him he was gone. Friendly huh? Breakfast was great and served by unexpectedly friendly waitress.
“Invisible fairies” Really! I think she must write fiction for a living. Being one of the “head fairies” here I’ll try and sprinkle a little reality into these comments. We do have a “self-check-in” system and we have a BIG sign on the front door that explains the system and says IF YOU NEED HELP, RING THE BELL. (In order to give our guests the most flexibility, we don’t have a set time to check-in, therefore guests arrive at all hours, so we don’t “camp out” in the entry area.) They did find the room unassisted. (Later that evening she was able to read the sign and ring the bell when she could not find the wi-fi codes.) Didn’t bother to look around in the common areas, or ask for assistance. If she had done either, she would have discovered the guests’ computer, with the wi-fi codes in plain site on top of the computer. Rather, waited till after 10 PM (not 9 PM) to go to the front door, read the sign and ring the bell. The sign also asks that the bell not be rung after 9 PM, except in an emergency (the fairies get up at 5 to make breakfast from scratch so we go to bed early). It was after 10 PM, I was asleep in bed. Rarely does a guest ring the bell except in an emergency. So I threw on my robe (which was closed) and went out. Since I assumed it was an emergency, it took maybe two minutes to get there. I did talk to her and showed her the computer and the wi-fi codes. Yes, I was “unshaven” (being up since 5 AM, by 10 PM I’m “unshaven”. The only reason she would comment on my attire and “unshaveness” is trying to belittle me. I find that quite offensive.) I didn’t stay and chat, I was tired and not impressed with the fact that she waited till so late to contact us for something that could have been found on her own if she had only looked. There is a lamp next to the computer. You need to turn it on for the light to come on. We use an ipad in the room directly below the room the reviewer had and our reception is fine, maybe the fault is the laptop.
4.8 on March 08, 2011
The Trails End B&B was wonderful. Clean, quiet, great food, great location for us. We will return someday.
4.6 on March 03, 2011
This is the place I've been dreaming about for years to return to after a day of hiking or cross-country skiing. Lots of cozy furniture to relax on with a good book. A roaring fireplace. An amazing breakfast. Even a plate of delicious cookies in the afternoon. Beautifully situated in the absolutely charming town of Keene Valley.
4.6 on February 24, 2011
Trails end is a gem. Great Breakfast, wonderful room and dog friendly. Nice little touches, popcorn, coffee and cookies... We never had such a great time at a B and B. Much better than staying in a hotel in Lake Placid. Darcy dog gave it two paws up.
3.2 on February 21, 2011
We stayed at Cascade Cottage and therefore did not have the service nor dining provided....it was a lovely weekend and the setting was very comfortable.
5 on February 16, 2011
Have stayed in a variety of the accommodations available at Trails End and they are all outstanding. The views, surroundings, service and food are like a dream come true. It's like heaven in the Adirondacks!
4.0 on February 09, 2011
Every other year we come to Keene Valley in the winter to snowshoe. The last 4 times we have stayed at Trails End Inn. It is a wonderful place and I highly recommend it. We'll be back in 2 years.
4.0 on February 09, 2011
we had a great stay there. convenient location. very homelike atmosphere. Clean. Lots of hot water. Ample breakfast. Reasonably priced
3.8 on February 02, 2011
Quiet and peaceful--just what we were looking for. The breakfast was a treat we looked forward to. We've been there before and will visit again.
5 on February 02, 2011
A really nice place in a lovely setting. A beautiful dining room, spacious accomodations, helpful and friendly innkeepers, and good food. I'll stay there again.
4.0 on February 02, 2011
It doesn't get any more relaxing than having a fireplace in your room and, the double jacuzzi is wonderful! (The only bummer is having to hit the "jet" button every couple of minutes). Great staff & welcoming atmosphere, the location is excellent as well!
4.6 on January 23, 2011
This was our second stay at the Inn and we will surely return again and again. We really like the self check-in. You know that the Inn keepers are around if you need them, but you have privacy and quiet - which we enjoy. The ros are rustic/quaint and very clean. The breakfasts are perfect and the fact thy they will cater to food allergies is impressive. Great stay.
4.8 on January 07, 2011
Impeccably clean, outstanding staff, great breakfasts, and a lot of nice details like 50 cent keurig coffees, sodas, waters, and small food prep/fridge area for guests to use, access to showers/bath all day after you check out - a very well managed operation.
4.0 on January 06, 2011
Clean, spacious rooms. Nice common areas - plenty of space to read a book or chill out by the fire. Excellent breakfasts! The kitchen facilties for guests are a huge plus, especially if one is tired from a long day of skiing or hiking and doesn't feel like going out for a meal. The wireless Internet connection is super-quick. Overall - a good choice for those seeking a quiet get-away or a solid base of operations for outdoor activities.
3.6 on January 03, 2011
My girlfriend and I spent two nights in the Gothics Room....Fireplece and Hot Tub. The fireplace was awesome...the hot tub could have been a little bigger to accommodate two people. The onle real issue was breakfast selections... uh there wasn't any. One morning we had Blackberry/Apple Puff pancakes and the next was corn Frittars? Instant oatmeal? You know a choice of eggs/pancakes/Quakers oatmeal would have been nice. My girlfriend wasn't fond of the breakfasts. And...as owners of a B&B you would think they would be more personnable....But for the money a good value.
Our breakfasts are all home made, from scratch from the sour cream muffins to the breakfast sausage. Susan varies the menu from day to day from an egg dish to a bread dish. Because we serve up to 30 to 40 guests for breakfast we can't offer a choice of items for the main dish, we aren't a restuarant. Unfortunately we can't please all of the guests, we try. We do accommondate special requests/dietary restrictions when informed in advanced. We don't understand the "more personnable" remark. We don't hovered over our guests and most of our guests prefer our nonintrusive approach to their vacation time.
4.4 on January 02, 2011
I have stayed in all the B&B's in Keene Valley and trails end several times, but prior to the current management. Three things stand out to me: first the staff are pleasant, helpful, and competent; second, the sign out sheet for hikers is brilliant, as it provides those of us who hike alone with some comfort of follow up; third, the food is excellent, in fact noteworthy Richard Reeves-Ellington
5 on December 01, 2010
Always outstanding whether you stay at the main "house" or at the Blueberry/Cascade/or Algonquin houses...Dave and Susan are great! Bill and Judy Chriswell
4.4 on November 29, 2010
The breakfasts were wonderful! I wished it weren't Thanksgiving weekend, so I would have had more room for them. The 24/7 coffee and the evening cookies were also great. It's time to replace the mattress in the Allen Room. Heidi Wilson Orford, NH
4.0 on November 25, 2010
Susan is an excellent cook. She is very well organized and tries to be as flexible as possible to accomodate all requests; lots of great info, a comfortable lounge, great kitchenette with fridge and micro, plus a nice area to shower and change (after checkout) if desired; thoughtful, well organized and professional owners.
4.4 on November 17, 2010
trail's end is a quaint, old inn, just a bit off the main road to the beautiful high peaks area of the adirondacks. it's very cozy, comfortable, well-maintained, clean, and convenient to both outdoor and indoor activities. the breakfasts are delicious, too. we'll definitely be returning!
4.2 on November 17, 2010
We spent the night at the Trails End Inn for our first hike of the 46 High Peaks. The Inn was fabulous, the staff friendly and attentive, and the room was wonderful. We will definitely return.
4.0 on November 17, 2010
This was our third stay at Trails End Inn. We enjoy the little touches; evening cookies, Green Mountain coffee and all things Adirondack. The breakfasts are a delight and the service exceptional - warm and friendly. Trainls End is convenient to hiking trails and a nice place to meet other hikers.
5 on November 10, 2010
We've been coming to Trails End Inn in beautiful Keene Valley for years. Almost always, its simply an overnight getaway for me and my husband. We enjoy a beautiful room, with a fireplace, jacuzzi and king sized bed, peace and quiet, and a scrumptious breakfast the next morning. We're usually not ambitious enough to hike, but if we were, the Inn provides great trail guides and packed lunches. We love TEI!!!
3.8 on November 05, 2010
Great place to stay, great location, great hosts who leave you alone. If you are a chatty bastard and expect the hosts to fawn over you, you may be dissapointed.
4.2 on October 27, 2010
I recently stayed at the Trail's End Inn's Cascade cottage and had such a fabulous experience that I am literally finding myself dreaming about going back, sitting by the fireplace, sipping wine after a tough day of hiking. That's exactly what our group did this weekend. We drove up from New York City which was quite a trek, hiked 13 miles on Saturday (nearly to Gothics but didn't quite make it due to snow and ice) and then returned for a lovely dinner and fire. It was so relaxing and beautiful in the village of Keene and the cottage was so cozy and well-equipped that we didn't want to leave. There are only a few recommendations I would make: 1) The map to the cottage should be more clear. We found ourselves lost once we got into town because we weren't aware that the cottage was so far from the inn - we thought it was going to be on a side road from the inn, not miles away. 2) There should be a hot-tub at the cottage - that would REALLY up the ante of the offerings. Otherwise, I wouldn't change a thing! Thank you Trail's End Inn - I can't wait to come back next summer!
5 on October 25, 2010
Another wonderful trip to the High Peaks Region and great stay at Trails End. We will continue to stay at the Bed and Breakfast. They were even able to cook gluten-free!!!!!!
4.2 on October 23, 2010
we stay at Trails End everytime we visit the Adirondacks. It is convenient, flexible and friendly, a great value.
3.4 on October 21, 2010
Suggest hooks by the door for coats, napsacks, etc. Suggest to set mouse traps. Dining score is n/a as this was a cottage.
5 on October 20, 2010
This was our fourth stay at the Trails End this year. We travel to the Adirondacks a lot and stumbled upon this gem when needing a place to stay near Lake Placid for an athletic event in early June. It is a great place to use as a base for hiking the High Peaks (with great amenities) or for day-tripping in the Lake Placid-High Peaks area. The breakfasts are to die for!
5 on October 08, 2010
We love Trails End. We've been coming for the past five years, and it's the only place we will stay when we visit the High Peaks. Susan and Dave are superb innkeepers. The breakfasts are divine, and the trail lunches are the best!
4.0 on September 29, 2010
We enjoyed the spacious Cascade Cottage and its nice porch.
4.2 on September 26, 2010
The inn was immaculate and there were several nice touches: a plate of homemade cookies in the afternoon, a guest rating system for surrounding restaurants that was very helpful. Breakfast was delicious. I was by myself for a few days of hiking, and Sue pointed me toward a couple trails to match my abilities (moderately experienced. I recommend the Marcy room if you plan to stay in for the evening-lovely jacuzzi, refrigerator and TV. Also, it's in back of the inn and I rarely heard noise from the other guests.
4.2 on September 26, 2010
We had a great time at Trail's End. The rooms were lovely and the afternoon cookies were delicious. I especially liked that you could purchase for a small fee, coffee, tea, water and soda. Sitting on the front porch with cookies and coffee was especially nice. We will be going back!
3.2 on September 26, 2010
We enjoyed our stay and would absolutely return again. Thank you!
4.2 on September 14, 2010
My fiancé and I felt at home and very relaxed and comfortable during our stay. The food was excellent, so good that we have tried to imitate it at home since our trip. The self check in is a great convenience and you feel no pressure to arrive on time or leave the house after checkout.
3.6 on September 12, 2010
Very nice stay. Extremely clean. Very helpful staff. Beautifull setting.
5 on August 24, 2010
My mom and I stayed for one night on a hiking trip. We arrived late to find our room waiting for us, and we left early with b-fast in our bellies. The accommodations were wonderful and the room extremely comfortable. We love the outdoors but a good nights rest in a comfortable room makes for a better hike! We will be back this winter! Thanks for getting us out the door early with food and the offer to come back and shower up after the hike, above and beyond!!!!
3.8 on August 19, 2010
I like this place. I plan on going back, perhaps more and more frequently
5 on August 14, 2010
A treasure in the high peaks area. A great place to relax, near enough to everything you need, but secluded also.
4.0 on August 14, 2010
The Inn was very quiet, well off the main road. We didn't meet the owners, but they had the self-check-in well explained with notices. Our room, the Marcy Suite, was large and cozy. Everything we needed and more. The Inn is lovely, with comfortable sitting areas in a variety of spots. I found the breakfast delicious - French toast with strawberries and cream. My husband found it a bit too sweet for his taste. A choice between eggs and the French toast would have made it perfect. There was, however, quite a good selection of cereal and the fruit bowl was very good. It was a great place to stay - somewhere I would definitely return to.
5 on November 13, 2008
We have been visiting Trail's End Inn for the past 4 yrs. and have fallen in love with the inn and the area. The inn is wonderful with it's rooms all decorated differently, the large living room and breakfast room both with fireplaces to keep the chill off on a cold day. The owners are warm and friendly and the food delicious. It's a home away from home. The High Peaks area is an outdoorsmen paradise but it's also a nice place to sit on the porch, read and relax. We would highly recommend visiting the inn and area.