Starting with our hostess, Diane, who is a charming and welcoming individual, the Red Pines relaxed us almost immediately. The warmth of the surroundings, the comfort of the rooms and the general feeling of calm would want you to spend time here! The local restaurants, from casual to formal dining, all offered great food and service. We will also take advantage of the hiking and fishing in the area when we return. Thank you again, Diane, for our great experience.
Great find and perfect location within steps of several decent restaurants, diner, cafe, local shops and pubs. Gore is only a few minutes by car, or you can take the town shuttle whuch pucks you up acrods the street every twenty to thirty minutes. Restaurants close early (9pm on friday night) so get there early. Cant say enough about Alpine Lodge. Leo and Sharon were friendly and gracious hosts and the room was immaculate. Jacuzzi tub is great although built for one at a time. walkout back porch was a nice touch too.
I booked a last minute vacation to the Adirondacks to ski and needed a place for one night. This hotel was perfect as it was 5 minutes away from Gore Mountain and had the cabin like decor and atmosphere. I chose the king room with fireplace and it was beautiful, plus the fireplace kept us warm and dried our ski equipment. No meals served at the hotel, but plenty of restaurants within walking distance. Also within walking distance, liquor store and convenience store. The perfect little spot!
The lodge is situated in a quiet area, close to amenities and some great walking trails. The staff are friendly and made our stay comfortable and exactly what we were looking for. Would recommend the lodge to anyone looking for a relaxing stay.
We stayed two nights at the end of September and had a great experience. This is the first place at which we have stayed where there is no office and self-service is the name of the game. That said, it works remarkably well. Our room entry information arrived via e-mail days in advance and the instructions on how to make use of WiFi, TV, common facilities, and local things to do were very complete. The room was very nice, very comfortable, and remarkably clean. The only negative was a loud AC unit, which probably should be replaced. We addressed that issue by cracking the windows a bit, though we'd have preferred not to have to do that. We'd definitely return if staying in the area again.
The Alpine Lodge is a great place to stay if your looking to visit the area. I stayed here for business during the "Off" season. Quaint little town,but Dining choices in town are limited during the "off" season, you might have to drive a bit for dinner. Restaurant next door is great for breakfast and lunch! I would definitely stay here again. Great rooms, great beds, nice bathrooms.
It was our first visit to the Adirondacks and we think we made an excellent choice to stay in North Creek at the Alpine Lodge. It was away from the overcrowding, commercialism and high prices of the Lake George and Lake Placid areas, but had easy access to the entire region. We did day trips to go hiking, visit museums and brewpubs, and we took the scenic North Creek and Saratoga railroad excursion right out of North Creek, enjoying a lovely ride along the beautiful upper Hudson River in an elegant restored Pullman car. The stay at the Lodge included breakfast at an excellent family breakfast spot next door, and we were very surprised to also find, only steps away, a great wine bar and restaurant. The room was clean and comfortable; the bathroom new. We had a private little balcony off the back. There was not closet in the room, just a wall mounted rack, which was not a significant issue. My one complaint would be that the room was a bit on the dark side. Could have used more lamps, or higher powered light bulbs! But then we spent most of our day time in the mountains, and night time asleep with the lights out anyway.
We have stayed at the Alpine Lodge over 10 times,it is the nicest,quaint,clean,tranquil ,comfortable place we have ever stayed. The hotel is managed exceptionally in all aspects by a friendly,competent,knowledgeable manager who sincerely cares about the guest and accommodations. We are picky and we really love this place. Everything is done right. The small town is unique and charming.
very nice lodge, rooms very comfortable and clean loved the town, the food in the area, the rafting package and the beautiful mural across the street. would highly recommend The Alpine Lodge and have been to all my friends and family
Although the food was exemplary, staying at Red Pines is not about the breakfast. Yes, there are beds and you also get breakfast. But that's not the secret. Staying at Red Pines is about the setting and the innkeeper. The Setting: A most magnificent secluded little point on Lake Pleasant with a sunset view (house side) or sunrise view (beach side). Red Pines has a private beach, trails, canoe and kayak and 52 acres of quiet. The accommodations are warm, comfortable and definitely ADK. Make sure you get directions as this is NOT on the main road. The Innkeeper: Diane is amazing. Her friendly demeanor is never overbearing and she is always available. Interesting conversations will emerge in the normal course, and she might even jump in for a friendly late night game of Scrabble. The Difference: Most B&B's have a dividing line between the Inn and the Innkeeper. At Red Pines, you are a guest in Diane's most magnificent home and feel like you are staying with a lifelong friend. Diane is the person that makes an already special place more special. My wife and 10 year old son stayed two nights over labor day weekend. It was sad to leave and we look forward to our next visit. Not if, but when. Stay a while, you’ll see what I mean. Simply extraordinary.
The check in system was great and the room was as nice, or nicer than pictured. My only disappointment was that lack of BBQ that was listed, but the fire pit in the back was nice to use. This is a great value and I would not hesitate to stay again.
We had never been to the Adirondacks before and chose North Creek as our destination for lodging because it was in a central location. It's about an hour away from Lake Placid and 30-60 minutes from other things we wanted to explore. We stayed in room #5, which had a twin and double bed. The entire room is decorated in rustic decor! This room also has a back balcony. The bathroom is situated in such a way where a person can be at the sink, or at the toilet, or at the shower and not see each other. This made it nice when someone wanted to do their hair/makeup while someone else was showering. We were slightly disappointed in the servicing of our room, however. Because we arrived late on a Sunday night, we did not need our room serviced on Monday and indicated such by leaving the door hanger on the door. On Tuesday when we arrived back from our excursions, our beds were made and our towels replaced, but the garbage was not emptied nor was there any more soap left for us. I could tell the bathroom had not been swept, either. On Wednesday, we left a kind note asking for them to empty our garbage and leave more soap - and they did. But the rest of the week they really only made the beds and left towels. To be fair, I have not written to the lodge to ask them if my expectations didn't align with what I had agreed to. They do say your visit is intended to be self-sufficient (there is no one to check you in - they provide an individual door code for your room and one for the great room). Perhaps cleaning isn't part of the deal. Also, for those who are light sleepers....the beds and floors creak. It didn't bother us but may bother others. But - all things considered - we really enjoyed our stay and would return! (Note: We rated dining "outstanding" because of our experience at Basil and Wicks - a local restaurant. The Alpine Lodge doesn't have a restaurant.)
Very easy to get access to room, and the most comfortable beds anywhere. Great restaurant next door! Marsha's. Great Pizza across the street, Pete's Ahh. Only downside was not being able to find local selection of craft beer...but you can't have everything.
Small but very nice, clean rooms right in town.. A great place to stay for any season... The outdoor area in the back is very cool too for a nighttime campfire ect ...The keyless, no check-in was very convenient.. Will definitely be back when returning to North Creek !! No dining at the hotel ,, but some grate places in town like Cafe Sarah & barVino less than a 30 second walk
This is lodge is very clean and quiet. My favorite room to stay is the Eagle's Nest. It is a beautiful 2 bedroom, one bath (shower only) with nice kitchen and large living room. Very comfortable when traveling with children. Two minor suggestions: please replace or repair the lopsided sofa in the living area and PLEASE offer better pillows. That being said, I will stay here again (and probably again), I'll just remember to pack my own pillows.
We only stayed one night; if we had only known what a charming place it was we would have planned to stay longer. We will definitely be back and stay at least 2 nights...hopefully 3. The breakfast is outstanding! What a beautiful home and the scenery is gorgeous.
Red Pines B&B is an amazing place. Diane did a great job with the house and was an excellent and helpful host. It has everything you can ask for - great views, amazing private beach, secluded location etc. The breakfasts exceeded our expectations. We visited for a cold and snowy weekend in April but really enjoyed reading in front of the roaring fire. Hope to return in summer and enjoy the lake.
Our stay at Red Pines was beautiful and serene. After a long day of traveling Diane was extremely accommodating (we were last minute guests) and cared for us as if we had known her for years and years! The beautiful Christmas tree, the roaring fire in the grand fireplace...it was all welcoming. After a wonderful night's sleep in a very comfortable king size bed we were refreshed with a yummy and hearty breakfast while looking out over a snow covered Lake Pleasant. A truly beautiful sight! We highly recommend staying here and hope to return again someday!
Red Pines B&B is an amazing place. The owner Diane did a great job with the house and the property. It has everything you can ask for - great views, amazing private beach, secluded location etc. The breakfasts exceeded our expectations and capacities of our stomachs :-) We will definitely come back during the winter to check out snowmobiling and winter hiking. Thank you for the unforgettable experience Diane.
Quiet,Tranquil,Serene and on and on..The second night a whitetail deer crossing the driveway through the forest..Two nights the haunting cry of a loon right out the window...a partridge by the seaplane launch...a pine squirrel to greet you for breakfast! Diane the Innkeeper is like watching a honeybee in a meadow of clover blossoms...I never saw this lady standing still. You will make a friend for life and eat some very delicious meals here..Red Pines is on the dessert list of life, indulge..
That's a Gaelic expression meaning "a hundred thousand welcomes!" And it certainly fits the Red Pine B&B. It's off the beaten track, down a long driveway off the South Shore Road, and nestled in the woods right on Lake Pleasant. An absolutely serene and peaceful setting. So if you're looking for night life, don't come to Lake Pleasant. But from the welcoming note on the door (come in and make yourself at home, brew some tea and help yourself to cookies on the kitchen counter -- I'll be right back) to Reebok, the house golden lab and official greeter dog, we couldn't have felt more welcome if we were visiting family. Diane, our hostess, was most helpful in finding a good place to have dinner (she even made the reservations for us so we got a great table) and served a terrific breakfast the next morning. Pictures of the home shown on the website are accurate and everything is immaculate. The Red Pine is open all year -- a great place to go to get away from everything and relax -- we'll be back!!