What Our Guests Say About Us
A small sampling of just a few of the glowing
comments and letters that we get from guests who stay with us:
Everything was wonderful!
The rooms are cute, activities plenty, and the food amazing.
Plus the views!
I hope to return soon.
~Dawn Gibson, May 30th, 2015
The grounds are beautiful!!!
Room #8 is amazing.
Friday's dinner was delicious!!
The staff is some of the most accommodating people that I've ever met
in the hospitality industry.
Peter is fantastic. We LOVE Paul. Angela was terrific.
I love the freedom that you give your guests
Super comfortable beds and pillows!!
Had a GREAT time canoeing!! Had a blast hiking
Breakfast was Amazing!
Don & Mindy - Your place really is like a little slice of heaven.
We have had a blast, and absolutely want to return.
~Jasmynne Shaye June 7th, 2015
My husband Jim, our son Matthew and I stayed with you last weekend
until Tuesday. It was our first time visiting, though Jim had
wanted to for a long time. We just wanted you to know that we
thoroughly enjoyed our visit. Brent, the team in the lodge and
dining room were really great. The accommodations were very nice
as was the food. We enjoyed the great conditions on the trails
and, in particular, thought Paul at the Nordic Center to be a great
ambassador for your business - taking Matthew on a short loop while
Jim and I got ready to tackle the trails, as well as inviting Jim for
a skate out to the bus pick-up on our last day.
We look forward to our return to Garnet Hill!
~Regards, Josie and Jim Connors, 3/14/2015
- Excellent food!
- Nice rooms with all the necessities.
- Fun & cozy "common" rooms
- Ski Trails are wonderful
~Nancy Hanneman 3/10/2015
Dear Don & Mindy,
Thank you again for another wonderful time at Garnet Hill! We
introduced my brother and sister-in-law to Garnet Hill Lodge and they
loved it. We'll all be back.
~Susan Wood, 2/26/2015
Don & Mindy,
This is our second visit, The first was in 2012, not long after you
purchased the Lodge. I just wanted to thank you for purchasing
and maintaining this property for XC Skiing. I'm sure it is a
huge challenge to keep it going, but it is a very special place, and
we greatly appreciate all you have done to keep it that way.
The trails are expertly groomed, the food is delicious, the staff is
friendly and helpful and the lodge has a warm and welcoming feeling.
Thanks so much!
Charles and Kathy White, 2/12/2015
P.S. Special thanks to Don for the piano music Tuesday at dinner!
Had a great time. Can't wait to come back next year! Thank
Beverly Weinstien + Rick Holden, 2/9/2015
Dear Mindy & Don,
Scott and I want to thank you both for a wonderful experience at your
lodge. The food was outstanding; including breakfast, lunch &
especially, dinner! Everyone was gracious and kind. And
most helpful when we had a question. Loved Don's music in the
evening. This trip will be one of our best vacation memories.
We would love to come back again sometime.
Our best to you and all of the staff.
Mary Beth and Scott Francis, 2/5/2015
The lodge is lovely and the attention to detail is evident - the food
and the ammenities were great. The staff was friendly & helpful
and the ski conditions were ideal. Thank you!
Jacquelin Kaplan, 2/1/2015
Thank your for a wonderful get-away! Personable staff, peaceful
surroundings and an all around great experience. Has us already
planning our next trip back to the lodge!
Lori & Ward Stakowitz, 1/26/2015
First time staying at the lodge (skied Garnet Hill last year) and we
had a great time. The staff was extremely friendly and courteous
- room was rustic and quant with a comfy bed and a hot shower.
Very much needed after a long day on the trails. Definitely will
come back, keep up the good work.
Julie Dunn, 1/11/2015
We had prime rib for supper. Delicious! Everything without
exception was great. I'm sure we could find no better enjoyment
G&M Pound, 1/11/2015
Absolutely lovely! We appreciate all the attention to the little
details. The lodge is a very special place. We so enjoyed
our meals there and the staff.
~Nancy Blatchly, 1/4/2015
Dear Mindy & Don,
Thank you once again for a fabulous stay - we love it here & hope to
come back again sooner than later! :)
Nadine & Jonathan Haruni 1/4/2015
Garnet Hill Lodge is more beautiful than ever!
~Evelyn Shoonmaker, 1/01/2015
This is our fourth stay at Garnet Hill Lodge since 2012/13 and it
won't be our last. We love it here! Your staff always
makes us feel welcome and take good care of all the guests. The
Ski Shop staff are great (Adam was very helpful, as was Amber, John
makes great pancakes :) Alwo, Juith Harper's nature
walks/snowshoes are wonderful!
Don and Mindy, Keep up the good work!
S. Wood, 12/29/2014
No suggestions for improvement, just continue what you are doing.
Fabulous food, facility & staff! We couldn't be happier with our
stay & plan to return. Thank you and Happy Holidays!!!
~Hugh Phillips, 12/23/2014
We had a most delightful stay! Dinner and breakfast were
delicious and the accommodations quite comfortable. The Lodge's
staff were all great, especially Lucy, Dan and Valerie.
Nora & Lous Buck, 12/23/2014
Wonderful time - beautiful trails, friendly staff, delicious dinner.
Thanks for the upgrade! Much appreciated and we'll be back
to ski again.
Pete & Simone McConville, 12/22/2014
It was great meeting you Don and your Dad - You are a great family and
we love the place-- The food, skiing, rooms -- everything! We
are going to figure out a weekend to com back with our kids soon!
~Nadine & Jonathan Hasuni 12/21/2014
Our stay was amazing! Your staff is unbelievable and completely
attentive. We own our own business and would be thrilled to have
any one of them working for us. You are
very lucky to have them. We
back (with friends).
~Vaughn and Colleen Anna, 11/21-23/2014
Your 'twig' furniture is breathtaking, museum quality! All taken
care of so beautifully. Such a treat to be surrounded by it.
We loved sitting by the fire. Gorgeous fireplace. Thank
you for coffee & water 24/7, a luxury when at a lodge. Dinner
was delicious- cheeze rolls great! Lasagne heavenly. Patty
took lovely care of us. Congratulations on what you have done
here. Thank you. You made 'coming home' to the Adirondacks
a memorable experience.
~Pat & John Kapitzky, 10/31/2014
Dear Mindy & Don,
Scott and I want to to thank you both for a wonderful
experience at your lodge. The food was outstanding; including
breakfast , lunch & especially, dinner! Everyone was gracious
and kind. And most helpful when we had a question. Loved
Don's music in the evening. This trip will be one our best vacation
memories. We would love to come back sometime.
Our best to you and all of the staff.
~Mary Beth and Scott Francis, 10/17/2014
We had a wonderful time! We came up here to unplug and relax for
our wedding anniversary. That definitely was accomplished!
The scenery is beautiful! The food and hopitality was great!
We want to come back during the summer so we can enjoy some of the
water sports. Thank you!
~ Mike & Lisa Powers, 10/12/2014
This was a wonderful weekend of rest and recharging. Thanks for
keeping a great facility. We hope to be back again in the near
~T. & J. Rasmussen, 10/11-13/2014
We had a wonderful stay. The accommodations, food and staff were
~Tom and Sharon Dyckes, 10/8-10/2014
A Wonderful place! We enjoyed our stay immensely. Hope to
return again and again soon.
~Paul Furman, 9/15/2014
Many thanks for a beautiful time. This place could not be a
better setting for a wedding or family event. Just perfect.
With heartfelt gratitude,
~Mary and John Dluhy, 9/1/2014
Great Stay, great location, great service! Really good food, and
lovely cocktails. Thanks for everything. Pure relaxation
in your wonderful lodge.
~ The Petit Family, 8/12/2014
Thanks again for a glorious couple of days. The staff (everyone
we met) was so helpful and so hospitable. See you next time!
~ The Lombardo's, 8/7/2014
This was a wonderful place to gather with old friends - Everything was
relaxed and we had everything we needed at all times. Service
was perfect and everyone very pleasant. Thank you!
~Jean and Frank Koros, 8/2/2014
We suggest that you change nothing. Donna, Bonnie and Mary were
wonderful and worth their weight in Gold! We will definitely be
back. Especially during X-Country Ski season.
~Kathy and Don Glatz, 6/25/2014
Don and Mindy, It has been 3 years since our last visit here.
Shouldn't have waited so long. Great job, very relaxing and the
staff is excellent! See you later this summer!
~Joe & Abby, 5/14/2014
P.S. I want some of those Rainbows
Lovely room - terrific view - great meal last night and today.
Staff - very friendly and helpful.
~The Dockerys 3/26/2014
As always, we had a wonderful stay, in the coziest, classiest, most
gracious and friendly inn we know. The staff is always friendly,
always helpful. It is a sign of great management to attract and
keep such a stellar crew - so kudos to you for Garnet Hill!
~Elizabeth Searle, 3/13/14
One suggestion, You could provide me with a free room winter and
summer :) Very, very pleasant stay. Thank you all -
staff and owners and owner's father Dennis.
Dear Mindy and Don,
May the Lord bless you now and always. We're so happy for you!
Thank you for a wonderful time. Lord willing, we'll see you in
October. You're doing a great job! You have a great staff.
All were very nice and helpful. We were happy to see Mary B.
again and hope to see Bethany, Tatiana and everyone else in Oct. and
Dennis, too! It was nice to to see Mary Jane also. The
chefs delivered the food warm and displayed beautifully. I'm
rushing and there were others who were nice but I can't remember their
names. Can't wait for October!
Our love, ~Jim & Marion, 2/28/2014
Gorgeous location, charming inn, great skiing! Thanks for
everything. Wish we had known about this place sooner!
Great time. Loved Rm 8. Service & Food excellent.
Best of luck Don & Mindy. We will be back.
~Ellen Gaynor, 2/12/2014
Don & Mindy,
We had a wonderful time here on our first visit. You have a
beautiful place here. The food was amazing as were the trails
for skiing. Everyone was so kind & friendly. I am sure
we'll be back again. Thank you.
~Rob & Natalie Clark, 2/5/2014
Thank you for a lovely stay. We enjoyed our time here very much
and everybody was gracious, especially Brent. We love that
dinner is included in our room and think that should be clearer on the
website. I think more people would come if they realized room,
breakfast, ski pass and dinner was included in the price in winter.
~Natalie Coleman, 2/1/2014
I stayed here six years ago. It was pleasant and that is why I
returned. Your trails are very enjoyable and in good shape.
The room, lodge, food are all very pleasing.
Keep up the good work,
~Rich Wells 2/13/14
Love all the very tasteful ADK-y themed improvements! Very, Very
Love, Love, coming here...(annually). Thanks for all your hard
~Kathleen O'Connor, 2/26/2014
We truly enjoyed our stay! What stood out most was the way
everyone on staff was so friendly and accommodating, making you feel
very welcomed and comfortable.
Thanks for a wonderful time. See you next year.
~Lynn :), 1/26/2014
Dear Mindy & Don,
I had a wonderful Christmas; really delicious food - that lamb
yesterday was 5 star - friendly approachable & responsive staff -
lovely comfortable bed, and so much more -
The piano player...
I'm sorry to miss you Mindy - I had to get on the road - but mabe you
could email me the Swedish cookie recipe - I would so appreciate it.
Many thanks for inviting me to your family dinner, I enjoyed every
minute, especially the banter going back and forth.
See you next year, ~Lichy Ford, 1/12/2014
What a great surprise. Loved the place.
~Keith Gallagher, 1/5/2014