Garnet Hill’s Award Winning Service
My wife and I just enjoyed a fine weekend at your impressive Garnet Hill Lodge, at the 80th birthday celebration and family reunion for sister Sue Standfast Wright. The facility is beautiful, AND the staff so courteous and efficient that it bears recognition and praise. The food was excellent, and served with commendable efficiency. Such things don’t happen without first-rate management from the very top. Roses to you, Don, and your entire staff from front desk to cooks and servers!
~ Cordially, Barb Standfast Kirch and Gene Kirch
Was absolutely lovely! Our stay was just great! Incredibly warm staff, charming inn, and a cozy bed.
~ Linnea & Emmet
Everything was wonderful! The rooms are cute, activities plenty, and the food amazing. Plus the views!< I hope to return soon.
~ Dawn Gibson
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
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
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
P.S. Special thanks to Don for the piano music Tuesday at dinner!
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
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
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
We had prime rib for supper. Delicious! Everything without exception was great. I’m sure we could find no better enjoyment anywhere else!
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 🙂 Also, Juith Harper’s nature walks/snowshoes are wonderful! Don and Mindy, Keep up the good work!
~ S. Wood
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
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
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 come back with our kids soon! Thanks,
~ Nadine & Jonathan Hasuni
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 lucky to have them. We will be back (with friends).
~ Vaughn and Colleen Anna
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
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
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 hospitality was great! We want to come back during the summer so we can enjoy some of the water sports. Thank you!
~ Mike & Lisa Powers
A Wonderful place! We enjoyed our stay immensely. Hope to return again and again soon.>
~ Paul Furman
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
Great Stay, great location, great service! Really good food, and lovely cocktails. Thanks for everything. Pure relaxation in your wonderful lodge.
~ The Petit Family
~ The Lombardo’s
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
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
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.
~ Art Barrett
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!
~ Jim & Marion
Gorgeous location, charming inn, great skiing! Thanks for everything. Wish we had known about this place sooner!
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
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
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
Love all the very tasteful ADK-y themed improvements! Very, Very Impressive. Love, Love, coming here…(annually). Thanks for all your hard work.
~ Kathleen O’Connor
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 🙂
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 maybe 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