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Ampersand Bay Resort

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Private beach, beach volleyball, kayaking, motor boating
Private beach, beach volleyball, kayaking, motor boating
Private beach, beach volleyball, kayaking, motor boating
Family Townhome, 3 Bedrooms, Balcony, Partial Lake View | Terrace/patio

Overview of Ampersand Bay Resort

Ampersand Bay Resort

3.5 star property
9.2 out of 10 Wonderful
9.2/10 Wonderful

Popular amenities

  • On private beach
  • Pet-friendly
  • Parking included
  • Free WiFi
  • Business services
  • Laundry
31 Bayside Dr, Lake Placid, Saranac Lake, NY, 12983

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationDewey Mountain Recreation Center15 min walk
  • Popular LocationThe Waterhole3 min drive
  • Popular LocationAdirondack Artists Guild3 min drive
  • AirportSaranac Lake, NY (SLK-Adirondack Regional)14 min drive

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About this area

Saranac Lake

Located in Saranac Lake, Ampersand Bay Resort is in the mountains and on a private beach. Lake Placid Center for the Arts and Wild Center are cultural highlights, and some of the area's activities can be experienced at Dewey Mountain Recreation Center and Whiteface Mountain. Looking to enjoy an event or a match while in town? See what's going on at Olympic Center. Take in the nearby slopes with cross-country skiing and downhill skiing, or try out other outdoor activities such as snow tubing and ice skating.

What's nearby

  • Dewey Mountain Recreation Center - 15 min walk
  • The Waterhole - 3 min drive
  • Adirondack Artists Guild - 3 min drive
  • Adirondack Carousel - 4 min drive
  • Saranac Lake Adirondack Scenic Railroad Station - 4 min drive

Getting around

  • Saranac Lake, NY (SLK-Adirondack Regional) - 14 min drive


  • Bitters & Bones - 3 min drive
  • Grizle T's - 3 min drive
  • Nori s, Good Food Naturally - 3 min drive
  • Little Italy Pizzeria - 3 min drive
  • Origin Coffee - 3 min drive

About this property

Ampersand Bay Resort

3.5-star lodge by the lake
Located close to Dewey Mountain Recreation Center and Adirondack Carousel, Ampersand Bay Resort provides a marina, a firepit and laundry facilities. With a private beach, rowing and kayaking, this lodge is the perfect place to soak up some sun. Enjoy on-site activities, such as beach volleyball, snowshoeing and motor boating. Free in-room WiFi, with a speed of 100+ Mbps (good for 1–2 people or up to 6 devices), and an outdoor entertainment area are available to all guests.
You'll also enjoy the following perks during your stay:
  • Free self-parking
  • Express check-out, a dock and outdoor furniture
  • Barbecues
Room features
All 19 individually furnished rooms feature perks such as separate sitting areas and separate dining areas, in addition to amenities such as free WiFi and dining tables.
More amenities include:
  • Shower/bath combinations, free toiletries and hairdryers
  • 50-inch Smart TVs with cable channels
  • Private gardens, wardrobes/cupboards and separate sitting areas



Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter


Contactless social distancing and check-out
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitiser provided
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • In-room WiFi speed: 100+ Mbps (good for 1–2 people or up to 6 devices)

Parking and public transport

  • Free uncovered self-parking on site
  • On-site parking includes off-street options

Things to do

  • Beach volleyball
  • Boating
  • Canoeing
  • Fishing
  • Kayaking
  • Motor-boating
  • Pedal boating
  • Snowshoeing

Family friendly

  • Dining table
  • Full-sized fridge
  • Kitchen
  • Laundry facilities
  • Microwave
  • Separate dining area

Guest services

  • Housekeeping (once per stay)
  • Laundry facilities
  • Virtual front desk

Business services

  • A meeting room


  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Dock
  • Firepit
  • Marina on site
  • Outdoor entertainment area
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Picnic area
  • Private beachfront location


  • If you have any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • This property does not have any lifts
  • Handrails in stairwells


  • Boat/paddles on site
  • Designated smoking areas

Room amenities


  • Bed sheets


  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower/bath combination
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels


  • 50-inch smart TV
  • TV channels

Food and drink

  • Cleaning supplies
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils
  • Dining room
  • Dining table
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Paper towels
  • Fridge
  • Stovetop

Outdoor space

  • Balcony or patio
  • Garden


  • Access via exterior corridors
  • Guidebooks/recommendations
  • Individually decorated
  • Individually furnished
  • Separate sitting area

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Check-in time starts at 3:00 PM
Early check-in subject to availability


Check-out before 10:00 AM
Express check-out available

Special check-in instructions

There is no front desk at this property
Guests planning to arrive outside of normal check-in hours will receive an email with special check-in instructions and key retrieval information; access will be through a private entrance
A virtual front desk provides assistance to guests

Access methods

Key retrieval, private entrance


Pets are allowed for an extra charge of USD 25 per pet, per day
Service animals are welcome, and are exempt from fees
Welcoming dogs only

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
Cots (infant beds) are not available

Payment types at the property

Important information

Optional extras

  • Pet fee: USD 25 per pet, per day
  • Service animals are exempt from fees
  • Cleaning/housekeeping/linen fee: USD 20.00 per night

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash
Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector and a first aid kit
Property Registration Number 71632176

We should mention

This property does not have any lifts

Property is also known as

Ampersand Bay Resort Lodge
Ampersand Bay Resort Saranac Lake
Ampersand Bay Resort Lodge Saranac Lake

Frequently asked questions

Is Ampersand Bay Resort pet-friendly?

Yes, dogs are allowed at this property. There's a fee of USD 25 per pet, per day. Service animals are exempt from fees.

How much is parking at Ampersand Bay Resort?

Self-parking is free at this property.

What time is check-in at Ampersand Bay Resort?

Check-in begins at 3:00 PM.

What time is check-out at Ampersand Bay Resort?

Checkout is at 10:00 AM.

Where is Ampersand Bay Resort located?

Nestled on the beach, this Saranac Lake lodge is within 2 mi (3 km) of Dewey Mountain Recreation Center and Adirondack Carousel. Lake Placid Center for the Arts and Mirror Lake are also within 12 mi (20 km).




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Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities




8/10 Good


Travelled with family, Travelled with family and small children
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
We stayed in Herron Townhouse #6 during extreme cold weather. -30 overnight the first night. The wind was strong and we immediately noticed the home was drafty. We used the propane fire place to help heat the house. The twmperature inside barely hit a high of 58. That was surprising since these townhomes were built 15-ish years ago. The townhouse had nice furnishings and plenty of blankets. The overall townhouse was not level. When you walked in the front door and walked straught ahead to the main living space, you had to walk on an incline of a few inches. Then from the main door into the 1st floor bedroom the floors slanted off in that direction. This occurred on the 2nd floor as well. Which messed with my virtigo the first day. This was a negative in our stay, but not a reflection of the staff, cleaniness, or anything else in how we liked the overnight accommodations. We would stay on property again, just not in this particular townhome.
Stayed 2 nights in Feb 2023

10/10 Excellent

Verified traveller

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Beautiful cabin! So relaxing and cozy. We very much enjoyed our time there.
Stayed 2 nights in Jan 2023

10/10 Excellent


Travelled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
This was a beautiful property and we really enjoyed our stay . The view out the master bedroom in the evening and morning was spectacular. Definitely will visit again…

10/10 Excellent


Travelled with family
Liked: Staff & service, amenities
Great place to stay with an amazing view. Could use some better cleaning practices. Cobwebs, leftover lipstick on a wine glass, ect. Otherwise great place to stay and only 15 from lake placid.
Stayed 3 nights in Nov 2022

10/10 Excellent


Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
This place is beautiful! We stayed in the Beach cabin and it was perfect. Really big and spacious. We enjoyed our stay and will definitely be back soon!
Stayed 2 nights in Oct 2022

10/10 Excellent


Travelled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Beautiful spot on the lake
Beautiful spot on the lake! We stayed in a rustic cabin, which was fine for 2 nights. Parking was next to the cabin so very easy to unload the car. There are kayaks and canoes for guests to use, as well as life jackets available.
Stayed 2 nights in Oct 2022

10/10 Excellent


Liked: Staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Stayed 3 nights in Sep 2022

10/10 Excellent


Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
The location is great. We went kayaking and really enjoyed it. The property is clean, very beautiful wooden structure.
Stayed 2 nights in Sep 2022

8/10 Good


Travelled with group
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, room comfort
Stayed 2 nights in Aug 2022

4/10 Poor


Travelled with family
Disliked: Property conditions & facilities
Do not under any circumstances book the Rustic Cottages. Very seedy and need to be shut down. Fairly clean but so run down I’m surprised they pass inspection. Too many issues to list. Maybe the new cottages are ok and the setting is nice but I can’t say anything good about the Rustic Cottages!!
Stayed 2 nights in Aug 2022