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Ampersand Bay Resort

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Private beach, kayaking, motor boating, rowing
Family Townhome, 3 Bedrooms, Balcony, Partial Lake View | Terrace/patio
Deluxe Cabin, 2 Bedrooms | Terrace/patio
Comfort Bungalow, 3 Bedrooms, Partial Lake View | Free WiFi, bed sheets

Overview of Ampersand Bay Resort

Ampersand Bay Resort

3.5 star property

9.2/10 Wonderful

Popular amenities

  • On private beach
  • Free WiFi
  • Parking included
  • Pet-friendly
  • Kitchen
  • Business services
31 Bayside Dr, 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. Saranac Laboratory Museum and Lake Placid Center for the Arts are cultural highlights, and some of the area's activities can be experienced at Dewey Mountain Recreation Center and Jackrabbit Trail. Looking to enjoy an event or a game while in town? See what's going on at Olympic Center. Discover the area's water adventures with swimming nearby, or enjoy the great outdoors with hiking/biking trails, mountain climbing, and mountain biking.

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


  • China Jade - 3 min drive
  • Downhill Grill - 3 min drive
  • Origin Coffee - 3 min drive
  • Borracho Taco - 3 min drive
  • Left Bank Café - 3 min drive

About this property

Ampersand Bay Resort

3.5-star lodge by the lake
Located close to Dewey Mountain Recreation Center and Saranac Laboratory Museum, Ampersand Bay Resort provides a marina, a firepit, and an outdoor entertainment area. Active travelers can enjoy boating, canoeing, and fishing at this lodge. Stay connected with free in-room WiFi.
You'll also enjoy the following perks during your stay:
  • Free self parking
  • Barbecue grills, outdoor furniture, and a dock
Room features
All 19 rooms have amenities such as free WiFi.
Extra amenities include:
  • Shower/tub combinations, hair dryers, and toilet paper
  • 50-inch Smart TVs with cable channels
  • Kitchens, full-sized refrigerators/freezers, and dishwashers



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/140°F or hotter

Social distancing

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

Safety measures

Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitizer 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 transportation

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

Things to do

  • Boat and paddles
  • Canoeing
  • Fishing
  • Kayaking
  • Motor boating
  • Pedal boat

Family friendly

  • In-room full-sized refrigerator/freezer
  • In-room kitchen
  • In-room microwave


  • Guidebooks
  • Limited-hour front desk

Guest services

  • One-time housekeeping

Business services

  • Meeting room


  • Barbecue grill
  • Dock
  • Firepit
  • In a state park
  • In the mountains
  • Marina
  • On a private beach
  • On the bay
  • Outdoor entertainment area
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Picnic area


  • No elevator

Room amenities


  • Bedsheets provided


  • Hair dryer
  • Shower/bathtub combination
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels


  • 50-inch Smart TV with cable channels

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Cookware, dishware, and utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Full-sized refrigerator/freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Paper towels

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Check-in from 3:00 PM - anytime


Check-out before 10:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open daily from 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Guests will receive an email 48 hours before arrival with check-in instructions and key retrieval information; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk, key retrieval


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

Children and extra beds

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

Property payment types

Important information


You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Cleaning fee: USD 20 per person, per night

We have included all charges provided to us by the property.

Optional extras

  • Pet fee: USD 25 per pet, per day
  • Service animals are exempt from fees

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

You need to know

This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession
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
Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, and a first aid kit
Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.
Property Registration Number 71632176

We should mention

This property does not have elevators

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, pets 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 is from 3:00 PM - anytime.

What time is check-out at Ampersand Bay Resort?

Check-out is at 10:00 AM.

Where is Ampersand Bay Resort located?

Situated on the waterfront, this lodge is 0.8 mi (1.2 km) from Dewey Mountain Recreation Center and 1.5 mi (2.4 km) from Saranac Laboratory Museum. Lake Placid Center for the Arts and Olympic Center are also within 12 mi (20 km).

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Ampersand Bay Resort and receive a full refund?

Yes, Ampersand Bay Resort offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to Ampersand Bay Resort cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.




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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


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

10/10 Excellent


Stayed 2 nights in Jan 2022

10/10 Excellent


Travelled with family and small children
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Beautiful property with beautiful views of the lake and mountain. Check in was a breeze and the staff were very responsive to any questions we had. The cabin was beautiful and very clean!
Stayed 3 nights in Mar 2022

10/10 Excellent


Travelled with group
Liked: Cleanliness, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Great location! Definitely would come back in the summer. Just in the master room if the bathroom mirror was not so high up.. other than that everything was excellent!
Stayed 2 nights in Mar 2022