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Colonel Williams Motor Inn

At a Glance


  • very quiet and family-friendly


  • no visitors or infants allowed
  • more rules than other lodgings

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Colonel Williams Motor Inn Review

The yellow clock tower rising above this tidy family-oriented motel clearly identifies the 10-acre property. Rooms are uncluttered, with traditional wood furniture and either one or two queen beds or two doubles. Some rooms have decks. The grounds include two playgrounds, one of which has a kiddie-size fire engine, pirate ship, and train.

    Hotel Details

  • 30 rooms, 15 suites
  • Rate includes breakfast.
  • Credit cards accepted.
  • Closed mid-Sept.–May.

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    Beautiful Family Resort in Lake George

    I know this place has gotten some negative reviews. But I'm passing this review around to all the sites because - they are SO WRONG!! I have been staying at Colonel Williams for over 15 years. I just stayed here again with family this summer for 5 nights in a suite. The resort is VERY family friendly. There are different size rooms for all types of needs - but only like 45 units so you feel like you are at a private resort. The rooms and grounds are immaculate! The owners are very nice and accommodating - I think they have owned and operated it for some 30 years and you can tell they know what they are doing and take pride in their place. It's refreshing especially in these times to not only support a privately owned business but to see the care in which they run it - that is decades in the business right there. The people that complained about so many rules - well there are reasons for them or perhaps State Laws and Health Codes - think about it... So, in an area where most places that are ON the lake haven't been updated since the 70s - Colonel Williams is one of the best places to stay even though it is not...Its worth it! I say read the POSTIVE REVIEWS because these people had no other motive to write other then they really enjoyed themselves - the negative reviews had the motive to personally destroy a businesses reputation because they were probably acting like "you know whats" and they were probably asked to leave... I would obviously stay here again and recommend it to people and have...

    by Jennifer1993, 8/7/09

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