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Guest Reviews

"I'm obsessed with this house. The decor, spaciousness, coziness and solitude is just what we all needed. We enjoyed chess games, nightly campfires with shooting stars, a rainbow and family dinners around the dining room table."


The C Family, Madison, NJ

"What a wonderful place! The attention to detail in decorating, equipping and setting up the home really shows how our hosts care about the guests."

D, A, L, T, F, and C

"It was a real treat to call Tavistock our home for a few days.  The Gifis' have done a beautiful job transforming this lodge into a rustic, yet very comfortable and cozy home. Some of our favorites were: all the luxury linens and towels, well-stocked beverages, everything you need in the gigantic kitchen, all the nooks and crannies to sit quietly, the firepit and Baggo, and everything our dog needed to make her stay extra special too!"

The B Family, Rochester, NY

"What a wonderful time our family had at this beautiful, serene lodge. The hospitality and the amenities were fantastic and we didn't need anything other than to enjoy this getaway. The Gifis family has truly found a gem in the mountains and we are so looking forward to coming again."

Y, M, J, S, H, and D

"The fire pit, big chess, and sitting on the porch watching the rain were some of our favorite spots...The Lodge is AWESOME. Susan's decorating sense is impeccable. The bed linens and towels were so nice and the high quality cookware was so helpful. We never ate out!"

M & M

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"We had an amazing long weekend gathering for my birthday in the beautiful Tavistock Lodge and High Peaks region. It's truly special to be able to have 12 family members/friends together in one place like this to make new memories. During our stay we enjoyed meals in the great room, coffee and sitting on the porch and adventured out for a hike on Blueberry Cobbles... I can't imagine a more perfect get-away (especially during such a challenging year) or a more helpful, gracious host!"

C & J & Friends, Syracuse, NY

"Everything was beyond beautiful. So many loving touches. Thank you so much."

K, F, and A

"We had the most wonderful stay at the Lodge. The accommodations & hospitality were impeccable. Our children absolutely loved exploring the greater Lake Placid area."

The B Family, Katonah, NY

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