Inlet Area Business Association - Featured Business
Each month the Inlet Area Business Association will share information with you about one of their paid members.
December 2017's business is:
Deer Meadows Motel & Cottages
Early records show the first guest to stay at Deer Meadows was in 1947, making them 70 years old!
What do the offer? Open year round, Deer Meadows is located on Seventh Lake - a perfect location in the heart of the Adirondacks to begin your adventure and return to share your day and relax at night around our bonfire. We are close to an awesome golf course, mountains and trails to hike, biking trails, horse-back riding, great restaurants within a quarter mile from our driveway, mini-golf, and of course all forms of boating, jet-skiing, and swimming, right from our property. In the winter month, Deer Meadows has direct lake and groomed snowmobile trail access - you can get to the Moose River Recreation Area without ever having to ride a road surface! There is a heated garage available to use for snowmobile repairs. Cross-country and down hill skiing venues are a short drive away!
What makes them unique? Deer Meadows offers premium bedding and amenities in modern and family affordable accommodations. Our motel rooms were built in the late 1940's, but are exceedingly clean and comfortable. Rooms feature in-room coffee, a flat screen TV, high speed USB charging ports, and blow dryer. Free breakfast treats and juices in the office are available during peak season - relax on the outdoor deck also with high speed USB charging ports to check in at work, or with the family. We offer various room set-ups - call to inquire! Our cottages are all newly renovated and most are located on the lake side of our property - they all have lake views, full kitchen, private bath (some with soaking tubs), flat screen TV, wood burning fireplace, screened porch and sun deck. They are hughly maintained and are kept exceptionally clean for your comfort. We have traditional beach parties on our private beach during holidays, and they are always free for registered guests. Impromptu beach parties also have been know to organize! We have free use of all our registerd row boats (ready for your trolling motor!) paddle boats, canoes and kayaks. Several lawn games such as bocce-ball, badminton, croquet, etc. are available for guests to use. Swim from our safe and sandy beach, prepare a romantic lakeside meal at the grilling station on the beach, use the canopied picnic area also on the beach in the event of damp weather. Guided pontoon boat charters on Seventh and Sixth Lake are available from Deer Meadows - great for a private lunch, a special date, or just a tour around the lakes. Dock space is available on one of our two docks for your personal watercraft - reserve your space! Wifi and Verizon call service on property. Property is staffed 24/7 and service is readily available to tend to your needs.
About the owners. Deer Meadows was built by Joe and Grace Scwhartz in the 1940's and 1950's as a summer-only business. In 1978, they sold it to Robert and Linda Gordon, originally from Newbury, Ohio. The Gordons decided to expand the business by operating it year round. This endeavor required the entire property to be insulated and all water lines dug up and sunk at least 6 feet. They built a large double cottage in the early 90's to meet the needs of dual or large family vacationers as well as the need for more space for the snowmobilers who travel with a lot of gear. Retiring in 1997, the business was purchased by Bob and Lin's daughter, Cherie and her then-husband, Bob Landl. Cherie is now the sole propietor and current owner of Deer Meadows, having done extensive remodeling and updating of the property overall to bring it to, and exceed, the standards of today's traveler. Cherie and her boyfriend Howie look forward to vontinuing the tradition of family ownership. Together, they welcome you to Deer Meadows.
When asked why they love this community, Cherie replied: "Inlet is a safe-haven in a fast-paced world. It is a place of faith, family, trust and hope. Inlet treasures its past, and looks towards its future with responsibility and care. Inlet respects and protects the God given blessings found in the abundant nature that surrounds us. Inlet honors its veterans, takes care of its residents, looks forward to the visitors who sustain us and welcomes everyone with open arms. Inlet is a community where each business not only wants, but helps and encourages their "competition" to succeed. Inlet fosters camaraderie and true partnership - it is the collective strength, forward growth and peaceful existence that compels us to stay. What's not to love?"
Deer Meadows Events: Always held the first Saturday of August, Deer Meadows is the prime location to see the Sixth & Seventh Lakes Association fireworks display, along with a hot dog roast on the beach - free for registered guests. Deer Meadows also loves and supports town sponsored events such as the Saturday Night Concert Series, the July 4th Fireworks, the "Arts in the Park," and other events.
Additional comments from Deer Meadows: Inlet gets in your blood - once you're here, you'll start planning your return. There are guests who have been coming to Deer Meadows 50+ years consecutively. We have guests who love Deer Meadows so much they designed tattoos of Deer Meadows and then had them permanently inked on their bodies - no better testimony to the spirit and heart found here at Deer Meadows. We're not just a business, we want to be your Inlet destination, your home away from home, and we will always go above and beyond to be sure you're not only satisfied, but your expectations have been exceeded - that's not just our goal - it's our promise!
Visit their website at www.DeerMeadowsMotel.com