We hear the same questions quite a bit, people wondering about our backgrounds and history. So here are a few of the most frequently asked questions, and of course, the answers!
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: How did we come up with the rooms names?
A: The names of our rooms come from our seven grandchildren: twins-Madeline & Isabella, twins-Allayla & Ciara, and brothers Tanner & Mason. The Reis Suite which was named after George Reis, the original owner, is now The Oliver Suite for our grandson Oliver. We only have seven bedrooms and at the time we only had seven grandchildren. Early this year we were blessed with another grandson, Carson, Oliver’s little brother. Since there were no more bedrooms to name, we decided to name our front porch Carson’s Lido Deck.
Q: How many children do we have?
A: Our combined family consists of three sons, David, Christopher & Gregory, and one daughter, Tasha.
Q: What did (do) we do?
A: Joe was a retired mortgage banker and Patti is a home-maker, mother & grandmother.
Q: Where do you go when you are not at the Boathouse?
A: The Boathouse is our primary home. During our off time, we split our time between the family home on the east side of Lake George and Florida. We also do some traveling in our off season.
Q: Why do we do this?
A: Our best answer for this question is “because we can.” We have been very blessed in our lives to have this beautiful home and we love to share it with our guests. Before the Boathouse was transformed into a boutique hotel, we entertained friends and family here almost weekly. We feel it is a gift and felt we should let others enjoy the beautiful setting we are so fortunate to have in our lives.
Q: Is the Boathouse handicap accessible?
A: The answer is no. The Boathouse was built in the early 1900’s, with narrow doorways and stone stairways to the entrance of the building that structurally cannot be changed. We would like to be able accommodate all guests, so please inquire with the Innkeeper if you have any mobility issues.