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West Winds Motel & Cottages

38267 Ny- 12E, Clayton, NY 13624
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#1 of 9 hotels in Clayton
Travellers' Choice
Relax on our spacious 5 acre grounds in one of the most secnic areas on the the St Lawrence river. Our accomodations include 6 large 2-queen bed motel rooms, 6 deluxe 1-queen bed motel rooms, and 14 modern fully furnished housekeeping cottages ranging from 1 to 2 bedrooms. All our units are immaculate and are maintained as new and include cable and WiFi. Our picturesque grounds include picnic facilities throughout, a screened gazebo with patio firepit featuring nightly camp fire . We also have horseshoe and bocce.. Our large pool is heated for your comfort. West Winds waterfront features an observation deck to view the breathtaking scenery, ships from all parts of the world and our gorgeous sunsets. Also, we have a fishing at our protected dockage for 16 boats.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
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Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor fireplace
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Picnic area
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Air conditioning
Flatscreen TV
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Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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rnovicki wrote a review 05 Jul
Harleysville, Pennsylvania111 contributions8 helpful votes
My husband and I (68 & 65) came in June 2021 on a road trip around New York State. We are from Pennsylvania and this was our first time in the Thousand Islands. We stayed in Motel Room #4, basic with a bed, lounger, and mini-fridge. It’s a bit dated but Jolene is very helpful, and there is a courtesy room with a microwave, coffee, tea and ice. We had a plastic picnic table and parking right outside our door which was great. The bathroom and shower are small. But there is a fire pit, pool, grills, and after a walk to the end of the property - a million dollar view of the Saint Lawrence River. You can walk right next door to the Chateau Restaurant and Distillery. Clayton is convenient to the Antique Boat Museum (best in USA), Clayton Boat Tours, Boldt Castle, and River Rat Cheese (Original 1,000 Dressing & Cheese Curds), 20 minutes over a bridge to Wellesley Island where there is a park, the cutest little Victorian homes, and many people travel around on golf carts. FYI - this place gets real booked up: it’s very reasonable, and many people are return happy customers.
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Book early. There are cabins here besides the motel rooms.
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JEROME R wrote a review Jun 2021
3 contributions
It was the first time we ever stayed at the West Winds. It was highly recommended by the owners of the campground we stay at. The room we stayed in when we first arrived was a room with 2 queen beds. It was immaculate and very comfortable. We had reserved a cottage for the rest of our trip and that too was immaculate and spacious. The kitchenette was perfect for what we needed and everything except your food and paper goods was supplied. The bed was very comfortable and the enclosed porch was perfect for enjoying the beautiful view. Jolene is awesome and was very accommodating. If you needed anything, she made sure you had it. Her son gave us great advice on what type of fishing lure to try. The motel and cottage grounds were beautiful and very well kept. Jolene and her family are great. We have recommended the West Winds to several people. Hopefully we will get the chance to stay there again this year. and in the coming years
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Date of stay: May 2021
Room Tip: Cottage was great.
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dcunningham14054 wrote a review Dec 2020
East Bethany, New York1 contribution
We love this property, location, owners and staff. Jolene goes above and beyond to make you feel comfortable and welcome. With all the covid concerns this year we felt very safe. We will return again in 2021.
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Date of stay: August 2020
Response from WestWinds Cottages, Owner at West Winds Motel & Cottages
Responded 25 Feb 2021
Thank you so much for the kind review! We adore having you both vacation with us year after year!! See you this summer!!
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jcharterjr wrote a review Oct 2020
Florida, New York1 contribution
My family and i have been vacationing in the 1000 islands since 1993 and have been staying at the West Winds since then. The West Winds which is operated by the Hurley family, first the parents and now the son and daughter in law. They always make you feel like your at home except for the beautiful river views and the amenities along with cottage and motel accommodations. Now that our children have grown up and have families of their own, the continue to vacation at the West Winds. The Hurley family continues to make yearly upgrades of their facilities. We will being staying at the West Winds in 2021 and beyond 2021.
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Date of stay: July 2020
Response from WestWinds Cottages, Owner at West Winds Motel & Cottages
Responded 25 Feb 2021
Thank you for the kind review. We have such wonderful guests and we appreciate the return guests year to year. It is certainly fun to see your grandchildren now joining in the family traditions. Look forward to seeing you this summer!!
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Brenda C wrote a review Oct 2020
3 contributions
Jolene was an awesome host!! She saved our girls weekend ... the cabin was absolutely perfect. The view was amazing and the fire pit every night was the best. Great location, nice people, and an exceptional place to stay. We hope to be back next year!!
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Travelled with friends
Response from WestWinds Cottages, Owner at West Winds Motel & Cottages
Responded 25 Feb 2021
Thank you so much Brenda! I am so happy I could help you ladies out. It was a pleasure meeting you and I do hope you all make it back to see us again!
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Frequently Asked Questions about West Winds Motel & Cottages
Which popular attractions are close to West Winds Motel & Cottages?
Nearby attractions include Antique Boat Museum (3.2 km), 1000 Islands River Rat Cheese (3.3 km), and Rock Island Lighthouse State Park (7.0 km).
What are some of the property amenities at West Winds Motel & Cottages?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at West Winds Motel & Cottages?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
Is parking available at West Winds Motel & Cottages?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to West Winds Motel & Cottages?
Conveniently located restaurants include Clipper Inn, Koffee Kove Restaurant, and Bella's.
Are there opportunities to exercise at West Winds Motel & Cottages?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Are pets allowed at West Winds Motel & Cottages?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Are there any historical sites close to West Winds Motel & Cottages?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Gananoque Clock Tower (11.8 km) and Gananoque Town Hall (12.0 km).
Does West Winds Motel & Cottages have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the river view available here.