When the weather and the leaves start to turn, there is nothing like escaping to the Lake George Area for a romantic fall getaway in the Adirondacks. Whether you choose a waterfront cabin or a lodge in the wilderness, spend your days gazing on the spectacular foliage and taking in the crisp, fresh air. And when you've filled your day with roaming the trails, fishing off the dock or sampling the regional cuisine, return to your cozy fireplace-lit room and settle in for an unforgettable Adirondack experience.
6 Cozy Inns & Resorts Perfect for Fall Weather:
Lamplight Inn Bed & Breakfast
Tucked into the picturesque foothills of the southern Adirondack Mountains, Lamplight Inn Bed & Breakfast is a grand 1890 homestead comprised of a stunning Victorian mansion and carriage house, each featuring unique, intimate spaces. Guests may choose from rooms and suites that entail a beautiful mix of old-fashioned charm and modern amenities, including Jacuzzi tubs and inviting fireplaces to take the chill off during a cool fall evening. After spending some relaxing private time, step out onto the welcoming wrap-around porch to take in the fall foliage. Grab a sweater and stroll around the quaint town of Lake Luzerne awhile before stopping for dinner. A steaming beverage on the porch before retiring to a warm, fire-lit room is a perfect way to round out the evening. Rise the next morning to a hearty breakfast in the sun porch dining room before starting your day.
Lodges at Cresthaven
Resting on the shores of beautiful Lake George, Lodges at Cresthaven is a breathtaking 11-acre resort offering exquisite accommodations and world-class amenities only minutes from Lake George Village. Guests may enjoy panoramic views of the fall foliage across the lake from the porch of one of the many deluxe Adirondack lodges that include great rooms with large flat-screen TVs, fireplace and fully-equipped kitchens. Only steps from the front door is a private sandy beach as well as a state-of-the-art heated indoor/outdoor pool facility. Take out a kayak or just lounge on the beach in a sweater and stare out at the spectacular foliage unfolding before you. If the air gets too cool, there’s a lakeside fireplace to warm guests up.
Merrill Magee Inn
Listed on the National Register of Historic places, Merrill Magee House is a charming country inn located in the heart of Warrensburg, southern gateway of the Adirondack Park. The estate features the comfortable guest house, a farm-to-table restaurant and tavern surrounded by spacious lawns and natural gardens. A quiet, comfortable and cozy place to unwind, guests will enjoy luxurious bed linens in finely appointed rooms, fireplace and an array of amenities to enhance the Adirondack experience in fall. A registered Monarch Waystation, butterflies of all kinds can be seen throughout the grounds and guests appreciate that Merrill Magee is a “green” property. An environmentally conscious way to breathe the fresh mountain air and enjoy the beautiful surroundings.
Friends Lake Inn
In the midst of the Adirondacks overlooking a pristine lake, Friends Lake Inn is an impeccably restored 19th-century Adirondack hotel and a welcome, cozy complement to the stunning mountains and fall foliage that surround it. The hotel offers luxury accommodations in a rustic setting, including 17 guest rooms, many with Jacuzzi tubs, lake views, and fireplaces perfect for chilly autumn nights. Rooms range from the warmth of a classic country inn retreat to the rustic luxury of an “Adirondack” lodge. Guests may select from a variety of dining options during their stay, including fine dining in the main dining room and more relaxed atmosphere in the comfortable taproom. Gardens surround the inn and the inviting heated swimming pool and sauna can be the perfect place to relax before or after dinner.
The Sagamore Resort Lodges
In Bolton Landing one of the most historic hotels on Lake George has some secrets to share. A short walk from the hustle and bustle of the iconic hotel at The Sagamore Resort are beautifully appointed one- and two-bedroom lodge suites overlooking Lake George. From a private balcony, guests may take in the fresh mountain air and views of the blazing colors of fall foliage on the lake’s east side, while enjoying all of the amenities of a four-diamond resort. Fish off the hotel dock, enjoy a round of golf on an award-winning course and sample an array of cuisine, from light fare to gourmet, in the many restaurants and lounges to choose from. Then slip away to your own private fireplace suite, sink into the overstuffed furnishings and relax in cozy comfort.
Dillon Hill Inn and Cabins
Located on six acres of mountain wilderness in Wevertown, 1800s-era Dillon Hill Inn and Cabins is a true Adirondack lodge with five uniquely decorated guest rooms and cozy cabins complete with authentic stone fireplace. Neighboring the vast Adirondack Park, guests may set off in any direction and find themselves at a charming mountain hub, a wilderness trail head or a meandering mountain stream. After a day of hiking or leaf peeping, settle in at the outdoor fire ring for a cup of tea and something baked in the Dillon Hill kitchens. After a full day and dinner, guests are able to retire to their comfortable cabin, welcomed by a toasty warm fire.
There is nothing like the Adirondacks in the autumn. The lush mountains slowly turn into a spectacle of vibrant color as far as the eye can see and there is no better place to experience the change of seasons that in one of the many cozy accommodations open in fall that come complete with fireplace to take the chill off. And to add to the warmth of the occasion, bring your four-legged family member along for the ride. Our pet-friendly lodging options are as comfortable as your own home and are all around the Lake George Area, so take your pick!