Written by Eric Pfau


As upscale as it gets...

The Lake George Area is the perfect place to enjoy a vacation in absolute luxury. Upscale lodging, fine dining, and private outings on the water are how thousands of people choose to spend their summer vacation.

Upscale hotels and resorts...

There's a variety of upscale lodging throughout the Lake George Area, including modern hotels, classic lakefront resorts, and boutique properties deep in the woods.

One of the most famous hotels in the region is the Sagamore Resort in Bolton Landing. This historic hotel sits on beautiful Lake George and boasts a stunning waterfront area. Other amenities include a spa, a golf course, several restaurants, an indoor pool, and more.

The Sagamore Resort

In the heart of Lake George Village sits the Fort William Henry Hotel and Conference Center. This elegant hotel overlooks Lake George and offers a variety of rooms, two pools, a sauna, several restaurants, and an on-site museum.

Fort William Henry Hotel and View

The brand new Courtyard by Marriott Hotel sits directly on Canada Street. These stylish accommodations offer beautiful views of Lake George. Amenities at the Marriott include an on-site fitness center, an indoor pool, and one of the best locations in town.

Courtyard Marriott Hotel

A few more lodging options...

Stay on the famous Millionaire's Row at the Inn at Erlowest! This small lakefront hotel has a robust history and fantastic accommodations and amenities to match. Suites include beautiful sitting areas, cozy fireplaces, and Jacuzzi tubs. Enjoy a farm-fresh breakfast in the dining room every morning.

the Inn at Erlowest

Rustic lodging on a quiet lake is what you'll find at the Fern Lodge. This property features only five intimate guest rooms, so make sure you call ahead before venturing to Friends Lake. The Fern Lodge includes an outdoor hot tub, game room, a lakeside firepit, a fitness room, a move theater, and more!

the Fern Lodge

Camping with a twist...

The Lake George Area has a deep tradition of camping out under the stars. However, the sometimes less than perfect conditions of a camping trip can be a turn off to some people.

The solution to this dirty problem is called "glamping." Private campgrounds set up glamorous tents and invite hesitant campers to experience the best camping has to offer. Glamping tents often include real beds, fresh linens, furniture, and more. Many glamping companies even include events and amenities with the price of admission!

Camp Orenda

Plenty of fine dining...

A huge aspect of any vacation is trying out the local cuisine. There are some truly standout restaurants throughout the region ranging from French-focused to tastes of the Mediterranean.

Enjoy European-inspired cuisine on the shores of Lake George at Chateau on the Lake. Either eat inside the beautiful restaurant or outside with a stunning view of Lake George.

Chateau on the Lake

One of the dining hot spots in downtown Glens Falls is Morgan and Company. The vibrant city atmosphere and delectable Mediterranean-Bohemian cuisine will make this meal unforgettable.

Morgan and Company

There's nothing better than a juicy steak during summer vacation. The Club Grill, the onsite steakhouse at the Sagamore Golf Club, offers maybe the finest steaks you have ever had...

Club Grill Steakhouse

So much to do...

Now that you're here, how are you going to spend your time? There's no shortage of activities in the Lake George Area. First, take a look at what is currently open! From activities on the water to golf, hiking, and craft beverage tasting, you're sure to find something fun that your entire family will love.

When you visit the Lake George Area you have to spend some time on the water. Rent a boat and explore the lake on your own time, or hire a captain to give you an expert's take on Lake George. Your kids will love getting a bird's eye view of the water from a parasail ride.


Craft beverage producers are a huge hit in the region. Six breweries, a winery, and four distilleries each offer their unique take on Adirondack booze.

Bolton Landing Brewing Company

There are nine golf courses in the Lake George Area. These courses range from simple and casual par 3s to stunning Donald Ross-designed links.

Sagamore Golf Club

The Adirondacks are known for their amazing hikes. The Lake George Area offers dozens of secluded trails for those who need a nature fix.

Thomas Mountain