Written by Jaynie Ellis
Cover Photo: Kacey O’Brien
Searching for a creative way to celebrate Mom this Mother’s Day? Look no further than a mini getaway to the Lake George Area. Mother-daughter bonds are indispensable – experience memorable moments together while wine tasting, shopping, or enjoying a delicious brunch on a glorious spring morning. Whether you fill your weekend with these relaxing activities or pick just one for a fun outing, treat your mom to a mini getaway well spent in the beautiful southern Adirondacks.
Relaxing Spa Retreats
Massages, mani-pedis, and more! There is an endless list of luxury spas in the Lake George Area for mothers and daughters to be pampered at. Here are several to check into this upcoming Mother’s Day weekend:
The Spa & Salon at The Sagamore Resort, Photo Credit: Jaynie Ellis
Awaken your senses within The Spa & Salon at The Sagamore Resort. Experience ultimate relaxation during deep-cleansing facials, detoxifying and moisturizing body wraps, tension-reducing massages and acupressure, exfoliation treatments, and more.
Leave the tranquil sanctuary of Rejuvenations Spa Services with a refreshed glow. Specializing in skin care pampering and full body unwinds, the professional treatments here include an expansive list of facials, massages, and waxing.
Witness the holistic healing properties of Adirondack Salt Cave’s Himalayan Salt Environment. Their team of qualified practitioners can guide you through halotherapy, reiki, massage therapy, and more. Adirondack Salt Cave is hosting a Mother’s Day Planting Party on Sunday, May 7th to celebrate mom with a gardening activity and halotherapy session. This special event is limited to only 20 people – information on cost and registration for this event can be found by clicking here.
When booking a room for a long weekend getaway, also keep in mind that several area hotels include spa services and saunas under their amenities, such as the Phoenix Inn Resort or the Friends Lake Inn.
Wine Tastings & Charcuterie
Cheers to mom with a glass (or two) of Adirondack Winery wine! Adirondack Winery is celebrating with a Serenity for Mom Weekend (May 12 – 14) in honor of mom and marking the return of their “Serenity” Lavender infused rose wine. Mother-daughter activities include:
Enjoy brunch all day and all weekend long! Mimosas & Music with Mom features the delectable brunch charcuterie board with locally sourced pastries, spreads, wine-infused jelly, and more. Mom will be treated to her choice of either a Mimosa Flight or two Bloody Marys. And enjoy live music sets throughout all the festivities that also comprise of Plant & Sip, Serenity Lavender Themed Sip & Paint, and Mother’s Day Bubbles & Blooms. Information on cost and registration for these events can be found by clicking here.
Nettle Meadow Charcuterie Board, Photo Credit: Kacey O’Brien
Taste test Nettle Meadow’s artisan cheeses during their special Mother’s Day brunch at the historic Hitching Post Tavern that will feature exclusive items in addition to their regular menu. Enjoy charcuterie boards or small dishes in which focus is placed on the award-winning cheeses or skip brunch and go straight into a cheese tasting to sample a wide variety they make in-house. Afterwards, head straight over to the retail shop and purchase your favorites to bring home. Nettle Meadow cheese makes the perfect Mother’s Day gift!
For something more adventurous, climb aboard the Horicon for a Mother’s Day Wine Tasting Cruise with Lake George Waterfront Cruises. Savor the notes of four different wines carefully hand-selected by the crew as you sail the “Queen of American Lakes” on this timeless double deck, wooden yacht. Information on cost and booking this cruise can be found here by clicking here.
Shop ‘til You Drop
Lake George Factory Outlets, Photo Credit: Kacey O’Brien
Mother knows best! Ask for mom’s opinion as you browse our shopping mall, factory outlets, gift shops, and more. Stroll down Main Street to peruse locally owned boutiques or hop in the car and head to the Aviation Mall or Lake George Factory Outlets for name brand clothing and shoes. Scour antique stores for treasured collectibles or artisan’s display rooms for hand-crafted Adirondack furniture. Easily spend the whole weekend searching for the best deals while shopping with mom in the Lake George Area. Add more places to your shopping excursion by clicking here.
Art Galleries & Museum Tours
Spend a quiet moment with mom appreciating the fine art, culture, and incredible history of the Lake George Area.
Visit The Hyde Collection to admire the collections and current exhibitions that feature pieces from the likes of Pablo Picasso and Rembrandt, among other renowned artists. Or, stop in at the Lake George Arts Project and LARAC galleries that showcase works from regional and national up-and coming-artists.
Mural at 20 Warren St. by local artist Hannah Williams (see “Murals, Mosaics, and More” below), Photo Credit: Jaynie Ellis
If the unpredictable spring weather cooperates during your stay, explore the Lake George Area’s “Murals, Mosaics, and More”. Take a self-guided tour using our blog as inspiration to visit blooming outdoor public art projects from small to large-scale around the region.
Mother-daughter duos that double as history buffs will thoroughly enjoy stepping back in time at the Fort William Henry Museum or the Chapman Museum. Our small towns also have their own local history museums that can be found by clicking here.
Lavish Overnight Stays
The Lamplight Inn Bed & Breakfast in Lake Luzerne, Photo Credit: Kacey O’Brien
Book a suite for two at a lavish resort or hotel with amenities included. Sip wine in an Adirondack cabin near a crackling wood fire. Wake up to waves lapping the shore outside your waterfront cottage. Get some R&R at a quaint B&B. Throughout the Lake George Area you’re sure to find the most immaculate rooms for reasonable prices that mom will approve of. Soak in the Adirondack views from first-class accommodations at the heart of our small towns or off backcountry roads. Just like old times, giggle and gossip during a sleepover with mom.
Mother’s Day Brunches
Brunch and bubbly. Bottomless mimosas and all-you-can-eat breakfast foods. Here is a list we compiled of eateries in the Lake George Area offering a Mother’s Day brunch:
Brunch at The Bond in Warrensburg, Photo Credit: Kacey O’Brien
- Adirondack Winery (mentioned above)
- Nettle Meadow (mentioned above)
- The White Lion Restaurant at the Fort William Henry Hotel & Conference Center
- East Cove
- The Bond
- The Inn at Erlowest
- Tavern on the Lake at Blue Water Manor
- Park 26 at The Queensbury Hotel
- Morgan & Co.
- Radici Kitchen & Bar
- La Bella Vita at The Sagamore Resort
- Bolton Landing Brewing Company
- Bear’s Cup (pre-order & pick-up only)
- Lake George Steamboat Company Mother’s Day Cruise: A 2-hour cruise featuring a brunch buffet, live music, picturesque views of Lake George’s southern basin, and memories to last a lifetime! Information on cost and booking this this cruise can be found here by clicking here.
Join other mothers and daughters for a weekend retreat at The Sagamore Resort. Dive into a wide variety of new topics and activities through empowering classes, exercise groups, motivational speakers, live entertainment, and more, concluding with a cruise around Lake George aboard The Morgan. After the day’s planned activities, retire to your luxurious room at the resort or explore the shops and restaurants of Bolton Landing. Girlfriends Getaway is a great opportunity to meet other like-minded women and expand your horizons. Learn and grow with mom right by your side, like she always has been. Information on cost and registration for this event can be found by clicking here.