On its own private 70-acre island in Bolton Landing, 10 miles north of the town of Lake George and right on the lake itself, The Sagamore Resort has long delivered an Adirondack escape unmatched among Lake George hotels and resorts. Whether it’s couples looking for a place to celebrate a special anniversary or families seeking that annual tradition to be passed down across generations, The Sagamore is where they have turned since the 1880s.
STAY: Adirondack-Style Options
Those looking for a traditional luxury guest room will find the accommodations in the Historic Hotel a perfect fit. The separate Lodge Suites are ideal for families or a clutch of friends, with modern kitchens, comfortable living rooms, fireplaces, and balconies that overlook Lake George. If you need even more space and privacy, book the Hermitage, which was originally a nineteenth-century carriage house. For the crown jewel experience, stay in the six-bedroom, four-bathroom Wapanak Castle, where you can choose from one of five gas fireplaces to light a roaring fire.
EAT: Dining at Your Speed
From fine Italian dining at La Bella Vita to the cozier pub fare at Mr. Brown’s Pub (named after Myron O. Brown, the first general manager of the resort, and where Rachael Ray herself was once the manager), guests can choose from whatever suits their craving in the moment. Can’t bear to pull yourself away from the resort’s pool? Not to worry, you can enjoy a light lunch from the Splash Pool Bar while you lounge on your chaise and take in the view of the lake.
PLAY: The Ultimate Lakeside Playground
First, sign the kids up for the legendary Sagamore Kids Club so that they don’t miss out on the scavenger hunts, sports, and educational programs (all summer and select holidays). Next, make a mental list of what you want to do first: tennis, basketball, golf, fishing, swimming, boating, or parasailing. There are also guided private hikes, a nature trail, croquet, horseshoes, and bonfires, complete with s’mores.
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The Sagamore’s 72-foot replica of a nineteenth-century touring vessel, The Morgan, is the best way to see Lake George. Cruises run into The Narrows, Lake George’s most famous section peppered with small islands, on these hour-and-a-half trips. Imagine the experience come foliage season – no summit hiking here to command a breathtaking view you won’t soon forget!