Lake George Village, at the southern end of Lake George in New York’s Adirondack Mountains, is a family-friendly tourist destination. Miniature golf, amusement parks and water sports designed for kids provide daily entertainment. Lake George boasts hundreds of hotel and motel rooms. Expect to pay more for a room during the summer season when the Village is most crowded. There’s plenty to do in the winter, so don’t discount an off-season stay.
Rooms and suites at the Georgian, a lakeside resort with a private beach, face the lake or the hotel’s patio with heated, free form swimming pool. Honeymoon suites have heart-shaped tubs and private decks. Chef Michael Cirelli oversees the restaurant where the dinner menu features moderately priced Italian cuisine. The restaurant is also open for breakfast buffet and lunch. The Georgian hosts jazz brunches and live music throughout the year, as well as a seasonal dinner theater. Ski packages include accommodations, breakfast and lift tickets.
The Boulders Resort
The Boulders is a traditional Lake George family resort, with a swimming beach, boat docks and fire pits for evening wienie roasts. Served by the Lake George trolley for easy access to town, Boulders offers cottages, lodges and standard rooms. The resort’s long list of amenities includes paddle boats and canoes (free for guest’s use), a hot tub and swimming pool, and a game room with video games and a ping-pong table. On Thursdays during the summer, Boulders treats guests to a free cookout with hot dogs and hamburgers.
Fort William Henry Hotel and Conference Center
Fort William Henry Hotel, named for the Colonial military fortification it shares its 18-acre grounds with, offers lodging in three separate buildings. The upscale Grand Hotel, patterned after a classic Adirondack lodge, has both fireplace and Jacuzzi rooms as well as standard accommodations. The West Wing motel has more economical rooms, and Premium East rooms are closest to Fort William Henry. Restaurants at the hotel offer a wide range of dining options -- from a sandwich shop to a rustic steakhouse with an extensive beer list. Fort William Henry Hotel is within an easy walk of downtown Lake George Village.
Tiki Resort provides guests all things Polynesian, from dinner shows and Easter Island carved heads to bamboo furnishings in the rooms. Within walking distance of Lake George Village, the hotel offers rooms with both mountain and lake views. Second-floor rooms have small balconies, ideal for viewing the village’s summertime fireworks displays. Honeymoon suites are equipped with heart-shaped Jacuzzi tubs. The resort has a small indoor pool and a large outdoor pool with views of the lake. The on-site restaurant serves breakfast daily.