Many people outside the state forget that New York is more than the island of Manhattan. In fact, New York is a large state that’s full of beautiful locations from the heights and canyons of the Adirondacks to the number of scenic lakes that scatter throughout. One such lake is Lake George, which is actually located at the southeast base of the Adirondacks. This deep lake is quite long, extending on a north-south axis for 32 miles. It’s also wide; it can be anywhere from one to three miles across depending on location. Technicalities aside, Lake George is probably one of the best lake scenery venues in New York. If you want to stay away from the city for a more natural vibe, you can certainly stay at one of these five best Lake George Hotels to get one with nature.
Wingate by Wyndham Lake George
Just a few steps away from the actual lake is the Wingate by Wyndham Hotel. The views are absolutely fantastic, of course, and you’re also only less than a mile away from other nearby attractions. When you’ve spent enough time by the lake, you can visit the Million Dollar Beach or even the House of Frankenstein Wax Museum if that suits your fancy. Otherwise, you can spend a bit of time enjoying the hotel’s amenities including an indoor pool that you can use throughout the year. There’s also an outdoor pool available for use during the warmer months.
Fort William Henry Hotel and Conference Center
This beautiful hotel is even closer to Lake George. Fort William Henry Hotel offers warm accommodations and stunning hotel grounds that will make you want to just sit outdoors and breathe as much fresh air as you could. If you sit by the pool, you’ll have the Adirondacks and the lake as your backdrop. You’ll also have access to lakeview dining, another pool indoor, some shopping close by, and a few other amenities and benefits. This hotel is right next to The Fort William Henry Museum, which is the site of an original French and Indian war fort. If that’s not your style, you might like the Adirondack Winery close by.
Holiday Inn Resort Lake George
If you’re more comfortable staying at a more familiar name, the Holiday Inn Resort offers more than just comfort. Sure, the accommodations are modern and extra cozy, but this hotel has a few other amenities that are designed to keep guests impressed and entertained. There’s a heated indoor and outdoor pool, a good fitness center, restaurant and bar, children activities, a game room, and room service when you’re just too beat to get dressed for dinner. But the most important aspect of this hotel is its proximity to the beautiful lake. It’s a short drive to the water and the Million Dollar Beach. It’s also right by the Lake George Dinner Theatre, which is one of the best places to have a great time in the area.
Hampton Inn & Suites Lake George
The beds are always comfy, and the rooms are always clean at Hampton Inn; the Lake George location is no exception. This hotel features a beautiful lounge area, and a bar where you can wind down after a long day’s worth of exploring the lake. The Hampton Inn also features a heated indoor pool, which is in perfect temperature year round. At night, the hotel fires up the large and cozy tabletop fireplace where you can sit back and relax the night away. As always, you can enjoy free coffee all day and free breakfast every morning.
The Lodges at Cresthaven
If you’re willing to spend just a little bit more for a true lodge-style accommodations right on Lake George, there’s no other place for you other than The Lodges at Cresthaven. This hotel has some of the best views of the lake. You can come during the summer months or when the snow has already blanketed the area; no matter when you come to The Lodges, you’ll be in awe of how amazing it looks and feels. You’ll have access to separate living spaces in every single lodge, an indoor and out door pool, a restaurant and bar in property, and a sandy beach area where you can soak up the sun. There’s also a protected swimming area where you could actually enjoy swimming in the lake. That’s one experience you’re not going to want to miss.