Lodge-style hotel in the foothills of the Adirondacks features a heated indoor pool, a hot tub, and a seasonal outdoor pool
Hotel at a Glance: Best Western of Lake George
The Best Western of Lake George occupies a rustic spot in the foothills of the Adirondack Mountains. The hotel’s central location puts it close to some of the area’s top attractions, including Water Slide World, which is less than a 10-minute walk away.
- Get comfy: Guest rooms feature premium furnishings, flat-screen TVs, and in-room refrigerators.
- Start the day right with a complimentary continental breakfast, including cereal, eggs, yogurt, fresh fruit, hot items, and more.
- Renovations: The property has recently undergone extensive renovations.
- Take a dip in the indoor heated pool or melt the stress away in the hot tub.
- Accolades: TripAdvisor’s 2018 Certificate of Excellence
- Activities Gore Mountain Ski Center, West Mountain Ski Center, 86 miles of snowmobile trails, Inside Edge Cross Country Ski Trails (Illuminated), Lake George Winter Carnival, and more. Horse-drawn carriage rides Saturdays (special $5 rate for guests who purchase this deal), as well as plenty more activities during the winter seasons.
Lake George, New York: Outdoor Adventure in the Adirondacks’
Lake George is not without its admirers—Frommer’s calls it “the beating heart of the southeastern Adirondacks,” and local lore has it that Thomas Jefferson proclaimed it “the most beautiful water I ever saw.” More than 200 years after Jefferson’s declaration, the 32-mile-long lake is still a popular spot for sailing, swimming, and hiking in upstate New York’s Adirondack Mountains. For the best swimming conditions, head to Million Dollar Beach, where there are lifeguards on duty, changing rooms, and a sand volleyball court. For hiking, follow the trail that leads to Shelving Rock Falls, a 50-foot cascade rushing down a series of boulders.
There are two great ways to see the beauty that Jefferson raved about. The first is to take a shuttle or hike 2 miles to the top of Prospect Mountain, which towers over Lake George at 2,030 feet. On a clear day, you can see 100 miles in any direction. The second option is to board a Lake George steamship, which cruises past the islands of the Narrows as well as several historic mansions.