Resort at a Glance: Hideaway Waterfront Cottages
Hideaway Waterfront Cottages are aptly named—set on four acres of Adirondack forests, away from main highways and cities, these cottages on Lake Vanare are peaceful and private. You’ll find a long stretch of shoreline, hiking trails, and quaint and modern cottages, ideal for families, pets, and large groups of friends.
- Each cottage includes a fully equipped kitchen, comfy beds, insulated walls with heat, a private bathroom, and all linens.
- Walk along the private beach and swim in warmer weather—or just lounge on the dock with a good book
- Sit around the fire outside, or cook on the outdoor grills under the trees
- Stay and play: Ping pong, volleyball, badminton, horseshoes, and swings keep everyone occupied.
- While it’s winter: People flock to the Adirondacks in the winter for cross-country skiing through the forests and ice fishing on Lake George.
Lake George, New York: Outdoor Adventure near the Adirondacks’ Mile-Long Lake
Lake George is not without its admirers—Frommer’s calls it “the beating heart of the southeastern Adirondacks,” while 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, as well as ice fishing. For hiking, consider following 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 buy a ticket aboard a Lake George steamship, which cruises past the islands of the Narrows as well as several historic mansions.