GROUP ITINERARY: MOUNTAIN ESCAPE & RETREAT
If you are getting a group together and looking for a place to escape into the mountains, there are a number of Adirondack style lodges and resorts with amazing views and proximity to amenities and attractions. The Lake George Area contains name brand hotels and unique retreat spaces for smaller groups to as many as 700.
WHERE TO STAY
The Lake George Area boasts 11 towns, 1 city, and 1 village to accommodate those groups who are looking for amazing views, mountainous landscapes, and provide a true space for relaxation and connection. We have provided below some lodging options that your group can “take over” or sprawling resorts with the luxuries even your pickiest guest would love.
Escape into the mountains for a corporate retreat, family reunion, educational meeting or for your team to rest and relax off the playing field. These lodging options are sure to please with their inspiring views and group-friendly spaces.
The Alpine Lodge is the first "smart" hotel in the Adirondacks, with 19 sleeping rooms/suites, a gorgeous meeting room for up to 16, direct access to North Creek, mountain views from every room, and proximity to Gore Mountain. Coined as an #alpinechic boutique hotel, you will experience the synchrony of rustic and modern.
The Alpine Lodge offers meeting, conference, and Adirondack family retreat accommodations with the perfect blend of rustic getaway and convenient comfort. Their downtown location in North Creek, NY is ideal for hosting small, affordable corporate meetings of 10-16 attendees. Just minutes from skiing, hiking, water sports, and more, the Alpine Lodge provides the perfect setting for mixing work with team building and recreational activities.
Looking for a uniquely fabulous venue in the Adirondacks to host your next private event or social gathering ? Groups can utilize The Lodge on Echo Lake venue OR the combined facilities of The Lodge on Echo Lake and Camp Echo Lake – nestled in the scenic Southern Adirondack Mountains in upstate New York.
Their gorgeous, natural setting and authentic Adirondack Lodge and facilities offer a unique and unforgettable destination for your event, party or retreat. The Lodge on Echo Lake overlooks majestic Echo Lake on the private grounds of Camp Echo Lake, offering over 150 acres of private space, athletic fields, indoor meeting/assembly space, trails, mountain bike paths and more!
Located in the heart of the mountains, Garnet Hill Lodge provides a true four-season destination resort. The lodge is a unique resort meeting facility away from the interruptions and distractions of city life. Your group will enjoy unparalleled access to outdoor activities while setting new goals, team building, or gathering with old friends and family.
Built in the tradition of the Adirondack Great Camps, Garnet Hill Lodge is a beautiful campus overlooking pristine Thirteenth Lake, surrounded by the forests and scenery of the majestic Adirondack Mountains. You will experience their fine continental cuisine including “heart healthy” and vegetarian dishes.
Meeting facilities are available in the main Log House, or for those wanting a more secluded location, the meeting room in The Birches building located approximately 100 yards from the Log House.
Phoenix Inn (North Creek)
Phoenix Inn Resort stands out amongst many Adirondack hotels for its luxurious amenities and its proximity to all the local attractions & entertainment nearby. Perfectly situated in North Creek within The Gore Mountain Lake George region, The Phoenix has countless outdoor adventures and activities just steps away for both the Winter and the Spring, Summer, or Fall. If you need help in planning your stay start by checking out some great day excursions.
If you would like to bring larger groups and corporate retreats to the area, but still get the “mountain vibe, there are so many options in the Lake George Area!
Six Flags Great Escape Lodge & Indoor Waterpark (Queensbury, NY)
The Six Flags Great Escape Lodge & Indoor Waterpark is a year-round, 200-room resort with a 38,000 square foot indoor waterpark and 10,539 sq. ft of flexible meeting space in a fun and unique setting in the Adirondack Mountains.Combine your next meeting or event, with the fun of an outdoor amusement park and indoor waterpark and watch your attendance grow. The Lodge offers a variety of programs to enhance your attendees overall experience including concerts, catering options, picnics, customized group packages and team-building programs.
1,000 Acres Ranch Resort (Stony Creek, NY)
1000 Acres Ranch offers an incredibly beautiful and unique venue with breathtaking views of the Adirondack Mountains and Hudson River as the backdrop to your gathering. Being an all inclusive ranch allows them to work with any budget and offer customizable packages for groups of all sizea. With river, mountain and equestrian activities available to you and your guests, it would be a weekend your colleagues, friends, or group would never forget.
Silver Bay YMCA Conference & Family Retreat Center (Silver Bay, NY)
The mission of the Silver Bay YMCA Conference & Retreat Center is to foster a lifelong sense of belonging, strengthen relationships, and nurture spirit, mind, and body for all. Silver Bay YMCA is a conference and family retreat center located in the Adirondack Park on the shores of Lake George. With over 700 acres and a mile of Lake George shoreline, Silver Bay is the perfect place for environmental conferences, corporate trainings, family reunions, family vacations, youth retreats, spiritual gatherings, weddings and so much more.
Silver Bay offers a variety of accommodations from economic dormitory-style lodging to luxury hotel accommodations as well as large guest houses and private cottages. Silver Bay also offers an array of meeting spaces to fit the needs of your group, ranging from quaint enclosed pavilions and historic halls to a 700 person Auditorium and the brand new William Boyd Center Luther Wishard conference room that seats over 300 people. As a courtesy to all conferences and groups, Silver Bay provides standard audio/visual as well as conferencing equipment and set up at no additional charge.
WHAT TO DO
Mountain View Rocking B Ranch (Lake Luzerne, NY)
Formerly Bennett’s Riding Stable, offers an authentic, western trail riding experience right here in the Adirondack Mountains. Family-owned and operated for over 75 years, the stable welcomes horseback riders late spring, summer, and early fall for rides on their private, wooded trails along the base of Beech Mountain. Round up your traveling companions – horseback riding with Mountain View is a great group-friendly activity to add to your itinerary!
Painted Pony Championship Rodeo (Lake Luzerne, NY)
The rodeo tradition is alive in Upstate New York. PRCA, IPRA, NYSHSRA sanctioned rodeo facility, Longhorn Saloon and pavilion, full-service, authentic Texas BBQ or catering available, gift shop and snack shack. Runs seasonally.
Saddle Up Stables (Lake George, NY)
Enjoy horseback riding on scenic wooded trails with views overlooking Lake George. Large selection of horses and ponies available for all ages. Trail rides and Pony rides daily from 9 AM- 5 PM. Groups and schools welcome. Trip Advisor Award of Excellence. Family owned and operated since 1945. Open mid-May until Labor Day.
Catch a View!
Adirondack Craft Beverage Trail (various locations)
The Adirondack Beverage Trail is a self-guided tour of 27 beer, wine, cider, soda, and distilled spirits makers throughout Warren, Essex, Washington and Northern Saratoga Counties. Drive the winding Adirondack roads to explore and get perks on your digital passport. Each of these enterprises produce fine New York State products with dedication and pride. When you visit – you are supporting “buy local”.
Revolution Rail (various locations)
Railbiking with Revolution Rail Co. is a fun excursion activity that allows riders to ride the railroad tracks under their own power and explore a section of the Adirondacks that has never seen passenger traffic.
Tours guides for groups of all ages!
Northwoods Gondola scenic skyrides are a great way to spend a half-hour at Gore or the entire day. Enjoy stunning views of the High Peaks and Southern Adirondacks, and take the time to hike or picnic. Aboard 8-passenger gondola cabins* you can easily fit mountain bikes, strollers, wheelchairs, and walkers
Natural Stone Bridge and Caves (Pottersville, NY)
Just 23 miles north of Lake George, reserve your spot to hike our self-guided tour & explore the LARGEST cave entrance in the east, waterfalls, gorge, caves & much more. Guided adventure tours which includes a "cave float", gemstone mining, disc golf, climbing walls, Dino Dig, Adirondack memories display, PBS video presentations, fish feeding, picnic areas with covered pavilions, playground and a world class rock shop offering fine crystals, fossils and geodes. Self-guided snowshoe tours of Stone Bridge & 14 miles of trails from mid-December-March.
Six Flags Great Escape (Queensbury, NY)
The Six Flags Great Escape & Hurricane Harbor has over 135 rides, shows & attractions, including a full outdoor water park. Featuring thrilling rides like The Comet and Sasquatch along with the newest addition, Buccaneer Beach - there is something for everyone! Park hours vary based on season. Open May-October.
Go for a Hike! (various locations)
Ask the LGRCVB team about some great short hikes in the area or find a guided tour with Hike with Jackson - who can accommodate groups who are seeking easy trails or challenging peaks!
Go Antiquing! (various locations)
Find hidden treasures at the “World’s Largest Garage Sale” in Warrensburg every October.
Explore our virtual map to find shopping in some of our amazing municipalities like, North Creek, Hague, Stony Creek, Chestertown, and other small Adirondack town sprinkled throughout the region