Lake George, New York Is a Breath of Fresh Air

By Sponsored Content, April 4, 2017

Looking for an extraordinary experience for your event attendees? Interested in offering local “Farm to Fork” flavors in your F&B, with locally sourced produce, beers and wines? Want to find a unique venue that incorporates spectacular mountain and lake views aboard one of the oldest tour boats in the U.S.? How about taking your attendees for a “ride” at one of the oldest operational dude ranches in the Northeast, complete with cattle drives? All this and more can be found, 3.5 hours from New York City, in the Adirondack-Lake George Region.

When thinking of the Lake George, fond memories of youthful, carefree time spent on the lake are conjured up, enjoying the fresh Adirondack air, and the great walkable downtown village. While the region is still as pristine as it was 50 years ago, today the area is going through a rebirth, with exciting new properties offering unique meeting spaces, experiences and top-notch guest accommodations.

Just south of Lake George, the Queensbury Hotel is undergoing a complete renovation–from guest rooms to public spaces and restaurant. Offering 125 rooms, this historic hotel is in the heart of Glens Falls, walkable to downtown shops, restaurants and the 4,000 seat Glens Falls Civic Center. In 2018, the property will also be adding an additional 4,000 square feet of meeting space to its inventory.

Located just 20 minutes south of the Village of Lake George, the Stony Creek Ranch Resort is undergoing a full property renovation of all public spaces, restaurant, cabins and is the home to the Northeast’s only existing cattle drives (think “City Slickers”). Offering over 300 guest rooms, outdoor activities, meeting space and more, this property provides an Adirondack experience for your next conference or corporate event, combining farm-to-table gourmet meals, with outdoor adventure, and riverside accommodations. In the summer months, this property can also be accessed by the Saratoga & North Creek Railway scenic train, which runs from Saratoga Springs directly to the depot stop at the ranch.

For those looking to stay in the heart of Lake George Village, the new (2016) Courtyard Marriott offers 119 rooms, two ballroom spaces, breakout space, full service bar/restaurant, and a rooftop terrace for special events, with spectacular views of the southern end of Lake George and its majestic mountains. With bars, restaurants, shops, museums and boat tours, all within walking distance to this hotel, the Courtyard Marriott provides high end guest amenities with the convenience to its vibrant downtown and local events.

For unique venue locations, why not consider a historic backdrop at the Fort William Henry or on-board one of the three, 200-year old Lake George Steamboats. Both offer ample space, affordable F&B and access to the Village of Lake George. To incorporate local flavors, consider partnering with one of the local breweries or the culinary program at SUNY Adirondack. Both offer true “tastes of the Adirondacks.”

For more information, please call Kristen Hanifin, CVB Director at 518-668-5755 or email

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