The Sagamore Resort in Bolton Landing, NY
The Sagamore Resort, in the Adirondacks in Warren County, has been under new ownership for the last year or so - good news is that now they have a pool, bad news is that now they’re closed in winter. Quite disappointing as it’s not easy to find a nice place to stay on Lake George. They will begin winter hibernation on December 6th and reopen again in May.
But, there is plenty to check out in Warren County. You may consider staying instead at the Friends Lake Inn, in Chestertown, about 4 1/2 hours from NYC. I don’t know it first hand, but have heard wonderful things, most specifically about the food and wine list. I think dinner there is a must even if you decide to lodge elsewhere.
Another place for dinner is Jimbo’s Club at the Point, in Brant Lake. With an opposite schedule of the Sagamore (which is such a shame), Jimbo’s reopens the first week of December and closes mid April. Another delicious restaurant with an award winning wine list, Jimbo’s actually serves in the summer as the dining hall of the girls camp, Point O Pines. This is one beautiful dining hall! Housed in a peaked lodge with an entire side of windows facing onto Brant Lake, this winter restaurant was established to keep money flowing so that the summer camp could stay in business (smart!). You can also rent out the property for weddings from the end of August through April. I highly recommend it and I do know first hand as I had my wedding here two years ago. (The camp also has heated hotel like rooms and cabins - it doesn’t hurt to inquire about staying overnight for a winter weekend)
Obviously, Adirondacks in the winter means a lot of snow. Which means the possibility of snowmobiling. If you do head up this way, check out Loon Lake Riding Stables for snowmobile rentals. And, of course, for skiing, Gore Mountain.
And, make sure to go from town to town: Lake George, Bolton Landing, Ticonderoga, if the weather permits you to do some exploring.