Monday, January 13, 2014


Nestled in the Adirondacks in upstate New York, sitting on an island in the middle of Lake George is the beautiful Sagamore Resort.  This place is truly stunning!  You cross over a little bridge from the town of Bolton Landing and you are just wowed by The Sagamore Resort which is a large, white Victorian building that sits on Green Island in the middle of the lake.
  From everywhere you look, all you see are mountains and views of Lake George.

 The Sagamore Resort was first built in 1883, it was then rebuilt after a fire in the 1920's, and finally fell into disrepair and closed its doors in 1981.  In 1983 it reopened, but in 2009 it shut its doors during the winter months due to slow business.  But after four years, this winter was the first time the resort stayed open and we were so happy to be there for it!  The winter is such a nice time to be up there.  Yes- it's cold and even snowy, but the beautifully decorated and festive lobby and grounds make you not want to complain about the weather, but embrace being there this time of year!  

We arrived to The Sagamore Resort the Saturday before New Year's and checked-in for four nights.  When we got to our room, we were pleasantly surprised with our beautiful suite which had a living room and a bedroom, both with views of Lake George.  Having our two kids with us, it was so nice to have such a large room- something you wouldn't necessarily find in a Victorian era resort hotel.  

The other wonderful thing about The Sagamore Resort (especially if you are traveling with little ones), is that there is so much to do with kids!  There are daily activities planned for children, and every night (weather permitting), there's a bon fire where you can make s'mores while listening to a guitar player.

 In addition to that, there's a wonderful indoor pool...(there's a really beautiful outdoor one overlooking the lake which is only open in the summer).  
There is also an enormous recreation center with everything from a baseball field, to basketball courts, to miniature golf, to toys and name it! 

There's plenty of good dining options (less in the winter months, but nevertheless you won't go hungry).  There is also a beautiful spa.  The Sagamore Resort in the summertime must be really nice too, but remember the room rates jump WAY up, and with more people up there, it's more difficult to get restaurant reservations and activities get crowded.  Traveling to The Sagamore Resort in the wintertime, in my opinion, is the way to's the jet set smart way!   It was such a nice way to ring in 2014 with our family, and we definitely look forward to going back!

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