5 Historic Hotels in the Lake George Area to Host Your Next Meeting or Event | Brand Ave. studios

Two key questions are usually in mind when considering where to organize your next conference, retreat, meeting or group event: “Where are we going? and “where are we going?”

Look no further than Lake George, New York, where charming historic accommodations await that are sure to accentuate your next group destination experience.

“When hosting an event at a historic building or city landmark, event organizers can share the important aesthetic and cultural history of the destination, providing a sense of place and a connection to the past. . While these historic landmarks often represent something famous or important to residents and visitors, these types of places are storytellers in themselves, adding another dimension to events,” said Gina Mintzer, Executive Director of the Lake George Regional Convention and Visitors Bureau.

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Let’s explore how these beautiful historical sites can add unparalleled value to your next group retreat.






The renovated lobby of the Queensbury Hotel in Glens Falls, New York


Photo courtesy of the Lake George Chamber of Commerce


1) The Queensbury Hotel (Glen Falls, New York)

A member of Historic Hotels of America since 2017, The Queensbury Hotel has been a landmark for the Glen Falls area since it opened in 1926. The massive, multimillion-dollar renovation and restoration project launched in 2016 includes upgrading of the 125 rooms, the lobby and office facade, two restaurants and all public areas of the hotel. The hotel has over 15,000 square feet of event space, with dedicated culinary, audiovisual, sales and service teams who are committed to creating a lasting memory for your group gathering.







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The Sagamore Hotel in Bolton Landing, New York


Photo courtesy of the Lake George Chamber of Commerce


2) The Sagamore Resort (Bolton Landing, New York)

With a prestigious spot on America’s 25 Best Historic Hotels list, the Sagamore Resort is the definition of timeless grandeur and charm. The resort is nestled on a private island in upstate New York, offering guests a relaxing retreat that includes hiking, boating, swimming, and golf. The Sagamore caters to its guests with over 52,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor event space that can comfortably accommodate up to 1,000 people. With over 375 accommodations with garden or lake views, the Sagamore Resort is a scenic destination.

3) Fort William Henry Hotel (Lake George, New York)

The Fort William Henry Hotel opened in 1855 on Lake George and is conveniently located in the Village of Lake George. Their lakeside accommodations host bed and breakfast accommodation in three unique buildings, conveying the dynamic balance of refined ambience and contemporary comfort. All guests have access to an indoor pool with sauna, an Olympic-sized outdoor pool, quaint shops and boutiques, and three restaurants, all located on the resort grounds. With over 16,500 square feet of functional event space for up to 300 guests, the Fort William Henry Hotel offers a premier event and retreat venue.







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The Inn at Erlowest on “Millionaires’ Row” on Lake George


Photo courtesy of the Lake George Chamber of Commerce


4) Hostel in Erlowest (Lake George, New York)

A Queen Anne-style stone castle that was completely renovated in 1999 and located just north of the village of Lake George, the Inn at Erlowest has been transformed into a luxury resort destination on the shores of Lake George. Inn at Erlowest promotes an intimate experience with its renowned elegance and unforgettable balance of accommodation for up to 250 people. The grounds are home to numerous meeting spaces, including its 5,500 square foot Grand Ballroom.

5) Silver Bay YMCA Conference and Family Retreat Center (The Hague, New York)

With 700 acres of activity, event and accommodation space, Silver Bay YMCA, named to the National Register of Historic Places, is the perfect location for your next conference, retreat, group gathering or leadership event and team building. Located in New York State’s beautiful Adirondack Park, Silver Bay YMCA’s conference and retreat facilities meet the needs of all group sizes, from small intimate groups to large conferences with its 700-person auditorium. Guesthouses suit all group budgets, offering everything from private and shared bathrooms in historic buildings to private cottages on campus.

Read more: Waterfront and lake view venues for meetings, gatherings and events in the Lake George area

For more information on booking venues and accommodations for your next retreat or group reunion, please visit meetlakegeorge.com.







Lake George Regional Convention and Visitors Bureau
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