Two key questions are typically top of mind when considering where to host your next conference, retreat, reunion or group event: “where are we going?” and “where are we staying?”
Look no further than Lake George, New York, where charming historical accommodations await that are sure to accent your next group destination experience.
“When hosting an event at a historic building or city landmark, event planners can share important aesthetic and cultural history of the destination, offering a sense of place and connection to the past. While these historic landmarks often represent something famous or important to both residents and visitors, these types of venues are storytellers in and of 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 historic sites can add unmatched value to your next group retreat.
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 its opening in 1926. The extensive multimillion-dollar renovation and restoration project initiated in 2016 includes updating the 125 guest rooms, lobby and front desk, two restaurants and all public spaces throughout the hotel. The hotel boasts over 15,000 square feet of event space, with dedicated culinary, audio-visual, sales and service teams that are determined to create a lasting memory for your group gathering.
2) The Sagamore Resort (Bolton Landing, New York)
With a prestigious spot on the Historic Hotels of America Top 25 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 golfing. The Sagamore caters to its event guests by comprising over 52,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor event space that can comfortably host up to 1,000 people. With over 375 accommodations with garden or lake views, The Sagamore Resort is a picturesque destination.
3) Fort William Henry Hotel (Lake George, New York)
The Fort William Henry Hotel opened its doors in 1855 on Lake George and is conveniently located in Lake George Village. Their lakeside accommodations host guest rooms in three unique buildings, conveying the dynamic balance of refined ambiance and contemporary comfort. All guests have access to an indoor pool with sauna, an Olympic-size outdoor pool, quaint shops and boutiques, and three restaurants all on resort grounds. With over 16,500 square feet of functional event space capable of hosting up to 300 event guests, the Fort William Henry Hotel provides a premier event and retreat venue.
4) Inn at Erlowest (Lake George, New York)
A Queen Anne-style stone castle that was fully renovated in 1999 and located just north of Lake George Village, the Inn at Erlowest was transformed into a luxury resort destination on the shores of Lake George. Inn at Erlowest fosters an intimate experience with its renowned elegance and unforgettable poise for up to 250 guests. The grounds support plenty of meeting space, including its 5,500-square-foot grand ballroom.
5) Silver Bay YMCA Conference and Family Retreat Center (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 place for your next conference, retreat, group gathering or leadership and team-building event. Located within the breathtaking Adirondack Park of New York State, Silver Bay YMCA’s conference and retreat amenities cater to the needs of all group sizes, from small, intimate group settings to large conferences with its 700-person auditorium. The guest accommodations fit any group budget, providing everything from private and shared bathrooms in historic buildings to private cottages on campus.
For more information on booking venues and accommodations for your next retreat or group gathering, please visit meetlakegeorge.com.