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Romantic Location of The Friends Lake Inn

In the midst of the Adirondack Mountains of upstate New York overlooking a beautiful mountain lake, Friends Lake Inn is conveniently located just 30 minutes north of Lake George, 1 1/2 hours north of Albany, 3 1/2 hours north of New York City, and one hour south of Lake Placid. Gore Mountain Ski Area is only 15 minutes away.

Air Travel
Friends Lake Inn is at least a 4 hour drive from major airports in the New York City area. Albany International Airport (Information Desk: 518-242-2299) is approximately 60 miles south of the Inn. Car rentals are available at the airport, including Avis, Budget, Hertz and National (please see below for telephone numbers).

Train Travel
AMTRAK (800-872-7245) serves New York City to Montreal with a daily stop in Fort Edward, about 45 minutes from Chestertown. Limited car rentals, taxis (Lake George Taxi Co.: 518-668-9600), and Glens Falls Transit system buses are available at the station. Unless you have arranged in advance for transportation from this more remote location, however, we recommend that you get off at Rensselaer/Albany (800-872-7245) and pick up a limousine service or a rental car (shuttle service to car rental locations in Albany is available throughout the day).

Bus Travel
Greyhound (518-793-5052) maintains a regular schedule to the Lake George area. Adirondack Trailways (518-793-5525) makes stops in neighboring Warrensburg, Lake George, and Chestertown once daily for both north and south-bound trips. You may arrange for transportation to and from Chestertown with one of our reservationists.

Limousine Services
The following firms offer limousine service to Friends Lake Inn from the Albany area and bus drop off points in the Adirondacks:
Guess Limousines (Hudson Falls) 518-747-4660
Hollywood Limousine 518-792-4871

Rental Cars
If you are flying into the Albany Airport, rentals are available on premise from Avis, Budget, Hertz, and National. If you are traveling by train to Rensselaer, shuttle service is available throughout the day to major rental carrier locations in Albany. Companies and their national numbers:
Avis (800) 230-4898
Enterprise (800) 261-7331
Hertz (800) 826-8782
National (877) 222-9058
Thrifty 1-800-Thrifty (847-4389)

From South of Albany (4 1/2 hours from NYC)
Exit NY Thruway at Exit 24 Albany and take Exit 1N (after the toll) to I-87 North (the Adirondack “Northway”). After about an hour drive take Exit 25 (Chestertown/Brant Lake). Make a LEFT off of the exit ramp onto Route 8 West. Travel 3.5 miles on Route 8 and make a LEFT turn onto Friends Lake Road. Bear right at the fork in the road, then make a right at the next intersection (the continuation of Friends Lake Road) and continue 8/10ths of a mile to Friends Lake Inn. The Inn will be on your right.

From the Sagamore
Turn right onto Route 9, proceed to blinking light and turn left onto County Route 11. Follow Route 11 to I-87 North. Take I-87 to Exit 25. At the end of the exit ramp, turning left onto Route 8 west. Travel 3.5 miles on Route 8 and make a left turn onto Friends Lake Road. Bear right at the fork in the road, then make a right at the next intersection (the continuation of Friends Lake Road) and continue 8/10ths of a mile to Friends Lake Inn. The Inn will be on your right.

From Albany (1 1/2 hours)
Take I-87 North to Exit 25. Make a left off of the exit ramp onto Route 8 West. Travel 3.5 miles on Route 8 and make a left turn onto Friends Lake Road. Bear right at the fork in the road, then make a right at the next intersection (the continuation of Friends Lake Road) and continue 8/10ths of a mile to Friends Lake Inn. The Inn will be on your right.

From Rutland, Vt. and Points East (1 1/2 hours)
Travel 25 miles on 4W to Whitehall, NY. In Whitehall, turn left onto 4S, go approximately 10 miles and turn right onto Route 149, travel to the end of Route 149 (about 20 miles) and turn left onto Route 9. Follow signs to I-87 North and proceed to Exit 25. Make a left off of the exit ramp onto Route 8 West. Travel 3.5 miles on Route 8 and make a left turn onto Friends Lake Road. Bear right at the fork in the road, then make a right at the next intersection (the continuation of Friends Lake Road) and continue 8/10ths of a mile to Friends Lake Inn. The Inn will be on your right.

From Buffalo and Points West (5 hours)
Travel east on New York State Thruway to Exit 33 (Rome, Route 365). Turn right onto Route 365 and follow until you reach Route 8. Turn left onto Route 8 and proceed for about one hour. After you pass the Loon Lake Dam (on your left) turn right on to Friends Lake Road. Bear right at the fork in the road, then make a right at the next intersection (the continuation of Friends Lake Road) and continue 8/10ths of a mile to Friends Lake Inn. The Inn will be on your right.

From Montreal and Points North (3 hours)
Take US Interstate 87 South to Exit 25. Turn right onto Route 8 West. Travel 3.5 miles on Route 8 and make a left turn onto Friends Lake Road. Bear right at the fork in the road, then make a right at the next intersection (the continuation of Friends Lake Road) and continue 8/10ths of a mile to Friends Lake Inn. The Inn will be on your right.

From Boston (4 ½ hours)
Take Massachusetts Turnpike to New York State Thruway (I-90). Proceed north on the Thruway to Exit 24 and take I-87 North to Exit 25 (Chestertown). Make a left off of the exit ramp onto Route 8 West. Travel 3.5 miles on Route 8 and make a left turn onto Friends Lake Road. Bear right at the fork in the road, then make a right at the next intersection (the continuation of Friends Lake Road) and continue 8/10ths of a mile to Friends Lake Inn. The Inn will be on your right.