New York Business Retreats in the Adirondacks
Friends Lake Inn specializes in hosting small corporate meetings and New York business retreats in the beautiful Adirondack Mountains. We tailor each event to the specific needs of your organization, and can provide formal or informal meeting spaces, luxurious lodging and complete dining packages as desired. Located just ten minutes from Interstate 87, Friends Lake Inn is only a 1.5 hour drive from Albany, New York.
Friends Lake Amenities & Activities
Our historic hotel near Lake George offers a rustic yet elegant atmosphere for team getaways, including an award-winning restaurant and casual taproom. When you’re ready to take a break, we offer a number of on-site activities for casual or structured team building. Relax by our outdoor pool, explore miles of marked hiking trails starting at the inn, or take out our complimentary kayaks and canoes for a lap around Friends Lake.
Fireside Parlor | 20 people
A more formal setting featuring a cozy gas burning fireplace. Space can be arranged to accommodate Classroom, Conference, Reception, U-shape/T-shape or Banquet settings.
Lakeview Dining Room | 25 people
Enjoy views of Friends Lake from this bright and cheerful space. Space can be arranged to accommodate Classroom, Conference, Reception, U-shape/T-shape or Banquet settings.
Billiard Room | 20 people
Perfect for those seeking a more casual setting inviting conversation. Space can be arranged to accommodate Classroom, Conference or Reception settings.
Main Dining Room | 85 people
Our formal dining room offers a beautiful setting with original tin ceilings and wood burning fireplace. Space can be arranged to accommodate Classroom, Conference, Reception, U-shape/T-shape or Banquet settings.
Friends Lake Taproom | 65 people
A welcoming, open space with lots of natural light and a full bar. Space can be arranged to accommodate Classroom, Conference, Reception, U-shape/T-shape or Banquet settings.
All of our Adirondack conference rooms come equipped with easels, a projection screen, free Wi-Fi internet, and limited photocopy services.
Luxurious Adirondack Lodging
Choose from 17 luxury guest rooms offering beautiful views, en-suite bathrooms and Queen or Kings beds. Select rooms also offer fireplaces, private balconies and Jacuzzi tubs. A full breakfast and evening turndown service is included in the room rate.
Friends Lake Inn was originally built in the 1860s and has enjoyed a 130-year tradition of fine cuisine and warm hospitality. The Inn has been restored to its original beauty and quiet elegance, and we remain dedicated to providing excellent service and a high quality experience in a comfortable, relaxed environment.
Award-winning Dining & Wine List
Served fireside in the main dining room or one of the other private dining rooms, enjoy breakfast, lunch and dinner in our highly acclaimed Adirondack restaurant and taproom. We can provide an all-inclusive dining package for your group, including snacks and beverages (see sample below.) We are always happy to accommodate special dietary needs upon request, including offering vegetarian, lactose-free, and gluten-free dishes.
Start Planning Your Team Retreat
Fill out our online information request form or call 518-494-4751 for more details. We would be honored to host your next business retreat.
Sample Package for New York Business Retreats
Our all-inclusive business retreat package, includes:
Mid-morning Snacks (see options below)
Lunch with Choice of Entrée
Afternoon Snacks (see options below)
Meeting/Conference Space (based on group size)
Lodging (single room occupancy)
$299 per person/per day *Available Sunday thru Thursday, Late October – May, excluding holidays. Tax and gratuity are additional.
Choose Two for Morning Snacks and Two for Afternoon Snacks:
Fresh Whole Fruit
Individual Fruited Yogurt
Tortilla Chips & Salsa
Honey Roasted Peanuts
Assorted Mini Candy Bars
Choose Two for Morning Beverages and Two for Afternoon Beverages:
Individual Fruit Juices
Lemon and Lime Flavored Sparkling Water
The private wine cellar dining room accommodates parties of 8 to 14 at one large dining table. Comfortable Mission-style furniture and an antler chandelier grace this space, which guests enter after passing by a glass-enclosed section of the cellar, housing a portion of the Inn’s extensive wine collection.
Guests can choose to dine in our elegant main dining room or enjoy a more casual meal in our taproom featuring regional microbrews.
Miles of trails for hiking, mountain biking, and cross-country skiing are right out the back door. Nordic ski rentals are available on premise. Horseback riding, whitewater rafting, golf and tennis are nearby. Guide service is available.