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Elope in Upstate New York: Adirondack Weddings

Looking to forego some of the stress and pressure of wedding planning?   Eloping just might be for you!   Contrary to some common misconceptions, eloping can be a romantic and memorable way to celebrate your special day. While eloping is often associated with the city hall or Vegas –there are plenty of other options Read More …

Petite Weddings in the Adirondacks

Looking for a beautiful and intimate venue for your wedding?   The Adirondack region, located just a few hours north of New York City, is an ideal location for a destination wedding. The unsurpassed natural beauty of the pristine and expansive Adirondack Mountains are the perfect place to refresh and unwind, and an ideal location Read More …

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Wine Tasting :: Upstate New York

While visiting Friends Lake Inn this summer you may want to stop along the way to enjoy some of the fine wines produced by New York wineries.  If you are travelling from the west, the Finger Lakes region is a great place to start.  The Finger Lakes Region is one of the eastern United States’ finest wine-growing areas. Read More …

Adirondack Maple Days

Throw off your cabin fever and welcome spring with a visit to the Adirondacks! Book your stay at Friends Lake Inn, a boutique hotel in the heart of the Adirondacks in Upstate New York.  Enjoy one of our many packages: onsite hiking trails, acclaimed cuisine, craft beer and award winning wine selection.  While you’re here visit Read More …

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Valentine’s Day :: Romantic New York Getaway

Valentine’s Day at Friends Lake     Why not celebrate this Valentine’s Day with a romantic New York getaway?   The Lake George region in the Adirondacks is an idyllic location for an upcoming trip. Every year Lake George is transformed into a winter wonderland of white –a beautiful setting for a late winter escape. Read More …

Adirondacks winter activities

Top 10 Winter Activities in the Adirondacks

Winter is a wonderful time of year, especially in the Adirondacks! There are few sights more spectacular than the beautiful snow-dusted mountains of the Adirondack region. This breathtaking setting makes the perfect backdrop for your midwinter getaway. Winter in the northeast can be truly amazing –with so many things to see and do, you’ll truly Read More …

Adirondacks Activities in the Fall :: Luxury Upstate NY Inn

  Few places are more spectacular than New England in the fall.   The Adirondacks, located in Upstate New York, are home to one of the most striking displays of trees bursting into the colors of autumn. The Adirondack mountains are as picturesque as any painting, and offer a spectacular show of beauty as far Read More …

Fall Foliage Sightseeing :: Upstate New York Inn

Autumn in the Northeast is always a beautiful sight as the leaves shift from bright green to rich autumn hues, but few locales can match the Adirondacks’ display of trees crowned with brilliant shades of crimson, saffron, and vermillion against a clear blue sky. With this autumn’s forecast of sunny, warm days and cool nights, Read More …

Adirondack Corporate Retreats :: Upstate NY Inn

A successful corporate retreat is an excellent way to bring your team together. It’s an ideal way to change the pace, and help your team to re-energize and refresh, allowing them to return to work revitalized and ready to start again. It’s also a great way to strengthen collaboration between team members, or even encourage Read More …

Adirondack Balloon Festival :: Top Rated Adirondack Hotel

The Adirondack Balloon Festival is a truly spectacular must-see event.   Considered by many to be one of the area’s most spectacular sights of the year, this festival is the largest balloon event on the East Coast.   Each year, crowds are drawn to watch this exciting spectacle, and to experience a number of festivities Read More …