If you have never been to Lake George in upstate New York, I highly recommend putting it at the top of your list for summer weekend destination spots. As a Texan, born and bred, I don’t do cold very well. And man it gets cold up there in the Northeast. But Lake George’s beauty and summertime fun in the sun pretty much blew me away. A beautiful, pristine lake set at the base of the Adirondack Mountains makes for scenery you expect to only see in postcards. It’s no wonder that this area was one of the first vacation spots for wealthy Industrialists. The Sagamore Resort retains that historic conservatism that pretty much makes you feel just like Baby, waiting for Johnny to whisk you off your feet in a perfect dancer’s lift.
The Sagamore Island Resort carries that old world feel with it today, a historic structure that’s over a century old. It carries the grace and prestige of history but with a new elegance that makes you feel like royalty, even today. Perched right on the water’s edge, it offers breathtaking views of Lake George and the surrounding Adirondacks. Beautiful rolling hills, landscaped lawns and that gorgeous backdrop make The Sagamore an ideal wedding venue. Or that perfect evening to relax on the big white porch and watch the sailboats float on by as the sun sets behind the mountains, turning the water purple and orange. It’s a picturesque place to spend a warm summer night.
If you have a boat, you are really in for a treat. Right down the water’s way from The Sagamore sits The Algonquin, a fantastic steak house, even for a lake town. Reserve a table upstairs by the all-glass wall facing the water. Here, you can enjoy a delicious juicy steak, a nice cab and those amazing lake views with the Adirondacks sitting in the backdrop as if they were painted there. It’s almost painful to tear your eyes away from that breathtaking view long enough to check out each of the prime cuts of beef and fresh fish of the day. But definitely worth it once you sink your teeth into that perfectly prepared, tender entrée. You really just can’t beat this. You’ll leave fat and happy as you coast back on over the glassy lake to your warm, comfy bed at The Sagamore.