This was our first stay at any motel in Lake George. We typically camp and moor our boat, but always dreamed of staying someplace with a launch and dock space for quick and easy trips out on the lake. We've been visiting Lake George every year for the past 35 years and we just love the area. I'll start with the bad, but please read the entire review as there is a lot of good to be found at the Blue Lagoon. We had trouble launching the boat, the launch was shallow and the boat didn't want to come off of the bunk trailer (I have a 20 foot boat with a 220 hp I/O). I need about three feet of water to get the boat to float off, but the truck was in as far as it would go and I was still to shallow to get it to move. Three of the other guests helped push my boat off of the trailer and I started to back out when I hit something with the outdrive. Whatever I hit took 2 inches of aluminum off of the tip. When I started to back out I had a reading of 4.2 feet (depth below the stern), but when I hit the reading had dropped to 1.8 feet. I made sure the outdrive was at the top stop (the highest point prior to the trailer position) and tried again. I hit bottom yet again. After drifting out a little farther I was finally able to clear the launch and put the boat on the dock. I later went back to check the launch and found that boats have been power loading which is where the 4 foot hole came from. Problem is that all of that sand and silt gets tossed up on the back of the hole causing it to be very shallow (the water level in the lake at this time of year probably didn't help). I wasn't able to find out what I hit, but for it to snap the aluminum it would have to be pretty hard. Larger boats will have an easier time as the will be out further and in a little deeper water when they launch possibly avoiding the hole altogether. Michelle and Tom and their family were wonderful. You won't find a nice couple in all of Lake George. The room was clean and comfortable, the beach was nice and the view was spectacular. The other guests were very friendly and we had a great time sitting around the fire chatting at night. Initially we had the end of dock 10 which gave us plenty of room under the stern, but when we came back in on our first day out there was a larger boat sitting on the end of dock 10 so we attempted to tuck in behind it. Hit bottom and stalled, had to bring the motor up to the trailer position and pull the boat to the dock. This happened again on Tuesday and we couldn't reach the dock so I jumped in (waist deep water) and pushed the boat to the dock. The trip didn't start off well and we had trouble with the dock space, but the Blue Lagoon is a quality motel with a most amazing staff (except for Rich, he needs to work on his customer service skills. Sorry Rich but you did say to be honest). I do recommend Blue Lagoon for you and/or your families. We stayed in the motel, but the cottages look fantastic. It's a great place for kids with tons to do. They have canoes, paddle boards and kayaks that you can sign out at the front office (with the appropriate flotation devices to keep the little ones safe). They really do go out of there way to make your stay perfect. I will definitely consider going back. On a final note, I had the outdrive looked at and the damage is cosmetic and doesn't need to be repaired.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Cottage and Efficiencies on the shores of Lake George. Blue Lagoon Resort is a family resort with several amenities including 200 foot sandy beach, kayaks and rowboats, barbeques and picnic tables, outdoor games, childrens' playground and free wireless internet. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Blue Lagoon Hotel Diamond Point
- Blue Lagoon Lake George
- Blue Lagoon Resort Lake George, NY - Diamond Point