The lodge is multiple buildings, spread out a bit. We stayed in the tea house, in a top floor room with a king sized bed and a single bed. Very quiet, peaceful, and comfortable. You can walk or drive uphill to the main lodge and restaurant. The main lodge overlooks the lake at a distance. To get to the lake, it would be a long walk so you'll probably drive down to the private dock area. The room rate is affordable considering it includes an incredible free breakfast and free use of the boats at the dock for as long as you want, including the day you check out. We used a two person kayak for a two-hour exploration of the entire length of the lake. Got up close to a loon and heron. Very beautiful and relaxing, plus great exercise. No competition from noisy motor boats. Colors should be spectacular in the fall. Lodge has special events that are worth finding out about. We used the lodge computer for internet because our cell phones were not getting a signal. Dinner in lodge also great, although separate charge. Ping pong tables, games, foosball table, TV room, all good for family/group relaxing in lodge. Far enough away from town to be a complete getaway, so plan on eating at the lodge dining room rather than driving into town.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Garnet Hill Lodge is a 4 season lodge and resort in the central Adirondacks. Situated on a gentle hill overlooking pristine Thirteenth Lake, Garnet Hill Lodge offers a storybook Adirondack setting for individuals, couples, and families to escape from the hectic pace of everyday life and surround themselves with the serenity of nature. Our guests can choose to actively engage in hiking, mountain biking, swimming, paddling a kayak/canoe... Or just settle into an Adirondack chair on the expansive front lawn with a good book if preferred. Winter opens up 50k of beautifully groomed cross-country ski trails, countless miles of back-country and snowshoe trails. As well as 15 minutes to downhill skiing at Gore Mountain. Our main Log House Lodge is reminiscent of an Adirondack Great Camp. The original structure was built in 1936 and offers a casual, friendly atmosphere with Bed and Breakfast guest service. Our location provides convenient access to many vacation activities, but best of all, it is a unique opportunity for couples and families to reconnect over wholesome outdoor activities. Our full service restaurant is open to the public and nourishes all our guests with freshly prepared, hearty lodge meals. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Garnet Hill Hotel North River