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Silver Bay YMCA - Conference and Family Retreat Center

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87 Silverbay Rd, Silver Bay, NY 12874-1908
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Think of Silver Bay for conferences, family reunions/vacations, retreats, leadership development, special events, and so much more. Silver Bay is a 117-year old family retreat and conference center on the shores of Lake George. Silver Bay is a fully optimized conference center and is open year round. Located on a 700-acre waterfront campus within the Adirondack Park of New York State and with activities and accommodations for all, Silver Bay is more than just your average conference center. While you're with us try something new; like sailing, archery, or hike on our 600 acres of trails. Get the most out of your meetings by choosing one of our over 20 conference spaces and end your night sitting by the lake with your own private camp fire!
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Breakfast available
Beach
Tennis court
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Business Center with Internet Access
Wifi
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Concierge
Non-smoking hotel
Self-serve laundry
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Mike D wrote a review Aug 2
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This place is amazing! We had people from age 11 to 82 and everyone had plenty to do and enjoy. The combination of great staff, diverse and amount of activities along with the 3rd cleanest lake in the country and all the surrounding beauty makes it a guaranteed destination for quality family time. We all came away refreshed, with relationships strengthened and feeling like better people overall. It’s hard to fully communicate the overall vibe of silver bay, but not hard to know how rare and special it is. Amazing!
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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Diane K wrote a review Aug 2
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Still wish the dining hall would compost and decrease serving meat, put more emphasis on serving vegetarian cuisine. The beach at the lake and the boat house are great features! The view of the mountains allows everyone to decompress. The flower gardens are exceptional.
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Date of stay: July 2022
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Move4fun wrote a review Sep 2021
Sycamore, Illinois4 contributions
This relaxing, rustic, remote, remarkable retreat is not for those folk who want to be pampered and catered to. If you love nature, the clearest water, mountains to hike with trailheads across the road, music to soothe your soul, a simple flow of camaderie, the milky way and brightest stars at night, interesting programs, and all water sports, this is the place. I loved it.
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Traveled solo
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Linda Rousseau wrote a review Sep 2021
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My friend and I rented Birch Cottage. It's a lovely setting with lake views. The staff is friendly and helpful. I enjoy swimming, kayaking, Silver Spirit boatride, hiking, Vespers, walking the grounds, meeting other guests!
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Ellen V wrote a review Aug 2021
Chicago, Illinois51 contributions26 helpful votes
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Silver Bay is gorgeous and completely unique. When friends say they have been to beautiful Lake George I am not impressed unless they’ve been to Silver Bay. The variety of activities and programming is without compare, and the friendliness and feeling of community is amazing and delightful. 4 generations of my family have now fallen in love with it.
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
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Laura N wrote a review Jun 2021
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Silver Bay is the most beautiful oasis for rest and relaxation. I was able to step away from the hectic life at home and enjoy being out on the water, hiking, swimming, and so many other activities that are available at this beautiful place. The history of Silver Bay makes it even more impactful as a place to stay...you can feel the long standing roots of so many people here, it is truly a beloved place with a rich history. Highly recommend to anyone wanting to escape into a beautiful environment and recharge your soul.
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Date of stay: June 2021
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Leaudemiel wrote a review Aug 2020
Albany, New York236 contributions57 helpful votes
Grain of salt—they are dealing w covid regulations, so fewer people around, restaurant style dining instead of buffet, social distanced seating. We stayed in the building with AC, so meals were included. There are no TVs, little wifi and cell service. You are warned in advance. The room was large and clean —very conference center-y. Dining was scheduled in shifts to avoid crowds—but a daily 730 was rough for a vacation. The meals were a bit awkward—staff would take your order—but there werent really choices. More like ‘dinner roll, salad, chicken, mashed potatoes, vegetable’ and you would just name it back. It was dining hall food. Nothing fancy. Always a vegetarian option. Often something for kids but not always. Desserts were amazing. ‘Regulars’ seemed to know to ask for off-menu items—yogurt and fruit. Lots tondo on the grounds—kayaks and paddleboards, beach, tennis, shuffleboard. Lectures in the evening (or movie night on weekends). But, everything else closed at 5. Post dinner beach walk? Closed. Sunset shuffleboard? Sorry. We requested equipment but were denied. We were constantly wondering if we were missing something. All in all, we bad a good time and connected as a family.
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Date of stay: July 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
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Marilyn wrote a review Sep 2019
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I was there for a five day workshop. My husband came along and he got to play all day. We stayed in the inn and the accommodations were good. More like a hostel than a hotel, twin beds in a small room but we did have an attached bathroom. Ate in a communal dining room . The food was mediocre to poor. They always had a salad bar and vegetarian option which worked for me but my husband really did not like the food. Our workshop space was not air conditioned and it was very hot. My husband enjoyed the waterfront activities, sailing, kayaking and canoeing and archery. In the evening there were concerts by classical and folk musicians. It is like summer camp for families. Lots to do in a beautiful setting. Wifi and cell phone service were poor.
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Date of stay: August 2019
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Victoria wrote a review Jul 2019
Staten Island, New York3 contributions1 helpful vote
This place was great for a weekend getaway. I stayed at the William Boyd center. The room was exceptionally clean. The staff was friendly. There are plenty of activities. It’s great for families. My visit included meals. The food was okay. Cafeteria type food. It’s about 30 min drive into lake George Town.
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Date of stay: June 2019Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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David S wrote a review Jul 2018
New Jersey6 contributions6 helpful votes
My partner and I decided to come to Hague, NY for our vacation week to see Lake George. The Silver Bay YMCA is perfect for recreational activities like boating, kayaking, archery, swimming, paddle-boarding, gym and yoga actives, arts and crafts, and tennis (among other things too). The price is very affordable for what we were looking for. A 1 day two-person pass was $52 for all access to everything on the campus. The marina down the road charges $60 for a full day rental of a kayak when you can do that and more for the 1 day price at this YMCA. I would highly recommend staying here if you are into the recreational out doors and want to be able to do and see everything in one place.
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Date of stay: July 2018
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Response from Liz H, Public Relations Manager at Silver Bay YMCA - Conference and Family Retreat Center
Responded Aug 6, 2018
Thank you for your review and for explaining the great value and amenities we offer at Silver Bay. We hope that you visit with us again soon!
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Frequently Asked Questions about Silver Bay YMCA - Conference and Family Retreat Center
Which popular attractions are close to Silver Bay YMCA - Conference and Family Retreat Center?
Nearby attractions include Hague Town Beach Park (3.3 miles), The Hague Market (3.4 miles), and The Huletts Landing Casino (3.8 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Silver Bay YMCA - Conference and Family Retreat Center?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a fitness center, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at Silver Bay YMCA - Conference and Family Retreat Center?
Guests can enjoy breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Silver Bay YMCA - Conference and Family Retreat Center?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Silver Bay YMCA - Conference and Family Retreat Center?
Yes, guests have access to a fitness center during their stay.
Is Silver Bay YMCA - Conference and Family Retreat Center located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.03 miles away from the center of Silver Bay.
Does Silver Bay YMCA - Conference and Family Retreat Center offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business center, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Does Silver Bay YMCA - Conference and Family Retreat Center have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.
Is Silver Bay YMCA - Conference and Family Retreat Center accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.