Hotels, Inns, and Restaurants in the
Lake George, Saratoga Springs, lower Adirondacks region
of New York
by ScubaMom
Our daughter and family moved to the Glens Falls, New York area a few years ago and we've had fun visiting her and also discovering some great places to stay and enjoy tasty dinners. 
This area is at the southern base of the Adirondacks and yet is less than an hours drive to mid-Vermont.  Visitors can enjoy the best of both upstate New York as well as do day trip exploring in Vermont.  While everyone seems to head to Vermont for fall foliage, it can be just as colorful and panoramic in the Adirondacks area - we've known this little secret for years. 
We've stayed at all kinds of accommodations from Historic Hotels to delightful Bed and Breakfast Inns.  I'll be adding to this page from time to time as I catch up on our travels and return again for some new adventures.
The Queensbury Hotel in Glens Falls, New York
The Queensbury Hotel is in a perfect location midway between Lake George 15 minutes to the north and Saratoga Springs 15 minutes to the south.  Standing in the center of town across from a pretty park, it has 125 rooms, a grand Victorian lobby, elegant bar, restaurant, ball room, and indoor pool.
We booked a "suite" since we like lots of space and were rewarded with a nice sized bedroom with two queen beds plus a small living room containing a sofa bed and desk.  The bathroom was somewhat small with only a shower, but was ample for our visit.  The suite was spotless and newly decorated.  Our summer stay was warm enough outside to use the air conditioner which kept us quite cool. 
A buffet breakfast is available to guests and provided a large assortment of cereals, pastries, eggs, pancakes (yes with real maple syrup), and other delights.  The dining room overlooks the park and is bright and cheerful.  In summer, guests can sit on an outside patio to enjoy meals.
The hotel staff was very pleasant and accommodating.  Service was excellent and the rates were quite reasonable!  We will definitely return for a future stay at the Queensbury Hotel.

Davidson Brothers Restaurant and Brewery - 2 blocks from the Queensbury Hotel is our favorite casual dining spot for both lunch and dinner.  The beer is outstanding and the menu has an excellent variety of choices.  Fresh homemade soups, salads, burgers and sandwiches round out the lunch menu while dinner adds steaks, chicken, several veggie entries (much to our daughter's delight), and seafood. 
The Log Jam Restaurant about a 10 minute drive north at the corner of Route 9 and Route 149 has succulent steaks and tasty seafood. 
The Cherry Tomato also on Rt. 146 is our daughter's favorite - an American Grill with menus full of pizzas, tasty entrees, and homemade breads and desserts. 
Grist Mill on the Schroon in Warrensburg - about a 15 minute drive northeast of Glens Falls - is no doubt one of our favorite "upscale" restaurants in a gorgeous location overlooking a river.  Wonderful continental cuisine graces the menu - perfect for a romantic evening out. 

The Lamplight Inn in Lake Luzerne, NY
Tucked away in the picturesque village of Lake Luzerne - only 25 minutes away from Saratoga Springs and Lake George - is the Lamplight Inn, a Victorian mansion transformed into a lovely Bed and Breakfast.  The common rooms are full of historic bric-brac and collectibles which may remind some of their grandmothers home.  The large living room has two seating areas and connect to a game room.   The bright, cherry dining room is a perfect place for breakfast each day.
 Living room above; game room below
Bedrooms upstairs range from charming, cozy rooms to two huge and very unique suites both with deep Jacuzzi tubs and fireplaces.  The inn and bedrooms are all air conditioned and have many amenties such as extra pillows, data port telephones, bath products, and clock radios.
 Guest room above and Skylight Suite below
In addition to the main house bedrooms, the Lamplight Inn also has a coach house tucked away in a wooded area just a short walk away.  Five very romantic suites are located here, all with king beds, fireplaces, and deep Jaccuzi tubs.  Each has a different decor, and are very handsomely done.
 Coach House and two Jacuzzi - fireplace rooms below
The staff will happily suggest day trips, things to do, and places to have lunch and dinner at nearby restaurants.  If you enjoy staying at upscale, historic bed and breakfast inns, the Lamplighter will be perfect for you!
P.S. The inn delightfully does "holiday" and seasonal decorating - we were there during October and the inn had lots of cute Halloween embellishments such as the one below. 
Read a Review of two other area inns:
The Fern Lodge - Chestertown, New York
Friends Lake Inn - Chestertown, New York
 Go to ScubaMom's Reviews of
Other Inns in Upstate New York and the Northeast