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Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Adirondack Cabins in Lake Luzerne

A friend's 40th birthday is no small event. So, we celebrated my friend John being "Over the Hill" by going into the mountains.
The location in NY's Adirondack Mountains my friends chose was perfect for what we were looking for. The place was called Hide-A-Way Lakefront Cottages on Lake Vanare, which is in the town of Lake Luzerne outside of the village of Lake George. (long story short - there's a lot of lakes)

My bf and I arrived Friday evening with just enough time to catch the sunset over Lake Vanare, a small body of water with a couple islands in the middle. There are camps and similar cottages along most of the lakeshore.
Our group of about 14 people had reserved two cottages - each was equipped with a kitchen, living room with futon, gas stove/fireplace, and multiple bedrooms with queen, twin, and/or bunk beds. They were quaint cabins with only one bathroom to share, which was interesting with about 7 people in each cabin. And while the cottage I stayed in had a nice big kitchen, the other had a nice big living room and then a small kitchen.
Each cabin also came with a fire pit area, charcoal bbq, and some provided ADK chairs.

The shared facilities included a pavilion with picnic tables and grills, ping pong tables, a modern playground, a dock with boats (like a paddle boat and canoes) and a beach with a small roped off area for kiddies and a larger roped off area for adults - a friend and I swam across the lake on Saturday which was a bit cold but not as bad as the Lake George Polar Plunge.

The owners were very nice and accommodating. When I spoke with one, he said they'd had the property for a long time and started renting out the cottages about a dozen years ago. The office, which is also the family's home, has firewood for $5 a pile and there is a (very slow) wifi connection.

Dogs are allowed but for a $20 fee.
Cottage rates range from $135 to $235 per night during off-season, with some right on the lake, some just a short walk, and others even have jacuzzis. During the summer, rates are $170-$250 daily. Weekly rentals are also available.
We had a great time and I would definitely go back.

Business: Hide-A-Way Lakefront Cottages
Where: Lake Luzerne, NY
Cost: $135-$250, depending on the season
Amenities: Nice quaint cottages with gas stoves/fireplaces, fire pit, jacuzzis and lakefront views and access


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