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Editors' Picks: Best Places to Stay to See the Foliage

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Choose Lodging With Scenic Sights & Autumn Vibes

There is nothing more fun than leaf peeping during fall in the Lake George region. If you're planning a trip to see the colorful leaves for yourself, then you should check out our editors' favorite places to stay based on scenic views and comfortable accommodations.  

Trout House Village Resort

cottage and Adirondack chairs among fall foliage

Enjoy rustic but elegant accommodations at the family-friendly Trout House Village Resort in Hague. Situated right on the lake, Trout House features exquisite log cabins and cottages as well as tons of resort amenities like free use of canoes and kayaks so you can enjoy the vibrant colors from the lake as well.


Surfside on the Lake

aerial view of resort rooftop with chairs overlooking foliage

Choose a lakeview room at Surfside on the Lake this fall and see the spectacular foliage right from your bedroom. If you visit over Labor Day Weekend or before you can see the leaves just starting to change from their Rooftop Cabana Bar. Check out a wide selection of room types, a playground for the kids, and much more.


The Sagamore

Sagamore Resort with fall foliage in the foreground

Located in Bolton Landing on Green Island, The Sagamore provides guests with a captivating view of Lake George that is simply unmatched. The resort's property also has everything you need for the perfect fall getaway, including a spa, lake access, an indoor and outdoor pool, a nearby golf course, and more.


The Inn at Erlowest

fall scene at inn

The beautifully restored turn-of-the-century Queen Anne stone castle alone makes The Inn at Erlowest one of the most unique places to stay in Lake George. Add in the fantastic Adirondack cuisine, the friendly staff, plus the gorgeous foliage views, and you have an autumn getaway worth remembering.


The Lodges at Cresthaven

view from a deck of fall folige

If you're looking to bring the little ones along on your leaf peeping adventure, The Lodges at Cresthaven is the place for you. Situated just a few miles outside of Lake George Village, the resort is equipped with tons of amenities, such as a sandy beach, a game room, picnic tables, an on-site restaurant, and an indoor and outdoor pool.


The Quarters at Lake George

inn surrounded by fall foliage

The colors of fall will be in full view when you stay at The Quarters at Lake George. These luxurious vacation rentals are located on the lake and feature all the amenities you need for a relaxing autumn escape. Step outside on your patio deck for a stunning look at the fall foliage in September and October.


Fort William Henry Hotel and Conference Center

hotel surrounded by fall foliage

For the perfect mix of historical elegance, upscale accommodations, and lakeside views, choose Fort William Henry Hotel and Conference Center in Lake George Village. If you book a room at the back of the Grand Hotel, Standard West Motel, or Premium East Wing, you'll be able to see the waterfront and surrounding fall foliage from your window. Some of Fort William Henry's on-site amenities include a seasonal tavern, White Lion Breakfast Restaurant overlooking the lake, two pools, and more.


Chelka Lodge

view of foliage from across lake, by lodge

Although the Chelka Lodge in Diamond Point closes in early October, the property is in an ideal location for some early fall leaf peeping. The beautiful resort faces Lake George and features a spacious patio deck where you can relax and enjoy all the vibrant colors of autumn. A variety of lakeview rooms are available, as well as recreational activities such as stand up paddleboarding, kayaking, and many others.


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