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9 Beautiful Hidden Gem Lake George Resorts Where You Can Only Book Direct

Do you typically look for lodging deals on or You're missing out! There are a number of hidden gem Lake George resorts that you can't book through travel websites.

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Why Book Direct?

Many resorts, hotels, and lodging businesses do not list their best rooms on major online booking sites, and some even hold back rooms and availability for travelers who book directly with them.

Also, if you need to make a change to your reservation or have a special request, that transaction is likely to go much more smoothly if you're dealing with the business directly instead of through a third party.

Check out our 9 picks for hidden gem Lake George resorts where you can only book direct!

Escape to Paradise at Resorts Right in Lake George

Live the Luxurious Life at Antigua Resort

Antigua Resort is located in a unique spot on Plum Point on the eastern side of Lake George. Spend the day on their 700-foot private sandy beach, and then stick around for nightly bonfires when the sun goes down!

The resort offers free use of canoes and rowboats, and they're a great spot for fishing, which you can enjoy right from their own docks and shoreline.

Accommodations at Antigua Resort include:

  • Jacuzzi and whirlpool suites
  • Lakeside suites
  • Bayside suites
  • Two-bedroom boathouse rental with a balcony overlooking the lake

Find Family-Friendly Fun at the Charming O'Connor's Cottages

O'Connor's Cottages is located just 2.5 miles north of the Village and is right on the lake. Got a boat? They have dock space! A private beach is also available for your use with stand up paddleboards, kayaks, rowboats, and a fire pit.

Each individual cottage has its own charm and a modern, fully equipped kitchen. The grounds are always well groomed and landscaped. O'Connor's is incredibly family-friendly and suitable for children of all ages.

Choose From a Number of Accommodation Options at The Depe Dene Lakeside Resort

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The Depe Dene Lakeside Resort can be found just minutes north of the Village. Their 11 acres of property include a number of accommodation options including:

  • Adirondack-style cottages
  • Townhouses
  • Beach suites
  • And more

All units include either a balcony, a deck, a porch, or a patio.

If you're looking for a place close to the water, this resort offers over 700 feet of lakefront property and nearly 300 feet of beachfront property. Boat docks are available for guest use, along with kayaks, canoes, rowboats, and paddleboats.

Find Resorts Close to Lake George in Bolton Landing, Diamond Point, Silver Bay & Hague

Enjoy Waterfront Views at Chelka Lodge

Rooms as close as two feet from the water, incredible views of the mountains, and water-based activities free of charge? Yes, please!

Chelka Lodge in Diamond Point features 15 motel and efficiency units located right on the shore of Lake George, and you can make use of a number of activities they offer, such as stand up paddleboarding, kayaking, canoeing, and swimming.

Because they only have 15 units, you can be assured a peaceful, uncrowded Lake George vacation. And, each unit overlooks the beach, so you're guaranteed a waterfront view.

Look Forward to Lake Life at Blue Water Manor

Blue Water Manor in Bolton Landing is just steps away from the lake. Choose from a variety of Adirondack-style lodging, such as cottages, cabins, or suites.

They also offer a number of complimentary water activities with kayaking, canoeing, and paddleboats.

After a long day of activities on the lake - or perhaps just relaxing! - grab a bite to eat at their on-site restaurant, Tavern on the Lake. Enjoy those great lakeside views with food and a cocktail!

Make the Most of Your Lake George Getaway at Melody Manor

motel room with patio looking out at lake

Melody Manor in Bolton Landing is just a 15- to 20-minute drive from Lake George Village. It is situated on the picturesque Huddle Bay with 300 feet of shoreline and lakefront rooms with a view.

If you stay here, you'll get to make use of their private beach along with kayaks, rowboats, or paddleboats. There is dock space for you to bring your own boat too.

Vacation Off the Beaten Path at Northern Lake George Resort

You'll find Northern Lake George Resort in Silver Bay, about 40 minutes north of Lake George. This resort is one of the best-kept secrets of the area, with a beautiful waterfront and views of the Adirondack mountains.

They have a historic lodge built in 1887, a rustic motel, and villa units with fireplaces, kitchens, jet tubs, and more.

They offer use of rowboats, canoes, and kayaks, along with a private swimming area and dock space for your boat. In addition, you won't have to travel far for a fantastic meal - dine on-site at Martucci's!

Have a Family or Group Reunion at Silver Bay YMCA Conference & Family Retreat Center

Looking to get away with the family and vacation in style? Try the Silver Bay YMCA Conference & Family Retreat Center!

The 700-acre waterfront property can be found in Silver Bay, just over half an hour from Lake George. They offer a number of lodging options, from Bayview Lodge, named for its picturesque views of Silver Bay, to Hilltop, a spacious lodge ideal for small groups in summer.

This retreat center is a perfect choice for a family reunion as they can accommodate large groups. And, there are a variety of on-site activities to check out:

  • Tennis
  • Archery
  • Kayaking
  • Climbing Wall
  • Pickleball
  • And more

Delight in an Adirondack Getaway at Trout House Village Resort

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You'll find Trout House Village Resort on the northern shores of Lake George in Hague with exceptional handcrafted log cabins and cottages as well as a nine-bedroom country inn.

The cabins are spacious, the kitchens are fully equipped, and there are grills and picnic tables outside. Guests can take advantage of rowboats, canoes, kayaks, paddleboats, and sailboats on the 400-foot sandy beach.

This is the ideal place to bask in all that Lake George has to offer. It's not just a gorgeous setting right on the lake: accommodations are top notch, the attention to detail is on point, and the cabins and grounds are all impeccably kept.

The next time you're looking to visit Lake George, remember to book direct if you're choosing one of these tempting options! Simply make your reservation with the resort or lodging business directly and get ready for a fantastic vacation.

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