A Unique Adirondacks Vacation Experience at Otter Creek Lodge

The Adirondacks in upstate New York are one of America’s oldest vacation destinations. Otter Creek Lodge, built under the pines on 100 private acres overlooking a small lake, carries on that tradition with a truly unique retreat experience abundant in natural beauty and quiet reflection.

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The lodge was crafted in 1990 in an old-fashioned style that pays homage to the original Adirondacks “great camps.” The location is nothing short of idyllic, with designated parklands that segue into a web of state trails accessible by foot as well as by bike, ski, horseback or snowmobile — hundreds of miles of scenic pathways that lead into and through the heart of the Adirondacks.

Otter Creek Lodge itself is a generous 8,000-square-foot vacation home with 12 bedrooms and 10 baths, providing comfortable accommodations for up to 24 guests. This location is ideal for large-group getaways such as class or family reunions, corporate retreats, club trips or wedding parties, offering plenty to do and see onsite and conveniently sheltered from distant neighbors and towns. The lodge is open during all seasons for private functions and overlooks 800 feat of lake frontage with a wide, sandy beach.

The interior of the lodge is decorated in the traditional Adirondack style with a light-colored wood paneling and simple furniture. Guests can relax in the open great room, settling into the leather sofas and armchairs gathered around the oversized stone hearth for a drink and a hearty conversation. The spacious social areas are complete with a wet bar, entertainment center and pool room, allowing large groups to spread out and mingle. The ground-level floor plan also includes two additional sitting rooms and a large screened-in porch with a stunning view of the private lake, an open-air deck, a commercial kitchen (there is a caterer on staff) and a dining room with elbow room for 24.

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Sleeping quarters at Otter Creek Lodge are designed to make the most of the bedrooms views and provide maximum privacy for guests. The upper-level guest rooms include two king suites, four queen suites, and a pair of rooms with a full bed in one side and two singles in the other adjoined by a shared bath. The main floor is home to adjoined rooms with two single beds in each and a shared bathroom; and the lower level has two queen bedrooms and a final full bath.

While the lodge itself is perfectly lovely, it’s really the location and grounds that draw visitors from all over to relax at the lake’s edge beneath the still trees and enjoy the fresh air of the famous Adirondacks. This unique 24-person lodge enjoys exclusive access to a 100-acre wood with a 20-acre lake and a clean, sandy swimming shore — the lodge even provides two complimentary canoes and a raft.

Possibly the biggest draw for visitors to Otter Creek Lodge is the property’s unique equestrian accommodations and vast trail system. The grounds are equipped with a stable that can house up to 18 visiting horses. Guests can stall their own mounts and enjoy access to 65 miles of scenic pathways on the adjacent Otter Creek Horse Trails system. These beautiful nature trails skirt the edge of the lake and lead past several other ponds and lakes for a truly unique and relaxing journey. Amateur botanists and wildflower enthusiasts will especially appreciate the unique ecosystem that thrives at the property’s Little Plunky Pond and the surrounding bog.

During your visit, make the most of the landscape by engaging in the local hunting and fishing scene — the Otter Creek Horse Trail System offers access to Cleveland Lake, Payne Lake, Little Otter Lake and Pitcher Pond — all of which are stocked each year with rainbow and brown trout by the state of New York. These fishing holes and the bass-filled nearby Parson’s Pond are low-traffic hotspots for landing the catch of the day. The lodge grounds also serve as seasonal private hunting grounds for whitetail deer, coyote, fox, pheasant and bear. Contact the lodge owners for information about licenses and guide services.

Other unique day trips in the area include the historic Almanzo Wilder House featured in the Little House on the Prairie book series; the Adirondack Museum of park history; and of course downtown Croghan, with its old-world nostalgia and unique shopping and dining experiences.

Everyone — and their horse — is having a great time this season at Otter Creek Lodge.

Contact the owners and start planning your stay!

This luxury rental in Lake George makes working for it worth it.

This luxury rental in Lake George makes working for it worth it.

Imagine being pampered on your next New York vacation. Nestled in the Adirondack Park along the famous Lake George is a luxurious suite. It’s certainly all about the details in Oak Tree Lodge.

This pet friendly suite comes with a full size kitchen with stainless steel appliances and marble counter tops. The living room has a comfortable 3 person couch with a flat screen TV. Off the living room, the balcony has exquisite views of the lake and Adirondack Mountains. This suite also has 2 master bedrooms with en suite bathrooms. One has a Jacuzzi and the other has a tiled steam shower.

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Oak Tree Lodge works hard to make sure that your vacation is one of comfort. From the beginning of your stay, park your vehicle in the secure underground parking garage and ride the elevator to your suit. The lodge also has a lakeside restaurant on site for the meals you just don’t want to prepare yourself but stay for the nightly entertainment. For added convenience, the resort even has grocery delivery available. On site charcoal grills are also available.

The resort has many amenities. Lounge by the indoor or outdoor pool facility or get your daily burn at the state of the art fitness center. The landscape is meticulously designed and manicured for guests. A large playground includes a putting green for the little ones. Volleyball and Bocce ball courts, horseshoes and a 300’ private, sandy and flat beach are just what you need to pass the time, whether it is a week, month or even the whole year. Inquire to learn more about your options to own or just simply rent. Kayaks and boats are available as well for use.

See for yourself on the details page. You will surely be impressed.

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Breathless Views Of the #Adirondacks in the Fall

Breathless Views Of the #Adirondacks in the Fall

Need a moment to realize how small we as humans really are? These mountain views from the Adirondacks really show us a majestic landscape, insurmountable to any other terrain in the United States. Choose the fall to check out Fall Color Tours by hot air balloon, train, plane or hiking. Click on the picture for information on your next vacation rental. Don’t just imagine it, experience it for yourself. For other New York vacation rentals, go to www.RentNewYorkCabins.com

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Daggett Lake- Birchwood Resort.

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Curtigay Cove in Tupper Lake- A cozy retreat in the Adirondacks.

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Lake Desolation in Middle Grove. Away from city traffic and noise, amongst nature.

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Depe Dene Resort on Millionaire’s Row in Lake George

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Don’t miss events in Lake George-including Fright Fest and where to stay

When we work so hard for the weekend, why not spend it in a Lake George area vacation rental? Fall is a gorgeous time to explore all of the Lake George communities and area events and things to do. Local area attractions and events in Lake George keep people like you coming back again and again. Places to stay in Lake George has never been any easier either. I will show you how events in Lake George will have you booking your next vacation rental in Lake George pronto. After all, who wants to stay in a hotel with shared hallways and noisy parking lots?

Events in Lake George:

Fright Fest and Haunted Trails: Halloween is coming to Lake George and how can resist a couple frights this fall? It’s haunted in the Adirondacks this year with plenty of guided tours, exciting street thrills, rides and highly entertaining shows. Book fast, this is a must do in the Lake George!

To view frightfully good deals on vacation rentals, check out the rental below:

9 Juniper Hill: This 3 level condo has a heated pool overlooking Lake George with stunning views of the Adirondack Mountains. Grill your favorite steak, watch a show, check out a theater or like we said, explore the week activities surrounding Fright Fest. 

Juniper Hill Vacation Rental at Lake George

Lake George Music Festival: This is a spectacular event that attracts musicians from all over the world to Lake George to perform free classical music to the Lake George area residents and visitors. It is one of the largest festivals in the area. To learn more, view the video below:

To view vacation rentals in the area for your next trip to see the Lake George Music Festival, we suggest the following:

Trinity Rock: This 3 bedroom, 3 bathroom vacation home sits right on the lake with a view of the Adirondacks so you and your party can truly enjoy a bottle of wine, a cheese platter and enjoy the relaxing sounds of Lake George. Air conditioning, outdoor grill and stone fireplace make this the ultimate in comfort.

Lake George Vacation Rental

The Quarters at Lake George: This cozy one bedroom home on Lake George is all you need for a perfect couple’s getaway. he Quarters vacation rentals: Breathtaking panoramas of the lake; cozy fireplace; private balcony and jacuzzi; indoor spa and outdoor pools.

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Tip***It is always suggested to book in advance for this event, as space fills fast for this August event. Booking directly with the manager/owner helps ensure you don’t have any issues.

Elvis Festival: Where is the inner Elvis in you? Yeah, we know you have done at least once in your life. Well, hang with the best impersonators in the area. Vegas themed wedding? What a terrific wedding party weekend getaway! Join Elvis after hour parties, classic car shows, and vegas style shows. Got someone that has a shot of being the best? Sign up to compete in this upcoming year’s event. You still have time to practice! Check out the video below:

To make this a fun filled weekend, we suggest the following Lake George vacation rentals:

Hadlock Lane: This 3 bedroom pet friendly vacation home is perfect for your large group. This lakeside home features two outdoor decks overlooking Lake Hadlock with free use of canoes. 15 miles away from the Town of Lake George, this quiet home gives you the room and tranquil setting you deserve.

 Vacation Rental near Lake George

Cannon Point: This modern vacation rental is superb for your group of 6. Lots of entertainment without having to leave the house. You will love the shuffleboard, tennis courts, heated lakeside pool, campfire pit and barbeque grills. Cook out and enjoy your burgers with your favorite brew and play a game with the kids. 

Vacation Rental with Pool in Lake George

Not just a hot air balloon ride will take you high into the mountains – Try parasailing in Lake George

Not just a hot air balloon ride will take you high into the mountains – Try parasailing in Lake George

Lake George is a popular resort area for a good reason. This stunning lake in the Adirondacks is spectacular. With Fall colors starting to peep soon, we want to point out there is another way to enjoy the views of the Adirondack Mountains. Enjoy parasailing Lake George, perhaps while the balloons are in the sky for a truly incredible experience. We have made it easier for you to check out parasailing in Lake George through our new page. Here you can access information on the Parasailing adventure company as well as a video and nearby lodging to make your weekend complete. Make it an adventurous trip and go zip lining, white water rafting, or hike a mountain but sure do not forget the camera!

Parasailing in Lake George 

Round 2: Don’t miss events in Lake George

Lake George is more than just a touristy area with lots of recreational activities to do. Besides the thrills and chills of Lake George, you can enjoy the many local events and festivals. Check out the must see events in Lake George below. Not to mention, places to stay in Lake George (because who would we be without some love for our vacation rental owners.)

Lake George Jazz Festival:

This thumping and pumping festival will have you singing the blues, or…at least tapping your foot to it. Enjoy many bands throughout the two day festival in September. Bring a blanket and picnic basket, but most importantly, don’t forget the wine and cheese tray…

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Village Estates: This two bedroom vacation rental is pet friendly and lakeside. What more could you ask for? Enjoy free paddle boat use and a private fire ring for cozy evenings under the stars. Enjoy your home away from home for Jazz Festival!

2 Bedroom vacation rental in Lake George

Adirondack Balloon Festival: Country Living voted this the 4th out of 18 Fall Festivals in the United States, making this a must see event in Lake George. Book a ticket to explore the Adirondack festival by the favorited mode of transportation around here. You guessed it. A hot air balloon. Launching from Warren County Airport, this festival can be seen for miles. You will see all kinds of balloons traversing and navigation through the sky by international pilots from all over the world. In just 4 days, the crowd reaches over 150,000 people. Named one of the Top 100 events in North America.So do you know what I am going to suggest now? Yup, we suggest to book your vacation rental for this September event long before the actual event.

Southern Lake George: This stunning large vacation rental is perfect for your group of 12. Enjoy the tri-level home with luxurious accommodations, floor to ceiling windows overlooking Lake George, hardwood floors, Whirlpool tub, lakeside dining and a screened in porch. The large fireplace, wet bar and expansive porch are true gems of this vacation rental.

Vacation rental in Lake George for Large Group

Lake George Winter Festival: It’s not only fun in Lake George in the summer and fall seasons. Winter has plenty of things to do in Lake George too. Enjoy crazy events such as outhouse races, chicken wing cook-offs, golfing, roasting marshmallows on the beach, dogsled races, fireworks over the lake and more. Who said winter means being stuck inside? Well, if you stayed at this location, you might want to…at least part of the day.

Whiteface LodgeThis cozy lodge is exactly what the doctor ordered. Imagine sitting by the fire in this luxurious lodge. Your suite gives you all kinds of access to this lodge. Inside your suite, enjoy heated floors, jetted tubs, onsite spa, heated indoor pool and fine dining restaurant. Find elegant accommodations in a tranquil setting in the Adirondacks here.

Whiteface Lodge in Lake George 

For a list of other vacation rentals by A Life Made Simple, Please check out these vacation rentals here:

Hondah Loop Vacation Rental in Lake George: 2 bedroom lakeside cozy cottage has a fire pit, beach, playground and patio furniture for all outdoor interests. Perfect for small families or couples.

cottage for rent in Lake George

Crest haven Lodge: A relaxing resort with your very own lodge, indoor/outdoor pool, beach, and much more. 2 bedroom 2 bath cabin style lodges for your group. You will keep coming back year after year to make memories.

Lake George Lodges

Cottage Lane in Bolton LandingBring your family and fido to this 3 bedroom lakeside cottage. It has a gradual slope, sandy beach. Unwind on the expansive deck with full sun and gas grill. 

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Snowmobiling in NY tops this year’s must do list this winter

We all like to explore and try different things out but we are calling it the year of the snowmobile. This sport is growing in popularity and we can see why. A chance to glide through white capped foresty with mountains in the background will have us saying “See you later, gator” to the Big Apple and saying “Why hello there” to the areas most known for heavy snowfalls such as the area within Hamilton County. There is bound to be a poker run, a race, a weekend festival every winter in this county so choose your event and then head over to our page to see a Long Lake snowmobile trail map, view cabin rentals for the weekend and watch pretty rad (do they still say that anymore?) videos. Tupper Lake, near the Tug Hill region, is also gaining in popularity for snowmobilers for the hard work and dedication to the trails around thea area. Be sure to check those out too!

⇓To view our NY snowmobiling trails, click on the link below⇓

NY snowmobiling and vacation rentals

We also have pretty cool snowmobiling trails, maps and videos on our other sites. View those here⇓

Wisconsin snowmobile trails and vacation rentals

Michigan snowmobile trails and vacation rentals

Minnesota trails and vacation rentals