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

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. 


4 Michigan Festivals You Won’t Want to Miss!

Michigan’s weather can be quite unpredictable but the winter itself is downright freezing, there is no telling a local that it isn’t. How do Michiganders do it every year? Easy. They embrace it with downright silly and quite cool festivals and events. Check out the four festivals and events you definitely don’t want to miss this year!

Plymouth Ice Sculpting Festival

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Jan. 9th through Jan. 11 is your chance to see the best of the Midwest come and show us what they got for skill with something that requires freezing cold temps. This world class event happens every year in downtown Plymouth, Michigan, opening up with a classic ribbon cutting. Check out the interactive exhibits and be sure to take pictures of the amazing pieces of art. The following Saturday, enjoy a jazz performance by Cynthia Kaay Bennett, a hockey game with the Detroit Red Wings, Dueling Chainsaw competitions and the Reyka Vodka Fire and Ice show at promptly 7:30. Don’t forget, amazing festival food, which can only be that much better in the winter! For more information: be sure to check out the Plymouth Ice Sculpting Festival Website.

SISU Ski Fest


While this may be only the 6th year and running, it is certainly no baby when it comes to skiing. Jan. 9th is your chance to ski through mining fields, bluffs alongside the Montreal River and eventually to the “Finnish” line in Ironwood. Participate in either race. The SISU Full Combined: 42K SISU ski marathon plus 10K SISU snowshoe race—or the SISU Half Combined: 21K Heikki Lunta plus the 5K snowshoe race. Not in a racing mood? Slap on some skis and taste test from the Taste N Tour. Who doesn’t want to ski, eat, and watch entertainment? That’s a no brainer! For more information: Check out the official SISU Event Page

Winter Comedy Arts Festival


Traverse has an all star lineup coming this year and you surely won’t want to miss this tantalizing lineup for the weekend of Valentines day. Bill Maher headlining can be enough to want to head to the Travers area but even if not, also check out Michael Moore with his satire on today’s politics and “The Goldbergs” Doug Benson helps host this serendipitous event. Don’t forget the kiddos in the car, there is plenty to entertain them with such as a mini golf ice course, a really big mountain to sled on, and even better a Ferris wheel for the kids to freeze on. Hopefully no one likes the handlebar. Can you believe that Maher is even paying to come and host? This guy has a freaking show for crying out loud! For an upcoming schedule , please check out this out: Traverse City Comedy Arts Festival

Brew-Ski Festival

What is not to love about beer, recreation and music? Hop onto your skis on Saturday, March 14th and enjoy a leisure ski around to over 240 snow bars, allowing to treat your taste buds to everything from Bocks to IPAs and Ambers to Stout beers and everything in between. Enjoy delicious food and great live music from the Galactic Sherpas. Head over to the Zoo Bar for the after party with the Aaron Vaughn Band at 5 PM and then over to the Slopeside Lounge for a wrap up party at 9 PM. A perfect way to celebrate the near ending of old man winter! To see a list of breweries that were represented last year, click here.

The Ultimate Guide to #Hayward, Wisconsin

Four Season Vacation Possibilities

Year after year, vacationers visit this Northwestern Wisconsin destination to enjoy recreational activities, no matter the season. Sawyer County was ranked the #1 trail system in Wisconsin by The Wisconsin ATV Association. Snowmobilers and ATVs enjoy the 600+ miles of groomed trails. During the winter, the 300 miles of off-road mountain biking trails are transformed to pristine cross-country skiing trails. As the snow begins to melt, locals and vacationers start dreaming about the warm weather recreation. Hayward is often referred to as the “Golf Capital of Wisconsin.” According to the Wisconsin Department of Tourism, Hayward offers “an age-old gangster course, a Pete Dye course, historical courses with Scottish influence, traditional, modern and natural courses that compliment the environment and family-run courses with top-notch customer service.” Talk about variety! Don’t forget about biking, hiking, bird watching, and endless fun on the water.

Fairs, Festivals, and Fun

Mark your calendars, folks. There are a variety of annual festivals in Hayward, Wisconsin. Here are a few ideas to inspire your next vacation:

Musky Festival

Join the largest summer festival for their 65th annual celebration. Visitors and locals enjoy the handmade art show, sidewalk sales, live music & street dances, and a variety of food booths. During the weekend there is also a 5K and 10K non-competitive race and a fishing contest. End the weekend with a large parade on Sunday.
June 19, 2014 – June 22, 2014 | Musky Festival information
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Lumberjacks World Championship

Once a lumbering community, Hayward keeps the traditional alive with their international timber sporting competition. Participants compete to be crowned as the “King of the Forest.” Men and women compete in a variety of activities: boom running, sawing, chopping, speed climbing, and logrolling. Come view  this family-friendly event, live!
July 24 – July 26,  2014 | Detailed Lumberjacks World Championship information
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Chequamegon Fat Tire Festival 

Since 1983, thousands of  bicyclists participate in this 40 mile off roading event in Hayward and Chequamegon, Wisconsin. To register for the race, participants must enter a lottery. The event attracts locals and visitors from all over the country. A variety of other fun events are held throughout the weekend to make this a family-friendly event: Klunker Bike Toss, Lumber Jack & Jill Log Pull, Hammer Slammer Hill Climb, and more.
September 12 – September 14, 2014 | More Chequamegon Fat Tire Festival information
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Be sure to check out the Hayward Chamber of Commerce website for a full list of fairs & festivals.   

Vacation Rentals in Hayward, Wisconsin

All of our vacation homes in the area are located on the water. No matter the season, you’ll  enjoy the fun recreational activities nearby. Whether you’re looking for a week escape to paradise or a fun weekend to enjoy a local festival, you are in for a treat. Take a look at our full list of Wisconsin vacation rentals in Hayward to start planning your trip. Here are a few property photos to get you started. Click on the photo to view the detailed property information:

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Mallards’ Landing: Mallards Nest I

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Majestic Escapes: Eagle Point Lodge

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Windsor’s Vacation Rentals: The ‘Log Cabin’ on Perch Lake

What do you look for when picking a vacation destination? Happy travels.

Fall Festivals in Wisconsin

Kick Off Fall the Fun Way – Wisconsin Festivals in September

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Minocqua’s Beef-A-Rama

Wisconsin Dells Wo-Zha-Wa Days Fall Festival | September 13-15, 2013
Come and enjoy the exciting Dells area. This fall festival includes a Wo-Zha-Wa Run, an antique flea market, arts & crafts fair, concessions, great shopping, and a huge parade. Make this into your weekend trip: visit the festival, dine at the popular restaurants, take a Wisconsin Ducks tour, then return to your private vacation rental.
Vacation rentals in Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin

Hayward Annual Fall Festival | September 21, 2013
It’s the perfect festival to enjoy the beginning of fall: live music entertainment, wonderful food, fall produce, and an arts and crafts fair. When you’re in the area, make sure to visit the Chequamegon National Forest and the miles of trails for hiking and biking.
Vacation rentals in Hayward, Wisconsin

Egg Harbor Ale Fest | September 21, 2013
Bring your family and friends out to this Door County festival to sample over 100 different craft beers. The event includes sampling from the over 40 different brewers, great food, live music, plus a fantastic view of the bay.
Vacation rentals in Egg Harbor, Wisconsin

Minocqua’s Beef-A-Rama_| September 27-28, 2013
This isn’t your typical Wisconsin festival. Sure, they do feature live music and food, but the festival has a unique a Northwoods twist. The winners of the Beef-A-Rama Rump Roast Run get to bring back a plaque and 16 – 18 lb beef roasts! The festival even features Chainsaw Carving Demonstrations.
Vacation rentals in Minocqua, Wisconsin

Warrens Cranberry Festival | September 27-29, 2013
A variety of activities and events are held throughout the three-day period. More than 80 booths offer a variety of tasty treats and food. Plus, many of the booths feature cranberry inspired dishes. The most popular event at the festival is the guided cranberry marsh tour. End your weekend at the Sunday parade, it’s a crowd pleaser.
Vacation rentals in Warrens, Wisconsin

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Fall Fairs and Festivals – Ending October the Fun Way

For the past month, trees in Wisconsin have been golden and red. People have been enjoying the great colors through hiking, biking, and the occasional bonfire. Here’s the best news – fall is not over. The end of October is full of events all through Wisconsin. Enjoy Halloween family fairs, art shows, and more!

  • From the Land – Folk Art Show | October 27-28, 2012
    Enjoy this art show in Green Lake, WI. There will be informative speakers from 11am-1pm on both Saturday and Sunday. Also enjoy an antique tractor show. Admission is free.
    Places to stay – Green Lake, WI vacation rental
  • Famous Dave’s Annual October Blues Fest | October 27, 2012
    Enjoy live Blues music and BBQ at Famous Dave’s in Hayward, WI.
    Places to stay- Hayward, WI rental properties
  • Jack O’Lantern Days | October 26-28, 2012
    Head over to Fish Creek, WI for this Halloween inspired weekend festival. On Friday and Saturday there is the Jack O’ Lantern Blaze event sponsored by the Hands on Art Studio. On Saturday at 5:30 pm there will be a lighting ceremony of all of the carved pumpkins. Another activates include the Door County Trolley Ghost Tours, a Halloween parade, and a Dog Pal Costume Party. Travel to Fish Creek and enjoy decorations throughout the town and coupons for many area stores.
    Places to stay – Fish Creek, WI cottages
  • Oktobearfest | October 27, 2012
    This event in St. Germain, WI has a different spin on Oktoberfest. Enjoy German theme food and beverages, polka music, pumpkin painting, and hay rides. This event benefits the Vilas County Historical Museum.
    Places to stay – St. Germain Vacation properties


Fall in Wisconsin

Comfortable weather. Evening temperatures in the 50’s is ideal for a gathering around an outdoor fire-pit. Daytime  temperatures in the 60’s – perfect for golfing, biking, hiking, canoeing & kayaking.

Even though many people take their vacations during the summer months, travelers will find that Wisconsin offers various attractions during all the four seasons. Those who vacation in Wisconsin during September and October will enjoy (‘colorama‘) incredible fall colors. All throughout Wisconsin, vacationers can find a variety of family fun activities: corn mazes, apple-picking, fun festivals, and more. There’s no better way to enjoy fall than in a vacation cabin, cottage, lodge, or home!

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