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Popular amenities for Lake George vacation rentals

Stay near Lake George's top sights

Fort William Henry Hotel & Conference Center5 locals recommend
Shepard Park19 locals recommend
Lake George Beach Club22 locals recommend
Fort William Henry Museum and Restoration36 locals recommend
Duffy's Tavern15 locals recommend
Caffe Vero19 locals recommend

Quick stats about vacation rentals in Lake George

  • Total rentals

    120 properties

  • Rentals with a pool

    90 properties have a pool

  • Pet-friendly rentals

    10 properties allow pets

  • Family-friendly rentals

    40 properties are a good fit for families

  • Total number of reviews

    3K reviews

  • Nightly prices starting at

    $40 before taxes and fees

Your guide to Lake George

All About Lake George

Located in upstate New York, inside the protected wilderness of Adirondack Park, the town of Lake George is a destination in itself; its main feature is the pristine freshwater Lake George, which is 32 miles long, 3 miles wide, and more than 12,000 years old. The area holds significance in American history — it held witness to territorial battles between the British and the French in the mid-18th century until the American Revolution. Today, travelers from all over the world come to see the picturesque views of the Adirondack wilderness. It’s a place where families can come to retreat and discover the 100-mile high vista of Prospect Mountain. There are many outdoor activities to enjoy, including boating, golfing, horseback riding, and spending long days grilling under picnic pavilions on the beach.

The best time to stay in a vacation rental in Lake George

To make the most of your vacation at Lake George, plan your visit from May to September, when temperatures will be moderate enough for you to hike and bike around the lake. Some other activities perfect for this time of year include whitewater rafting and playing golf. Throughout the year, the weather in Lake George is a nice mix of cool temperatures with light humidity.

If you travel to Lake George from October to November, you’ll see the leaves reveal their legendary autumnal colors. Along with the foliage, what makes fall a special time to visit Lake George are the many festivities that you can experience like the Adirondack Balloon Festival, Oktoberfest at the Great Escape, or the Fort By Firelight. Another favorite local fall tradition is to head out in the woods and spend a weekend camping.

Top things to do in Lake George

Leaf peeping

Prepare to be wowed by the foliage and all of the amazing photo opportunities that Lake George affords visitors in fall. A couple of key vantage points include the hiking trails of Shepard Park and the views from the Lake George Steamboat. Everywhere you turn, you’ll find beautiful perspectives that make Lake George a memorable trip.

Adirondack Balloon Festival

The Adirondack Balloon Festival is a local tradition that’s drawn visitors from all over the country to this corner of upstate New York for over 40 years. The day begins with an early Big Balloon Breakfast followed by a morning launch of dozens of balloons. The festival features concerts, barbecues, a car show, a craft fair, and flashlight-friendly views of balloons flying in the moonlight.

Cruise Paradise Bay

A local steamboat company has been taking passengers around Paradise Bay for over 200 years. Board one of America’s longest-operating tour boats, as it cruises around the bay showing off the stunning scenery of the lakeside homes, the Island of the Narrows, and the Adirondack Mountains.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • How is the weather in Lake George?

    Lake George experiences a variety of weather throughout the year. Summers typically are warm ranging from 70 to 90°F (21 to 32°C), perfect for lake activities. Winter months see temperatures drop to 20 to 30°F (-6 to -1°C), providing a winter wonderland featuring skiing and other snow activities. The fall is noted for its vibrant foliage while spring is mild with blooming flowers.

  • What are some of the best things to do in Lake George?

    There are plenty of activities to do in Lake George. From taking a historic steamboat cruise on the lake, exploring the Fort William Henry Museum, enjoying a swim at Million Dollar Beach, to visiting the Adventure Racing Family Fun Center for mini-golf and go-karts. Nature lovers often enjoy hiking, fishing, and bird-watching as well.

  • What is the best time of year to visit Lake George?

    The most frequented time to visit Lake George is during the summer, from June to August. The weather is warm, and it's prime time for lake activities. During this period, the annual Lake George Music Festival and the Lake George Summer Concert Series are popular local events that draw crowds.

  • What are the best places to stay in Lake George?

    Popular areas to stay in Lake George include the Village of Lake George for its walkability to attractions, Bolton Landing for its peaceful environment and beach access, and Diamond Point for its family-friendly resorts. For privacy and rustic charm, consider staying in one of the lakefront properties or cabins around the lake.

  • What are the best places to visit in Lake George?

    Visitors often enjoy the Fort William Henry Museum, Lake George Expedition Park, and the Lake George Steamboat Company. The Million Dollar Beach is a popular spot for a swim, while Prospect Mountain provides a panoramic view of the lake. Natural Stone Bridge and Caves Park is another frequently suggested visit for its unique geological formations.

  • What are some hiking trails in Lake George?

    There are numerous hiking trails in Lake George. The Prospect Mountain trail offers a moderate 3-mile (4.8 km) hike with a rewarding view at the top. The Buck Mountain trail is a more challenging 6.6-mile (10.6 km) trek, showcasing stunning lakeside views. The Shelving Rock Falls trail is an accessible 1.7-mile (2.7 km) hike leading to a beautiful waterfall.

  • What are some family activities to do in Lake George?

    Lake George has a variety of family-friendly activities. Families can enjoy a day at the Great Escape and Hurricane Harbor amusement park, explore the Lake George Expedition Park, or go for a swim at Million Dollar Beach. For an educational experience, the Fort William Henry Museum provides interactive historic exhibits.

  • What are some of the best day trip ideas in Lake George?

    Consider exploring the natural beauty of Prospect Mountain for a panoramic view of Lake George. A visit to the Lake George Expedition Park to witness a dinosaur themed exhibition could be exciting for the younger ones. A day trip to nearby Saratoga Springs for its famous mineral baths and horse racing history is also an interesting option.

  • Are there vacation rentals with a dedicated workspace in Lake George?

    Yes! Work meets play with ease at over 60 vacation rentals in Lake George featuring dedicated workspaces. Stay connected and productive in your home away from home.

  • Are there pet-friendly vacation rentals in Lake George?

    Four-legged friends are welcome in Lake George. Choose from more than 10 vacation rentals for guests traveling with pets.

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