1. Sleep-easy at this old-time speakeasy
False walls, hidden closets, a secret hallway, and a bar with a one-of-a-kind New York history are just a few of the special features you will find at the Silver Spruce Bed & Breakfast. This cool post-and-beam home dating back to the 1790s was reinvented in the 1920s for the prohibition era. The past owner, Sally Miller Smith spared no expense, topping off her 17-room addition and elaborate liquor hiding places with the bar she purchased from Manhattan’s original Waldorf Astoria Hotel before it was torn down in 1930. Sally set up this unique piece in the basement, where it became the focal point of her wild parties in the speakeasy formerly known as The Tavern at The Schroon River Falls.
2. More than it seams
This quiet B&B retreat offers panoramic views of a beautiful brook, pond and the surrounding Adirondack Mountains. The B&B is located along Trout Brook Stream on Trout Brook Road near the Hoffman Notch Wilderness area just to the north of downtown Schroon Lake. Here you’ll find great hunting, fishing, hiking, biking, skiing, snowmobiling and all your sewing and alteration needs. …Wait, what?!! Rocky Acres Inn Bed & Breakfast is home to the on-site Rocky Mountain Sewing and Alterations where you are invited to stay at the Bed and Breakfast for an Adirondack vacation and bring your sewing and alternation needs with you. Rest and relax while having your garments renewed: have your formal wear altered; get your hems, zippers fixed up; detail your uniforms and aprons; and don't forget to have your curtains, pillows, and pet needs customized.
3. 12,000 reasons you will want to visit
The Adirondacks are known for pristine beauty and untouched landscape, and at the Elk Lake Lodge you can literally get away from it all on their 12,000 private acres. The Elk Lake Lodge says, “This is a world that is unchanged in hundreds of years - a timeless place that offers a unique wilderness experience, a place to enjoy the silence, the clean air, the unspoiled natural beauty that are increasingly rare in modern life.” Ranked in Outside Magazine as one of the “Ten best wilderness lodges in North America,” this little gem in New York State is easy to get to, close to everything - yet somehow away from it all. Be a guest on its privately-owned forest preserve surrounded by the Adirondack Mountains. Run by a single family since the middle of the last century, the Elk Lake Lodge has been in operation in the same spot since the mid-nineteenth century. It is place that change rarely touches.
4. Rough it with style
The Scaroon Manor, is a New York State owned campground with a distinguished past. Notably, it was the location for filming of the movie Marjorie Morningstar with Gene Kelly and Natalie Wood in 1957 and soon became an elegant destination resort for the rich. Although the Manor was torn down when New York State bought it in 1967, the resort’s exceptional features such as the historic amphitheater, and the 1200 feet of shoreline and beautiful beach remain available to guests. Today, Scaroon Manor Campground is available for day use and overnight camping on the 240 acres of land. The current campground consists of: 60 campsites, hot showers, flush toilets, picnic areas, picnic pavilion, swimming beach, boat docks, and trailer dump station. Motor boats, rowboats, and canoes are welcome. It is also handicap accessible.
Find your Adirondack Basecamp
Discover a unique getaway of your own, the Schroon Lake Region has a variety of lodging options, from motels, cabins and lodges, to B&Bs, private rentals, and camping - pick the one that resonates with you. Perhaps pack your pic-a-nic basket, and take the family to Yogi Bear's Jellystone Park Adirondack Camp - Resort or try something offbeat like Betty's Funny Farm. Take a look for yourself and see - there is so much to be explored here.