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Meet The Lodge at Schroon Lake

For generations of travelers, scenic Schroon Lake, with its sparkling lake, small town charm, and abundant outdoor adventures just steps (or pulls of the paddle) away, has been an ideal, memorable summer vacation destination. In the early 20th century, a handsome, expansive lodge known as the Brown Swan Club opened its doors to travelers looking for something special. Over the years, the lodge changed hands, saw modern improvements, and spent time as a religious camp. When the camp closed a few years ago, there was an opportunity for the spacious property, complete with cottages and activities, to get a new lease on life (no pun intended!) and welcome a new generation of travelers to this special town. After extensive upgrades and updates, the brand-new Lodge at Schroon Lake, which pays homage to the classic Brown Swan Club with modern amenities, is now open. We're ready to stay, are you?

A vintage color postcard showing the Brown Swan Club, an early Adirondack hotel.The exterior of a dark brown and green trimmed resort lodge.

Stay a while, stay in comfort

If you're like me, the idea of an old-fashioned vacation in a sprawling Adirondack lodge has a lot of appeal. Think: wide porches with comfy chairs and beautiful views. Think: sunset rides on a sparkling, vintage Chris Craft motorboat. The Lodge has all of that, and so much more, it's a resort you have to see for yourself to truly believe, especially when it comes to the overnight options. At the Lodge, you have your choice of hotel rooms and suites in the two primary lodges; nine lakeview chalets with two bedrooms, kitchen, living space, and private deck; five secluded cabins; a rustic-inspired cabin featuring suites only; and, perhaps neatest of all, glamping tents! Glamping is what happens when you mix a luxurious hotel stay with camping; no, you won't be sleeping on the ground, you'll be in a spacious tent with a real bed, in-tent electricity, furniture, a deck for lounging, and easy access to bathrooms and more lounge areas.

The interior of a spacious hotel room showing living and dining areas and mini kitchen.

The selection of overnight options means that you can find peace and quiet away from the Main Lodge, be in the heart of the resort, or even have the freedom to make your own amazing Adirondack meals and enjoy morning coffee on your private deck or balcony. All of the rooms have Adirondack charm, while still being up to date and offering all that you'll need to have a relaxed, rejuvenating, and super fun stay.

A wooden deck looks out over a tree-ringed grassy lawn, with a lake beyond.

Family fun

Although Schroon Lake is home to abundant adventures and activities, from shopping to hiking, fishing, and live music, you really don't even need to leave the Lodge to fill your days with family fun. The wide, wonderful array of activities available to overnight guests is rather astonishing and should intrigue any family looking for a special summer getaway. Want to race remote-controlled boats on the resort's pond? The Lodge has this unique activity twice a week, on Tuesday and Wednesday afternoons. (Pro tip: weekday stays are often a bit quieter than weekends!) The whole family, or just the kids, can take part in scavenger hunts, arts and crafts, s'mores and stargazing, create terrariums to take home, and outdoor movie nights.

The start of an Adirondack mini golf course, surrounded by pine trees and featuring a carved bear.

In addition to these regular events and activities, you'll also have family-friendly options such as on-site mini golf, swimming beach, an indoor pool, paddling, lawn games, game room, and fitness center. Even if you live in the neighborhood, why wouldn't you want to come by for some extra special fun? Oh, and remember how we mentioned fishing? You can do that right here at the resort's stocked fishing pond! I know, it all sounds too good to be true. But it's not and that is so awesome, right?

Indulge your cravings

We know a lot of places call themselves "foodie friendly," but the Lodge at Schroon Lake takes that to a new level of comfort, indulgence, and flavor. Open to the public, the Brown Swan has a classic tavern feel, with farm-to-table menus for breakfast through dinner. Well, through dessert, of course! The food is mouth-watering and offers an elevated twist on standard pub food, like the gruyere-stuffed burger topped with maple-cured bacon, or the short rib poutine. Have you ever had carrot cake flapjacks? Well, you're about to!

Close-up of a fruit-laden Dutch baby pancake.

Overnight guests also have access to The Bevy, a cocktail lounge off the lobby, where creative cocktails and more inventive meals make family gatherings and fireside romantic getaways that much tastier.

Summer is a special time to get outside, enjoy the natural beauty of the Adirondacks, and make some memories with family and friends. This summer, The Lodge at Schroon Lake promises to offer all of that, plus more, so don't wait to make your reservations! While you're in the Adirondack Hub, just an easy drive up I-87 from the capital district, check out other fun events, attractions, and sweet treats!