As some of you may have heard in previous years, Lake George, like many lakes in the United States, was experiencing problems with invasive species. The Asian clam, watermilfoil, zebra muscles and the spiny water flea are just a few that have plagued Lake George. Since the waterways are connected it opens the door for the species to spread. In order to gain control over the problem Lake George is taking a HUGE step in avoiding these invaders and requiring Mandatory Boat Washing for all watercraft being launched into the Lake George waters. You can find out information here. Beginning [...]
During the winter months we are always doing something. You would think since we work so hard throughout the open season that we may just kick our heels up and relax... no way! One of the projects from the 2013 / 2014 winter was to take the old deck railings from The Boathouse Lakeside Terrace off and replace them with tempered glass railings. The glass railings have really made a difference in the space, the views are not blocked in any way! Here are a few "before" photos followed by the "after" shots! Here are the before (very nice but [...]
The St. Martin Wedding The Lodges at Cresthaven When my wife and I started planning our wedding, the only things we really knew for sure was that we wanted it to be unique, with our own personal twist and we wanted it to be on Lake George. I had grown up near Lake George and had been swimming and boating in the lake for as long as I can remember. Having met my wife in New York City, I couldn’t wait to show her my favorite place on earth. Our first trip as a couple was camping on the [...]
Most people think of Lake George only as a summer town. Understandable. I mean, who wouldn't want to enjoy this? Or this? But winter is a great time in Lake George. Here is a shot of what the resort looks like from the lake. This weekend starts the Lake George Winter Carnival. You can find their schedule of events here. If you have never been it is a really fun winter event. In runs on the weekends throughout the month of February. There is something for everyone- outhouse races, chili and chower cookoffs, flag football, fireworks, beach bonfires, car races, [...]
While most people think of Lake George as a summer town we forget the beauty of the area in the winter. Here are photos taken around the resort in the last few weeks. Not too bad, huh? This first photo was taken on a very chilly morning in early January. The temperature when the photo was taken was -9 degrees! This was taken looking at the Boathouse from the grassy area near our pool. Again, it was on that VERY chilly morning. Another shot looking towards the south. The sun was trying to get up warm things [...]
The property that The Boathouse Restaurant stands on has a lot of history. We did a little internet research on sites such as Wikipedia and found a lot of information in the book Millionaires' Row on Lake George, NY by author and historian William Preston Gates. Lake George, NY was a summertime playground for the most wealthy Americans. Many of the richest Americans built "cottages" on the lake. These "cottages" consisted of large homes including multiple bedrooms and being as large as 20,000 square feet! In the 1860's Walter W. Price followed some of his wealthy friends and purchased land on the [...]
The fall in NY is always a beautiful time of the year. Within the last few days we "peaked" here in Lake George. Check out these beautiful shots taken around the resort!
Chef Paul “Paulie” Kuntz Paul was born in Buffalo, NY to European Parents. His family moved to Queensbury, NY where Paul graduated high school in 1983. He started in the restaurant business working as a dishwasher in 1979 at The Red Wheel Restaurant. He thoroughly enjoyed the atmosphere and quickly decided that this was the business he wanted to be in. Paul has worked in the area for over 33 years in many beloved local restaurants such as Coachhouse, Danahy’s, and Emporium. He started his cooking career as an Assistant Chef in 1986 and quickly was promoted to head chef. Although [...]
The Boathouse is hosting their Annual Costume Bash on Saturday, October 27th from 6 pm to midnight! $20.00 Admission includes a Halloween Dinner Buffet and Live Music with Andy Scott from 7-11 pm! Drink specials and Open Bar pricing available also! Costume contest with prizes awarded. Grand prize for best costume: A week's vacation for up to 6 people to the resort of your choice! Over 3,500 resorts to choose from! Check out some pictures from last year's fun!! Our 2011 Costume Contest Winner!! See you there!!
The booking for the 2013 wedding season is in full swing and dates are filling up fast! We have a great offer for a spring wedding at The Boathouse. We are offering up to 20% off of the wedding packages for a wedding date before May 5th, 2013 if it is booked by November 1st. 2012! You can find our wedding packages on our website here. Here are some pictures from weddings at The Boathouse: Susan Blackburn Portrait Design Photo Credit: Michael Gallitelli We look forward to hearing from you soon! For more information please contact Jayne Moskal at [email protected] [...]