Lake George Adirondack-Style “Glamping”

Tour Length: 4 Days/3 Nights

Tour Available: Tuesdays through Fridays, June, July, September and October

Fall back in love with the great outdoors: Roast s’mores, sing ‘round the campfire, swim in the lake, gaze at the stars, create arts and crafts, paddle a canoe and ride a horse!

The Adirondack Region is one of the most diverse destinations on the East Coast, offering unparalleled outdoor recreation throughout its dazzling lakes, wild mountains, and charming towns and villages. From the early 19th century, the deep woods and lakes of the Adirondack Mountains have beguiled empresses, inspired railroad tycoons and offered solace to poets, painters and authors.

In the mid-to-late-1800's, America's well-to-do families began taking an interest in securing lakeside summer homes in the Adirondacks. They were primarily seeking a romanticized version of the wilderness, where they could live in comfort, but in an environment different from the big cities they called home.

Come and see for yourself why the Adirondacks became a magnet for summer vacationers. Welcome to Camp at The Stony Creek Ranch Resort, an all-inclusive resort in upstate New York!

Day One:

Arrive at the Ranch in time for lunch. Gather in the rustic dining room that offers spectacular views of the Hudson River. Enjoy a hearty, ranch-style lunch while the staff welcomes you with an orientation to Camp.

stony creek ranchAfter lunch, settle in to your updated, Adirondack style accommodations. All rooms offer great views of either the mountains or the riverfront.

This afternoon is your chance to become acquainted with the ranch animals, paddle a canoe, walk on the nature trails or take a swim in the pool.

Before you know it, it’s time for Happy Hour in the Red Dog Saloon. Sip your favorite beverage and munch on complimentary snacks as you discuss your activities for tomorrow.

Gather for a delicious dinner served in the dining hall. After dinner head out to the campfire for dessert--------s’mores and a cowboy story!

Day Two:

Good mornin’, partner! Gather around the campfire and join the cowboys for breakfast! Learn about the life of a cowboy as you share breakfast on the range.

horseback rideAfter breakfast, it’s time to saddle up. Now is your chance to experience nature on horseback. New riders and seasoned experts alike, will head out with an experienced wrangler who will lead a ride through the woods and on to the banks of the Hudson River.

Your time on the trail is certain to work up your appetite. Head to the dining hall for some “home-cooked grub!”

After lunch it’s arts and crafts time. Meet your instructor from the Adirondack Folk School and learn of the unique Adirondack style and craftsmanship. The beauty and natural abundance of this environment influenced the skilled artisans that created the pack basket, twig furniture, birch bark containers, the Adirondack chair, the guide boat and the Adirondack lean-to. These are the home furnishings, boats and decor still found in cabins, lodges and homes today. During your class you’ll make an Adirondack craft to take home with you.

The rest of the afternoon offers time to enjoy Camp the way you wish. Paddle a canoe or row a boat, grab a fishing pole, relax on the beach with a good book or stroll along the nature trails.

Happy Hour begins at 5:00 pm. Unwind in the Red Dog Saloon and share tales of your afternoon’s adventures.

Tonight’s dinner features a barbecue certain to please the heartiest of appetites. After dinner, meet back at the Saloon, for some boot-stompin’ live entertainment and line dancing lessons.

Day Three:

Fort HenryAfter breakfast, board your coach and head out on a field trip to Lake George. Your first stop is at Fort William Henry. Originally built in 1755, this legendary British fort was featured in “The Last of the Mohicans.” In 1755, Fort William Henry was constructed to command the southern end of Lake George. It was a British outpost to protect the colonies further to the south and to serve as a launching site against the French-held northern end of the lake protected by Fort Carillon. Step back in time and learn what it was like to be at the outpost in the wilderness in 1757. Learn of the hardships and fears of being the front line of defense of the British Colonies.

Meet a British soldier of the 35 Regiment of Foot, sent to the New World to fight the long-standing enemy of Britain and found himself in an area very different from his homeland. Ask the Rangers about the different tactics they learned from the Native American people who lived here and how they changed the way war was fought. Some of these tactics are still in use today with the modern military. Learn of the important part women played at the 18th Century fortress and entrenched camp. These women kept the army clothed and fed while enduring great hardship. Your visit includes a guided tour, military demonstration and time to explore on your own.

Next, head in to downtown Lake George. Gather for an included lunch served right on the shoreline.

lake george steamboatAfter lunch, climb aboard one of the last steam paddle wheelers in America for a one-hour cruise on Lake George. Take in the amazing scenery while you learn of the region’s rich history.

Arrive back at Camp late afternoon. There will be time to relax, swim in the pool or paddle a canoe.

Your farewell evening starts with happy hour in the Saloon, followed by a delicious, hearty dinner.

rodeoThen, prepare yourself for an evening to remember, as you witness a Texas-style Championship Rodeo. Gather ‘round the corral and capture the excitement of bareback riding, team roping, calf roping, steer wrestling and barrel-racing.

After the rodeo, head back to the Saloon for a thirst-quenching beverage and one last swing around the dance floor.

Day Four:

After breakfast, it’s time to pack your bags and prepare to depart. As you travel home, sing a few rounds of “Kumbaya”, as you reflect on your days at Camp.

DETAILS

Tour Length: 4 Days/3 Nights

Tour Available: Tuesdays through Fridays, June, July, September and October

Your Package Includes:

  • 3 Nights Lodging
  • 3 Breakfasts, including Breakfast with the Cowboys
  • 3 Lunches
  • 3 Happy Hour Receptions
  • 3 Dinners
  • Nightly, live entertainment
  • Canoe Rides
  • Kayak Rides
  • Nature Walks
  • Cowboy Story by the Campfire
  • S’mores by the Campfire
  • Guided Horseback Ride along Nature Trails
  • Hands-on Craft Class
  • Line Dancing Lessons
  • Admission to Fort William Henry
  • Cruise on Lake George
  • Wild West Rodeo
  • Souvenir Bandana
  • Baggage service for one piece of luggage per traveler
  • Accommodations, group meals, admissions and baggage service for the coach driver
  • Taxes and gratuities

Pricing Information:

The following prices are based on 26 paid travelers and with 26 paid travelers include one complimentary package based on single occupancy. Fewer than 26 paid travelers may result in a price increase or elimination of complimentary package. Prices and itinerary are subject to change.

  • Per person double occupancy: 699.00
  • Per person single occupancy: 953.00

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