Fall 2020, a new type of getaway, just a drive away.

We need a break, a change of scenery but we’re not quite ready to get on a train or plane yet; a long drive now more than ever may be the answer and I know the perfect place.

I think it’s fair to say we would all love to just move on with our lives but there are restrictions in almost every direction you turn.
In past years, a fall getaway was just that, a mini-vacation.
Now we want it to accomplish so much more. A fresh start looking forward to a new year with hope and even dreams. Nothing is exactly the same as it was and I find I reach for who and what I can depend on because we’ve all learned at this stage, moments matter.

And that brings me to the Adirondacks, just the name evokes a fall feel and after the last few months,  I am more than ready… 

Lake George in itself is about as picturesque as you could imagine; the Sagamore in Lake George takes it to a whole new level.

From the moment you drive up to the historical building, old-world charm greets you.  If you’ve ever seen the movie, Somewhere in Time with Jane Seymour, that’s what this hotel reminds me of.

Although there are several different residential buildings within the Sagamore, we prefer the historic hotel. When you walk through the lobby to the back patio, you are greeted with a view of the lake that is breathtaking.

Love early mornings on the patio watching the sunrise and the fog lift.

The accommodations, although somewhat dated, are welcoming and comfortable.

There is plenty to do, or you can do nothing at all. Personally, ‘nothing’ works for me, with the exception of eating, a little boutique shopping, and the spa. I don’t need much more than that.

Great ideas for a ‘fashion blogger’ and her daughter. ☺

If you like to hike, there are a few of the best trails around, or you can go to the highest point as we did on Prospect Mountain.

Walking paths literally in the back of the hotel…

Late afternoon you can sit on the patio or one of many spots overlooking the lake, or you can mellow out by one of the massive fireplaces either in the lounge/bar area or the lobby.

Food is served all afternoon at any one of the tables…

The fireplace goes all day in the lobby, beautiful area to enjoy a hot chocolate or coffee.

We spent a day walking around the town of Bolton Landing which has several boutiques as well as restaurants on every block.

We are a family that loves macaroons and The Forest Hill ADK Cafe was a great place to stop for that and a coffee.

Boating is always an option as well.

Alternatively, The Lake George Steamboat Company is another option if you are looking for a day cruise or just a few hours out on the water. Personally if I’m laying by the pool, I’m happy just watching the ships go by; that was a song, right?

A couple of the restaurants are literally right on the water at the hotel itself, which is where my husband and I prefer to eat.

Honestly, it was a great escape that I would recommend to anyone who needs to recharge once in a while and just reconnect. What are your plans this fall?

Some other blogs you may be interested all with a focus on fall…
Gwen @ Gwenliveswell
Rosemary @ distinctlysouthernstyle
Rebecca @ ryoureadytoorganize
Michele @ hotflashandsss
D’Arcy @ dear-darcy
LeNysha @ fiftyfabandtraveling

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    1. Fall road trips are my favorite, especially after the past few months, Thank you for taking a moment to read !

  1. This place looks amazing! The food, the view! What a wonderful time! Thank you for the suggestion, and if I ever have the opportunity to visit when I go back to the East Coast, I will remember your post!

    1. Thank you so much for taking a moment to read it! It really is a lot of fun even if you are just relaxing for the day!

    1. Thank you Rebecca, I love visuals on travel posts and this area is so pretty to visit…I would call it my ‘happy place’:)

  2. I love, love this getaway Sherri, love everything about the Adirondacks .
    Not sure if I’ll ever make it a reality to go there, but it is on my Bucket list.

    This is a favorite getaway I’ve had the pleasure of experiencing in different ways many times.

    Grove Park Inn in Asheville, NC.

    Very old and by some standards outdated, however, history is never outdated to me.

    We live on the outskirt of Asheville for 6 years. We always had season tickets to the Grove and to Biltmore, this gave us access to dining and all the special events during the year.

    The underground spa was built the year we moved away, so I never experienced a stay but I did get to tour it prior to the grand opening.

    This is a great video that takes you into the best parts.

    The fireplace is bigger than my kitchen! haha…

    All the furnishings are/were designed by Stickley, a much sought after style today…super expensive and very heavy.

    The food…oh my…no words.

    The grounds have their own history and in the spring and winter is beyond belief.

    1. Thanks for taking the time to read it Bea, I am definitely interested in looking into Grove Park, especially given most of our upcoming travel will be long drives. I will check out your link and thanks so much… Sound like a place we would love!

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