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Sep 2, 2002 06:52 PM

Need B&B & restaurant recommendation in Adirondacks

  • t

I want to go away with my wife to see the fall foliage for the weekend of Oct 12-13. Based on my research, it should be pretty good in the Adirondacks then. I'm looking for a recommendation: I'd like to stay in a small inn or B&B and I'd like for there to be a good restaurant for a nice dinner within half an hour's drive or less. I'm coming from NYC, so closer to there is better.

Any suggestions?

- Tim

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  1. Let us know how the foilage was during the time you are going. We went through there a few years ago at the same time and hardly anything had turned.

    But everything depends on the weather. Also would like to hear about good eats you may find. Thanks!

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    1. re: Donna - MI

      Tim, we had a nice stay at Garnet Hill Lodge - a great deal of quite-good food included - which I think is in North River. Beautiful site - and on Columbus Day weekend, that year, the foliage and walks through the woods were lovely.

      We have visited Elk Lake Lodge (not stayed) a couple of times. Its location is drop dead beautiful, on a remote lake ringed with the high peaks - but the food I saw (now this was a couple years ago - sandwiches and ordinary looking veg soup) was on a lower level.

      Not too many independent restaurants of merit in the region as I recall.

    2. This should probably be posted to the Tristate board, as the Adirondack mountains are in New York, which isn't part of New England (much as they may want to be! ;-)

      I've spent a fair amount of time in the Adirondacks but don't know much about B&Bs there.

      Up here, we've got the Berkshires, Green Mountains and White Mountains, so if you change your mind and decide to head to New England, post back for recs in those places. Although this board is really supposed to be kept to food discussions, not travel discussions, the moderators are a bit more tolerant of off topic chatter on the slower boards.

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      1. re: Chris VR
        Brad Hanpeter

        Hi, i am from saranac lake, ny, in the heart of the adirondacks. Here in town, there is a great B&B's called Fogarty's B&B's. There arent many great restaraunts in this village, but the next town over (Lake Placid), has many. Two that i work for, Mr. Mike's Pizza and Nicola's Over main are two of the best in town. There are also many many more to choose from. I hope i have been of some assistance to you. Good Luck!

        Brad Hanpeter

      2. I know you're getting this late, but for future reference. Sunday Pond B&B north of Saranac Lake. Remote cabin with 3 rooms to let. Delicious breakfasts and with advance notice the Lyons family make a dinner just for you and it isn't just your standard American fare. Haven't stayed there in a couple of years, but the same family runs the place. Reasonably priced and if you enjoy canoeing or kayaking, you are definitely in the right place.