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Top 5 Hotels In Upstate New York For Your Summer Vacation

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Upstate New York is beautiful all year long. But summer is perhaps the best time to go! The weather is lovely, and it's easy to participate in the lakeside and mountain activities that Upstate New York is famous for.

Let this list of the top five hotels in Upstate New York inspire your summer vacation planning!

Top 5 Hotels In Upstate New York For Your Summer Vacation

1. Fern Lodge


If you’re looking for a stay that combines mountain adventures with lakeside fun, then Fern Lodge is for you! This Adirondack resort on Friends Lake offers its guests a peaceful getaway. The property includes Jacuzzi tubs and stone fireplaces as well as easy access to canoes and kayaks. And there’s a plethora of activities and things to do in the area from massages to brewery tours.

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(Image: Fern Lodge — Booking)

Right now, Fern Lodge is running a host of packages and offers for stays! Take advantage of their romantic Adirondack getaway package and enjoy hors d’oeuvres and wine on the lake and a cheese and fruit plate upon arrival!

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(Image: Fern Lodge — Booking)

2. Amsterdam Castle


Yep – a castle! This unique and beautiful hotel was built in 1895 in the Late Victorian Style. The building underwent an extensive renovation in the early 2000s to turn it into a bed and breakfast style hotel. Bookings in this beautiful building go quick, so book fast!

This boutique hotel offers a historical stay and a highly-rated dining experience at their restaurant, The Great Hall at Amsterdam. Visitors can also explore the city of Amsterdam with its farmers markets and free movie nights in the park!

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(Image: Amsterdam Castle — Booking)

3. The Inn at Erlowest

Lake George

The second glamorous castle on this list, The Inn at Erlowest was built as a private, lakeside residence in the late 1800s. It was built in the stone-centric Queen Anne style and renovated in the 1990s to transform it into a luxury resort with a farm-to-table restaurant.

Guests can enjoy the peaceful view of Lake George and lounge on the beach. There are lots of things to do around Lake George. Visitors can whitewater raft on the Hudson, take a tour with the Lake George Steamboat Company, and visit historic homes. The Inn is offering a variety of romantic and experiential packages and offers to their guests!

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(Image: The Inn at Erlowest –Booking)

4. The Adelphi

Saratoga Springs

This glamorous, more urban hotel in Saratoga Springs offers luxury to the max. The Adelphi has been described as having a “Great Gatsby feel” to it. Much of the décor is comprised of antiques and artifacts from the hotel’s history, beginning in 1877 when it was built. The Adelphi is also offering a spa package to their guests right now!

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(Image: The Adelphi — Booking)

Saratoga Springs is littered with fun things from spas and art galleries to walking tours and hikes. Horses are also a large part of Saratoga culture, and visitors can watch harness races and polo matches or even go for a horseback ride themselves!

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(Image: The Adelphi — Booking)

5. Mirror Lake Inn

Lake Placid

This Adirondack resort and spa is located directly on Lake Mirror and offers its guests private balconies with mountain and lake views. The full-service spa and sauna ensure that your lakeside, mountain vacation will be relaxing. And the restaurants onsite will impress!

The Mirror Lake Inn is offering several vacation packages right now, including their culinary weekend getaway, featuring a partnership between the Inn and The Carriage House Cooking School to offer guests demonstration-style cooking classes!

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(Image: Mirror Lake Inn — Booking)

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