Directions In the midst of the Adirondack Mountains of upstate New York overlooking a beautiful mountain lake, this Adirondack hotel is conveniently located just 30 minutes north of Lake George, 1 1/2 hours north of Albany, 3 1/2 hours north of New York City, and one hour south of Lake Placid. Gore Mountain Ski Area is only 15 minutes away. FROM SOUTH OF ALBANY (4 1/2 HOURS FROM NYC) Exit NY Thruway at Exit 24 Albany and take Exit 1N (after the toll) to I-87 North (the Adirondack “Northway”). After about an hour drive take Exit 25 (Chestertown/Brant Lake). Make a LEFT off of the exit ramp onto Route 8 West. Travel 3.5 miles on Route 8 and make a LEFT turn onto Friends Lake Road. Bear right at the fork in the road, then make a right at the next intersection (the continuation of Friends Lake Road) and continue 8/10ths of a mile to Friends Lake Inn. The Inn will be on your right.