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.


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.

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