Just got back from our first 4 night family vacation at the Trout House.
I found out about this hidden gem on my drive up to Burlington for business. (I live in Long Island, NY). Drove right by it and wrote it down on a scrap piece of paper....glad I did. Once I found out it was dog friendly outside of summer it looked like the perfect place to bring the entire family for our first true family vacation.
The Paul Revere cabin was exactly as advertised on the website, maybe even better, since it had flatscreens (the website had older looking TVs). Very comfortable, we even loved the way the sound the screen door made when it closed.
Views, cabin, games and activities at the resort, etc are unbeatable. One morning I took the kayak for a ride to the other side of the lake and back. Each way was about 1.5 miles. When I got out to the middle of the lake I looked around and the views were even more breath-taking. My 360 degree view was beautiful lake water and in the far distance rolling green mountains as far as the eye can see in the background.
The town of Hague, "downtown" is just a 5 minute walk from resort, is beautifully country and super small, nothing in town more than a quaint market but for a family of ours who work in Midtown Manhattan, it was exactly what we were looking for. Walking our dogs in town would always turn into nice conversations with the locals. After the 2nd day you would bump into the same people on the street or in the market and expand on your conversations from the prior day. It was a great vacation.
Only minor drawback was that if we want to bring the dogs back it could not be in the summer months. Although they are one of the few dog friendly places that we found.
It was no surprise when I learned that most people who visit Trout House, especially in the summer, leave their deposit for next year before going home.
On the drive home we were already speaking to my sister about a joint family vacation next year.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Trout House is located on the peaceful shores of northern Lake George, and has been a popular summer destination for generations of families. The sleepy village of Hague is surrounded by the lake's majestic Adirondack Mountains. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Trout House Village Hotel Hague
- Trout Hotel Village
- Trout Resort Village