Saturday, June 23, 2012
A Beautiful Blue Sky And The Wind In Our Face! Happy Summer To Ya. We Are In Lake George, New York And Having A Blast! Status: Few Hours Late...I'm On VACATION!
So what's a Modtomic vacation like? Full crazy adventure and excitement! Like today...what did we do but get dragged precariously behind a speed boat on beautiful Lake George 300 ft. in the air! And of course, we're gonna find some interesting places along the way. This time...a cute cottage court where the staying is VERY reasonable!
Cool, huh! We've done this out over the ocean in Florida and South Carolina, but over a
beautiful mountain spring fed lake, that's something new. Something about being surrounded
by all those mountains and trees. Very nice! Highly recommended.
Before risking life and limb we had to find a place to stay. We stopped at a lot of joints and
compared prices and accommodations trying to find a place that had the right combination
of cool kitsch, cheap price and a decent place to lay our weary heads after a day of
See those cool "Hoop" chairs on the front porch of those attached cabin rooms? Right away,
upon trolling through the Village Of Lake George looking for a room, I noticed that they are
ubiquitous to this area. They are at just about every motel that has a place for them! I thought
they were new but our room has them too and I can attest now that they are indeed vintage!
I love them! Anyway, we didn't actually stay here at the Amber Lantern even though it was the
absolutely MOST reasonably priced place we could find. We still had another half of the town
to check out and the place we did pick was less interesting visually but we liked where it was
located and by the time we found IT we were done looking. I'll feature it later.
This joint was only a short distance from the "strip" at Lake George Village and along Lake
Shore Drive. It's not on the lake side but there seemed to be plenty of places to access the lake
nearby as well as being near the "Million Dollar Beach" at Lake George Village. We initially
passed this place by heading away from the strip after checking out some of the more pricey
places there but knew without a doubt that we'd have to stop in and check it out before
committing to a room. Just look how cool!
The rooms are modest in size and modestly appointed but we were quoted a price of just $50 a
night. Some of the cheaper rooms down on the strip were in the $90 - $175 a night range. We
would have gladly stayed here too. The place we picked is very similar in price, size and interior
style. We are not afraid of a little age on our temporary digs! Sure, the Amber Lantern might not
be for everybody...but if you are a little adventurous and cheap like me...you should check it
out for sure! Keep in mind that they will likely have different prices for different seasons. All
right, we're off to more adventure. I can't remember...is it Whitewater Rafting today or a tour
of the Great Camp Sagamore? I'll keep ya posted!