Wednesday, June 27, 2012
More Great Vintage Signage Around The Lake George NY Area. The Vintage Neon Is Hanging On 'Round Here! Status: Support Your Local Neon!
Happily, the Lake George NY area hasn't yet been re-developed so much that all the little "Mom & Pop" hotels and motels have been bought up for the real estate and turned into Holiday Inn's! Sadly the balance may be shifted slightly the other direction and many of the small joints probably can't maintain the expensive neon signage. What's left is beautiful and highly appreciated by some of us!
We spotted the Blue Moon Motel just north of the "strip" on our way to Wild Waters to go on
our white water rafting trip. I wish I had the time to poke inside EVERY ONE of these places
to give you a better heads up on what to expect inside but alas, I'm actually here for fun. I know!
Hard to believe! It would be cool if finding these places and doing reviews of them were able to
pay my bills though. That would be an awesome job!
Even without looking inside though, this place looks like a safe bet. There are families here as
you can see. Most folks won't subject their families to a sketchy joint. The place looks very
clean from the outside too. No idea about room rates. I'm sure a quick Google search would
help ya out there. Nice Pool! And that great neon sign. That's amazing. Apparently there
was a freak hail storm here recently. I'm surprised there weren't more neon signs that were
Ready to can that corporate job and open a Bed and Breakfast? Maybe this is what you are
looking for and didn't even know it! I don't know if it's "Turn Key" but obviously it was already
a working B&B. This is just a few miles from Lake George in Warrensburg NY. I gotta
say, I love old chippy paint broken down neon signs like this almost as much as well kept,
functional units! Rusty pieces like this really speak to how long they've been around. This ain't
no reproduction folks!
This place - The Mohecan Motel - is right down the street from where we are staying. It's got a
fabulously politically incorrect sign! I love it anyway. There are a number of similar motel names
and signs in Cherokee North Carolina...but that was on Native American land. That's a little
different. At least to me. I don't mind at all, but I could see were some folks might be offended.
Still, that's some beautiful neon signage! The motel itself also looks pretty nice! I can't image
that the rooms would be a disappointment to anybody but the most discriminating guest. Oh, and
did ya see the plastic and iron "hoop chairs"? I'm telling ya, they are EVERYWHERE around
Lake George! I'm calling them the "New Lake George Adirondack Chair"!