Monday, December 11, 2017

GFJ and I: Day 3 & 4 - Bolton Landing

Bolton Landing. It's not much of a town during the off season. But it is much nicer to walk through, when more of the stores are open for browsing than in Lake George.

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I didn't know what to expect from The Sagamore (see above picture).  Yet, I know that GFJ may have spent a pretty penny for two nights here, given the rate card I saw online. However, GFJ may have saved a lot of money by making last minute reservations direct to their front desk instead of using an online service. It would not be appropriate for me to ask her how much she spent, but I know I wouldn't have spent this money on my own.

The first night, we decided to eat at the hotel's restaurant, and it was a feast for two.  They had no problems turning a side dish into a vegetarian main course that GFJ would eat. As for me, I had the Chicken Saltimboca, and would recommend it to anyone dining here. (Please note: I am compensating for my taste buds being a little bit "off" due to the medicine I've been taking.)   Afterwards, we went outside and enjoyed a S'more cooked over an open fire pit.  Then we went to the top floor and captured the view of the fire pit and the area around it.

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The next day, we took a tour of the hotel's kitchen, hosted by the hotel's Sous Chef. It was a fascinating behind the scenes look at what makes food service work here.  Out of respect for the guide, I did not take any photos of the kitchen - one does not look at the man behind the green curtain.

Later, we went outside where I captured the photos below:

Aren't these lakefront views priceless?

After a short hike on the nature trail, it was time for dinner.  This time, we went a different place in Bolton Landing and were not the only customers. Although the food was nothing special by NYC standards, it was a pleasant place to eat. And I'd recommend Frederick's if in town during the off season.

Once we were done with dinner, it was back to The Sagamore to relax.  GFJ took a swim in the pool, while I relaxed watching a movie. One thing I know, that after this trip, I will have to cut out as many carbs as I can from my diet.

1 comment:

  1. Lake George is a wonderful place with spectacular beauty. It is hopping and crowded in season but once Labor Day comes it shuts down. It has been many years since I stayed at the Sagamore but the treatment there and the food was spectacular. We took a few vacations up there when the kids were younger. I do not know if it is open in the off season but there is a great steakhouse up at the Sagamore Golf Course. The course itself is a classic Donald Ross design and is both beautiful and a good challenge to play.