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For Private Investments in Tourism Growing Throughout the Park

Private Investments in Tourism Growing Throughout the Park

While the State invests in recreational assets, private investors are stepping up to invest in new and upgraded hotels along with other projects - basically the things tourists spend money on.

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Warren County Hotels See Business Decline

The average decline was 4% and the top hotels saw a decline of 8%.  Warren Cty includes Lake George, Bolton, Chestertown, Pottersville, North Creek and more.

Read the news story here.

Warren County Hotels See Business Decline

The average decline was 4% and the top hotels saw a decline of 8%.  Warren Cty includes Lake George, Bolton, Chestertown, Pottersville, North Creek and more.

Read the news story here.

Hotel Saranac Opens

The long restoration of the Hotel Saranac is complete and it reopened this weekend.

Read the news story here.

North Country Lodging Funds Wins $3m REDC Grant

The $3m North Country Lodging Fund will provide money needed to implement critical lodging project in the region.

See page 78 of the 2017 REDC grant awards booklet here.

ROOST Review Shows Growth in Tupper Tourism

ROOST presented a review of Tupper Lake tourism showing growth.

Read the news story here.

Hamilton County Still Trending to Fewer Guest Accomodations

The small motels and Inns of Hamilton Country are continuing to close for a variety of reasons.  Fewer beds means fewer tourists means less funds for marketing.

Read the news story here.

Deer's Head Inn Reopens a Few Rooms

The inn has reopened a few renovated rooms, adding to places to stay in Elizabethtown.  It is the first time in decades that the rooms have been open.

Read the news story here.

Air B&B is Booming Across the Park

Air B&B has taken off in the Park.  It isn't loved everywhere but its is a way to add rooms for overnight stays without adding hotels and it seems to be working all over the Park.

Read the news story here.

New Owners of Stony Creek Ranch have Invested $2m

The Warrensburg 80 room/cabin ranch resort has reopened for business.

Read the news story here.

ACR Resort in Tupper Lake Closes on Land Purchase

The 5800 acres tract was purchased for $5.2 million.  The closing dates back to an agreement to purchase signed in 2004 with the Oval Wood Dish Liquidating Trust.  

Read the news story here.

Rebuilt Visitor Center at AMC Heart Lake Opens

The Adk Mtn Club has opened it newly rebuilt visitor center at the Heart Lake trail head.

Read the news story here.

Lake Flower Hotel Approved by APA

The APA approved a permit for the long planned new hotel on Lake Flower in Saranac Lake.  

Read the news story here.

Much Larger Convenience Store Opens in Ray Brook

The gas station in Ray Brook has been replaced by a new, much larger Maplefields store.  

Read the news story here.

Woods Inn in Inlet Wins $124k Grant for Expansion

The expansion plan includes conversion of one building into 4 townhouses and addition of a retail center.

Read about the grant on page 72 of the 2016 REDC grant awards booklet.

New Hotel for Tupper Lake Wins $2m NC REDC Grant

Called Crossroads, the new independent boutique hotel in Tupper Lake won a $2m grant toward construction.

Read about the grant on page 72 of the 2016 REDC grant awards booklet

Garnet Hill Lodge Sold for $1.575M

The lodge in Johnstown has been sold including all furniture, equipment and inventory.

Read the news story here.

Marriott Opens in Lake George

The Courtyard Marriott in Lake George is now open.  

Read the news story here.

Zip Line to Open Soon at Cascade XC Ski Center

The ski center on Route 73 between Keene and LP will open an elaborate multi-step zip line and suspension bridge system.  No element of the course is permanent so it plans to open in August.

Read the news story here
See the website for the new business here

Hotel Saranac to Be in the Hilton Reservation System

The management of the Hotel Saranac has signed on to work within the Hilton reservation system.

Read the news story here.

The Point Sells for $12 Million

The former Rockefeller home on Upper Saranac, now a resort, will continue operations without any change.  The sale clears up a long bankruptcy process that began in the 2008/9 crash.

Read the news story here.

Glamping Grows in Lake George

High end camping, also called glamorous camping of glamping, is being added to existing private campgrounds in the region.  Complete with safari tents and real beds, it is a new sort of camping experience.

Read the news story here.

Lake Placid Hotel Sold to New Owners

For the 2016 season, the hotel will house foreign seasonal workers.  Plans for the property after that are unclear.

Read the news story here.

Fishing Tournaments Bring in Big $

It turns out that fishing tournaments, like Bass Masters, bring big money into the region.

Read the news item here.

National Boating Club Opening Franchise in Lake George

There will soon be a franchise at Diamond Point in Lake George of the Freedom Boat Club. Members of the club can use the boats in the fleet and have access to boating classes without boat storage and docking fees. 

Read the news story here

Speculator Hotel Awarded $2.5m for Renovations

The Lake Pleasant Lodge in Speculator will be redeveloped into a resort hotel.

Read more about the grant on page 85 of the 2015 REDC awards booklet.

Schroon Lake Hotel Wins $700k Grant

A new hotel to be built in Schroon Lake won a $700k grant from the 2015 NC REDC process.

Read more about the grant on page 82 of the 2015 REDC awards booklet

Old Resort to Re-open As Family Science Camp

A former ranch and golf resort was purchased by NYC investors who plan to re-open the Warren Cty (Stony Creek) site as a year-round science camp and family resort.

Read the news story here.

Surfside on the Lake in Lake George Renovating, Upgrading

Surfside on the Lake resort in Lake George Village will be demolished and rebuilt with a design inspired by the historic, original structure. The new building will have an underground parking garage, and will replace 50 of the 154 rooms with 50 larger, more luxury rooms and suites with balconies, conference rooms, and granite fixtures.

Read the news story here.

Lake George Zip Line To Open Spring 2016

Ralph Macchio Sr.  is constructing the Eagle Flyer atop French Mountain along with reopening the Wild West Ranch & Western Town. The Zip Line will be open year round and will carry riders over tree tops as high as 125 feet. 

Read the news story here

Although the original opening date was summer 2015, it has been postponed to spring of 2016 due to construction delays. 

Read the updated news story here

Super 8 Hotel in Ticonderoga Undergoes Many Renovations

The Super 8 in Ticonderoga is reporting that they have made major upgrades and undergone renovations throughout the entire hotel including new carpeting, painting, new mattresses, and upgraded wireless.

Read the news story here

Lake Flower Hotel in SLK Zoning Approved, Project For Sale

The Lake Flower Hotel in Saranac Lake got through village permitting, but the project appears to be on hold, for sale to another developer.

Read the news story here.

L.L. Bean Opening First Outlet Store in Adirondacks

The popular outdoor outfitters and supply company L.L. Bean is opening an outlet store in the Lake George outlet complex. 

Read the News article here

ACR Gets Permits for First Lot Sales

The ACR project in Tupper Lake now has permission to sell it's great camp lots.

Read the news story here.

ACR Attracts Big Investor, golf legend Greg Norman

Golf star Greg Norman will be a major investor in the Tupper Lake project

Read the Bloomberg news report here.

Speculator Hotel Project Gets More Permits

A hotel project in Speculator gathered more permits, still more to come.

Read the news story here.

Warensburg Historic Inn Being Restored, Reopened

Warrensburg's historic inn is being restored and reopened.

Read the news story here.

Mirror Lake Inn to See $4m Upgrade

Lake Placid's Mirror Lake Inn will see a $4m upgrade.

Read the news story here.

Major Renovation of Northwoods Inn Under Way in LP

The 91 rooms in the hotel, opened in 1927, we all be renovated and upgraded.

Read the news story here.

ACR Resort in Tupper Going Forward

The long running legal battle to halt the ACR resort project in Tupper has ended.  The project will move ahead.

Read the news story here.

Oak Mtn Ski Center Win $9k REDC Grant

The funds will support extending the ski season and improving access.

See page 69 of the 2014 REDC Awards Booklet

New Wave Park Coming to Sacandaga River

15yrs in the making, kayaks, canoes and boards will soon enjoy 3 routes down the new wave park, aided by dam releases.  The nearest thing like it today is in West Virginia.

Read the news story here.

New Marriott in Lake George Gets APA Approval

A 120 room Courtyard Marriott hotel in the Village of Lake George approved by LG Planning Board has gotten APA approval.  Construction to begin fall 2014.

Read the new story here.

20 More Rooms Added in Saranac Lake

The former Paul Smith's dormitory will become part of the adjacent renovation of the Hotel Saranac.

Read the news story here.

Tupper Lake ACR Project Passes Legal Test

The 10:1 APA approved project won the lawsuit blocking it by a 5:0 decision. Presumably the project will now move forward.

Read the decision here.

Glamping at Camp Orenda Hits the NY Times

Luxury camping project in Johnstown hits the pages of the NY Times as a new sort of vacation.

Read the news story here.

Sagamore in Bolton Landing to be Open Year-Round

The resort will re-open for year round business in the winter of 2013-4.  The recently renovated property is owned by the same company that bought the Lake Placid Lodge, Ocean Properties.

Read the news story here.

Lake Placid Lodge Sold

The Lake Placid Lodge is now owned by Ocean Properties, the same company that owns the Sagamore in Bolton Landing.

Read the news story here.

New 100 Room Hotel Opens in Lake Placid

In July 2013, the new Hampton Inn welcomed its first customers. 

Read the news story here.



Lake Flower Hotel in Saranac Lake in Permitting

The $15m hotel project won NCREDC support.  It is in design and permitting but not under construction yet.

Read the news story here.

Marina Project in Port Henry Gets Permits

The Valez Marina project in Port Henry has it's permits to move into construction

Read the news story here.

Marina Rebuild on Lower Saranac Lake Under Review

Cresent Bay Marina would be rebuilt and turned into an eco-resort.

Read the new story here.

Camp-o-The-Woods Completes $25m Renovation

The 100 year old Christian family resort has completed a $25m multi yer renovation project.  It is in Speculator on Lake Pleasent

Read about it here.

Hotel Saranac Reconstruction Under Way

The old Hotel Saranac is being renovated and restored.  It should open sometime in 2015.  It won NCREDC support.

Read the news story here.

Schroon Lake Hotel Project Moving Ahead

The $4.2m luxury hotel won NCREDC support. Coupled with Seagle Colony projects and the marathon, it is expected to boost the economy.

Read the news story here.

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