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Winter Is Wonderful at Garnet Hill Lodge: Here’s Why You Should Book a Family Getaway

Posted in Winter at Garnet Hill

If your family is feeling a little cooped up this time of year, then a winter getaway in the Adirondacks is the perfect remedy. Here at Garnet Hill Lodge in North River, we offer families, groups, and other lodging guests a place to relax and miles of snow-covered trails to explore. Plan a winter getaway to our rustic Adirondack lodge and reconnect with nature and each other.

three cross country skiers moving uphill

Experience Comfortable Accommodations in a Peaceful Location

Our four-season, family-friendly Adirondack resort is a mountain retreat where guests can step outside the front door and enjoy a variety of recreational activities, such as cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, hiking, mountain biking, and more.  Over the years, we’ve hosted everything from family reunions to romantic excursions, birthdays, and “just because” getaways.

two beds with rustic bed frames

This winter, we’re ready to welcome families and groups who would like to spend quality time together for a weekend or even a whole week. Our comfortable accommodations include 16 balcony and traditional guest rooms in the Log House (our main lodge) and nine more rooms in the Birches and Tea House cottages. Features and amenities such as adjoining rooms, rooms with multiple beds, and in-room televisions make our cottages well-suited for families and small groups.

Coming with young kids? You’ll be happy to hear that children 4 and under stay for free!

Learn more about our lodging options >>

Plan a Cross-Country Skiing Adventure Through Snowy Woods

three country skiers traveling into the distance

Winter typically arrives early in the Adirondacks, and during some years, you can look forward to cross-country skiing here by Thanksgiving. When snow covers our property, we groom our 55 km of cross-country skiing trails with set tracks and skating lanes to ensure everyone has a fun experience. No matter your age or skill level, you’ll quickly experience the joy of cross-country skiing through scenic and snowy woods.

Trail passes are even included with your overnight stay – a major perk for our guests!

Are you or your kids new to cross-country skiing? Our Ski School offers lessons for all ability and experience levels, and they can be booked by calling the Outdoor Center at 518-251-2150.

It’s Snow Stomping Fun! See How Easy Snowshoeing Can Be

three people on snowshoes

While all of our activities are accessible for beginners, snowshoeing in particular is fun and easy for both kids and adults to enjoy. In fact, it’s one of the fastest growing winter sports because anyone can do it! It’s the perfect alternative for non-skiers and others in your group who want to try something different. If you can walk, then you can head out and start exploring the trails on a pair of snowshoes.

Our extensive snowshoeing trail system features six different routes that intertwine with our ski trails, providing 15 km of trails to traverse. While some routes are flat and ideal for beginners, others are challenging but well worth it to see the fantastic views at the end. Snowshoe rentals are available for adults and kids, and they are lightweight and simple to put on.

Make the Most of Your Winter Getaway

table with a checkerboard and cards

There are so many fun ways to spend a winter getaway at our family-friendly Adirondack resort. In addition to skiing and snowshoeing, you can warm up by the outdoor fire pit or indoor fireplace, play pool, cards, and board games together in our family room, and order delicious food at our on-site restaurant. At the end of the day, everyone can wind down for a good night’s sleep.

Ready for a memorable winter getaway? Learn more about our lodging options and book a room today!

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