Taking the Amtrak train to Lake Placid, NY

Taking the Amtrak train to Lake Placid, NY

13 Nov 2017 0 Comments

Amtrak actually does go all the way up to Lake Placid, NY! It’s notably one of the most amazing and beautiful train rides in the country. It goes all the way up the Hudson River and then through Albany and Saratoga. You can catch it every day at 8:15am at Penn Station, NYC and arrive
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Voted *BEST IN VACATION RENTALS 2017*

23 Oct 2017 0 Comments

Voted one of the best vacation rentals! Thank you Credit Donkey for recognizing our brand, GO-Cottage! Please read the article here. Credit Donkey mentions GO-Cottage’s beautiful surroundings: snow-capped mountains, hiking trails, and stunning lakes. Our location is perfect for exploring Lake Placid’s outdoor activities since we’re in Adirondack Park’s high peaks district. There are also
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Farm to Table

05 Sep 2017 0 Comments

We are BIG fans and followers of the “farm to table” movement. The movement has been called the “new internet” in terms of impact since fresh food is becoming more and more difficult to buy. Just think about this: You know the bag of salad you buy at the store each week for $5? It took about
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Let’s build a Flagstone Patio Sphere!

21 Aug 2017 0 Comments

For years we wanted to build a flagstone patio for our Adirondack chairs and fire pit area. The earth and dirt in Lake Placid is mainly sand, and the yard has a little trouble growing grass in certain areas. So this spring we decided it was time to build the patio! First, you have to find
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Summertime is for paddling!

07 Aug 2017 0 Comments

Summer is the perfect time for paddling around the waters of the Adirondacks! Our favorite spot to kayak is Lake Placid itself. It’s a massive lake (8 kilometers!) and is regulated by the river. It also has the most amazing forests and cliffs! Gorgeous! It took us about 6 hours to kayak the entire perimeter. If
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Ironman – Run till You Drop!

10 Jul 2017 0 Comments

The annual IRONMAN Lake Placid is one of our favorite events of the year! It’s coming up on July 23rd! Thousands of triathletes descend onto the village of Lake Placid each year to swim, bike, and run for IRONMAN’s second oldest American event. We love our Ironmen and Ironwomen! The course involves swimming across Mirror Lake, biking 112
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Is your chimney safe?

01 May 2017 0 Comments

I love chimneys! They add old-fashioned charm and bring warmth to a home. But, somehow, they’re overlooked when buying or renovating a home. Such is the case with ours – there isn’t a fire place in the Cottage but the chimney was used to provide heat to the entire house via forced air through an oil furnace. So
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Take a Mini Vacation this President’s Day!

06 Feb 2017 0 Comments

Who’s ready for another mini vacation?! Enjoy your upcoming three-day weekend this President’s Day by getting in all your favorite winter sports. Luckily, Mount Van Hoevenberg and Whiteface Mountain are super close to the cottages. You can cross country ski, snowshoe, downhill ski, and snowboard all weekend! The Adirondacks also offer opportunities to go ice climbing, snowmobiling, or even bobsledding if
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Baby, it’s cold outside. So get out there and ski!

12 Dec 2016 0 Comments

Baby, it’s cold outside. So get out there and ski! There’s no better place than Whiteface Mountain. It’s one of the highest peaks in New York and of course our favorite in the country. At 4,865 feet tall, it offers some pretty spectacular views and 87 trails. Since it stands alone from the other high peaks,
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Winter is Here!

28 Nov 2016 0 Comments

It snowed more than 3 feet in Lake Placid this past week with more on the way. I think it’s safe to say winter is here! Aside from bringing the best holidays with it, winter in Lake Placid means all the fun winter sports! The gorgeous Adirondacks have it all, whether you like snowshoeing, ice
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