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Intuitive Development and Paranormal Weekend

August 16th, 2013 by James Hood

Gothic Romance BackgroundThe Fort William Henry Hotel and Conference Center will be hosting the Intuitive Development and Paranormal Weekend on October 18th through October 20th. Tracy Fluty, a nationally certified intuitive medium is the event’s organizer.

Participants will enjoy an enlightening and fun weekend featuring workshops and presentations by professional practitioners of intuition development, holistic medicine and alternative practices, and paranormal investigation. The goal is to learn how to live an intuitive life. The event is open to anyone who is interested in learning about intuition, spirits and the paranormal.

FRIDAY EVENING —  FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

6:00-7:30 pm    Costume Cocktail Hour and Meet and Greet practitioners and guests (in the FWH Hotel’s Tankard Taverne).
8:00-10:00 pm     Costume Contest and presentation “Things that go ‘bump’ in the night”

SATURDAY WORKSHOPS — AVAILABLE FOR WEEKEND PACKAGES OR DAY PASSES:
Day Pass: Cost $95 per any two classes, plus historical tour
Guests will have chosen their classes by THURSDAY, OCT. 17th (Choose 1-4 preference)

9:30-10:30 am

  • Herbal Tea Making Workshop
  • Purpose & Benefits of a Past Life Regression
  • Opening The Door to the Infinite: Meditation
  • Fort William Henry Historical Tour

1:30-2:30 pm

  • Ancient Practice of Spiritual Cleansing home and artifacts
  • The Art of Tarot
  • Validating a Past Life
  • FWH Historical Tour

3:00-4:00 pm

  • Our Intuitive Nature: Psychic Development
  • Accessing your Divine Intuition: Psychic Development
  • Opening The Door to the Infinite: Meditation
  • FWH Historical Tour

10:00-11:00 pm

  • Drum Circle
  • Paranormal Investigations of Fort with The Shadowseekers  (Space is limited.)
  • Private Readings with Sandy *Additional cost: $50/20 minutes. Must sign up in advance

SUNDAY
9:30-10:30 Shadowseekers Reveal Findings
10:30-11:15 Fort William Henry’s own Ghost stories
BREAK
12:30-4 pm: Private Readings (with Sandy) *Additional cost: $50/20 minutes. Must sign up in advance

FREE TO ALL GUESTS AND GENERAL PUBLIC:
1:30-3:30- “Connecting to Loved Ones Crossed Over” (TRACY)

The weekend will conclude with a program led by Tracy Fluty entitled “Connecting with People Crossed Over.” Fluty will teach how to connect with those who have crossed and how they communicate and reach out to us. There will be ample time to read a few participants and give messages from loved ones that have crossed.

Private readings will also be available on Saturday night and Sunday by Sandy Menzor. This is by reservation only and at an additional cost.

A sign up sheet with pricing can be found here.  Pricing includes hotel room, all meals, the mystery dinner theater, costume party and the workshops. Reservations can be made by calling the Fort William Henry Hotel at 518-668-3081.

A full description of the activities and workshops can be found here.

An agenda for the weekend can be found here.

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Tracy Fluty has been professionally developing her childhood gift as an Intuitive Medium since the 1980’s. She is a Nationally Certified Intuitive Medium by Holistic Studies Institute since 2009, Nationally Certified Intuitive Consultant with the American Board of Holistic Practitioners since 2006, and a Creative Arts Therapist, BA, 1991. Tracy has conducted both private Readings at her home office in Mariaville, New York or by phone with clients locally and internationally for 20 years.

She enjoys developing and implementing lectures and shows on the topics of Divine Intuitive Development, the Paranormal, and Spirituality as well as how to improve one’s life through intention and meditation. She has also volunteered her intuition with NYS Missing and Exploited Children and participated in paranormal investigations in New York and Florida. In 2013 she began teaching Intuitive Development classes and is currently working on developing her own television show, Alternative Explorers, which features individuals who are practicing indigenous, holistic or alternative practices to improve global health.

Tracy Fluty can be contacted through her website: www.tracyfluty.com.

The Fort William Henry Hotel and Conference Center is located at 48 Canada Street, Lake George, New York. For additional information, please call 518-668-3081.

French and Indian War Reenactment Activities in Lake George this weekend

August 12th, 2013 by James Hood

The Fort William Henry Museum and Restoration and the French and Indian War Society are sponsoring a reenactment this weekend. Reenactors from throughout the Northeast region will be coming to the Lake George to take part in the activities. Most of the events are free and open to the public. The exception is the 18th Century Colonial Dinner/Dance on Saturday night, which is $15 per person.

British forcesThe events kick off on Thursday with a free lecture at 7:00 pm at the Fort William Henry Conference Center. Tom Shanahan will be the speaker for “War of 1812: Uncle Sam’s First War.”

Most of the camps will be set up at Battlefield Park, as well as on the grounds of the Fort William Henry Hotel and Conference Center. Battle reenactments will take place at 2:00 pm on Saturday and Sunday. Drills and skirmishes will take place at 11:00 am on both of those days.

The entire schedule of events is as follows:

Thursday Aug 15th “War of 1812: Uncle Sam’s First War” at 7:00 pm
Presenter: Tom Shanahan
FWH Conference Center, Canada St, Lake George
Lecture free and open to the public; refreshments

Friday Aug 16th Scottish Night – music begins 7:30 pm
Elgin Pipe Band (bagpipes and drums)
FWH Hotel, lakeside lawn
Free and open to the public; cash bar open

MarchingSaturday, Aug 17 French and Indian War Encampment
Lake George Battlefield Park
Open to the public: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Skirmish: 11:00 am
Battle reenactment: 2:00 pm

18th century Colonial Dinner/dance
Music by: Courtly Music Unlimited and Elgin Pipe Band
7:00 pm Fort William Henry museum
(Reservation required, seating very limited $15 per person)

Sunday, Aug 18th French and Indian War Encampment
Lake George Battlefield Park
Open to the public: 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Skirmish: 11:00 am
Battle reenactment: 2:00 pm

Fort William Henry was built by the British during the French and Indian War (1754-1763) as an outpost to secure its colonies’ northern border against the French. In 1757, French forces under the Marquis de Montcalm moved south from their base at Fort Carillon (Ticonderoga) and lay siege to the fort. After six days of fighting, during which the fort’s cannons and mortar burst from overuse, and with little chance of reinforcements from Fort Edward, Lt. Col Monro was forced to surrender to Montcalm.

The Fort William Henry Museum and Restoration is located at 48 Canada Street, Lake George, New York. For additional information, please call 518-964-6626.

 

Fort William Henry expands Ghost Tours for Paranormal Enthusiasts

June 25th, 2013 by James Hood

Ghost Tour - arm scratches textThe Fort William Henry Museum and Restoration has added a second ghost tour for this season to appeal to the surging popularity around paranormal investigations.

The fort will continue to offer a family-friendly tour each night at 7:00 p.m. This is a walking tour of the grounds around the Fort William Henry Hotel and Conference Center, as well as some nearby locations in Lake George Village. Visitors will be treated to stories about some of the spirits that still inhabit the area.

A newly-developed ghost tour has been added at 9:00 p.m. This tour is intended for adults only. It takes place within the fort and focuses on paranormal investigations that have taken place on the property. There is also an overview of paranormal investigation methods and equipment.

Fort William Henry has been featured on the SyFy Channel’s “Ghost Hunters” and hosted “Preserving the Haunt – Para History Con” this past April. Glory Haunt Hounds and Beyond Ghosts co-sponsored that event, which included several experts in the field.

According to John Tobin from Glory Haunt Hounds, “The paranormal activity was very high and almost everyone had an experience. The Fort did not disappoint on a paranormal level.”

Reservations are required for both tours and can be made by calling 518-964-6649.

The Fort William Henry Museum is open daily from 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. with guided tours on the hour. The last tour begins at 5:00 p.m.

The Fort William Henry Museum and Restoration is located at 48 Canada Street, Lake George, New York. For additional information, please call 518-668-6626 or visit their website.

Fireworks – No better spot to see them!

May 17th, 2013 by James Hood

fireworksThe Village of Lake George has fireworks on the Fourth of July and every Thursday after that for the rest of the summer. The fireworks are launched from a barge just a few hundred yards offshore. They light up the lake and the noise echoes of the surrounding mountains. One word: spectacular.

The Fort William Henry Hotel has the best view of the lake. Therefore, the FWH Hotel the best view of the fireworks.

Don’t fight for parking a half dozen blocks away. Don’t fight the traffic after it’s over. Don’t lug chairs (with kiddies it tow) like a herd of cattle.

View the fireworks with us. Park in our large lot. Sit on our landscaped lawn or on one of our wicker chairs on the Veranda. Enjoy a cocktail at the Veranda Bar and take in the amazing show. Doesn’t that sound so much nicer?  Ooh and aah if you agree…

If you are staying in one of our lake view rooms, you have a clear view of the show right from your room. It would be like your very own private fireworks show!! How romantic is that?

Book your room online or by calling 1-800-234-0267.

When you think of fireworks, think of the Fort William Henry Hotel. You can’t beat it. You just can’t.

After the Con – Wrap up of the Para History Convention

May 1st, 2013 by James Hood

Adam-Berry-Ghost-HuntersHere is a report from John Tobin, one of the organizers of the “Preserving the Haunt – Para History Con” which took place at the Fort William Henry Hotel and Conference Center on April 26 and 27, 2013. The event was sponsored by Glory Haunt Hounds and Beyond Ghosts.

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Overall the event was a success. The convention had great foot traffic and our vendors, fans and celebrities were very pleased. The lecture rooms were full and many who attended – in particular the majority of celebrity guests -cited the convention as “the best that had ever been to.”

The featured celebrities included Adam Berry (SyFy’s “Ghost Hunters”), Joe Chin (SyFy’s “Ghost Hunters International”), John Zaffis (SyFy’s “Haunted Collector”), and Rachel Hoffman and Tina Storer from Paranormal Xpeditions.

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The Ghost Hunt at the Fort William Henry Museum was great. It was very cold but most people stuck it out for the majority of the event. The (paranormal) activity was very high and almost everyone had an experience.

The ammunition area was particularly active with disembodied voices, and feelings of being lightheaded. The other very active area was the dungeon where reports of feelings of being touched, disembodied voices and feeling of being watched and followed.

The Fort did not disappoint on a paranormal level.

Many thanks to Fred Austin and Lauren Sheridan at the Fort for their amazing support and hard work.

Booking your stay for Americade

March 29th, 2013 by James Hood

Row of motorcycles at Americade - Fort William Henry Hotel and Conference Center, Lake George, New YorkWell, it is almost April, but we’re already thinking about Americade which is June 3rd through 8th. Americade has become the world’s largest multi-brand motorcycle touring rally, and, once again, the Fort William Henry Hotel and Conference Center is very proud and excited to be the official headquarters for Americade 2013.

Almost all of the events, the vendor booths and the demo rides are located on the Fort William Henry property. You MUST register and have a wristband to be allowed on property.

ONLY the Fort William Henry offers a discounted Americade wristband. No one else, not even Americade, sells a discounted full week Americade wristband! When you book online at www.fortwilliamhenry.com, we will automatically include an Americade full week wristband for only $60.

Motorcycle Row at Americade - Fort William Henry Hotel and Conference Center, Lake George, New YorkWe strongly suggest that you make your reservations by calling the Fort William Henry Hotel at 800-234-0267 and ask for the “Americade Package.” The online booking engine through the FWH website is set up ONLY for room reservations. If you book a room through the website, you must them contact Americade to register to receive your wristband.

Back by popular demand is the Motorcycle Stunt Show. This always draws big crowds. This year, we will have the Smage Brothers who appeared on NBC’s “America’s Got Talent.” Each year, there has been a different trick rider and this year’s show will be bigger and better and crazier! BUT YOU HAVE TO HAVE A WRISTBAND to see it! Here’s a video from last year – Americade 2012: Americade Motorcycle Stunt Show Part 1

 

Where’s the Love this Valentine’s Day?!

February 5th, 2013 by James Hood

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A quick review of the Wikipedia entry about Valentine’s Day provides a daunting view for the holiday’s future. Oh, there will always be a Valentine’s Day, but where’s the love?!

Valentine’s Day has been associated with romance and lovers since the Middle Ages. By the 15th century, it was common practice to send flowers, candy and hand-written notes or cards with heartfelt expressions of love.

According to the U.S. Greeting Card Association, an estimated 15 million e-valentines were sent online in 2010. We can only hope that most of those were sent by grandparents to their grandkids or friend to friend… co-worker to co-worker.

Where’s the love in “Have a Smurfy Valentine’s Day”?

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Here is the Fort William Henry Hotel’s “Recipe for Romance”

– Place 2 hearts in a beautiful setting

– Add a gourmet meal

– Toss in some wine

– Let simmer until hot

– Serve by candlelight

Executive Chef Anthony Teta has put together a spectacular menu for this Valentine’s Day, and we’re making it available on Friday the 15th and Saturday the 16th as well. Entrees include Sauteed Duck Breast, Filet Mignon, Tandoori Tuna, Broiled Twin Lobster Tails, and Braised Veal Osso Buco.

Dinner reservations can be made by calling 964-6614.

But why stop there? Show your sweetheart just how in love you are by going “all in” this Valentine’s Day.

Book one of our Lakeview Rooms to complete this special evening. We have a limited number of Jacuzzi Suites and Fireplace Suites available for the Ultimate Valentine’s Day Celebration. Room reservations can be made by calling 518-668-3081 or by booking online.

Make the most of your Lake George vacation

December 11th, 2012 by James Hood

Want a friendly tip to make your Lake George vacation as memorable as possible? That’s easy! Just remember this simple phrase: “It’s all about the view.”

There are lots of things to do in Lake George and the Adirondacks, but there is really one main reason why so many people visit here. Say it with me: “It’s all about the view.” The sapphire blue water of the lake. The thick green forests on the mountainsides giving way to rocky summits. No matter where you are (for the most part), the view is spectacular.

Now. Keep this in mind when booking your stay and planning your activities.

First, stay at the Fort William Henry Hotel. Self-serving? A little. However, we have 18 acres of landscaped grounds and hands-down the best view of Lake George.

When making your reservation, ask for a “Lakeview” room. One side of the hotel faces the lake. The other faces away from the lake and looks south. Ask for a room on an upper floor of the Grand Hotel – 3, 4 or 5. The higher, the better. Again, this picture shows the view from a Lakeview room on the 5th floor.

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Next tip: Know what type of room you are booking.

The Grand Hotel is the newest of the 3. It is the largest and has the nicest rooms. It also has the highest rates but it is worth it.Here at the Fort William Henry Hotel, we have 3 buildings: Grand Hotel, Premium East Wing and Standard West Motel.

The Premium East Wing is a 2-story, interior hallway building. The rooms are still quite nice. Again, ask for a Lakeview room. The view of the lake is still spectacular. There is no elevator in this section. If you have a lot of bags or a stroller, you may want to get a room on the first floor.

The Standard West Motel is a 2-story, exterior access building. The kind you may have stayed in for vacations when you were a kid. The rooms have been remodeled with new furniture but it still has an older feel to it. Some people are more put off by this than others. Decide which type of person you are. The rates for this building are the lowest of the three buildings. Again, ask for Lakeview. This building is close to the outdoor pool. Some of our most loyal, come every summer guests prefer the Standard West for this reason. You can sit on the patio right outside your room and watch your kids splash in the pool. There is no elevator for this building either so keep that in mind as well.

So, when booking your stay with us, you need to factor the rates into your budget, but one thing is always free: (Everybody together) It’s all about the view. Lakeview. Lakeview. Lakeview.

What you do for activities during your stay is up to you. Steamboat ride? Great views. Hiking? Great views. You see what I mean?