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Winter Time At Fort William Henry

January 2nd, 2014 by Tom Wysocki

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February is coming soon, in Lake George this means time for fun on the ice at the Winter Carnival! Every weekend in February there are great activities, events and competitions that take place on frozen Lake George. Come join us for food, fun and Winter festivities for the whole family!

Cook off challenges this year are:

  • 1st Weekend: Chili Cook Off
  • 2nd Weekend: BBQ Cook Off
  • 3rd Weekend: Chowder Cook Off (Our executive chef, Tony Teta, won First Place in this competition in 2012 with his Sweet Corn and Rock Shrimp Chowder!)
  • 4th Weekend: Chicken Wing Cook Off (Chef Tony won Second Place in 2012 with his Honey Habanero Garlic Wings!)

Cast your vote and enjoy some HOT award winning food during your day on the ice.

winter-carnival-balloonWeather Depending, the lake will be frozen enough for some exciting competitions including: motorcycle races (third weekend) and car races(fourth weekend).

There are tons of activities for the whole family including:

And every Saturday at 6:30, there’s a huge fireworks display.
Don’t miss all the fun at the Lake George Winter Carnival!

 

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

 

Don’t get caught on thin ice!

January 30th, 2013 by James Hood

When is it safe to go out on the ice?

ice-fishingWell, here is an ice safety guide tip from the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC)

Ice Thickness = Permissible Load
2 inches = One person on foot
3 inches = Group in single file
7.5 inches = One car (2 tons)
8 inches = Light truck (2.5 tons)
10 inches = Truck (3.5 tons)
12 inches = Heavy truck (7-8 tons)
15 inches = 10 tons

But… better safe than sorry.

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?