Located in the foothills of the southern part of the Adirondack Mountains in New York — an equal distance between Lake George and the historic city of Saratoga Springs — Alpine Lake RV Resort is a 400-acre campground and a great spot for families looking for an active adventure this summer, according to Forbes.
The property is very family-orientated and people tend to go back each summer; there’s a large multigenerational contingent, with grandparents bringing their kids and grandkids. It was established in 1973 and it is constantly being upgraded and refreshed. In the last three years, they added three new playgrounds, brought in a higher-end restaurateur, and introduced five new cabins overlooking Goose Bay.
While the park has plenty of spots for camping, the waterfront cottages are the ideal spot for families who want to explore the outdoors but still have the comforts of home. The cottages sleep up to six people. There are two bedrooms: One bedroom has a queen bed, the other has a twin-over-full bunk bed. Plus, there’s a full-size pull-out couch in the living room. It’s a great way to have everyone spread out.
There’s also a full bathroom, kitchen, and living room area. The kitchen has a full-size refrigerator, so you can go to the store and stock up on all the favorites like hamburgers, hot dogs, and drinks. There’s also dinnerware for six, including plates, bowls, pots and pans, and silverware. Additionally, there’s a microwave and coffee maker in the kitchen.
The living room has a flat-screen television as well as heat and air-conditioning controls so you can make the cabin to your preferred temperature. Linens are also included: They provide sheets, bedspreads, pillows, and bath towels.
Space extends to the outdoors with a porch, charcoal grill, fire ring, and a picnic table. The cabins have direct access to the lake for boating and fishing and are a short walk to the pools and beach area.
According to Go RVing, park model RVs (also known as the cottages) are unique units that provide temporary accommodations for recreation, camping, or seasonal use. Park model RVs are designed to look like a home, but they need to be hooked up to site electricity, sewer, and water like any RV. They may have a front porch and a sleeping loft and are a great way to experience the campground lifestyle if you don’t have an RV or all the gear that goes with tent camping.
There’s plenty to do on the property and both parents and kids will be pleasantly surprised at how much fun they are having in nature. There is fishing in the privately stocked lakes (the kids will be excited to see just how quickly they catch something); hiking and biking on the dozens of nearby trails; basketball, tennis, and volleyball courts; horseshoes; two heated swimming pools and a beach area. You can also rent kayaks, SUP, paddleboats and rowboats. There are three playgrounds for younger kids. They also offer various classes throughout the summer including water aerobics. There are golf cart rentals for guests to easily move throughout the park.