Adventure is Calling!

Your Lake & Mountain Basecamp, Deep in New York’s Adirondack Mountains
At Great Pines by Weekender, there’s something for everyone. From weddings to offsite retreats to personal vacations, our lakeside resort provides a convenient, yet private location for exploring, adventuring, relaxing, and simply celebrating life in the beautiful Adirondacks mountains of Upstate NY.

Directly on 600 feet of waterfront on the region's premier lake Fourth Lake, with a backdrop of mountains behind State Route 28, and also next to the world-class snowmobile Trail 5, Great Pines has an inspiring setting unlike any other, yet is easily accessible year-round by car and boat.

The property offers 29 modern rustic, recently-remodeled rooms—all with lake and mountain views, and many pet-friendly options—seasonal on-site dining in the award-winning lakeside Lean-To restaurant and bar, and year-round curated adventures, both on and off-property, making this the basecamp you’ve been looking for!
Comforts Among the Pines


Lodge Lake View King

King bed on the second floor of The Lodge are some of our finest accommodations, located conveniently in the historic main lodge with a covered, walk-out shared porch overlooking Fourth Lake with sweeping water and mountain views! Sleeps 2 guests. These rooms have closets in lieu of dressers and are not pet friendly.

Lodge Mountain View King

King bed on the second floor, mountain-facing side in The Lodge, our historic main lodge, sleeps 2 guests. These rooms include a small desk and closet in lieu of a dresser and are not pet friendly.

Lodge Mountain View King Suite with Twin Pullout

Located on the second floor, mountain-facing side of The Lodge, our historic main lodge, these suites sleep 3 guests and include a king bed, a shower bathroom, and a separate room with a second TV and pullout twin bed. These rooms have closets in lieu of dressers and are not pet friendly.

Lodge Mountain View King Suite with Queen Pullout

Located on the second floor, mountain-facing side of The Lodge, our historic main lodge, these suites sleep 4 guests and include a king bed and a separate room with a second TV, optional separate entrance, and pullout queen bed, as well as a shared shower bathroom. These rooms have closets in lieu of dressers and are not pet friendly.

Courtside Two Double Beds

Two double beds, modern amenities, and a covered porch area outside your door facing the shore of Fourth Lake. Sleeps up to 4 and is pet friendly!

Courtside Lake View Two Double Beds

Two double beds, modern amenities, a panoramic lake view from inside your room, and a covered porch area outside your door facing the shore of Fourth Lake. Sleeps up to 4 and is pet friendly!

Courtside King Jacuzzi Suite

These rooms sleep 2 with a king bed, brand new furnishings, in-room jacuzzi tub, and a covered porch area outside your door facing the shore of Fourth Lake. These rooms have closets in lieu of dressers and are pet friendly!

Courtside Lake View King Jacuzzi Suite

These rooms sleep 2 with a king bed, brand new furnishings, in-room jacuzzi tub, a panoramic lake view from inside your room, and a covered porch area outside your door facing the shore of Fourth Lake. These rooms have closets in lieu of dressers and are pet friendly!

Lake View Two Doubles

Two double beds, plus a shared porch, where you can set up your chairs and enjoy scenic views of Fourth Lake and the surrounding mountains. Sleeps up to 4, newly renovated, and pet friendly!

Mountain View Two Queen

Sleeps up to 4 with 2 queen beds and mountain views. These rooms have closets in lieu of dressers and are pet friendly!

Honeymoon Cabin

Sleeps up to 4 with 1 king bed and 1 pull-out queen. Includes an in-room jacuzzi tub, fireplace, and sitting area; plus 2 Adirondack chairs and mountain views from the covered porch. Pet friendly!

One Bedroom Cabin

Includes a living room and dining space furnished with a microwave, mini-fridge, and dining table (but no kitchen appliances), as well as a private porch. This cabin sleeps up to 4 with 1 king bed and 1 pull-out queen, is only steps away from the lake, and is pet friendly!

Two Bedroom Cabin

Includes a living room and dining space furnished with a microwave, mini-fridge, and dining table (but no kitchen appliances), as well as a front porch with mountain views. This cabin sleeps up to 6 with 1 queen, 2 twin beds, and an additional pull-out queen bed, and is pet-friendly!
Escape & Relax

At Great Pines

Imagine your perfect vacation: Does it involve exhilarating outdoor adventure? Relaxing with lakeside mimosas? Connecting with loved ones in nature? Exploring the area with your four-legged friend? Great Pines has it all, and even offers custom packages with curated experiences to help you create memories that will last a lifetime.

Fast Wifi

Picnic Area

Fire Pit



Free Parking

Pet Friendly (Some Rooms)

Dedicated Work Space

Our Reviews

What People Are Saying
March 17, 2023


I liked how it was on 4th lake and across the road from trail 5.. we will definitely be going back again
March 10, 2023


the location, accommodations, and restaurant

Carol S
March 8, 2023


My husband and I took a snowmobiling trip and stayed at the Great Pines. Before we arrived I had some questions so I called. The manager, Fiorella was warm, welcoming, and extremely helpful. Upon arrival Fiorella showed us around. She went above and beyond to insure our stay was great! nOur jacuzzi suite was cozy and clean. All the amenities in the room were awesome! ( over sized towels, Keurig coffee maker, Starbucks k-cups, Alexus,) For a small jacuzzi the jets were powerful. It was perfect for2! We were able to park our snowmobiles directly in front of our room.nAfter settling in we went to the Lean-To restaurant and bar. Our server, Nicole was very attentive. As were all the servers! Jamie the bartender made the best Winter sangria.nJamie is a hard working and efficient bartender! It is obvious Fiorella has created a team that works well together. Overall the food and drinks were great.nThe continental breakfast that was left all day included a variety of cereals, oatmeal, breakfast bars, yogurts, fruits coffee, tea, hot chocolate, and juice.nI would definitely recommend The Great Pines with its lake and mountain views!

February 23, 2023

Very nice property right on the lake. Staff/owners are friendly as can be. Beds are super comfortable. Love the lodge and sitting by the fireplace. Highly recommend!

February 16, 2023

Cozy Getaway Place

This was a quick getaway for Valentines’ Day, and a chance to snowmobile and snowshoe. Service was wonderful, staff so kind and outgoing. We have visited several times before and always come away happy. Staff treats people like family. Restaurant wasn’t open but we made do and had fun exploring! This place is definitely worth going back to again and again.

Tammi W
February 13, 2023

Rest & Relaxation!

Great Pines is the perfect place! We went for a weekend getaway and we were lucky enough to find availability here. I had a personal loss of a friend the night before we arrived there but still made the most of it and glad we did. The grounds and set up of the resort are fantastic! We stayed in the lodge and arriving late tired and hungry luckily the lean to restaurant was still open and easy to grab a bite. Our room was nice there was a small issue with the heating and they simply moved us and upgraded us to a lakefront room within 2 min. Couldn’t have been happier with that little arrangement. Got our good night sleep and we specifically went there for rest and relaxation and that is what we got. Woke up everyday and had a bite to eat with their light breakfast and toured the mountains during the day. Evening fires at 5pm in the lodge great room and meeting others and having our wine. Quiet mornings and could not beat the view. Was so fun watching the snowmobiles ride across the lake constantly! Fiorella is the general manager and what a Doll! Her and her staff were AMAZING!!! So kind and considerate and constantly asking what and if we needed anything. We even sat at the fire to watch the Super Bowl instead of the Lean to simply because of the comfortable couches, Nicole in the restaurant even brought our appetizers we ordered right over from the restaurant/bar to us! We were well taken care of and when the staff is that sweet and kind it makes ALL the difference. We will be back and it was heaven!

Marc Wiggins
February 7, 2023

We enjoyed our stay, the people there are great and worked very hard to ensure our stay was great.

February 5, 2023

Great Stay at Great Pines

Great Place to stay on Forth Lake.nWe stayed during the week during the winter. We wished the lean too was open more during the week. It was closed Monday tues wed. Other than that it is a great place close to snowmobile trails.

Donna St. John
January 31, 2023

Our daughter and son in law where recently married at the lodge. The staff was excellent. They couldn’t have been more accommodating. The setting is stunning. The lodge is truly an Adirondack retreat. I would recommend this special place to anyone who wants to relax and enjoy the Adirondacks and its beauty. Donna St. John

Donna M.
January 15, 2023

Very happy with our stay. Booked a mountain view room for a last minute trip. Called the property directly and greeted with friendly staff.

January 7, 2023

Great location for Snowcation

The rooms were comfy and clean and Hulu kept the kids entertained in the evening. Breakfast included a delightful assortment of pastries, oatmeal, and cereal. The staff was very friendly and took great pride in their property. They were also very helpful with finding good hiking spots. The views of the mountains and the lake from this property were amazing. I highly recommend Great Pines!

James Uschold
January 2, 2023

Great Pines at least 8 times staying here . Always great communication between management and customer. Checks in to make sure everything is being taken cared for for the client patronizing Great Pines. Pet friendly , “ Lean Too “ Great comfortable restaurant . Quality stay at a quality price .

January 1, 2023


Awesome time .Best place to stay in old forge. I will be back again. Great view and the rooms are clean and very nice. There was a bar on sight which made it nice did not have to go into town. It was a great new years and the pines made it even greater . If in your old forge stay there.
November 22, 2022


It was very clean and nice. The view was great had to leave day early because of the weather. I will go back again.

Jeremy B
November 13, 2022

2 night stay in off season

2 night stay in off season. Overall this is a very nice place. I do think someone should be there at standard check in time. Not just a text or email directing you to go to your room. nThey also had a resort map in the lobby that would have been helpful to be online. It might have helped my room selection to know exactly on property where the room types were. nSaturday we didn’t see a breakfast attendant.It was much nicer to have a person at breakfast Sunday and it was pleasant to talk to someone local who could talk about trails, shops etc. nwe had a lake view double. When we go again we’d probably take a room that had a covered porch and chairs. Even if it wasn’t lakeview because the property is quite compact and you can easily walk to the main lodge to sit on the first floor covered porch to look at the lake. nnLook forward to coming back during dec-March or the summer when the restaurant is open.

November 12, 2022

Family weekend getaway

This is a great family friendly place. It was really nice to get away and relax. We really enjoyed the scenery and we really enjoyed the lodging. We would recommend this place to anyone who is coming this way.
November 10, 2022

very pleasant

pretty location beautiful place
November 6, 2022

peaceful beautiful place to stay and refresh

stunning location on 4th lake with a view that doesn’t stop

Christopher Cicchelli
November 1, 2022

Affordable spot in the middle of Adirondack mts. , some rooms have e decks with chairs and lake views, ours was comfortable beds were clean, good TV good coffee in the room, lake view out of small window. No contact check in was good, it's dog friendly so that was awesome because we had Stella the pitweiler. Fire pit out the door from room would have been cool if you wanted a campfire. All in all very good spot , BBQ joint had good food, we'll be back , thanks!
October 13, 2022

Loved the location will return in the future to a hopefully quieter stay

The location was the best part
October 6, 2022

Beautiful, cozy, great views

It was a cozy, beautiful place that gave our family a much needed respite. The woman who worked there was fantastic.

David Braman
September 30, 2022

The perfect location to honor my late father with my brother and his wife, Dad's brother and wife and Dad's sister and husband. Old Forge was where my dad had the best times as a kid and that was where he wanted to be remembered. Knowing how special this place was to Dad, and how beautiful it is up there, I can see myself returning for a future trip.
September 16, 2022

I miss the personal touch. All was done by texting me

No breakfast
September 15, 2022


This was everything we were looking for. The resort is conveniently located, offers incredible views. The room was very spacious, clean and comfortable. Will definitely stay here again if we come back this way.
September 14, 2022

Great get away

Beautiful place room was clean and comfortable ..loved the view ..easy check in and out !

Outdoors in the Adirondacks

Adventures All Year Round

Summer in the Adirondacks is unlike summer anywhere else, and with 600 feet of lakefront, your own private mountain, and trails that tie-in to the Vista Trail, Great Pines is in the perfect location to take advantage of all the region has to offer. In winter, too, you’ll find access to the major snowmobile Trail 5 to connect to the entire snowmobile trail network quickly, and plenty of both downhill and cross-country ski and snowshoe opportunities nearby. No matter the season, Great Pines always has something exciting to offer.
The Beauty of Great Pines

Winter Wonderland, Summertime Sanctuary

Equal parts rustic comfort and modern amenities, Great Pines by Weekender is your cozy home base as you explore the quintessential town of Old Forge and the surrounding Adirondack mountains.
Curated for You

Custom Packages

Enjoy a curated package designed to make the most of your stay at Great Pines with those you love. Choose from dozens of activities, from adventures with expert outdoor guides to gear rentals to local entertainment to nearby or on-site dining, and create an immersive experience for yourself of the perfect gift for a loved one.
History & Culture

Exploring the Town

While Great Pines is the perfect basecamp for your outdoor Adirondack adventures, the town of Old Forge offers entertainment beyond the outdoors too. Start your day with breakfast at a local eatery, then explore local museums and shops, the Old Forge Library, or the historical Adirondack Railroad! Maybe enjoy a trip to New York State’s largest water park, Enchanted Forest Water Safari, or a day at the golf course. Maybe just peruse the many shops and local stores that dot Main street, looking for that perfect find!
Home Away from Home

Modern & Rustic Adirondack Comfort

With handcrafted Amish furniture, luxurious Kassatex linens, luxury Beekman bath products, and modern amenities through our Smart Hotel IT upgrade and integration (with things like lightning-fast WiFi, Alexa voice-enabled devices in the rooms, and more), Great Pines by Weekender gives you everything you could want in an adventure basecamp—without sacrificing any of the technology or comforts of home you’re used to.
The Great Pines Difference

Adventure Every Day

There’s a reason our guests come back again and again—Great Pines by Weekender is equal parts cozy and compelling. It’s both comfortable and adventurous, and it’s the perfect place to explore, recharge, and make life-long memories with your loved ones.
The Weekender Mission

Making Every Day Feel Like the Weekend

Your stay at Great Pines is about more than the comfortable beds or the events you plan. It’s about the growth and connection you experience, from the first deep breath of mountain air to the last laugh with good friends. It’s about capturing the essence of the weekend—the idea that life is meant to be lived to the fullest—and translating that idea into unique memories you’ll look back on for years. It’s why we do what we do at every hotel and property by Weekender.
Experience the Adirondacks

Explore Great Pines

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Why Vacation at Great Pines

Nestled among the majestic peaks and serene lakes of the Adirondack Mountains, Great Pines is your perfect basecamp for a truly memorable and rejuvenating experience. As you escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life, let the serene beauty of the Adirondacks envelop you in a world of tranquility and adventure. In this post, we […]

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4920 State Route 28
Old Forge, NY 13420
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