Adventure is Calling!

Your Lake & Mountain Basecamp, Deep in New York’s Adirondack Mountains
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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

Accommodations

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

Portico

Alexa

Free Parking

Pet Friendly (Some Rooms)

Dedicated Work Space

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Our Reviews

What People Are Saying

Chris
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Chris
10.0
March 17, 2023

Exceptional

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

Melissa
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Melissa
10.0
March 10, 2023

Exceptional

the location, accommodations, and restaurant

Carol S
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Carol S
March 8, 2023

Epic!

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!

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Cgfl AQUA
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!

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tsbailey53
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
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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
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Marc Wiggins
February 7, 2023

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

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co0dlps8wb
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
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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.
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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.

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msrmj
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
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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 .

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mmurph150828
January 1, 2023

HAPPY NEW YEAR

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.

Michael
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Michael
10.0
November 22, 2022

Exceptional

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
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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.

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asktdqr7qk
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.

Michelle
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Michelle
9.0
November 10, 2022

very pleasant

pretty location beautiful place

Bev
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Bev
10.0
November 6, 2022

peaceful beautiful place to stay and refresh

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

Christopher Cicchelli
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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!

Emede
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Emede
10.0
October 13, 2022

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

The location was the best part

Adrienne
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Adrienne
10.0
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
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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.

Martha
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Martha
7.0
September 16, 2022

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

No breakfast

Daniel
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Daniel
10.0
September 15, 2022

Exceptional

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.

Hglo
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Hglo
10.0
September 14, 2022

Great get away

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

Nancie
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Nancie
7.0
September 13, 2022

Weird. Both times we’ve stayed there

It is relatively close to Old Forge NY

Mellenthien
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Mellenthien
6.0
September 11, 2022

Nice view, comfortable room, probably won't go back. Probably won't use booking.com again

The view.

Wendy
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Wendy
10.0
September 5, 2022

Just AWESOME

Awesome Stay! Grab and go breakfast available. Well done!!

Linda
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Linda
10.0
September 4, 2022

Relaxing and enjoyable

The location was beautiful. I enjoyed the bon fire at night. The docks were roomy and nice. It was absolutely the best get away I've had in the Adirondacks. The view is awesome.

Jennifer Penna
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Jennifer Penna
August 30, 2022

Amazing location and wonderful staff. We were so sad to leave. Having the kayaks available to take out for a sunrise paddle was awesome. We shared fires with other families as our kids played together and loved going to both Inlet and Old Forge (short drives) for shopping and dining. The food at the lean-to was very good and despite being short staffed (as EVERY restaurant is right now) the bartender and servers were eternally friendly and patient both times we went.

Julie Oryell
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Julie Oryell
August 29, 2022

Rooms are truly quaint, traditional adirondack style and class.

Kristy Heath
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Kristy Heath
August 27, 2022

Such a wonderful vacation for our young family. The staff is super friendly and the amenities are great. We loved staying the the motel style rooms this year. The bathrooms could use an update but it seems like they're working hard on improvements every time we go

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Hoffer98
August 24, 2022

Great Pines

We enjoyed our stay here. The rooms were clean. Beds were very comfortable. We booked the courtside double with a Lakeview. It was nice waking up in the morning with this view. However, if you are looking for privacy this is not the room for you (13). We didnt mind since this was just a couple nights stay. The staff in the lean to restaurant was awesome. You cant beat the view here. Check in was very easy. The room had a Keurig and a small ref/freezer. We had a deck to sit on and also a deck to access to enjoy the Lakeview. The only negative is people didnt know how to park. There is no assigned parking. You wont be able to park in front of your room. Not a big deal; just worth mentioning. Wasnt a deal breaker for us and people not knowing how to park is not a facilities issue. Had some issues with shower water temperature at night; but fine in the morning. This is not a 5 star luxury hotel. We found it adequate for our needs.

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d7ski
August 18, 2022

Great stay at Great Pines!

Everything exceeded my expectations.nFacilities, Staff, and Setting was excellent.nI had a peaceful and enjoyable stay with my Golden Retriever. nWill definitely consider a future stay in summer and maybe for snowmobile season

Jamie Carlson
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Jamie Carlson
August 5, 2022

Went on a Friday night to the Lean To and enjoyed excellent service, delicious food and drinks, and a fabulous view! Servers were very kind and attentive and we enjoyed our last night on vacation!

Gwyn Jones
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Gwyn Jones
July 28, 2022

Would stay again if in the are.

Francois Dionisi
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Francois Dionisi
July 28, 2022

Right on the lake with beautiful views. Management is awesome. Rooms are rustic with tiny bathrooms.

Carissa Laurenti
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Carissa Laurenti
July 26, 2022

We love this place. We go every year and every year they are doing things to improve the experience. This year they added refrigerators to each room. They are updating toilets and informed us AC is being updated too.

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jeffrey klem
July 24, 2022

Easy 4.5 out of 5. Exceptional experience, with easy access to a large deck, sandy water area. Provide free use of their kayaks, paddle boards and canoe. Food at the Lean To was also very tasty and on par with Daikers.A great large family spot where everyone can have their own space, but large grounds to play bags (aka. cornhole), Can Jam, or relax at any one of the fire pits.Only downside was the AC. While operational, it struggled to keep the room cool.

Raymond
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Raymond
9.0
July 23, 2022

All in general, it was a nice quiet and relaxing place. Not close to water, as it was blocked by tr

Didn't do breakfast.

Laticia
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Laticia
8.0
July 22, 2022

Beautiful view of the lake and wonderful access. Overall it was an enjoyable stay

Beautiful views and location, loved the convenience of access to the water. Very pet and kid-friendly.

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family price
July 18, 2022

It was our first time back at Great Pines since summer of 2019 and it was so nice to be back! The views of Fourth Lake from the property were just as we remembered, absolutely stunning! There are familiar and new faces on property, everyone was incredibly friendly and hospitable. The Lean To offers a terrific bar inspired menu. The craft cocktails, especially the Bindi’s Blueberry Margarita was delicious! Our lodge lake view room was clean and the bed so incredibly comfortable, we had a perfect nights sleep!

Kimi Madison
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Kimi Madison
July 10, 2022

Beautiful place.

Isaac Llewellyn
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Isaac Llewellyn
July 9, 2022

Good food

Carol L
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Carol L
July 9, 2022

Beautiful location & property

This is our 2nd time staying at Great Pines. It is in a beautiful spot on the lake, with great views. It rained the night we stayed, so we werent able to take full advantage of the outdoor spots, but our room was very nice, clean & comfortable. We loved the balcony overlooking the lake. Breakfast wasnt much - some boxed cereals & granola bars, apples & oranges, so we ate elsewhere for breakfast. Easy drive to town and hiking trails. It is a very pretty place, and we would return in the future.

Natasha Veric
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Natasha Veric
June 23, 2022

Perfect getaway if you like peace, lake breeze, and breathtaking views.

Diane
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Diane
5.0
June 17, 2022

Passable

I would like to see at least muffins, or some bread product added and maybe bananas or other fruit. Last night we stayed at a hotel that provided waffles and breakfast sandwiches. In our case, my friend could not take her medicine because you offered no read product with this strong medication. You are located out of town and not near a place to get any. Just want you to see it from the older generation. Place is just beautiful and we would love to return again. Everyone was kind. We did try to call you several times but your mailbox was full unfortunately.

Timothy
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Timothy
June 6, 2022

There are so many great things about this place!! If you are just relaxing on the deck or having a coffee in the lodge the view will not disappoint you! Can’t wait to go back

Dansa Bila Idi
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Dansa Bila Idi
May 29, 2022

Love this place.Check in was hustle free. owners communicated via text every step of the way,from check in to check out. Rooms are so cute,beds,the most comfortable in had slept in at any hotel. we had a view of the lake,which was awesome.

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ClutchTastic
May 15, 2022

Cleaning service doesn't do a solid checklist. The view is amazing and the rooms have solid themes to them. Wires are unkept and there is unfinished wood placed in the bathrooms. Outlet tangs are unusable. The beds are awesome. So cool, Paul Bunyan vibe to them. AC unit is very loud. You can open the windows if need be. Front desk is very knowledgeable of the town.

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.
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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.
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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.
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A dock with a boat and red chairs at sunset.
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.
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Experience the Adirondacks

Explore Great Pines

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4920 State Route 28
Old Forge, NY 13420
Phone: (315) 369-6777
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