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Garnet Hill Lodge and Ski Resort

39 Garnet Hill Road, North River, NY 12856
+1 518-251-2150
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Classic Adirondacks

This lodge captures the backwoods spirit of the Adirondacks. If you're looking for solitude--and a... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Jennifer G
Syracuse, New York

Dinner tonight was seriously disappointing. Everything was super salty, chef forgot to include... read more

Reviewed 22 November 2017
douglas d
via mobile
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Winter arrives early to the Adirondacks. It is not unusual to be cross country skiing at Garnet Hill by Thanksgiving. Early season storms quickly transform the Adirondack wilderness into a beautiful world of white mountain vistas and snowy woodland scenes. Come up to the magic world of winter! Discover snowy forest trails and the winter scenery of the New York Adirondack Mountains. Garnet Hill is a true mountain resort where you can discover all the fun and adventure of cross-country skiing and snowshoeing. Enjoy miles of scenic groomed trails. Take a ski lesson! Watch your kids ski. Enjoy a backcountry ski journey. At day’s end find the warmth of friends and good cheer by The Log House fireplace. At Garnet Hill you will find: • 55km trails, groomed daily, set tracks & skating lanes • Complete ski shop – rentals, sales, & repairs • PSIA certified ski school with lessons daily • Kids! Ski program, weekends and holiday weeks • Unique “ski down – ride back” shuttle bus – the longest ski lift around! • Full moon night skiing • Center, Lodge and Restaurant open daily
  • Excellent78%
  • Very good10%
  • Average6%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible6%
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“trails” (14 reviews)
“fireplace” (4 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
39 Garnet Hill Road, North River, NY 12856
+1 518-251-2150
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This lodge captures the backwoods spirit of the Adirondacks. If you're looking for solitude--and a home-cooked breakfast--then look no further. We visited for the better part of a week in January in order to pack in some cross-country skiing. I'm basically a beginner so I...More

Thank Jennifer G
Reviewed 22 November 2017 via mobile

Dinner tonight was seriously disappointing. Everything was super salty, chef forgot to include things in the “signature salads”. Instead of a nice family dinner everybody was complaining. Maybe the chef had the day off?

Thank douglas d
Reviewed 17 July 2017

Reading the other reviews, I have a different take on the separate building, The Birches. My husband uses a walker and often quaint and charming lodges and Inns have too many barriers for us. The Birches room allowed us to enjoy this beautiful place and...More

Thank KathyF51
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

Gorgeous beautiful day of the trails here with the new snow. Not too crowded, we were the first to use some trails. Lunch was really tasty, we had the corned beef and the crepes looked good too.More

Thank Becky N
GarnetHillLodge-NY, General Manager at Garnet Hill Lodge and Ski Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 20 March 2017

Dear Becky, We were all blessed with the additional 2 feet of snow, making for great skiing, as well. We are very happy that you were able to join us to enjoy the skiing, trails and food, and hope we will see you again. Thank...More

Reviewed 20 February 2017

We stayed at Garnet Hill Lodge 2/17 and 2/18 2017. We arrived and were told we would be staying at an alternate building, about 200 feet down the road from the lodge. The cost would be the same, about 420.00 per night since we had...More

1  Thank Mille W
Reviewed 24 July 2016

Wether it is a night in the Adirondacks or in the day time, Garnet Hill lodge is the place to be. It's quit peacefull siroundings, clear fresh air and beautiful picture of mountains and lake leaves you felling one with nature.

Thank John S
Reviewed 18 May 2016 via mobile

My girlfriend and I found this place by accident last year after a hike. The interior design was beautiful, with that Adirondack look through out. So we decided to check it out for a weekend. Situated right on thirteen lake we could hike and kayak...More

Thank Carl L
Reviewed 16 March 2015 via mobile

Love this trail system and the grooming just keeps getting better. There is a nice diversity of terrain, and the bus back up the mountain is a huge plus, especially for teenagers who greatly prefer downhill to uphill. Very family friendly, but also serious about...More

Thank PoodlesandPickles
Reviewed 10 March 2015

Great trails for snow shoeing, loved the Hooper Mine! Very helpful staff, good trail identification and maps available.

Thank Tom W
Reviewed 21 February 2015

Garnet Hill is definitely a treasure! The new owners are doing a fantastic job bringing back the glory of this place that has had quite a storied existence. My family has primarily skied the trail network but the lodge is gorgeous (the fireplaces... the views...)...More

Thank Kirstin S
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