A Lake George History: The Boathouse Waterfront Lodging in Bolton Landing NY

Like many of the notable and lovely homes poised on the shores of the Queen of American Lakes for nearly a century, The Boathouse Waterfront Lodging in Bolton Landing NY has a story to tell. Owner George Reis had spent his childhood summers in Bolton Landing where his love of the lake and the area took root during vacations at the Sagamore Hotel. When the Sagamore was destroyed by fire in 1914, his family purchased the nearby property where Mr. Reis resided.

George Reis was a gold cup recipient in the sport of speed boat racing…his boat “The El Lagarto” was the only one ever to win the Gold Cup three successive times, and set a record breaking speed of 72.73 miles per hour. He had a lifelong love affair with Lake George, and spent his life here until his death in 1962.

Attracted by the charm and beauty of this unique property on Lake George, we purchased the home in 1996, opening it to the public for the first time in 2000 as an Adirondack bed and breakfast. A labor of love, we think that the Boathouse Waterfront Lodging offers warm and comfortable surroundings in a stunning environment. Others think so too!

We have been featured in:

  • Adirondack Life,
  • Motor Boating and Sailing
  • The Great and the Gracious
  • Adirondack Style
  • Unique Home
  • Most recently our home was featured in the PBS program, Rustic Living.

We look forward to sharing the colorful history and attraction of this amazing home with our guests. At The Boathouse Waterfront Lodging in Bolton Landing NY, our lovely guest rooms and spacious suites afford a gracious setting along with a distinctive level of hospitality. We are located on the shores of Lake George, close to area attractions and events, and the ever-present, stunning natural beauty that has made Lake George a preferred vacation destination for over one hundred years.

From the fresh landscape of spring to the breathtaking colors on autumn reflected in the crystal clear water, we are the most romantic of upstate getaways on Lake George! Call us at (518) 644-2554 for more information, contact us or book a room online.