LAKE HOUSE at HIGH PEAKS RESORT
LAKE PLACID, NEW YORK // JULY 12-14, 2020
Back by popular demand!!! Lake Placid was the home of our very first fan retreat and we are more than thrilled to be heading back to this gem of a town. Your home away from home, your base camp for Adirondack outdoor adventures, and your hub for exploring the unique history of Lake Placid - from Olympic glory to Adirondack wonders. A stay at High Peaks Resort or the Lake House lends way to pampering, convenience to the best of Lake Placid's attractions, world-class restaurants, and renowned experiences only found in the heart of the Adirondacks.
Lake House at High Peaks Resort marries the classic style of the Adirondacks with modern touches that make you feel right at home. The Great Room invites you, your family and friends to gather together and relax, whether to play a board game, shoot some pool, have a casual drink or read a book. It features wide, comfortable couches draped with Pendleton blankets, a large fireplace and tables for gatherings.
Each of our 44 hotel rooms are named after a classic Adirondack High Peak, and offer comfortable bedding for a good night's sleep. Rooms feature spectacular views of Mirror Lake and the surrounding Adirondack mountains, warm and inviting red, grey and wood tones pop with classic Adirondack design, and feature a private patio or balcony to take in the beauty that surrounds you.
Watch the world come alive at sunrise over Mirror Lake as paddlers cut through early-morning mist – or go out and join them! Our family of experiences at High Peaks Resort offers guests use of our rowboat, kayaks, stand up paddle boards or paddle boats.
More information about the resort can be found on their website at the link HERE.
DAY ONE // SUNDAY, JULY 12 - Arrive at the beautiful Lake House at High Peaks Resort - hotel check in begins at 4:00pm. We'll kick off the third annual fan retreat at 6pm with a 'Welcome Happy Hour Mingle' featuring appetizers, cash bar, photo booth and most importantly - the first concert of the retreat!
DAY TWO // MONDAY, JULY 13 - Day two events begin late morning with the first meet & greet group and will include a Q&A session + a photo and autograph with Neil & Ryan. Guests who are assigned in the second meet & greet group will have the entire morning and early afternoon free to do their own activities in Lake Placid. Concert #2 will take place late afternoon and we'll finish up day two with a trivia event this evening!
DAY THREE // TUESDAY, JULY 14 - Day three events begin late morning with the second meet & greet group and will include a Q&A session + photo and autograph with Neil & Ryan. Guests who are in the first meet & group will have the entire morning and early afternoon free to do their own activities in Lake Placid. Late afternoon we'll all meet up for a friendly game of volleyball: Neil’s Team vs. Ryan’s Team and a group photo to follow. The last night of the retreat concludes with concert #3 which is sure to finish off the Lake Placid Retreat with a big bang!
* schedule, location and activities are subject to change *
WHAT DOES IT COST?
WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED?
The price for the 2020 Lake Placid Retreat is $675 per person + $600 per room (single and double occupancy), $620 per room (triple occupancy), $660 per room (quadruple occupancy) and includes the following: three 90 minute concerts, appetizers during the 'Welcome Happy Hour Mingle', a photo booth experience to share with friends and fellow fans, a meet and greet that includes a Q&A, photo and autograph, a trivia event, a recreational volleyball game, a merchandise gift bag, breakfast on Monday and Tuesday and your room accommodations for Sunday, Monday and Tuesday night.
The $675 retreat fee per person does not include hotel accommodations outside of Sunday, July 12th - Tuesday, July 14th. We have the entire Lake House blocked off for our group during the event dates with a discounted rate of $600 a room (including tax) for single and double occupancy, $620 a room (for triple occupancy) and $660 a room (for quadruple occupancy). If we sell out the Lake House we have the opportunity to add a handful of rooms to the Main Tower section of the resort.
The $675 retreat fee per person does not include meals except: appetizers during the Sunday ‘Welcome Happy Hour Mingle’ and breakfast on Monday and Tuesday. The resort is at the doorstep of Main Street which offers a whole host of restaurants, cafes and coffee shops.
In addition, the retreat fee does not include any form of transportation.
OTHER THINGS TO NOTE
The first floor of the Lake House does not have any stairs and can accommodate wheelchairs but the rooms and bathrooms are not ADA compliant. Fully handicap accessible rooms are available in the Main Tower so if you’re in need of an ADA compliant room - please let us know so we can arrange that for you. Email us directly at firstname.lastname@example.org - do not purchase a Lake House room from our website.
If you wish to extend your stay, you can take advantage of the discounted group rate of $169 + tax & fees (single and double occupancy) on Wednesday, July 15th. On Saturday, July 11th the rate is $239 + tax & fees (single and double occupancy). Any rooms booked outside the retreat event dates will be dealt directly with the hotel.
HOW TO BOOK
Bookings for the Lake Placid Retreat will go a little differently than past retreats. Due to the fact that we have rented out the entire Lake House, we need to ensure that the rooms are booked with the correct occupancy so that we can reach the retreat capacity we are aiming for. Therefore, guests will first reserve a spot on the list by clicking the link below, selecting a room in the Lake House and filling out a few questions. Only one person within your travel party needs to reserve your room with a $200 deposit. We will then organize payment links that you can pay individually for the $275 retreat deposit. If the Lake House rooms sell out, we will add additional rooms from the Main Tower of the resort.
Please read carefully:
Single Queen Lake House rooms may have 1 or 2 guests booked in each room
Single King Lake House rooms may have 1 or 2 guests booked in each room
Double Queen Lake House rooms must have at least 2 guests booked in each room. No single occupancies permitted.
The initial retreat deposit to reserve your spot on the retreat is $275 per person and is due by Saturday, October 5th. The remaining balance will be due in two payments - 50% ($200) by Saturday, April 18, 2020 and the remaining 50% ($200) by Saturday, May 30, 2020 *** Full refunds are available until April 18, 2020. 50% refunds are available until May 30, 2020. No refunds will be given after May 31, 2020 ***
The deposit for the room portion of your reservation is $200 which is due at the time of booking. The remaining balance will be due in two payments 50% ($200) by Saturday, April 18, 2020 and the remaining 50% ($200) by Saturday, May 30, 2020 *** Full refunds are available until April 18, 2020. 50% refunds are available until May 30, 2020. No refunds will be given after May 31, 2020 ***
If you would like to add your name to the waiting list for Lake Placid, please fill out the form below and we’ll contact you if a spot opens up!
HOW TO GET TO LAKE PLACID
BY AIR: You can now fly United Airlines/Sky West direct from Washington-Dulles in Washington D.C. to Plattsburgh PBG. From Plattsburgh, you can easily access your Adirondack destination by bus, train, or car. Or, small private or corporate aircraft are able to fly directly into Lake Placid Airport. There is also non-stop service via Cape Air commuter service from Boston's Logan Airport into Adirondack Regional Airport. The Boston to Saranac Lake flight is approximately 90 minutes, and there are four flight options a day. Adirondack Regional Airport is a 20 minute drive to Lake Placid. There you can arrange for car service pick up, taxi, or car rental. Additionally, Lake Placid is approximately a two hour drive from the international airports in Albany, NY, Burlington, VT, and Montreal.
BY CAR: Lake Placid is closer than you think. We're about five hours drive from Northeast metropolitan areas including New York City and Boston; less than four hours from Ottawa, Canada, and Syracuse, NY; and two to three hours from Albany, NY, Burlington, VT, and Montreal, Canada!
TRAIN OR BUS: Railway access via Amtrak is available from New York City, Albany, and Montreal, with tickets that include a bus ride via Adirondack Trailways from the Saratoga station directly to Lake Placid. Adirondack Trailways also offers service from New York City, Port Authority Terminal, and bus terminal points north, with drop-off in the center of Lake Placid
PROPER RETREAT ETIQUETTE
First and foremost, this is a music event. We’ve specifically curated events like a welcome mingle, meet & greet, trivia and outdoor recreation to enhance the fan experience. The retreats have been built in a way that gives you, the fans, personal interaction with the artists during these events and it is our hope that you will respect every guests time in addition to the artists.
Q. Can we attend the retreat if we live nearby and don't want to book a hotel room? No, unfortunately not. The retreat is set up as a full fan experience requiring participants to be staying at the resort location.
Q. Will seating at the concerts be reserved? Yes. We strongly discourage forming lines and saving seats prior to these events and fully encourage fairness for all. Seating will be assigned for all three concert events and the order that the bookings are made will determine the seat locations. In a perfect world, each guest will view a concert from the front, middle and back of the venue space. This is not guaranteed but is what we aim for.
Q. Are kids allowed and if so, what does it cost? Yes, kids are allowed and the retreat fee is the same - $675
Q. What if I don't have a roommate? Can I still come? Absolutely! Previous retreat guests who have traveled alone can attest that it's a great way to make new friends with same interests!
Q: Is the retreat handicap accessible? Technically, yes... but please note that some events are outdoors and might require some maneuvering through the grass.
Q: What is the weather like this time of year? As we all know, weather is far from predictable but history in the area has shown temps to be in the 70s in July.
Q: Will everyone be able to play in the volleyball game? In the past, we’ve found that some people prefer to simply be a spectator in recreational events and we certainly don’t want to force anyone to participate if they don’t want to. So, what we’ll do is give you the option to select ‘Yes’ or ‘No’ in a participation question and then randomly select teammates for Neil and Ryan. Volleyball teams consist of six players each on the court during a match - scoring is first to 21 and must win by 2 points. We will play 3 matches and will rotate players in so that everyone who wants to participate will play.
Confirmed guests - please click the link below for the guest site: