Alderbrook Lodge was an ideal spot for our family gathering of 18 ( 2 Grandparents, 3 children and their spouses, and 10 grandchildren ranging in age from 6 months to 15 years). We arrived to a very clean lodge with a nice little welcoming gift form owners Lynn & Ed. The layout of the down stairs provided gathering spots for the different generations with a fire place for the colder evenings. From the L-shaped screened in porch one could sit and look over the waterfront. It also had space for 2 large tables at which our large group could have meals. A cabinet on the porch had lots of games and puzzles. The kitchen had 2 large refrigerators and an industrial strength stove and oven. Even the stairs to the bedrooms are worth noting. Each bedrooms had their own theme and were very welcoming. Alderbrook Lodge provided something for everyone; from just relaxing (if that is possible with 10 grandkids running around), to swimming, to fishing (2 good size trouts were caught), to paddle boat races, to a quiet paddle in a canoe. The pond was big enough to allow the older kids to explore but small enough to keep a close eye on the younger one and the water was temperature was warm enough so that the 6 month old could enjoy splashing while sitting on the sandy bottom. The lawn was equipped with numerous Adirondack chairs to provided a pleasant perch to enjoy all the activities. And the fire pit was great for campfires and lots of som-morers. Although we were hesitant to leave this wonderful enclave, the location was convenient to both Bolton Landing and Lake George Village. It was a little longer drive but we also took a day to hike a couple of the Adirondack peaks. One group hiked one of the high peaks (Giant Mt.) and another group hike one a little less challenging but had a spectacular view from the fire tower at the top (Goodnow Mt.). [There were books in the lodge describing the hikes]. In summary , Alderbrook Lodge was a "Great Place for our Family Gathering."