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We want to make sure that your time spent with us at Water’s Edge Inn is relaxed and enjoyable.  This page offers insider tips, from those in the know, to ensure you enjoy every moment of your Adirondack getaway.


It’s wise to book in advance for 4th of July week(end) as accommodations tend to book full well in advance.

Pay the extra for the lakefront rooms; the view is worth every penny!

Definitely take advantage of the Siesta Savings Plan at Enchanted Forest Water Safari - enter the park after 3pm (2pm days they open at 10am) and get the next day free. Great way to enjoy the park for some extra time.

Order pizza from Calypso. They deliver!

Bring your fishing pole; fish can be caught right off the dock!

Guests can receive discounts not only for EFWS and CC, but also on some other local attractions when they stay at WEI. Guests should check with the Front Desk when they stay with us to see what is available or they can visit our new website where the discounts will be listed.

Families can plan ahead knowing their children will be tired at the end of the day by planning on going to CC where they can enjoy discounted tickets for attractions and bring their dinner back to WEI to enjoy in the comfort of their room or on the lawn or dock overlooking the lake where the kids don't have to be confined to a table at a restaurant.

Snowmobilers take advantage of your NYSSA membership and stay at WEI. Just show your membership card for a discount mid-October through late May.

Avoid the crowds and visit Old Forge during the slow season. There's still plenty to: hiking, canoeing/kayaking, biking, road trips exploring the area, restaurants, museums, art galleries, sea plane rides and more. Both the Water's Edge Inn and the Old Forge Camping Resort offer very attractive value season rates and package deals during these times.

Hunters -- have you ever dreamed of bagging the illusive Adirondack buck or black bear? Stay at the Old Forge Camping Resort or Water's Edge Inn and they will share information about the best spots that only the locals know! It won't be easy and the terrain is rough and the weather is cold. But if you bag an Adirondack buck or bear, you will definitely have a trophy you can be proud of.

Did you know the Water's Edge Inn has a private dock right on Old Forge Pond? When you stay with them you can launch your canoe or kayak right from the front lawn and enjoy a day on the Fulton Chain of Lakes.