Schroon Lake Gets Top Honors Again In “Best of the ‘Dacks!”

Three Schroon Lake treasures – a well-known B&B, a microbrewery and a world-class opera and theatre group, scored in the June edition of Adirondack Life Magazine’s “Best of The Adirondacks” readers’ poll.

For the second year in a row, The Tumble Inn was voted by readers as the Best Bed and Breakfast and Seagle Music Colony received top honors as the Best Music Venue.

Schroon’s Paradox Brewery was the runner-up in the Microbrewery category, also for the second year in a row. (The winner was the Lake Placid Pub and Brewery).

Adirondack Life Mag captures the experience a guest might experience at the Tumble Inn: “This beaming yellow landmark charms guests with its wrap around porch and homey vibe. And the food doesn’t hurt either – heaping breakfasts with locally sourced produce and meats from Oscars Smokehouse in Warrensburg.”

From owner Nancy B: "I just want to thank all of you who voted for us, the Tumble Inn. We are honored to have won the title of Best B and B as voted by the readers of Adirondack Life Magazine for the second consecutive year. If you haven't stayed with us and are considering a visit to the Adirondacks check us out at

It seems fitting the Seagle Music Colony – celebrating its 100th anniversary this year, won as top music venue.

“Since the 1920s this cluster of studios, dorms and a performance space up on Charley Hill Road has been an extraordinary teaching center for opera and musical theater…”

All Stewarts Ice Cream stores – including Schroon’s (which sells the most ice-cream of any of their stores) – was also voted Runner Up. The winner in the category was Donnelly’s Ice Cream in Saranac Lake.

Close to home Hornbeck Boats in Olmstedville won top honors as the Best Boat Builder.

In North Creek, a dining destination for many Schroon Lakers: barVino picked up two top honors, Best bar and best casual dining. Basil and Wicks won as the runner up in the bar category.

Sarah’s Café was voted by readers as the Best Bakery.