By Christine Graf
Todd Drake, owner of Watervliet-based Cornerstone Building Corp. and Empire Real Estate Management, recently purchased Adirondack Diamond Point Lodge in Diamond Point for $900,000.
The 2.8-acre vacation property is located approximately three miles north of the village of Lake George and includes both cabins and traditional lodge suites. On-site amenities include a heated pool, fire pits, tiki bar cabana, basketball court, ping pong, shuffle board, a playground and an indoor recreation room.
Drake owns other cabin-style resort properties and an RV campground and first became aware of Adirondack Diamond Point Lodge almost 20 years ago. At the time, one of his business partners was involved with the property.
“He left that property several years ago, and when it came for sale, I thought it was a good time to get involved myself. I was familiar with the property and always enjoyed it. I do a lot of business in the Adirondacks with other types of lodging. I’ve always been interested in working in the Lake George area.”
According to Drake, the property caters to families. The cabins and suites are large. It is far enough from the village to be off the beaten path but close enough to allow guests easy access to the village.
“It’s in a relaxed setting in the trees, and it’s only eight minutes from village. In my view, it’s the best of both worlds. You’re out of the asphalt jungle, but you can go down and visit and go to the beaches and stores and attractions. It’s on the trolley stop, and it’s also close to Bolton Landing.”