A few weeks ago I traveled to upstate New York to attend the Fraternal Order of Moai National Convention and Ohana, Luau at the Lake tiki weekend in Lake George, New York. Lake George is located about an hour north of Albany, in the Adirondack Mountains. It is really a beautiful place to visit.
Lake George in the background in the Adirondacks
Here is the Tiki Resort with its midcentury goodness, including the multiple A-frames and fake palm trees.
The Paradise Building
Outrigger canoe along SR 9
There are multiple tikis around the resort. Two of these orange fellows guard the main entrance to the building. The black tiki with the ornamental headdress on the right has been standing at the Tiki Resort since it opened. Originally, it was located at the previous entrance building (shown in the 3rd picture), but after the lobby was expanded and the restaurant was added, he was moved down to the new main entrance. As I understand it, this fellow has been nameless for the decades he has been standing guard. So as part of the weekend, there was an official naming & dedication ceremony. He was named I’ke (pronounced eye-key) in honor of Dwight Eisenhower (Ike) and his establishment of the Federal Interstate Highway System and the countless roadside icons that popped up along the highways and byways.
The back of the resort. A swimming pool is behind the black iron fence. All of the weekend’s outdoor activities (when it was not raining) were happening poolside.
Detail of the mask hanging on the back of the Paradise Building.
The Tiki Resort was a great place to visit and a fantastic place to host a tiki weekender!