On June 14, 2017 The Town of Long Lake Business Community welcomed visitors to a behind the scenes look at their businesses. Participating businesses included lodging properties, dining, retail, a health and wellness practice, storage units, vacation rentals, and a thrift and consignment shop.
Our first stop was Blueberry Motel located at 572 Deerland Road. Owned by David and Daniela Smith, the Blueberry is open seasonally with seven units and a sleeping cabin. This property is quiet and offers the Adirondack feeling of peace and tranquility. The property is one of the first as travelers enter into Long Lake from the south on NYS Route 30/28N from Blue Mountain Lake. There is a barn on the property with four levels and half a loft. David and Daniela look forward to renovating the building to offer additional space for guests to recreate and relax in the upcoming seasons.
Dave and Daniela Smith also own the Sandy Point Motel located 865 Deerland Road. This seasonal property boasts two floors of motel units overlooking Long Lake. The views and the individual and private screened in porches are unique to the rooms. Daniela’s quilts adorn many of the beds. Daniela learned to quilt at Adirondack Quilt Camp, an annual event held in Long Lake, NY for the last seven years. Daniela is a recent transplant to Long Lake and is truly enjoying her time as a lodging proprietor, discovering a passion for interior design and hospitality.
Access to the lake is available as are boat rentals and dockage for those seeking to enjoy a fishing vacation or to recreate on the water. Outdoor grilling is also available on the beach. A view of the bridge, and Owls Head Mountain can be seen from the property. For more information on the Blueberry Motel or Sandy Point Motel call 518-624-3871 or check out their websites, www.blueberryhillmotel.com or www.sandypointmotel.com