Glacier Ice Bar & Lounge Has Two Amazing Locations This Winter Making it the Hottest, Coldest Bar Around

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Glacier Ice Bar premiers this Winter at the Sagamore Resort on Lake George and returns to the Samoset Resort in Maine.

Glacier Ice Bar & Lounge, Samoset Resort

'These two spectacular, waterfront locations lend themselves perfectly to the Glacier Ice Bar & Lounge concept,' said Scott Luper, Northeast Regional Director of Food & Beverage for Samoset and Sagamore resorts.

The concept is simple…maximize beautiful outdoor winter settings by carving a lounge out of 18, 000 pounds of ice. Okay, maybe not simple, but certainly brilliant. Last year, the Samoset resort in mid-coast Maine debuted Glacier, an outdoor bar and lounge carved entirely out of ice, starting a new tradition and wowing guests from near and far. This year, based on the overwhelming success of the first-ever Glacier Ice Bar & Lounge, a second ice bar will be built at Samoset’s sister resort, the Sagamore in Bolton Landing on stunning Lake George surrounded by the Adirondack mountains.

“These two spectacular, waterfront locations lend themselves perfectly to the Glacier Ice Bar & Lounge concept,” said Scott Luper, Northeast Regional Director of Food & Beverage for Samoset and Sagamore resorts. “People will be blown away this year by the beautiful settings at each bar, both winter wonderlands in their own right.”

Two talented teams of ice sculptures and designers have been assembled at each resort to begin preparations for the ice bars after the holiday season is over. That will include carving and assembling 300-pound blocks of ice using chisels and chainsaws to create the bars, seats, tables, ice Luges, couches, sculptures and more. Everything in these cold sensory environments, with the exception of the toasty fire lamps and faux fur cushions, will be crafted out of ice. Both bars will also feature chilly, handcrafted cocktails, live music and special menus of light fare perfect for outdoor, winter dining.

Glacier Ice Bar & Lounge will premier at the Sagamore Resort on January 24th and remain open on weekends until February 2nd.

Glacier Ice Bar & Lounge at the Samoset returns for a second year on January 17th and remains open on weekends until January 26th.

At both resorts the Glacier Ice Bar & Lounge is weather permitting.

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About Samoset

Nestled between cosmopolitan Rockland and the Norman Rockwell-like Camden, Maine, the AAA Four Diamond, Samoset Resort crowns a lovely 230 acre waterfront complex at the edge of Penobscot Bay. The 182-room hotel, which includes four spectacular cottages, features a state of the art health club, indoor and outdoor heated pools, hot tubs, steam saunas, tennis, basketball, disc golf, a playground and complimentary Wi-Fi access throughout the guestrooms and public spaces. The spectacular 18-hole championship golf course, complete with an on-site PGA coordinator, ensures guests’ experience will be memorable.

Samoset Resort has undergone a series of renovations and updates in recent years, including the addition of a brand new restaurant, full service spa and new guest cottages. The Samoset has been a leading resort choice for over a century for visitors to the coast of Maine seeking the perfect retreat for a romantic getaway, family vacation or group outing. The Samoset is a member of Preferred Hotels® & Resorts.

Samoset was named one of the Top 20 Resorts in the Northeast by Condé Nast Traveler in November 2013.

For more information and booking, please visit http://www.samosetresort.com or call 800.341.1650.

About Sagamore

Recently named one of the Top 20 Resorts in the Northeast by Condé Nast Traveler Magazine (November 2013) The Sagamore is a full-service resort and sports paradise featuring a Donald Ross championship golf course, a new salon and spa, three wonderful restaurants including the Italian La Bella Vita, a private beach and marina and a replica 19th century touring vessel, The Morgan. Situated on a private 70-acre island on Lake George in Bolton Landing, the Sagamore has undergone numerous improvements since 2009, the most recent being the complete renovation of the Spa and Salon and all the Lodge accommodations in early 2013.

The destination of Lake George offers a myriad of recreation options including boating, water skiing, parasailing, fishing, swimming, beaches and more. The Sagamore is a one-hour drive from Albany, New York; a four-hour drive from New York City and four hours northwest of Boston.

The Sagamore is an official landmark listed in the National Register of Historic Places and a member of the Preferred Hotels and Resorts, Historic Hotels of America, a recipient of the AAA Four-Diamond Award and a member of American Express Fine Hotels & Resorts.

For information and reservations, call The Sagamore at (866) 385-6221 or visit http://www.thesagamore.com.

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