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Ronald McDonald Family Retreat at Krantz Cottage

in beautiful Lake George

The Ronald McDonald Family Retreat at Krantz Cottage provides a peaceful and supportive setting where families experiencing serious childhood illness can enjoy being together, making lasting memories. Located in the village of Lake George, the two-story cottage houses an apartment on each floor. The year-round retreat sits just steps away from village attractions, and minutes away from the beach.

Guest families are provided with a five-day, four-night accommodation from Saturday morning to Wednesday evening – absolutely free of charge. To put families at ease during their stay, an RMHC Host is available on-site, in private quarters to offer any necessary assistance. The host also provides concierge-type services, connecting families to donated or underwritten activities and experiences.

From a pantry stocked with their favorite foods to special complimentary outings at local restaurants and entertainment venues, our families have the opportunity to regain their strength to fight illness, or begin to restore their spirit after suffering a devastating loss.

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Families wishing to be considered for a stay in the Ronald McDonald Family Retreat, are asked to please complete the following application:

History of Krantz Cottage

The Ronald McDonald Family Retreat was the former law office of Howard Krantz, who served as the attorney for the Village of Lake George from 1996 to 2013. After Howard passed away in 2015, the cottage was reimagined as a vacation home for Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Capital Region. The Krantz family, Mayor Robert Blais, and the entire Lake George community have come together to make the project a reality and to offer generous support to our beloved guest families.