Preparing for the holidays does not have to be all hustle and bustle. In the Ticonderoga Area it can be a pleasant experience. With a walkable downtown shopping district and an array of dining options, you can take your time and enjoy carefully choosing gifts for those on your list at shops that specialize in personal service. With all this waiting for you, it only makes sense to take advantage of one of the many lodging opportunities in the Ticonderoga Area. One of the most convenient options for holiday shopping is the Circle Court Motel.

The Circle Court Motel has been a lodging staple in the Ticonderoga Area for over 100 years. Most recently, the Vilardo family has taken over the property, gaining ownership in 2021.  In that time, Joe and Alicia Vilardo have made a big impact on what was an already quality establishment. In two years the Vilardo family has fully renovated four rooms (new flooring, new furniture, new bathroom fixtures, and fresh paint) and will be remodeling a fifth this holiday season. The Vilardos plan to remodel all 16 of their guest rooms eventually, tackling a few each Winter season.

As for the future of the Circle Court Motel, their vision only gets bigger and better. Joe and Alicia have hopes of seeing the property grow. With the help of a state grant, they would like to expand the Circle Court Motel by adding 8 units all with efficiency kitchens. In addition to this, they plan on beginning to sell bagged ice, snacks, and drinks in the Spring of 2024.

Presently, the Circle Court Motel has plenty to boast about. Each unit is equipped with a refrigerator/freezer, microwave, and coffee maker. The property has outlets available outdoors for charging fishing boats in the warmer months. There are a variety of rooms to choose from, including nine standard rooms, five economy rooms, one studio rental with an efficiency kitchen, and a one-bedroom rental with a full kitchen and pullout couch.

One of the Circle Court’s best conveniences is its location within walking distance of all downtown shops, attractions, and restaurants, which makes it an exceptional lodging choice during the holiday shopping season. You can leave the comfort of your room, grab a warm breakfast at one of the eateries, fill your arms with packages, walk back to your room unload, and do it all again through dinner time!  By the time you return to the Circle Court Motel at the end of the night, you will be ready to fall into your comfortable bed with visions of sugar plums dancing in your head!

If you are ready to plan your visit to the Ticonderoga Area, call 518-585-6619 and let the Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce team help you organize the festive trip of your dreams.

For a complete business directory to help with all your holiday needs please go to


You have successfully entered this contest. Be sure to check your inbox for your customized travel inspiration.

Success! Message Sent.

Thanks for being awesome. We have received your message and look forward to talking with you soon.

Thank you!

Thanks for being awesome. You can now download the guide.