Best Hotels in Upstate New York
A secluded, Adirondack-style playground for exclusive getaways.
Built by William Avery Rockefeller, this log cabin-style property was once his family's private residence and stands amidst towering pines on the edge of Upper Saranac Lake. But don't mistake it for a regular ol' lodge. The Point carries on the tradition of luxurious lakeside Adirondack Great Camps made famous a century ago by the mega-rich. Despite this exclusivity, the experience is all-inclusive; rates cover meals along with afternoon tea, wine and liquor --- the bars are all self-serve. Guests at the restaurant's communal tables in the Great Hall are served without a menu in dinner party fashion. The giant bedrooms with names like Mohawk and Algonquin are best defined as quarters. There are ten plus a boathouse located in separate buildings. Each boasts Adirondack furniture, a chiseled stone fireplace and a hand-built bed. Nineteenth-century oil paintings and a sweeping lake view enhance the serene ambience. Bathrooms are equipped with soaking tubs and rain showers. Beyond creature comforts, the lodge offers dozens of activities both indoors and out. Guests can play a game of billiards or croquet, spend the afternoon lake fishing or hiking. They can even book a personal animal tracker and head for the hills.