The Nicest Hotel in New York State
The Adirondacks Region of Upstate New York has long served as a sacred vacation destination for New Yorkers and New Englanders alike. It offers thousands of miles of wilderness, hiking trails, lakes and ponds, rivers and streams, peace and relaxation. Summertime boasts cool, balmy days, making it a great escape for city folk looking to avoid the heat. During Fall, the area explodes with vibrant red, oranges and yellows – it’s one of the best places to take in the famed foliage of Northeastern America. Winter is perfect for skiiers, snowboarders and hikers and spring brings delightful temperatures and fields of colorful flowers.
Visitors year round will enjoy the peace and quietude that can be found in the Adirondacks. They are a rare natural treasure in America, especially considering they are just a few hours by car from New York City. Every kind of traveler will find something to enjoy here, whether you’re camping or looking for a more adventurous excursion.
If you’ve got a hankering for a special kind of getaway, however, one that you’ll remember for a lifetime, you might want to consider a stay at The Point, one of America’s most exclusive and most expensive hotels. It is actually a private estate that has been converted into guest rooms, but this is far from your typical hotel experience.
Tucked into the Adirondacks on the edge of a shimmering mountain lake, it was actually built by a Rockefeller as the family’s private home. No luxuries were spared in the renovation and the lodges and halls boast priceless art, gorgeous antiques and an atmosphere that resembles that of the Gilded Ages. The staff anticipates your every need and you are treated like royalty from the moment you arrive. It’s like having your own personal butler at all times, ready to satisfy your every request, no matter how eccentric or unique.
The hotel supplies you with cross-country skis and showshoes so that you can wander out into the expansive forest on your own and get lost in the magical quiet of nature. At night you can retreat back to warm fires in your in-room fireplace, a selection of old movies supplied by the hotel, a glass of mulled wine and a number of games in the game room.
If the winter cold isn’t your thing, go for a summer visit where you can find tennis, croquet, badminton, canoeing, swimming and hiking all on the premises! They also have guide boats that can take you around Lake Placid for a tour of the landscape and timberlands. Or catch the Elco at sunset for an evening cocktail cruise.
Travel here with a special someone to enjoy an intimate holiday experience. You can pick your favorite room from one of the unique lodgings they offer and have wine and dinner sent up or venture down to the dining room for a world-class meal by candlelight. If you’re traveling with a group of friends, you can reserve a section of rooms, or even the whole property for $23,000/night. Having been written up by dozens of publications as being one of the finest hotels in the world, you won’t have to worry about being disappointed – the only thing you’ll have to worry about is that you’re never going to want to leave.