Escape the day to day routine. Inhale the clean mountain air. Reconnect with mother nature. A mountain getaway is the ideal all-season vacation: swimming, boating, fishing and hiking in the spring and summer…trail hikes, ATV rides, canoeing and leaf-peeping in the fall…skiing, snowboarding, snowmobiling, ice skating and snowshoeing in the winter.
Simultaneously exhilarating and relaxing, summertime mountain visits offer a wide range of activities suited to solo travelers, couples, girlfriend getaways and families. Adventure lovers can get their adrenaline pumping ziplining through the treetops, navigating rope courses high above the ground, exploring the rugged terrain on an ATV or rafting the rapids. Families with children will find lots of options including tamer versions of ziplining and rope courses, swimming, water parks, boating, tubing, biking, hands-on museums and farm visits. Those in search of romantic retreats will find the mountains offer scenic backdrops for quiet walks in the woods, lakeside picnics, kayaking, wine tours and indulgent couples spa treatments. Thrill-seekers and leisure travelers will enjoy unwinding at the end of each day admiring the sunset, a refreshing beverage in-hand as the embers glow in a rustic firepit.
Mountain destinations are especially plentiful in the Northeast; many began reopening in mid-June with special Covid-19 procedures in place, with more destinations scheduled to reopen in July. Whether you visit in the summer or wait until this fall or winter, choose between the nearby Poconos in Pennsylvania, the Catskills or Adirondacks in New York, and The Litchfield Hills in Connecticut or venture further north to The Berkshires in Massachusetts, Green Mountains of Vermont or the White Mountains of New Hampshire, all within a reasonable drive of the tristate area.
The Berkshires prides itself on being the perfect four-season destination, whether you are in pursuit of outdoor adventure, antiquing, arts and culture, or museums and history. Comprised primarily of 32 small towns in three regions of Western Massachusetts, but extending into Connecticut, The Berkshires’ idyllic setting allows for leisurely exploration of its quaint main streets and back roads.
Stroll through the many little shops, antique stores, art galleries, indie bookstores and discover unique finds to remember your visit to charming towns like Lenox, Stockbridge, Pittsfield, Great Barrington, Lee, Williamstown and North Adams. Dive into the local artisanal food culture—savor farm-fresh food at the numerous restaurants, cafés and bakeries.
The Berkshires is synonymous with the arts, attracting travelers drawn to its world-renowned music, art, dance and theater festivals held each summer, notably Tanglewood, summer home of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, the Williamstown Theater Festival, and Jacob’s Pillow, for dance performances. Outstanding museums abound including the Norman Rockwell Museum, Williams College Museum of Art, and MASS MoCA, with its stunning collection of indoor and outdoor performing arts venues and vast galleries.
Tour historical and architectural landmarks, beautiful estates and gardens—young and old alike will delight in the huge, life-sized animal-shaped topiaries recently gifted to the Berkshire Botanical Garden in Stockbridge.
There is no shortage of things to do outdoors. Here in the Berkshires you will find the tallest waterfall and the highest summit in Massachusetts; plentiful rivers and lakes for swimming, boating and fishing; mountain trails for hiking, including a portion of the infamous Appalachian Trail; and all kinds of specialized activities like Catamount Aerial Adventure Park and even a number of well-regarded golf courses for those seeking tamer outdoor recreation.
A wide selection of accommodations can be found throughout the Berkshires including luxury resorts, spa retreats, hotels, motels, cozy inns, quaint bed & breakfasts and campgrounds.
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Refresh and restore at Canyon Ranch’s Lenox, Massachusetts location, nestled in the hills of The Berkshires. Canyon Ranch and its multiple locations are repeat winners of both Travel + Leisure’s Best Spa Award and the Condé Nast Traveler Best Destination Spa Award. Dedicated to inspiring healthy living, an all-inclusive stay at Canyon Ranch is an immersive exploration of mind-body wellness in a relaxed setting defined by casual elegance and incomparable personal service. Ownership changed hands in 2017, introducing new leadership, energy and elevated programs, while remaining true to Canyon Ranch’s founding healthy living philosophy. Canyon Ranch’s all-inclusive packages for guests aged 14 and up include airport transportation, three daily meals/snacks and unlimited access to spa and fitness facilities.
Experts in medicine, exercise physiology, nutrition, spirituality and other aspects of wellness, are available to help guests strive for optimal health and well-being. Each day you can choose from more than 35 wellness and fitness activities including yoga, Pilates, canoeing, kayaking, standup paddleboarding, high-intensity training, hiking, archery, mountain biking, tennis, pickleball, swimming, creative arts classes, wellness talks and, in the winter, cross-country skiing and snowshoe yoga! Activities can be customized for individuals, couples and groups based on the length of your stay, interests and level of expertise.
Immersive spa treatments inspired by traditional, alternative and modern therapies will relax and renew your mind and body. Let tension and stress slip away with a signature massage, herbal wrap, sea salt scrub, an ayurvedic treatment, Reiki experience or a seasonal facial featuring a cranberry enzyme peel and hydrating mask with LED light waves. Or simply unwind in one of the saunas, steam rooms and whirlpools.
Delicious yet healthy eating experiences crafted from authentic, locally sourced ingredients will delight your palate! Participate in cooking demonstrations so you can create savory meals at home. Work with a nutritionist on a personalized game plan for healthy eating.
Accommodations include deluxe rooms, executive rooms with spacious seating areas and luxury suites with living room, two bathrooms and washer/dryer.
Read more: https://www.canyonranch.com/lenox/
Travelers in search of scenic beauty, rolling mountain terrain, breathtaking waterfalls, rich woodlands, fun water-based activities and charming historic towns will find that and more in the Pocono Mountains. This northeastern corner of Pennsylvania has been a popular weekend and family vacation destination for decades due to its picturesque setting among 150 lakes and 170 miles of winding rivers.
Summer is an invitation to explore more than 260 miles of hiking and biking trails, whitewater raft the plentiful rivers, enjoy boating and fishing, go camping, or spend an active day with the kids at a waterpark or adventure park. Golfers can practice their swing on over 35 courses. Rediscover the incredible outdoor beauty of The Poconos by spending the day at one of nine state parks and two national parks found here. No visit is complete without some time spent at the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area or seeing Bushkill Falls, known as “The Niagara of Pennsylvania,” which has eight waterfalls and over two miles of trails, bridges and walkways.
Wander the streets of Stroudsburg, Jim Thorpe, Milford, Honesdale and Tannersville where history, culture and small-town charm collide. Here you will find abundant antiquing, art galleries, museums, interesting shops and lots of dining options featuring farm-to-table cuisine. Walk the grounds of Grey Towers National Historic Landmark, known for its conservation efforts. If bird watching piques your interest, visit the Dorflinger-Suydam Wildlife Sanctuary, then admire one of the largest public displays of Dorflinger crystal at the Dorflinger Glass Museum, located at the sanctuary. Hop on an historic train ride for a narrated look back at local history.
Music, food and arts festivals are among the many annual events held throughout the region. Performing arts fans can enjoy outdoor music concerts and live theater performances at renowned historic venues including Shawnee Playhouse, Sherman Theater and the Ritz Company Playhouse. Tour a winery or brewery—there are many to sample in the area. You can also try your luck at Mount Airy Casino, which just reopened, or take in an electrifying NASCAR event at the Pocono Raceway.
Stay at a wide range of resorts, hotels, cottages, condos, country inns and bed & breakfasts.
Read more: https://www.poconomountains.com/
Woodloch Pines Family Resort/The Lodge at Woodloch Spa
Located in the heart of The Poconos, Woodloch Pines Family Resort, voted USA Today’s and TripAdvisor’s #1 Family Resort in America, and its nearby adults-only, luxury spa resort, The Lodge at Woodloch, have been welcoming guests for more than 55 years. This four-season, family-owned and operated business is known for its beautiful, tranquil lake setting and warm hospitality.
A vacation stay at Woodloch Resort is centered on bringing families, friends and co-workers together for relaxation and fun. The resort provides an extensive indoor and outdoor activity program far too large to list in its entirety, but highlights include archery, escape rooms, go karts, mini golf, bumper cars, paint & sip classes, and a new, huge lakeside playground. In addition, there is nightly entertainment both indoors and outdoors that will be set up for appropriate social distancing such as movie night, live music, bingo, scavenger hunts, and tons of family games and challenges.
The 18-hole championship golf course, set amongst picturesque meadows, wetlands and forests, is available to guests at both resorts and is nationally recognized by GOLF Magazine as “one of the finest courses in America” and rated “4.5 Stars” by Golf Digest’s Best Places to Play. Prefer tennis? Try out one of the four courts on the main campus.
Lakeside activities are one of the most popular attractions—take advantage of paddle boats, kayaks, row boats and stand-up paddleboards; young and old alike will gleefully enjoy the lakefront water slide. Boat tours, along with the indoor pools, hot tubs, indoor splash zone and indoor water slide, will be available with some capacity modifications.
A variety of indoor and outdoor dining options and meal plans are offered with tables currently spaced to adhere to social distancing guidelines. Beach and pool bars are open for food and cocktail take-out.
Guests at the main campus, Woodloch Pines and Woodloch Springs, the golf course community, have a wide selection of accommodations to choose from: motel-style units; hotel-style units; one- and two-bedroom suites, some with kitchenettes; large multi-bedroom vacation homes, some with full kitchens and three-bedroom townhomes.
Read More: https://www.woodloch.com/
The Lodge at Woodloch, two miles away from the main campus, offers its age 16+ spa guests the serenity to disconnect while exploring the wooded grounds, walking the Lotus Labyrinth, biking the scenic trails, and participating in a combination of creative arts, gardening, cooking, fitness, wellness and outdoor activities and classes. Let your mind, body and spirit be awakened and transformed with a reinvigorating spa treatment. Release your stress with a yoga, meditation or Sound Therapy class. Enjoy cooking demonstrations to learn how to plan seasonal menus in the state-of-the-art chef’s kitchen. Dine on delicious gourmet meals at TREE Restaurant and Bar, uniquely elevated amongst the treetops, to catch shimmering lake views. Unleash your creative talents with a painting or drawing class. All guests have full access to the Woodloch Pines Family Resort as well.
The Lodge at Woodloch Spa features 58 rooms, ranging from classic king or double-bed rooms with private verandas and marble showers to a one-bedroom suite with living room, two bathrooms and two private verandas.
Read More: https://www.thelodgeatwoodloch.com/
While the Litchfield Hills in Northwestern Connecticut might not be the first place that comes to mind when thinking about mountain getaways, it has become a very popular year-round destination because of its proximity to New York City. What draws visitors here is the peaceful pace and scenic countryside dotted with picturesque small towns, rolling green hills, beautiful waterfalls, iconic covered bridges and a treasure trove of history.
New England charm is in abundance in the many quaint villages and towns found here including Kent, Litchfield, Woodbury, New Milford and Salisbury. Discover great antiques, admire meticulously restored homes, snap photos of charming churches, stroll classic village greens, and explore the numerous galleries, boutiques and shops.
History buffs will find themselves immersed in our country’s rich and storied past. America’s first law school was established in 1784 in the town of Litchfield, which is also Harriet Beecher Stowe’s birthplace. In Kent, one of the last remaining covered bridges in the state, Bull’s Bridge built in 1842, still spans the Housatonic River. The town of Washington, the first U.S. town to be named after George Washington, was incorporated in 1779. Woodbury, founded in 1673, is known for its Colonial-era homes and plentiful antique shops. Interesting museums to consider visiting include the American Museum of Tort Law in Winsted, the Glebe House Museum and Gertrude Jekyll Garden in Woodbury, and both the Eric Sloane Museum and Kent Iron Furnace in Kent.
Outdoor options abound—hike the Connecticut segment of the Appalachian Trail, the longest hiking-only footpath in the world that extends through 14 states from Georgia to Maine; take in the panoramic view from atop Bear Mountain, the highest summit in the state; for less intense walks, stroll the winding forest paths of Cathedral Pines Trail or the 35 miles of trails at the White Memorial Conservation Center; and admire the numerous cascading waterfalls, notably Kent Falls, the tallest in Connecticut, and the Great Falls of the Housatonic. Experience the Housatonic River by canoe, kayak or rafting excursion or spend a leisurely day on one of the many area lakes such as Lake Waramaug.
Drive the backroads to uncover incredible landscapes, rolling farmland and vineyards. Wander ten acres of extraordinary display gardens at White Flower Farm. Tour one of many wineries, distilleries and breweries in the Litchfield Hills or savor farm fresh ice cream at Arethusa Dairy Farm. Depending on the season, take the kids apple or berry picking. The whole family is sure to enjoy an afternoon or evening at America’s oldest continually operating amusement park at Lake Compounce, which is reopening July 1. Or take to the sky in a hot air balloon!
Accommodations run the gamut from lovely little inns and B&Bs to motels, hotels and luxury resorts.
Read More: https://www.ctvisit.com/litchfield
This incredibly unique luxury property set on 113-acres bordering tranquil woods and pristine lakes is a very special oasis just two hours from New York City. Rooted in history, the main house, built in 1775, and its surrounding farm acreage, were purchased in 1948 by the Smith family, who christened it Winvian by combining the first names of the husband and wife owners. The grand home, still owned by the Smith family, has been lovingly restored into a distinctive destination.
Each of the 18 luxury cottages and one guest suite, designed by fifteen different architects, has a story to tell, featuring a blend of whimsy and tradition enhanced by the beauty of this extraordinary rustic setting. One is more unique than the next and bear names evoking their remarkably inventive design—Beaver Lodge is set by a pond in the woods incorporating wood and stone; Connecticut Yankee is a medieval cottage inspired by Mark Twain’s novel A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court; Helicopter is a cottage resembling a hangar, complete with a fully-restored 1968 Sikorsky Sea King Pelican HH3F for guests to sit in; Secret Society is a neoclassic pillared house with a glass pyramid ceiling over the sleeping loft that lets guests truly sleep under the stars.
Do as little or as much as you like at Winvian Farm. White Memorial Foundation, the largest nature and wildlife sanctuary in Connecticut, is just footsteps away from Winvian, providing guests with direct access to trails for hiking, biking and even horseback riding; in the winter, hit the trails on cross-country skis or snowshoes. Also nearby is Connecticut’s largest natural lake, Bantam Lake, where you can kayak, canoe or fish. Hop on a mountain bike or cruiser and ride into town. Take a swim in the large seasonal outdoor pool, tucked away in a lush meadow adjacent to the resort’s organic garden, which supplies many of the ingredients for Winvian’s farm-to-table cuisine. The staff will help you plan a day around both on-site activities like yoga, croquet, cooking classes and a game of pool, as well as off-site activities like golf, hot air ballooning and guided fishing.
Indulge in a day of pampering at the spa—relax your mind and rejuvenate your body with a private yoga or Pilates class; decompress in the peaceful meditation lounge, Armana Sunlight Sauna or luxurious Ayoura Thermomasseur bath. Couples can escape the cares of the world in the Forty Winks Suite with its romantic circular stone fireplace.
End your day unwinding over a delectable dinner created by Winvian’s culinary craftsmen, have a drink by the fire and watch the sunset.
Read More: https://www.winvian.com/
The Adirondack Mountains, a few hours north of New York City in Upstate New York, sit within what is referred to as the Adirondack Park, created in 1892 to protect the mountains, valleys, six million acres of forest, more than 3,000 lakes and ponds, 1,200 miles of rivers, 30,000 miles of brooks and streams, and 2,000 miles of hiking trails that comprise this region. The Adirondack Park is not a park in the true sense of the word as it is made up of both public and privately-owned land, but it is the largest protected area in the continuous United States and where you will enjoy one of the longest fall foliage seasons in the country.
This vast region is home to over 100 charming towns and villages including Lake Placid, Lake George, Saranac Lake, Plattsburgh, Wilmington, Old Forge and Glens Falls, each with its own distinctive personality and many situated on lakes. The arts proliferate in this area—Georgia O’Keeffe and her husband Alfred Stieglitz, who made their home on the shores of Lake George for a period of time, is one of many artists who trekked here to capture the picturesque views.
There is no shortage of wonderful museums showcasing this country’s rich American and European history, notably The Adirondack Experience – The Museum at Blue Mountain Lake, one of the most acclaimed museums in northern New York; Fort Ticonderoga on Lake Champlain, an integral outpost during the American struggle for independence; The Wild Center, a family-friendly museum in the Tupper Lake region; The Hyde Collection Art Museum and Historic House in the Lake George region; and the American Maple Museum and Hall of Fame in Croghan where you can learn the history of maple sugaring.
Tour 15 craft breweries, 20 wineries and vineyards as well as the Adirondack Coast Wine Trail and discover why upstate New York is such a popular beverage destination. Sample seasonal flavors and rustic American cuisine created by regional chefs inspired by locally harvested fresh fruits and vegetables, livestock from nearby farms and Adirondack game.
Outdoor adventurers will find a paddler’s paradise—canoe and kayak the plentiful lakes and rivers, from Lake Champlain to the Hudson River, where you can also experience the thrill of whitewater rafting. Camp under the stars. Navigate the expansive hiking trails through imposing forests, passing stunning waterfalls as you make your way to mountain summits for majestic 360-degree views. Climb Mount Marcy, the highest point in all of New York State. Adrenaline-seeking rock climbers can tackle granite cliffs overlooking beautiful lakes. Winter sports enthusiasts flock to the Adirondacks, host of the Empire State Winter Games and both the 1932 and 1980 Winter Olympics in Lake Placid. After a day on superb ski slopes, snowmobiling, cross country skiing and snowshoeing, entertain yourself at a fun-filled winter carnival. Many of the ski centers in the Adirondacks offer a wide range of year-round outdoor activities such as zip-lining and rope courses. Family-oriented activities and attractions are readily available.
Tamer activities abound as well—enjoy a scenic charter cruise or historic boat tour on the many lakes found here such as Lake Champlain, Lake Placid, Lake George and Blue Mountain Lake, perfect for all ages. If golf is your passion, there are 60 courses to choose from, many with breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains and glistening lakes. Hit the road and follow any one of almost twenty scenic drives through breathtaking Adirondack landscapes, including a short 22-mile journey from Tupper Lake to Long Lake, the 84-mile Military Trail drive and the extensive 454-mile Seaway Trail. Admire the remarkable beauty of Ausable Chasm, sometimes called the Grand Canyon of the East, and High Falls Gorge, with its half-mile long waterfall walk.
Choose from an array of luxury resorts, destination spas, hotels, motels, cabins & cottages, bed & breakfasts and even several dude ranches. And of course, those savoring a more rugged Adirondacks experience will find numerous camping options.
Read More: https://visitadirondacks.com/
The village of Lake Placid, New York is a classic mountain town on the shores of Mirror Lake, where travelers can enjoy magnificent views, fresh air and a wealth of adventurous outdoor activities no matter what season you visit. Perhaps best known for its Olympic legacy—the 1932 and 1980 Winter Olympics were held here, and this is where the 1980 U.S. men’s hockey team captured the gold medal—Lake Placid’s appeal has grown far beyond its Olympic glory days.
While world-class sporting events remain a big attraction, with Lake Placid hosting the annual Empire State Winter Games, Ironman, national and international figure skating competitions, USA Hockey events, Stars on Ice, ECAC Hockey Championships and NCAA finalists, live entertainment and cultural arts performances are increasingly popular with residents and seasonal visitors.
The ‘great outdoors’ beckons from every direction all year. Go for a quiet walk in the woods or undertake a more rigorous hike on miles of trails and mountains including Mt. Jo and Whiteface Mountain, where you can also take the Cloudsplitter Gondola to the summit observation deck and relish some of the most majestic views in the state. Canoe and kayak Mirror Lake or a myriad of nearby lakes and ponds. Wade the gentle, refreshing waters of the Marcy Field swimming hole near Keene. During the winter, ski the spectacular slopes, snowshoe hiking trails, ice skate on Mirror Lake, and go for a toboggan or sleigh ride.
For those wanting less physically demanding activities, walk the grounds of the John Brown Farm State Historic site, the last home and burial site of the famed Civil War abolitionist or pack a picnic lunch to eat by the lake. Enjoy breakfast, lunch or dinner overlooking the lake at one of Lake Placid’s diverse and innovative restaurants featuring locally sourced, flavorful farm-to-table food with a mountain twist. Wine lovers and brew aficionados can visit nearby micro-breweries, wineries and a distillery.
Lake Placid offers an array of lodging options including luxury resorts, hotels, inns,
Lodges, cabin and B&Bs, many within walking distance of either the historic Main Street or nearby trails and lakes.
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Lake Placid Lodge
The Lake Placid Lodge, nominated for the Condé Nast Traveler 2020 Readers’ Choice Awards, is the only area hotel property located directly on Lake Placid. The Lodge’s storied history harks back to 1882 when a German family built a private rustic camp residence on the site. It was sold in 1946 and reopened as one of Lake Placid’s most prestigious hotels, changing hands again fifty years later when it was transformed into one of the most renowned hotels in Lake Placid until a massive 2005 fire destroyed it. A team of architects and craftsman reimagined the hotel and today the Main Lodge is a resplendent Arts and Crafts-period building reminiscent of the grand scale of the famed Newport Cottages and the Great Camps of the Gilded Age.
The property is comprised of 30 guestrooms, five in the Main Lodge, 17 cabins on the shore of the lake, six guest suites in the Lakeside Building, and two cottages, Pine and Birch, overlooking the lake. Each guest space is individually designed and features wood-burning fireplaces, beds carved by local artisans and rooms filled with antiques and art. Stone porches are iconic Lodge signatures, complementing the idyllic lake-front setting amongst lush woods.
Guests can choose from a wide variety of on-site and off-site activities including fishing, hiking, boating and mountain biking during milder months and cross-country skiing and outdoor ice skating during the winter. End your evenings with bonfires and S’mores by the edge of the lake. Guests have access to an 18-hole championship golf course and eight tennis courts at the Whiteface Club adjacent to the Lodge.
The Lodge provides a variety of canoes, kayaks and electric boats along with instructions, directions, bottled water and snacks for guests wanting to spend most of their time on the water. If the weather cooperates, the Lodge hosts an evening boat tour on its 35′ mahogany Hacker-Craft or the Lake Placid Lodge pontoon boat.
Delight your taste buds with seasonal farm-to-table menus at Artisans Restaurant or Maggie’s Pub or arrange for a private dining experience in the Wine Cellar. If your fishing excursion was successful, for just $35 the chef will prepare your freshly caught fish accompanied by fresh, local sides.
Children under 12 are not permitted in the Main Lodge rooms and suites; however, they are welcome to stay in the Lakeside Buildings and private cabins.
Read More: https://www.lakeplacidlodge.com/
The centerpiece of a Lake George vacation is, of course, the lake itself. Families are drawn to the area because there is so much to do on the lake from relaxing on a sandy beach and swimming in the pristine waters to renting a jet ski or perfecting your wakeboarding skills. Explore the shoreline by canoe, kayak or sailboat or, if spectator sports are more your speed, take a Lake George cruise, one of the best ways for the whole family to see all 32-miles of the lake –consider a dinner cruise or a Thursday evening summer fireworks cruise.
The Lake George Area is known for its many outstanding hiking trails—whether you are an expert hiker up for the challenging trail at Bolton Landing, which rewards you with spectacular views of Lake George from the summit or a novice wanting to navigate an easier trail like the Dean Farm Heritage trail, Cat Mountain is a great way to experience Lake George hiking. For those seeking stunning panoramic views minus the hike, drive the Prospect Mountain Veterans Memorial Highway, a 5.5-mile winding road open from late May through Veterans’ Day, to the summit of Prospect Mountain for an amazing 100-mile view. Visit the Natural Stone Bridge and Caves, the largest marble cave entrance in the east.
Biking is another extremely popular Lake George activity with lots of diverse paths, trails and paved bikeways to choose from. Warren County Bikeway is an especially family-friendly place to bike with more than 9 miles of safe paths and trails. In fact, many of the area attractions are focused on entertaining families from mini-golf courses, waterparks and amusement parks like Six Flags Great Escape & Hurricane Harbor to dude ranches with western-themed lodging, entertainment and rodeos.
Thrill-seekers can go white water rafting, soar above the lake while parasailing, zip-line down French Mountain or experience the largest aerial tree-top adventure park in the U.S. at Adirondack Extreme Adventure Course. Snow more your speed? Gore Mountain is a major attraction during the winter.
Love history? The Lake George region played a fundamental role in the formation of today’s United States of America. Be sure to visit local museums, historic sites and forts like Fort William Henry Museum, where you can relive the sights and sounds of the fort during the French and Indian War.
The arts, theater and cultural scene is alive and well in the Lake George area, from professional-quality plays and concerts to art museums, galleries and arts festivals.
Festivals flourish here in the Adirondacks, all the more reason to visit year-round—Oktoberfest, Adirondack Wine & Food Festival, LARAC Fall Arts Festival, Adirondack Film Festival, and almost weekly winter carnivals!
Wet your whistle while touring the Lake George area’s craft breweries, wineries and distilleries. Dining options run the gamut from bar foods and pizza places to quiet bistros and restaurants with great mountain and water views, many with outdoor seating.
Lake George has plentiful waterfront accommodations including luxury resorts, cozy cabins, quaint B&Bs, and family-run motels.
Read More: https://www.visitlakegeorge.com/
The Sagamore Resort
Located 60 miles north of Albany, New York, on a private 70-acre island, The Sagamore Resort has a prestigious history dating back to the 1880s. This year-round resort, nominated for the Condé Nast Traveler 2020 Readers’ Choice Awards, enjoyed decades as an exclusive summer vacation destination for well-to-do guests, was fully reconstructed in 1930 and ultimately closed its doors in 1981 as travel tastes changed. New owners purchased it in 1983, restoring it to its former grandeur and today it is a
landmark on the National Register of Historic Places, a member of the Preferred Hotels and Resorts, Historic Hotels of America, and a recipient of the prestigious AAA Four-Diamond Award.
The Sagamore’s main historic Victorian hotel building, conveniently located near many of the resort’s award-winning restaurants, pool and waterfront areas, features 137 guest rooms, including 54 suites, with contemporary Adirondack-inspired décor and a choice of lake or traditional views. Seven two-level lodge buildings offer hotel-style rooms and suites with kitchenettes and breakfast nooks, all located within a short walk or shuttle ride to the main Historic Hotel, evoke an Adirondack rustic charm blended with a contemporary aesthetic. Within The Lodges there are also privately-owned, individually decorated two-bedroom, two-bathroom condos with full kitchens, laundry and terraces available for extended stays. The original innkeeper’s residence is now a modernized four-bedroom, 3.5 bathroom house that can accommodate 11 guests. A 19th-century carriage house has been converted to 11 one-bedroom and one two-bedroom bi-level luxury suites with living rooms and kitchens. Dog owners will be delighted to know The Sagamore welcomes dogs under 30 pounds for a nightly fee of $75 and even provides your pet with its own welcome gift bag!
Guests never have to leave the island to keep themselves entertained. On-site amenities and activities include hiking the beautiful island trails; a glass-enclosed 24-hour access fitness center offering a variety of classes; a spa and salon featuring massages, facials, skin care and hair styling; and a 10,000 square foot Rec Center offering mini-golf, a movie theater, four outdoor tennis courts, indoor and outdoor basketball, rock climbing wall, pool, ping pong, outdoor sand volleyball court, synthetic turf soccer field, horseshoe pit, playground, board games, and for the tech-addicted, Nintendo Wii and X-Box stations.
The appeal of the water is magnetic—relax by the waterfront on a chaise lounge breathing the fresh mountain air, swim in the lake or stunning zero-edge heated outdoor pool overlooking the lake, soak in the separate warming pool, fish from the dock or go boating. Climb aboard The Morgan, a 72-foot 19th-century touring vessel replica providing guests with scenic tours of Lake George. Guests can also use an indoor pool and hot tub if they prefer.
Golfers do have to head to the mainland via the resort’s shuttle service to polish their swing but will be rewarded with spectacular views of Lake George on The Sagamore’s par 70, 18-hole championship course.
Eight exceptional award-winning dining venues include La Bella Vita, The Club Grill, lakeside dining at The Pavillion, Veranda Terraces and Mr. Brown’s Pub where guests can savor a variety of delicious meals ranging from authentic Italian to New York-style steak.
Read More: https://www.thesagamore.com/