The Point - Saranac Lake, Lake Placid area, New York - Exclusive Luxury Lodge

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The former summer camp of William Avery Rockefeller, hidden away in the Adirondack Mountains, recaptures the gracious lifestyle of a bygone era.

It is every bit as luxurious as the home of one of the world's richest families ought to be, and the location on a peninsula stretching into Upper Saranac Lake, is utterly magical...Imagine a vacation resort so woodsy and remote, yet so breathtakingly luxurious, you're actually tempted to leave the laptop in the closet, and maybe even toss the cell phone out the window. There is such a place, and you'll quickly surrender to the elegant tradition that awaits you at The Point. Located in Upstate New York, this elegant hideaway occupies a 10-acre wooded peninsula on Upper Saranac Lake, about 5 hours north of New York City. The compound of slate roof houses made of hewn logs, stone fireplaces, sumptuous beds and antique furniture perfectly evokes the grandeur of the Adirondack Great Camps era. The leisure activities of the stunning resort include swimming and boating on Upper Saranac Lake's clear water, hiking and biking in the extensive mountain trails, hunting and fishing in season, and Nordic and alpine skiing in the winter, as well as ice fishing, skating, and the whole range of winter sports that the nearby Lake Placid Olympic Village has to offer. Explore the shimmering lakes, cascading streams, and vast timberlands of the Adirondacks. In winter, the pristine, snow-covered landscape provides a backdrop for many invigorating outdoor activities. From hiking Ampersand Mountain to autumn foliage tours to trying out the Olympic facilities in nearby Lake Placid, the Adirondacks are a place for year-round pleasure. Sail a 33-foot classic mahogany Hackercraft, enjoy complimentary golf at the beautifully maintained 18-hole course at Saranac Inn, hunt for antiques in the surrounding villages or cast a line in one of the region's more than 2,500 lakes.


Relais & Chateaux, Andrew Harper Recommended

Accolades & Articles

"Evocative and splendidly transformed former Rockefeller family compound secluded on a serene wooded peninsula of Upper Saranac Lake, 45 minutes from Lake Placid." - Andrew Harper recommended since 1984

Trip Type

Adventure/Eco/Nature, Pet Friendly, Romantic Getaway, Wedding

Wow Factors

• The former summer camp of William Avery Rockefeller, the intimate resort stands just as it did in his day. • All accommodations are pretty spectacular, but The Boathouse is the one with the "WOW" factor. • Sleep in Rockefeller's former private library that he even kept secret from his wife. She had to return years later and ask permission to see it! • All bathrooms have been renovated and are classic but fully modern at the same time. Sparkling glassed-in rainshowers stand side-by-side with claw-foot tubs. Many baths have fantastic views.

Insider Tips

• Prime fall foliage viewing is for one week, approx. Sept. 29 - Oct. 5 • Closed each April for "mud season" and renovations • Maximum of 22 guests • Romantic resort; No one under 18 allowed • Pet-friendly • Jacket and tie required at dinner and black tie on Wednesdays and Saturdays • Dinner is at two communal tables of 8 guests • Guest accommodations have no TV, but there is a comfortable TV room in the main lodge.


Albany International Airport (ALB)

Airport Distance

3 hour drive

High Season

July, August, September