The Point Resort
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The Adirondack Mountains in New York are a premier vacation destination, a prime getaway spot and perfect escape for anyone with distinctive tastes. This solitary mountain hideaway offers both the chance to reconnect with nature while enjoying high-end amenities.

William Rockefeller built the retreat called the Great Camp of the North Woods, with the philosophy of connecting nature and luxury for the guests. Each room is built as a splendid log cabin using native resources. Guests who stay at the Point Resort can enjoy this unique connectedness with nature all while being pampered with a fully luxurious experience. The Point is a great weekend getaway from NYC, Boston and other East Coast cities.

»The Point Resort Rooms & Suites

The Point Resort Rooms & Suites

Guests can stay at one of the eleven guestrooms located throughout the territory. The rich history is apparent as many of the rooms still use the original fixtures in stunning brass and chrome. Each room contains rustic furniture and is decorated with original paintings. A warm fireplace and a view of the lake makes any guest feel right at home in these log cabin escapes.

The Boathouse is the most popular room at the Point Resort. This room is open and welcoming, stationed above the boats. The room is positioned in such a way which causes a gentle sway, allowing the guests to enjoy the water on a whole new level. This room contains beamed ceilings, a fireplace, a fully-stocked bar and spacious sitting areas. The Boathouse is available from May through October.

The Mohawk is located off the Great Hall which led to the Rockefellers bedroom itself. This room contains a deep sofa with large windows which let in natural light for most of the day. Perfect for a writer's getaway this room contains a fireplace, a desk, a large closet and a private outdoor space. The bathroom contains a claw foot tub and a waterfall shower.

Also in the Great Hall is the Algonquin. Previously used as Mr. Rockefeller's study, the Algonquin contains warm colored paneled walls and true to its past, is lined with a library of books. With a stone fireplace and a map of Upper Saranac, this room is perfect for the traveling bibliophile. The outdoor space can be accessed by a private door and a short path down to the water's edge.

The Iroquois is a quiet room in the Great Hall. This room contains a fireplace built from field stones carried from the local fields when the location was first built. With a spectacular view of the lake and a path down the cove, this room is the perfect escape. The bathroom contains a waterfall shower and is decorated with charming white tiles.

At the south wing, the Morningside enjoys natural light with the morning sunrise. The fireplace can be enjoyed in the large armchairs and ottoman. The lake view can be enjoyed through the large windows and guests can take advantage of the spacious claw footed bathtub and double shower.

Located on the upper floor, the Sentinel is a perfect room for the traveling adventurer. This room is above the area which was once the stables and offers stunning landscape views. The king-sized bed has a silver birch tree trunk posts, a fireplace and a comfortable reading area. The bathroom is a black and white marble luxury with a double soaking bathtub and a waterfall shower.

For those who enjoy the forest, the Lookout is located in the trees overlooking the water. The room continues the theme with wooded décor and green accents. The French windows look out over a private deck. The fireplace is surrounded by comfortable armchairs and a sofa. With whimsical round doorways to the bathroom and closets, this room is sure to please. The bathroom contains a steam shower for two and double marble sinks.

Located in the depths of the forest, Trappers can be found behind the Pub. This comfortable room is decorated with pine walls and a fireplace made from the smooth stones of the river. The cozy sofa and armchairs allow guests to lounge in comfort in this charming room. The bathroom is also a popular room in the Trappers, with a double soaking tub and double vanity sinks.

Saranac boasts a large fireplace built from stone. This vaulted room contains a spacious king-sized bed and is decorated with fir walls and large comfortable armchairs. An outdoor private patio offers a serene view of the lake and forest. The bathroom contains a spacious bathtub, double showers and windows overlooking the croquet field.

For the special occasion, be it a Honeymoon or anniversary, the Weatherwatch is one of premier rooms at the Point Resort. This room was previously the living room of the Great House. With a huge fireplace, large windows overlooking the lake and a vaulted beamed ceiling, this room is filled to the brim with luxury. Two armchairs, a walk-in closet and a private patio add to the atmosphere of this room. The bathroom contains a tub and shower combination.

Named as Mrs. Rockefeller's favorite room, Evensong stays aglow with natural light. This room contains a fireplace and guests preference of king-sized or twin beds. The windows overlook the picturesque landscape and the room décor harkens to the glamor of the era in which these cabins were first built. Photo:

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»Dining at The Point Resort

Dining at The Point Resort

Guests can enjoy their coffee first thing in the day by having it delivered directly to the room. Breakfast is brought to the room with a friendly knock at the door. Planned ahead of time, guests can enjoy breakfast on their private patio or join up with friends in the Great Hall. Meals take place in the Great Hall with the atmosphere of a large family dinner gathered for a holiday. Omelets, sausages and raspberry pancakes tempt the palate of guests for the perfect start to any day during their stay.

Lunches are just as delectable. Barbecues on the patio staring grilled shrimp, lamb, corn-on-the-cob and fresh fruit tarts offer only one of the choices for the midday meal. Camp David is a short hike away which also brings guests to a tempting lunch. Guests can also return to the Great hall at one o'clock for another comfortable meal. With advanced notice, the kitchen is happy to prepare a carry out lunch for guests.

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At eight in the evening, guests return to the Great Hall for a dinner of sea bass with tomato-basil coulis or succulent asparagus with morels and vinaigrette. The main courses are well-known and with offerings such as poached salmon or spring lamb, there is sure to be a flavor for every palette. Dinners at the Great Hall expect a jacket and tie throughout the week with black tie suggestion for Wednesday and Saturday. This elegant detail harkens back to the original history and original intentions of the resort.

The Great Hall and the Pub are available for evening cocktails and a continuation of the good times being enjoyed over the dinner table. Guests can enjoy themselves with a cool beverage at the couched area of the Great Hall, take in a game of pool or wander out to the terrace to enjoy evening breezes.

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»Weddings, Reunions & Conferences

Weddings, Reunions & Conferences

Whether for a wedding or a corporate event, the Point Resort can be reserved in its entirety. The bride-to-be can prepare for her special day by working with the staff to ensure the perfection of every detail. The Great Hall is available for weddings and receptions. If the couple prefers an outdoor setting, the wooded island and pine-scented air create a picturesque background.

Upper Saranac Lake is another location which can be set up for a stunning ceremony. With a full reservation, any corner of the locale is available to the guests and wedding parties. Children are welcome with full reservations for weddings and for family-friendly events hosted by the resort.

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Corporate events, anniversary gatherings, meetings and much more can be enjoyed at the Point Resort. Event liaisons will ensure that each detail is planned to perfection. Event coordination, dining and personalized service accompany each group reservation.

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Lake Placid is the nearby location of the 1980 and 1932 Winter Olympics. Guests can still enjoy skiing, bobsledding and lugeing at Whiteface Mountain, the only public venue for these winter activities. For those less inclined towards adrenaline, guests can watch world-class athletes during public training sessions, according to the season.

There are many activities available for the guests to fill their time with at the resort, such as canoeing on the lake, Adirondack guide boats, fishing, tennis, on-site croquet, hiking, horseback riding, hunting, local antique stores or simply enjoying the views in a relaxing hammock. The perfect end to the day is the Elco launch, allowing guests to glide over the surface of the lake with an evening cocktail cruise, sipping a signature drink while taking in the picturesque sunset over the mirrored lake. With plenty to do and a landscape that is unrivaled, the Point Resort is the perfect getaway for sophisticated travelers.

Doubles start at $1,250 per night.

222 Beaverwood Rd, Saranac Lake, NY 12983, website, Phone: 518-891-5674

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The Point Resort, a Luxury Hideaway in the Adirondacks, NY