A Luxury Upstate Private CampWords by Victoria Abbott Riccardi
Photos courtesy of The Point
Deep in the heart of the Adirondack Mountains overlooking the shimmering waters of Saranac Lake, paradise awaits at The Point Resort. This all-inclusive Gilded Age getaway is where one comes to celebrate some of life’s grandest moments, like your wedding or honeymoon. With only 11 rooms, both in several cushy log cabins and in the main house, this former William Avery Rockefeller “Great Camp” offers an intimate escape into nature. Here, you and your beloved can reserve the entire property to hold a deeply personal ceremony with friends and family or celebrate your union in a luxurious locale drenched in balsam-rich air.
The first Relais & Châteaux property in North America and the only Forbes Five-Star property in Upstate New York, The Point Resort is the sort of place where chilled Champagne awaits at every turn, guest don black tie for multi-course weekend dinners and evenings conclude with port and homemade s’mores around a crackling fire.
Warmer months center around The Boathouse, which has a stylish, nautically decorated private suite, complete with a wraparound deck offering breathtaking sunsets over Saranac Lake. After a leisurely gourmet breakfast, paddle a canoe, kayak or rowboat to a nearby island, or steer one of the resort’s romantic, mahogany, electric inboards for two, around the lake with a luncheon picnic and fine wine. Come sundown, step aboard the antique green and red painted Elco launch for a spin around the lake, complete with cocktails and hot hors d’oeuvres. Or, savor drinks and dinner at any of The Point’s private oasis – a cabin in the woods, alfresco overlooking the lake or in the privacy of your room.
The Great Hall, with its massive fireplaces, mounted elk heads and cozy, wooden cupola ceiling, is also where couples or a wedding party can gather for meals. Executive Chef, Loic Leperlier, a veteran of the Michelin star restaurant Lucas Carton in Paris, turns local and specialty ingredients into sumptuous, seasonal fare, all paired with exquisite wines. Cap off the night with coffee, cognac or a stroll under the stars, where the galaxy unfolds before you in a way that feels as infinite as your love for one another.
Helpful Tip: The easiest way to travel to The Point from major East Coast cities is to fly Cape Air, the only commercial airline that flies to Adirondack Regional Airport in Saranac Lake, New York. Staff from The Point will then greet you and drive you to the property.
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