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The Point

Saranac Lake, United States

89 Excellent 109 Reviews
The Point

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Excellent hotel. Awesome vibe. Great location.

The Point is a world apart. An all-inclusive resort property on the edge of a shining mountain lake. A Great Camp of the Great North Woods, built by William Avery Rockefeller a century ago as his family's private home. Today The Point is a resort like no other, a magnificent log retreat full of priceless art and fine antiques, where guests gather as the high society of the Gilded Ages once did at vibrant house parties deep in the forest.

As a guest of The Point, the secluded, 75-acre property is yours, the days unfold at your leisure, and the staff anticipates your every need. Each meal is an event, each day an adventure, each night a celebration. It is simple, splendid, authentic. It is a perfect place.

Eleven distinctive guestrooms are spread among the four original log buildings of The Point. Each has a broad lake view, a huge, hand-built bed and a sumptuous private bath, often with the camp's original brass or chrome fixtures. Rich fabrics, fine antiques, 19th Century oil paintings and whimsical rustic furnishings make each guestroom a retreat of great comfort and peace, with a welcoming sitting area facing a huge stone fireplace. Smooth walls of native pine, spruce and fir are hand-waxed to a glowing, honeyed hue. A book, a crackling fire, a glass of wine, the bright lake and dark green woods framed in the leaded windows: all contribute to a feeling of deep and lasting well-being.

The Point is proud to offer guests a truly world-class cuisine prepared by Chef Mark Levy and his incredibly talented team. Each meal is an exciting occasion, planned weeks in advance, taking into account the dietary restrictions of each guest, and made from food from local farms or rarities flown in from afar. Many life-long friendships are forged around the twin tables of the Great Hall, and the room rings with laughter and lively conversation as course after course arrives at the table.

As at any house party, guests at The Point usually dine together, most often in the Great Hall – although snow barbecues at the lean-to, luncheons on the terrace, island picnics, or cocktails on the Elco are mainstays as well. Dining together is often the thing guests love most about their visit. Of course, if you prefer, you may dine by yourself, or with other guests, in your room, in the pub or set up another location on the property.

At The Point, the day is yours to enjoy the way you want. There is nothing you have to do, and a great deal you can do. Each season holds special delights in the Adirondacks. Winter, quilted with snow, lends the woods and buildings a magical quiet and beauty. Cross-country skis and snowshoes help guests find a path into a world of white, while on the frozen lake, skating, curling and ice fishing are iconic pleasures. The nearby village of Lake Placid, host of the 1932 and 1980 Winter Olympics, offers a wide array of activities, from downhill skiing at the legendary Whiteface Mountain to the only public bobsled and luge runs in the country. The great athletes of the world come to practice at Lake Placid, and their games and rehearsals are often open to the public. Inside The Point, winter is warm and welcoming, with blazing fires, old movies, mulled wines, darts and pool, and good company. The Point can arrange a visit from a certified massage therapist for an in-room massage by the fire.

When the snow has gone, the Adirondacks are a landscape of shimmering lakes and cascading streams, vast timberlands and soaring mountains with views clear to Canada. The air is sweet and clear. Days at The Point unfold with boating, fishing, tennis, waterskiing, croquet, badminton, swimming and hiking. Canoes, mahogany electric inboards and Adirondack Guide Boats are on hand, for some secrets of the lake can only be discovered from the vantage of a boat. Nearby are golf, horseback riding, hunting, antiquing and some of the best trout and bass fishing in the country ... though a hammock swaying under the high pines can be a great temptation. As the sun sets, the big Elco launch sets out for an evening cocktail cruise, a perfect cap to a perfect day.

Please Note: This hotel property may offer both all-inclusive and room-only rates. Please read the rate description information carefully and contact us if you have any questions about what’s included in the room rate.
Hotel Address:
  • The Point
  • PO Box 1327
  • Saranac Lake, NY 12983
  • United States

Location Summary
In The Heart Of The Adirondacks - On The Shore Of Upper Saranac Lake. The Point can be reached in six hours from Manhattan; three hours from Montreal; two-and-a-half hours from Burlington, Vermont; and three hours from Albany, New York.

Directions to Hotel
The Point can be reached in six hours from Manhattan, three hours from Montreal, two-and-a-half hours from Burlington, Vermont - and three hours from Albany, New York.

Continental Express flies into Saranac Lake several times a day from Boston. If you make prior arrangements with the hotel, they will meet you at the Saranac Airport and drive you to The Point, only 20 minutes away, or you can rent a car from Hertz at the airport. They also recommend a local charter service - Adirondack Flying Service, based in Lake Placid, New York. Another popular means of getting to The Point is to fly with a major carrier (Delta, USAir, Continental, United, Northwest) to Burlington, Vermont, or Albany, New York, and rent a car for a lovely two-and-a-half to three-hour drive to The Point.
Note Bene
2013 Forbes 5 Star Property. The hotel requests that guests be 18 years and older, unless you are taking over the entire resort, in which your guests can be any age. This is an all-inclusive property, including all gourmet meals, wines and spirits, and on property activities.
Business Center
The office is always open to guests for any business needs.
Banquets & Meetings
The Great Hall and The Pub are excellent locations.
Disabled Access
Limited disabled access accommodations.
Meeting Space
The Great Hall, and outdoor space, and often Camp David are used for meetings if needed.
Fine Dining On Site
All-inclusive fine dining - where ever you wish on property. Join other guests in the Great Hall for our Great Camp Style dinners, as the hotel hosts a 4-course, jacket and tie dinners throughout the week, and 7-course, black-tie dinners on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Private dinners of the same course-by-course meal in your room or another location on property are also available.
High Speed Internet
Limited WiFi is available in the Pub. Guests are always welcome to connect to the internet in the main office.
Child Programs
Children under 18 are not suitable guests due to the dinner party atmosphere each evening. Guests come to relax in the peace and serenity which is such a special feature of The Point. Children over 14 years of age are welcome at the sister property, The Lake Placid Lodge.
Pets Allowed
Well behaved pets welcomed at no additional charge.
Pool Outdoor
Upper Saranac Lake is yours to enjoy for a nice swim.
Spa Facility
In-room massages and spa treatments.
Available for an additional fee.
Several boats for your use and amazing boats that the hotel will captain for guests.
Ecological Tourism
Entire stay is nature oriented with fabulous seasons. If you're interested in hiring an Adirondack guide to take you fishing, hunting or perhaps animal tracking on a hiking tour, the hotel can recommend a guide service.
Fishing Fly
Fly fishing with all equipment provided by hotel.
The Saranac Inn is located 5 miles awat and a complimentary round of golf may be included with your stay.
Hiking trails on property. Hotel is also located in the heart of the Adirondacks which means high peak hiking.
Ice Skating
Ice Skating is available on the lake.
Saranac Lake and Lake Placid.
Skiing Snow
Cross-country and downhill skiing are on property
Theatre Museums
Adirondack Museum
Water Skiing
Water skiing is included with your stay.
Recommended Rooms
The Boathouse is our premiere accommodation encompassing the entire top floor of the Boathouse. Featuring a wrap around deck all your own. It is open May - October each year.

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Hotel Amenities
  • - Banquets & Meetings
    - Business Center
    - Meeting Space
    - Disabled Access
    - Fine Dining On Site
    - High Speed Internet
    - Pets Allowed
    - Pool Outdoor
    - Spa Facility
    - Tennis Courts On Site
Available Activities
  • - Archery
    - Beach
    - Biking Mountain
    - Boating
    - Skeet Shooting
    - Ecological Tourism
    - Fishing Fly
    - Golfing
    - Hiking
    - Horseback Riding
    - Hunting
    - Ice Skating
    - Jogging Running
    - Sailing
    - Shopping
    - Skiing_snow
    - Tennis Courts Nearby
    - Theatre & Museums
    - Volleyball
    - Water Skiing

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