The Point Is a Picturesque Winter Escape for Main Liners

This rustic resort in New York's Adirondacks is an ideal winter getaway with log buildings and antique furnishings.

Drive time:  6 hours, 40 minutes

Even if you weren’t born a Rockefeller, you can live like one any weekend in winter. The Point takes you back to that time when “rustic” was more a state of mind than a reality. The Rockefellers commissioned this 75-acre Great Camp in 1930 and completed it in 1933 as an escape amid the undisturbed wilderness of the Adirondack Mountains. It’s the only one of its kind open to the public.

The Point’s 11 guestrooms are housed in four original log buildings, where you’ll be surrounded by antique furnishings, fine art and amenities straight from the era of grandeur and gracious living. Each room is distinctive in its décor and ambiance and offers stunning lake views, a stone wood-burning fireplace, a hand-crafted bed and a rainfall shower. For the height of immersion in your wooded surroundings, the Trappers room has a double soaking tub with a lake view. Lookout features two fireplaces (one in the bedroom, the other in the bath) and a deep soaking tub.

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The entire Point experience is all-inclusive for two adults. Throughout your stay, you’ll enjoy gourmet meals, afternoon tea, wine and spirits, and full use of all sports equipment and facilities. In-room fireside massages and private yoga sessions can also be booked for an additional charge.

Served in the Great Hall, meals are prepared with seasonal ingredients honoring the dietary restrictions and preferences of each guest. Tables are communal, so guests can share their adventures and make new friends. Most nights, the dining room serves an elegant four-course meal. In the style of the Gilded Age, cocktail attire is requested for ladies, and jackets and ties for gentlemen. Wednesday and Saturday evenings are black tie, with a seven-course tasting menu to suit the occasion. Meals can also be delivered to your room or anywhere else on the property.

The Pub offers a more casual menu and dress code, and snow barbecues add a touch of whimsy to the dining experience. Furry family members are treated like royalty with a welcome package that includes snacks, toys, beds, bowls and Bowser Beer.  ire.

Let it Snow: Explore this extensive winter wonderland with complimentary cross-country skis and snowshoes. Outdoor activities on the frozen lake include ice skating, curling and ice fishing. There’s even a fully stocked ice bar on the lake and bonfires to warm you up.

January Rates: $2,650-$5,250 (all-inclusive).

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222 Beaverwood Road, Saranac Lake, New York, (518) 891-3530, thepointresort.com.

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