Bolton Landing, New York
The Sagamore Resort
What it is
A 392-room getaway for Manhattan’s kingpins since 1883, on its own 70-acre island on Lake George.
What it isn't
Modernist. The Sagamore is a Victorian-era architectural gem, and proud of it.
What we think
This Adirondacks classic has remained beloved well into the 21st century for good reason: it’s kept up with the times (and the Jones’s). Among the myriad amenities on the property? A 95,000 gallon al fresco infinity pool; a 10,000-square-foot rec center with everything from mini golf to rock climbing; a 72-foot replica of a 19th-century touring vessel; and an 18-hole golf course designed by none other than Donald Ross—the golf legend who apprenticed at St. Andrews, the Scottish course where golf was born—in 1889 and went on to design more than 400 courses in the U.S. We love that even in the historic wings, the vibe combines “current” necessities (king-sized beds, zippy WiFi) with ye olde touches (marble bathrooms and pedestal sinks).
You're here because
The 14-room spa is lauded, even among Upper East Side wellness-obsessives, as among the best in the state. (Book the 80-minute Adirondack stone massage to be rubbed down with locally gathered basalt stones).
Perched in the Pavilion over the gleaming waters of Lake George, you’re starting to feel as refreshed as the loon you spy taking wing into the sunset. One bite of your Faroe Island salmon with tamari mustard butter, and it’s official: you’re quitting city life and moving here.
Restaurants & Bars
La Bella Vita - Authentic Italian dining
Club Grill Steakhouse - New York-style steakhouse
Pavilion - Fine dining with a lake view
Veranda Terraces - Casual dining with panoramic views of Lake George
The LakeHouse - Open-air restaurant on the shore of Lake George
Splash Pool Bar - Light poolside refreshments
Caldwell's - Lively bar serving light fare
Mr. Brown's Pub - Adirondack-themed bar
On its own private island on Lake George, some four hour’s drive north of Manhattan.