11 Perfect Weekend Escapes From New York

Temporary respite from Manhattan’s concrete jungle is only a short car or train ride away. Here, 11 plush hotels from upstate New York to Connecticut and beyond to help city slickers unwind.

Kindra Clineff
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The Point Saranac

If you’ve ever dreamed of idling on shimmery Upper Saranac Lake, book a visit to The Point, a Relais & Châteaux property that sprawls out over 75 tranquil acres in the Adirondacks. Originally built as a Gilded Age camp for his family by William Avery Rockefeller, The Point bills itself as a fancy house party in the woods. On Saturday nights, guests don black tie attire for cocktails on the property’s boat or in the pub, followed by a seven-course dinner with wine pairings in the ornate Great Hall, set up banquet style to encourage mingling. The property only offers all-inclusive rates, which include accommodations, all meals, free-flowing alcoholic beverages, and a multitude of winter, fall, spring and summer activities, including the use of the resort’s boats. Despite the grandeur of its history, The Point is still a rustic property, and the design behind the 11 bedrooms and lack of Wi-Fi access reflect that. Book the secluded Boathouse for its jaw-dropping views and removed location; though, social doyennes may want to reserve the Mohawk, the Rockefeller’s former master bedroom within stumbling distance from the Great Hall. Note that children are only allowed at specific times throughout the year. Time from New York City: five hours; all-inclusive rooms, from $1,600; 222 Beaverwood Rd., Saranac Lake, NY; 518-891-5674; thepointsaranac.com. —NR