New York, New York – the city so good they named it twice, as the saying goes – needs little in the way of an introduction. It’s status as the fashion, culinary, and arts capital of the world is undisputed, its landmarks legendary and its energy magnetic.
Beyond Manhattan, the state of New York couldn’t be more of a contrast to the city. Beautiful mountains, grand riverways and sandy beaches await those who venture off the island, in search of nature, rest and recreation.
From luxury lakeside retreats to traditional lodge-style accommodation, here’s our pick of the best resorts in New York:
1. The Sagamore Resort
Just a four-hour drive from New York city lies the beautiful Sagamore Resort, nestled on its own 70-acre private island. The AAA Four-Diamond Lake George Sagamore is one of New York State’s most luxurious and historic accommodations, and has been welcoming guests for over 100 years.
As well as the historically-listed hotel, the resort also features award-winning restaurants, a golf course and access to ‘The Morgan’ – the Sagamore’s replica 19th century tour boat – allowing guests to leisurely explore Lake George.
An all-season resort, summers on the lake are replaced cross-country skiing in the winter, and warm, wood-burning fires.