Whether luxury or basic accommodations are your style, every type of overnight experience can be found in beautiful Upstate New York. What follows is a very abbreviate list of our favorite places to stay in Upstate New York. Traveling with a family or your significant other, you’ll have specific amenities that are important for a memorable stay. Somewhere among this list, you’ll find the perfect inn, hotel, or resort for your tastes.
Geneva on the Lake
Deep in the Upstate NY wine country, you can access Geneva on the Lake by boat or by car. Once there, enjoy serene lake views and traditional gardens in the style of old Italy, or take advantage of lake and pool access. The resort is set on 10 acres of land, so it feels private although it offers easy access to nearby restaurants and venues. Geneva on the Lake has 29 unique guest rooms, and guests can dine on local favorites in the on-site dining room, Lancellotti’s.
Point Resort in Saranac Lake is the only 5-star rating in Upstate New York. It was built by William Rockefeller over 100 years old, and it has stood the test of time. The resort looks like a log cabin, but the idea of ‘roughing it’ ends there! Winter at Point Resort brings cross-country skiing, ice skating, and ice fishing, and in the summer, guests can enjoy the Adirondacks at their finest with hiking, swimming, and sightseeing.
Cronin’s Golf Resort
Cronin’s Golf Resort is family-friendly and conveniently located near many of Upstate New York’s best-loved attractions. It is home to an 18-hole championship golf course, but there are many other activities to enjoy, including a pool for swimming or sunbathing, nearby canoeing, hiking, rowboating, and fishing. Guests can attend nightly campfires near their cottage accommodations.
Mohonk Mountain House
Mohonk Mountain House is a “Victorian castle resort.” Its idyllic façade looks like something right out of the old country, but its accommodations are first rate. The resort is for nightly guests, but it also offers day guest packages for hikers and shoppers. Don’t miss the to-die-for weekend brunch including lobster bisque, roast grouper, made-to-order omelets, New York striploin with horseradish sauce, and traditional brunch drinks like mimosas and bloody marys.
Niagara Crossing Hotel and Spa
Find your traditional hotel and spa with this hidden gem. Niagara Crossing has an acclaimed day spa that offers a full line of spa services: massages, manicures, pedicure, body wraps, and a hair salon. If you are having a girls’ weekend, couple’s retreat, or a bachelorette party, choose from an array of spa packages for any occasion. Niagara Crossing Hotel and Spa contains 67 spacious rooms with fireplaces, spa-style tubs and views of the Niagara Gorge. Upon making your reservations, ask the agent which amenities are offered in the available rooms.
The Stone House
When you want to be secluded, but only when it’s convenient, a bed and breakfast like The Stone House is just right. This B&B gets consistently high ratings because it provides exactly what it advertises. Only 5 rooms offer all the privacy you could ask for, and the fact that it’s set on 6 acres that are just over 6 miles from Stone Ridge, you won’t have to share your space with anyone. Each room is unique, some with claw foot tubs and others with stunning 4-poster beds, but all with historically accurate period décor. The Stone House also offers modern amenities like free Wi-Fi, so you won’t be completely out of touch!
All Breeze Guest House
As an inexpensive, ‘no frills,’ option, you can’t beat the All Breeze Guest House. Pets and children are welcome there, and the atmosphere is always casual. It’s a perfect lodging for fishermen, hikers, and rafters – anyone visiting Upstate New York for a little outdoor adventure. This unique lodging experience offers several separate cottages with private entrances and bathrooms and screened in porches—keep in mind that it gets rather hot in the summer, and the closest HVAC contractor might be an hour away. Many guests choose to spend all their down time on the premises, cooking and grilling right on the grounds.
Hanah Mountain Resort and Country Club
Large groups can choose to stay in a charming log home called The Hanah House, or opt for a more traditional option the lodge, complete with 29 rooms of different floor plans, bed sizes, and amenities. Golf and ski packages are available for pre-booking or once you arrive, and the on-site restaurant and bar will satisfy even the pickiest palette.
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